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jayrob

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Also, check out my new 1000 Lumen XM-L T6 Maglite Modification kit! Awesome!

http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/fs-1000-lumen-xm-l-t6-maglite-modification-kit-parts-complete-flashlight-59581.html






Click here for a list of my build kits! Projects and tutorials too! :D







This modification is done using the Playmates brand, 1994 Classic Star Trek Phaser... (stock #6118)




I think you will enjoy this tutorial of my 12X Blu-ray Star Trek Phaser Modification! :cool:





12X Blu-Ray Star Trek Phaser video! - Click here! :cool:

And another...

12X Beam Video (with smoke) Igniting flash paper and popping more balloons! - Click here! :D




This first post is a 'picture tutorial' of how the wiring is done for this build using a 3 volt supply, and a FlexDrive. Many other details shown too... :cool:


Important: Most of the people here at LPF already understand the potential eye hazards involved with something like this. But for those who are new to lasers, this modification can damage the eye instantly with a direct shot or reflection. Proper eye protection for 405nm wave length is recommended. And extreme caution needed when using. I would recommend storing it in a lockable case so that it cannot be accessed by just any person or child...

Eye Protection: (405nm)
ARG - Blu Ray, Argon, Blue, KTP [NR-ARG-EN207] - $80.50


Be sure to check out my custom EzFocus adapter shown in this tutorial!



I have parts available in this FS thread - Click here!






1.5 Amp 445 build:

Shown in the July, 2011 issue of Popular Science Magazine... :D
http://laserpointerforums.com/f48/popular-science-phaser-article-64568.html

I have done testing with running 2 X IMR 14500 Li-Ion's in parallel and it works great for a V5 FlexDrive set at 1.5 Amps...

It requires a few modifications:

* Re-wiring it for parallel
* Slight modification to the battery compartment
* Driver heatsink installed
* Installing voltage regulators for the sound board and the 3 volt LED 'armed' indicator LED. (7833 voltage regulators - 3.3 volts)
* Also, with this mod, the sound board is turned on with the safety switch, as well as the laser...

It is wired so that the voltage to the FlexDrive, is direct from the batteries. (4.2 volts at full charge)

* 2 X IMR 14500 in parallel = 1200mAh's capacity

I've also got an extra LED inside. So that blue light is illuminated out of the top of the vent plate when you activate the trigger...









'Hot' option available here:
http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/fs-star-trek-phaser-hot-option-individual-parts-46946.html










12X Phaser Build - Key Features:

* Room for a nice size heatsink.
* Safety switch with LED. (sound will operate when the laser is NOT armed, and also when the laser IS armed)
* Custom 'cone tipped' EzFocus adapter.
* Using the stock trigger button from the phaser!
* FlexDrive: http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_diode/Micro_FlexDrive.php



The diode is from a Pioneer BDR-205 blu-ray burner. I am running this 12X blu-ray build at 320mA's for good longevity. (hopefully)




Here are the pictures and details...



The heatsink is the exact same design and fit, as my Green Star Trek Phaser mod. The only difference is the set screw location. This heatsink is for an AixiZ module. My 'cone tipped' EzFocus adapter is measured for a flush fit AixiZ module using my 405-G-1 glass lens mod and this heatsink design...







Trigger:




I used a momentary button switch so I could use the stock trigger button. This gives it kind of a 'hair trigger'. (but I like it) So that's why I decided to put a safety switch on this one...








Safety switch mounting:












Wiring and Circuitry







Current draw:

* Sound board - 120mA's
* LED - 15mA's
* 12X diode (FlexDrive set at 320mA's - 3 volts supply) - 710mA's

Total - 845mA's - New Energizer e2 lithium primaries.

I should get about 2 1/2 to 3 hours run time...

Note: I have done testing with running 2 X 14500 Li-Ion's in parallel and it can be done easily with a slight modification to the battery compartment, and re-wiring it for parallel...

