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Tutorial: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

jayrob

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Tutorial: 445 Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

We all like lasers... And I'm pretty sure that most of us like a nice bright Flashlight too!

Here's a nice modification that gives you both, in one unit! :D

This is a really nice 'dual' flashlight, in which I modified one end with a laser! :)

The host is excellent quality. The inner retaining rings and so forth. The only thing I did not like was the plastic flashlight lens, but it pops out easily, and I put a glass lens in there...

I like this build so much, that it gets to sleep in my Nova case!



The pictures show my original PHR set up, but I have since upgraded it to house a 445 diode running at 532mA's. It puts out 370mW's through AixiZ 405 glass... :)








Just make sure to use a nice dust cap for safety!

Accidental 'on' is unlikely, but using a silicone tail cap for an aperture cover is a good safety recommendation...








If you want to do this mod, take a close look at this tutorial, because it is a 'case positive' host, and needs to be wired up differently than normal.

* I will sell the custom heatsink needed (with set screw), for $23 dollars plus $3 dollars shipping if you want one. :)
* Please read my shipping policy here!

* Here's the host:
dual head cree, great deals on Sporting Goods on eBay!

The flashlight is very bright. I compared it with my Cree Q5 mods, and it is just as bright. (beam shot below)

It uses 3 X AAA batteries. The stock tail end, is a weak UV light with 5 UV LED's. It has a simple circuit that limits the power on the tail end, so that is another thing needed for this laser modification. To disable/by-pass the circuit. (it's easy to disable - shown in the pictures)













Not that you would want to, but in case you are wondering, yes, both ends can be powered on at the same time.



I like this build so much, that It got my Nova case!

Then my X-105 gets to share a case with my Evo Pro...





Hope you liked this project! :)



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

 
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Re: Blu-ray and Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

Wow, sheer awesomeness Jay! You are truly amazing! Great tutorial. I'd like to try my hand at this sometime. :D
 

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Re: Blu-ray and Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

Thanks! :)

Glad you like it...

I like bright flashlights, and lasers too! Seemed like a winner!

I chose a very high wavelength PHR and set it at about 120mA's for this build.

Edit: Changed it out to a 445 diode... :D

532mA's/370mW's with AixiZ 405 glass...

I even tested the output power of the laser with the flashlight on at the same time, and it held steady! :)
 
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Re: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

Thats great, does that button normally come blue like that, its like this torch was made
for this sort of modification :D
 

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Re: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

Yes, the tail of the host has a blue side button for the clicky! :cool:

By the way, both clicky switches operate very nice on this host...

And as you can see in the pictures, the quality of the host is very nice as well! :)
 
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Re: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

Next Up: jayrob's Laser Boomerang! 3 Way Laser awesomeness


You've done it again! Nice one ;)
 

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Re: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

I was thinking about putting lasers on both ends like a double bladed lightsaber (Darth Maul), What do you guys think and BTW awesome job Jayrob !
 

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Re: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

Thanks for the props guys...

Glad you like it! :)
 

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Re: Blu-ray Laser / Flashlight Combo! - SCHWEET!

I was thinking about putting lasers on both ends like a double bladed lightsaber (Darth Maul), What do you guys think
That would be cool, make them both 7 color white lasers and you can have plenty of color options! :D
 

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Do you know how I can get the aluminum case without buying a nova laser?
 

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You may find one, but I don't know where...

I have bought larger cases like that, but have not seen anything that small before. Search for gun cases, or aluminum cases...
 

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Old thread and all, but new question...

I have a special purpose in mind for a friend who runs stargazing trips professionally, and she would LOVE something like this if it could be made with a green module on one end and a flashlight on the other end. Is that at all possible, jay, to put a green in place of the diode in this thing? Are you still making this kit at all?
 

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That would be sweet...

And the host is already 'case positive'.

But unfortunately the way the switch is set up, there is not room in the tail end for a green module...

It might make a nice low powered 445 set up though! :cool: Edit: Changed it! 532mA's / 370mW's - 445 with AixiZ 405 glass...

By the way, the host is excellent quality. The inner retaining rings and so forth. The only thing I did not like was the plastic flashlight lens, but it pops out easily, and I put a glass lens in there... :)

There was not enough interest in this kit, so I never stocked the host, but I can make the heatsinks if anybody wanted to just buy the host and follow my tutorial...
 
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