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Voting Thread: I "C" Red Battle Royale

Speedy78

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Are you running both of those at max current for close to 9ishW output?
 

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I'm off for the night. Thank you so much or this contest LB. although my idea will more then likely fail, I still want to wish an honest good luck to all the other contesetents. This forum is amazing.
 

CDBEAM777

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Speedy 78...Yes….the plan is to run BOTH C-Mounts….all the way to max….yet…still maintaining an acceptable and stable core temperature. This is why there is temperature monitoring and active cooling involved….and the possible use of a Peltier TE cooler plate.

All engineering is a series of compromises. JDR-1 is subject to this truth. To push these beautiful coherent light engines past their limits would be a great waste. I will push them…but mindful that an over aggressive approach will surly affect diode life.

A separate driver for each C-Mount…with current input at approx 4.5 A… minus loss for optics should deliver 8.5W out the business end !! We will see !!!

CDBEAM =====>
 
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Shakenawake

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What's the reason we're doing this before they are complete? don't mean to be rude but I don't get it. I'm excited to see what CDBEAM777 has cooking
 

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For those not aware, I updated my entry with some pictures of the host and the circuit. The circuit picture is just a layout, but it does indeed work.

Anyway, hop on over and check it out. The host looks identical to its original (outside) appearance.
 

CDBEAM777

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Gentlemen,

I have updated the projected finished look of the Lawgiver ll. Note: the beam is a Photoshop add-in. See the attached pic. The back status indicator lights have been given an acrylic facetted lenses to improve visibility and looks.

The Lawgiver II brings these qualities to the table:

1) Serious Thermal management ( active and passive ) to protect and assure maximum and stable diode output. These diodes demand a substantial amount of metal to pull the heat away.
2) On-board monitoring of the heat sink temperature and Lipo Battery pac to safeguard and monitor unit conditions. Operations without such monitors put the diode in danger.
3) A control switch which has sequential operations. This delivers a safer way to operate the unit. The toggle operates like this: Full Back= Off, Middle position= Laser Armed and Full Forward=Laser On.
4) Very visual RED/GREEN status lights to indicate unit state.
5) A Green aiming laser to determine what the main beam will target. A good safety feature.
6) Serious battery power and the best method to get a maximum battery charge.
7) Overall good looks, especially if you like the “ Steam Punk “ look !!

In closing, this design follows the discipline that “ Form MUST follow Function “ The needs/demands of the C-mount diodes MUST be put FIRST… for a unit which will deliver MAXIMUM output and MAXIMUM diode life. The Lawgiver II does just this !!

Thanx for reading !! Vote for the Lawgiver II please !
CDBEAM=======>
 

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CDBEAM777

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NKO29...THANX for the vote and the nice words !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CDBEAM=======>
 

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This is a though call! Every participant deserves attention for their endeavour & labour, time & passion they've invested into these certainly remarkable projects.

Once all of them are finished, it'd be interesting to see the real results in a form of pictures and/or video footage.

I reckon the build which caught my eye in particular is the one from CDBEAM777. So I vote YES for him:).

"Shall the bloody red become damn hot again."



;)
 
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Sugar, that's true alright... to create a wonder, funds for research are required. Winning a 5W diode is the purpose of the whole contest.

To be fair now, I couldn't decide between your and CDBEAM's project, but a choice's been made already. Your Big Red might still become real, the voting isn't over yet!
 
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