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xenocide76

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So I don't ever post, so anything I might do wrong, just let me know. but anyway, I figured I'd start my 2nd ever laser build with one of these babies.



Lightsaber Keychain Flashlights | ThinkGeek

Has anyone else seen these? I think it'll make a great pen and a nice restart point for my laser hobby. What do you guys think? I was probably going to stop by DTR and get an ol 520nm for luke's saber host to start. Comments, Concerns? :beer:
 
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Looks awesome, I plan to use some parts from The Custom Saber Shop at some point, google them.
 

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So I don't ever post, so anything I might do wrong, just let me know. but anyway, I figured I'd start my 2nd ever laser build with one of these babies.

Has anyone else seen these? I think it'll make a great pen and a nice restart point for my laser hobby. What do you guys think? I was probably going to stop by DTR and get an ol 520nm for luke's saber host to start. Comments, Concerns? :beer:
Concerns,

Oddball battery 1.5 volt button cell x3 . Won't last long and VERY small host.

If you are really good, you can probably build a driver and diode into it, but probably not a Aixiz housing and the heatsink will be all but non-existent.

I'd love to see a full size version of a host similar to that on here. But hasn't happened AFAIK.

A simple hostwith a bottom button could also be dropped into a tubing with the attachments added on the outside that might look similar to what you have but bigger.

Either with a F23 size host (about 1/2 " diameter) or a full size host (about 7/8") With a bigger one you could use a full size heat sink and use a more standard recharageable battery.
 
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You can turn down a module if you have to I've done it a couple of times.
 

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Nice looking little host xenocide. If you're not looking for high power output, you could use a mini 5mW 650nm diode like these HERE.

Here is a LINK that's in that thread to hakzaw's original thread describing these mini diodes.

Edit - These are also focusable, with the focus adjustment screwed all the way in, this module measures aproximately 8mm dia. x 20mm long.
 
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wow that would make a really unique cool host, try it cant hurt :)
 

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I would love to see another lightsaber build :)


A few picture's to get you Guy's going :wave:






 

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I don't think this would be a good host for anything over 100mw. battery space, space in general, heat sinking and nothing but plastic.. It looks cool but I would say get something a little bigger and not plastic. If you have it already take it apart and post some pics of what it looks like inside. smeerworst that is bad a**. I want one right nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks for posting that. :drool:
 

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Smeerworst, most AWESOME piece of beautiful work, thank you for sharing.
 
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Yeah, what I was most concerned about was space. But, as a keychain I wasn't planning on getting more than 10mw from it, probably stop at 5mw so I can safely use around my friends and animals. Thanks for the tips y'all! I'm currently awaiting the parts but I really want to start a sabre collection. But I think next on my list is my old E-Cig host, i think it'd be "almost" too perfect for a host.
Here's a stock img of what I'd be working with.


Thanks again for the feedback!
 
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You could put a 200-300mw red diode in it and run it off a single amc7135, but you would need to make sure the diode isn't case poitive (which a lot of the dvd burner diodes are). Wouldn't have terrifically long run time, but it would be neat :eg:
 

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xenocide76, that's a good looking unit; how do you think that would look with DTR's le-adapter V1 on it? -Here-
 
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xenocide76, that's a good looking unit; how do you think that would look with DTR's le-adapter V1 on it? -Here-
BALLS MAN! Thats so sweet! I might try that, but I'm fairly certain that the ohm reader/low ohm load protector is fragged so I'll be gutting out this mod!
 

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Glad you like them! DTR's store offers those adapters with the 510 type threaded connection, for about every diode he sells. They simply screw on to most any mod.
 
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Nice looking little host xenocide. If you're not looking for high power output, you could use a mini 5mW 650nm diode like these HERE.

Here is a LINK that's in that thread to hakzaw's original thread describing these mini diodes.

Edit - These are also focusable, with the focus adjustment screwed all the way in, this module measures aproximately 8mm dia. x 20mm long.
Great idea and will fit perfect in the saber keychain host and easy to wire up.

You could put a 200-300mw red diode in it and run it off a single amc7135, but you would need to make sure the diode isn't case poitive (which a lot of the dvd burner diodes are). Wouldn't have terrifically long run time, but it would be neat :eg:
Aixiz housing won't fit in this saber keychain. So it would get hot in a few seconds and melt the plastic. Would take a great deal of work to get a metal casing inside the plastic and support a 5.6mm diode, IMHO
 
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