The one thing that I found, is that if doing so, it's better to regulate the voltage going to the sound board and the 3 volt LED 'armed' indicator LED using a 7833 voltage regulator. (3.3 volts)

But lithium primaries are fine without any voltage regulators for a 445 build using 2 X e2 lithium AA's in series if you are ok with 650mA's. (it may be able to be set higher than that, but I know for sure 650mA's is good)

That's still a class 4 laser!

The e2 lithium batteries in series, actually have more capacity that 2 X 14500's in parallel...

* 2 X IMR 14500 in parallel = 1200mAh's capacity
* 2 X e2 lithium primaries in series = about 3000mAh's capacity






Output power:

465mW's using my 405-G-1 glass lens modification. :cool:





Note: It's best to disconnect the two gray wires going to the stock bulb 'dimmer' as shown...



I had a very high current draw when testing one of the 'Hot' option kits. I found that the problem was related to this 'bulb dimmer'. After I disconnected it, everything was fine...






EzFocus adapter, and details of the nose modification and fit: (parts available!)








Note: You must be careful when threading your lens into the AixiZ module using the EzFocus adapter. There could be a possibility to ‘cross thread’ the lens. (because the nose cap and the heatsink need to be aligned) I recommend using silicone glue on one side of your heatsink, and threading the lens and EzFocus adapter in place while it dries. This will set the heatsink in the perfectly aligned position inside the phaser…

Assembly tip: When installing, screw the nose cap only half way on, then start the threads on your EzFocus/lens assembly. Then screw the cap the rest of the way on, and so forth...









Hope you enjoyed this project!







12X Blu-Ray Star Trek Phaser video! - Click here! (for best view) :cool:









Check out my Green Star Trek Phaser Tutorial here! :D
http://laserpointerforums.com/f51/tutorial-star-trek-phaser-mod-green-46761.html






Click here to see my list of projects and tutorials! :)

 
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Nice project, Jayrob, with the 12X in there you will actually be able to set laser to "stun", definitely burn. :D

Great job.
 

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:thanks:

Stay tuned... :cool:

Edit: Just added a nice video above! :rolleyes:
 
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Me too! Edit: Just added a beam shot and a nice video...

My material for the custom EzFocus adapter will be here any day now...

And my 12X drive will be here tomorrow! (Thursday)
 
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Nice clean job as usual... and I like the Safety switch and Blue LED
ARMED indicator...:gj:

I've still got my Phaser in it's box...
So many projects.... So little time...:beer:


Jerry
 

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Thanks Jerry! :)

I really like the safety switch and LED too...

In fact, I ordered some blue and green LED's just to have on hand. (3 volt/3mm)

I plan on putting a green LED with a safety switch in my Green Star Trek Phaser mod now... :cool:
 
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With this you can pop dark balloons instantly. I request this to make a sound like a laser pulse and a video of it poping balloons like if you shooted once per balloon XD
 

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Well...

It's only got two sound selections on it, but if you just pull the trigger and then let go, I guess that's the same effect as a pulse.

I'll see about getting 3 or 4 balloons lined up for some obliteration video... :D

Edit: Video added in first post! :cool:
 
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I request that you get a retro Star Trek costume and add some arms and scary faces in the balloons... You see where I'm going with this.

Hey don't forget the hot Trek girl stand-ins :D
 

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Ha ha! :crackup:

I better just let your imagination fill in the details there...
 
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Nice clean job as usual... and I like the Safety switch and Blue LED
ARMED indicator...:gj:

I've still got my Phaser in it's box...
So many projects.... So little time...:beer:


Jerry
same here man. I have a Phaser gutted for laser modification but haven't actually put the laser in there yet. my buddy Pat traded for a laser and I got the phaser. If someone wants the phaser gun I'm open for offers.

-Ken
 

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LOL just Star Trek weapons, on the modding field ? ..... i always wondered to modify something different, like as example the Visitors guns, but i have basically the same problem of Jerry (too few time and too much things to fit in it :p)

Anyway, i think that your mod is a great well done work, my congratulations :beer:
 




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