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    Default Make a "cheap" blue-ray pointing module?

    If you could find one, could you disect a PS3 , snag that purdy 405nm violet diode , and slap it on a "pointer" module board, put it into a pointer tube and have a "cheap" blue-ray module? In theory of course? :roll:
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    cheap? hehe

    Yeah cheaper than Wicked laser maybe
    I think I will run down and get me a HD-DVD drive...be right back
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    Quote Originally Posted by marconi
    cheap? hehe

    Yeah cheaper than Wicked laser maybe
    I think I will run down and get me a HD-DVD drive...be right back
    Aren't those still $800 to $1000? Would the "pointer" driver board be enough to run that diode?

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    Yes , pretty-much so..just a few value adjustments and
    rip out the crystals ..get a new lens and yes..it should work

    Someone will do it just for fun
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    Couldn't you use a red pointer and there'd be no crystals... I may not be that great with electronics, but I might start posting, "WTB dead PS3s"... Maybe, depending on what power these are, try and make a projector, very low power, that has more than 3 lasers... 405, 473, 488, 514, 532, 594, 632/635, 650, and 671... Isn't there a low 700 that we can "almost" see, or some can?

    Maybe 20mW on the extremes, 15, 10, and 5 for green. What would those 9 shades give you with TTL? :? It may be hard to find a way to blank them correctly... Hmmm, need to put the crack down huh?

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    No ..not really...I wouldn't chance expensive diodes to that torture.

    Well...Spec came down this weekend and helped Max and I build our first violet/purple/blue...
    more like a UV laser as it really lite up fluorecent on some objects like glow it the dark

    so we will call it a blacklight laser for now!!
    It was a fun weekend discovering another neat laser

    So here it is..
    Before .. as it looked to the camera ..It looks blue but it is not.


    About how it looked to the eye


    About 30mW out of this one ..the lens wasn't the best but worked out for our experiment




    As you can see it looked blue to the camera so we had to touch them up a bit to look more like the color it really was
    thats Spec in the last pix
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    :!: 8) :!: 8) :!: 8) :!: 8)
    Sweeeet :!: :!: :!: How low a frequency is that? How much :?: :roll:

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    These are 405nm diodes
    They are expensive little critters
    30mW of power at just a little above threshold..we didnt want to push them yet
    so we stopped at 30.

    No idea on the price ..the diodes are not cheap.
    But we will consider offers!!!
    This is just the first unit ..TTL as of now
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    That's not fair... I was just gettin the idea to find a dead PS3... and you had one on the way... :roll:

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