- Sep 27, 2012
Red laser build - 660nmSome month ago i ordered all the parts for my first laser build and now they have arrived.
Part list- LPC-826 (from ebay-seller) - $10.50
- JAD kit - 478mA (from Mohgasm) - $25.00
- Module for the lens (from Dealextreme) - $3.40
- Copper module (from GB by Mohrenberg) - $2.00
Pictures of the items:
- JAD kit
- Heat sink from JAD kit
- Dealextreme module
- Copper module
BuildingFirst off i started to check if the JAD kit was fully functional (you never know if the post man abuse your package). So i just connected the module from Dealextreme with a 5mW laser in it (tested it to be 8mW. Just for.. Testing.:thinking.
It seemed to be working just fine
Then i pressed the diode into the copper module and soldered the leads from the driver to it.
After doing that i put some thermal paste on the it and took the module into the head sink and screwed the screw to make it fit just fine
Then all there was to do was to put the heat sink into the host, screw the top of the host on and light it up.. Pretty easy build!
The dotBecause it's a singlemode diode and i have used an acrylic lens this laser got a fantastic round dot (porn for my eyes :san
This test was done with my Bluefan 2W Basic LPM. The test was really stable. After waiting for 40-55 seconds i got a stable reading (the one seen on the picture). After having it on for about 3 minutes the power only went down to 240mW)
And if you're wondering why i'm using 2x 9v batteries, it's because the power of them was at only 5V each so it couldn't turn on the LPM so i connected them together and got some more power out of them
Unfortunately im out of matches atm :/.. Gonna upload a video or two when i got some