okay sorry next time i'll provide more detail in a new post.
I used the first driver, which was the '18V 5W Cree Circuit Board for Flashlights' Driver.
I don't have the O-like Driver and i know it would require only one 18650 Battery.
But for the driver i just used to test, the laser seemed to be brighter than before? Would you recommend me purchasing the O-Like Driver for this build instead?
Also a question about the driver i am using, if was to use 2 18650 Lithium Batteries would it become brighter?
I am still a dumb ass with these things i admit, but what is the title i should research?
Okay just to finalize things: 2 li-ion batteries will bring it to its maximum output? (for the driver i'm using)
If i purchase the O-like Driver would it perform at its maximum output with just one 18650 Li-ion Battery?
Sure do have a heat sink, would applying thermal paste be necessary?
Okay fair enough, thank you.
yea, maybe try buying a 10$ 100mW 405nm laser diode off ebay first...wont cost much, and you can practice setting a driver+soldering it to your diode. if it works, then cool, you have a nice little burning laser. If it doesn't work, then oh well, you are out like 30$. But if you mess up your 445 diode, then you are out much more money..
before you start a build, always do some research. The google search bar at the bottom of the page will help you a lot. Good luck