Hey fellas look I'm working on building my first laser and I followed the how to build a laser diode driver video on metacafe. I got everything done and hooked up to my power source and my diode. Bellow is a pic of what I'm lookin at. The diode is in the aiziz module but I'm not sure if its centered perfectly. Its also not completely pushed into the top half of the module, just enough not to come out when I pull on it. I have tried using 9volt duracell and energizer batteries I have tried two AAA with a combined voltage of 3volts and I have tried six volts. I am getting a small red dot when I power it up but its not nearly as strong as it should be for a 16X diode and it certainly isn't gonna burn anything anytime soon :'(. How do I get more power out of this? Do I need a more powerfull battery, should I remove one of the parts on the circuit board? Please help!
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