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Hello all,
I purchased a simple 5mW (Yes, I know it will certainly not be actually at 5mW) 405nm module. It is designed for a pen host though so it comes wiht a spring attatched, not leads. For the use of my project however, I need leads soldered on. Despite lurking for a while now, I haven't had any actual hands on experience and am unsure of where exactly to solder them on. Here are the picture from both views:









They are a bit blurry so just ask if you can't make out something.

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Hey!

My question is...what are you trying to create?

Good news, you are trying this on a cheap laser, not some $300's ones like others have :p
 

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I'm making a laser lamp. I found it awhile ago on styropyro's YouTube channel (where many of us start) and because of my parents not allowing power, I decided to go for effects. I just never got around to building it until now.

EDIT: Just realized that red wasn't part of your sig. Yah I've read more than enough to understand how stupid it is to throw myself into the expensive of a project without any experience. Woe to the soul who does. Serves them right though for not doing their homework :)

Hey!

My question is...what are you trying to create?

Good news, you are trying this on a cheap laser, not some $300's ones like others have :p
 
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I'm making a laser lamp. I found it awhile ago on styropyro's YouTube channel (where many of us start) and because of my parents not allowing power, I decided to go for effects. I just never got around to building it until now.
Hehe, alright then.

I do not know alot about soldering, but I do know this..

If you want to create a lamp 5mW of 405nm will not be a very good lamp ;P

5mW of 532nm is best.
 

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It's not a plain "lamp". It shines in a cone of light into a water and flouricine mix. Because 405nm flourences very well it's good for it. Also, I know the process of soldering, I just don't know where to attatch the leads.
Hehe, alright then.

I do not know alot about soldering, but I do know this..

If you want to create a lamp 5mW of 405nm will not be a very good lamp ;P

5mW of 532nm is best.
 
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Just solder wires to the holes marked B+ and B-. Then solder a wire across the switch so that it will stay ON without having to press the switch.
 

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I'm assuming positive to B+ and negative to B-? and where exactly to I solder over the button?
 

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Yes, and solder the jumper wire across the two metal tabs on each side of the switch.
 

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Can't you jump it with solder? I've done this before but didnt know if it was safe
 
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Or - to the spring and + to the module or "case" also you know that if that's overspec you and your parents and other onlookers could be blinded forever *repeats as if echoing through tunnel*
 
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If you're not using the switch, just remove it and solder a short piece of wire across. That one is surface
mount, so removal will be very easy. It's a good idea to remove the spring as well so it doesn't move
around and possibly cause a short. You can either desolder it (heat and pull), or just cut it off with wire
cutters.
 

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If you're not using the switch, just remove it and solder a short piece of wire across. That one is surface
mount, so removal will be very easy. It's a good idea to remove the spring as well so it doesn't move
around and possibly cause a short. You can either desolder it (heat and pull), or just cut it off with wire
cutters.
exactly what I was gonna say... :p
 




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