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Thread: Looking for parts or kit for "inexpensive" 445nm laser modules....

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    Default Looking for parts or kit for "inexpensive" 445nm laser modules....

    The mobolaser thread has me thinking about pursuing a project idea I had put on the back burner -
    basically, using individual 445nm modules to build a DMX-controlled "beam rail".

    With this in mind, I would appreciate any recommendations folks might have for parts to build the modules.
    I'm looking at the possibility of building 6 to 8 modules, so keeping costs down is important!

    Here are some of the features I'm looking for in the modules / parts:

    • Single 445nm diode housing with mounting hardware
    • Highest reliable power without requiring TEC cooling
    • Lens optics suitable for beams (and 1 or 2 mirror bounces without turning into a spot-light)
    • Basic analog modulation driver (RGB precision not required)
    • Source for diodes
    • MINIMAL additional machining requirments


    Thanks in advance for any recommendations!

    Randy
    RR

    Metrologic HeNe 3.3mw Modulated laser, 2 Radio Shack motors, and a broken mirror.
    1979.
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    I have 10 or so diodes, dave has mount and possibly lenses, and drlava has drivers...
    Love, peace, and grease,

    allthat... aka: aaron@pangolin

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    I'll be bringing some of those mini kits with correction optics to SELEM if anyone needs 'em. Let me know!

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    Dang -

    I probably won't be at SELEM this year...

    What is the cost per kit, and what all is included?
    RR

    Metrologic HeNe 3.3mw Modulated laser, 2 Radio Shack motors, and a broken mirror.
    1979.
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    Damn Randy, I forgot about you not being at SELEM when I replied to you PM... Sorry...

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    He might be at SELEM after all! (for at least part of it, that is)

    Dark forces are at work to entice the Stuka to leave his lair and make the road-trip to Newton...

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    He might be at SELEM after all! (for at least part of it, that is)

    Dark forces are at work to entice the Stuka to leave his lair and make the road-trip to Newton...

    Adam
    Yep -
    I have been assimilated...
    RR

    Metrologic HeNe 3.3mw Modulated laser, 2 Radio Shack motors, and a broken mirror.
    1979.
    Sweet.....

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