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    Default Full Diode Pico projector

    Just thought I'd post some pictures of my latest creation

    RGB Projector based on DTR single mode diode bundle (plus a 660nm as the was a spare driver channel)
    Includes:
    Dave's drivers, Diode blocks and Flex mounts
    Laserwave's dichroics
    CT6210 and Medialas drivers


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    In light of the "Kitting out a workshop for building lasers" thread, this was all hand built using no more than a jigsaw to cut the 8mm aluminium plate and a drill press and battery drill, everything else was by hand (spent some time filing the thing square)

    Actually one cool thing I did find for the workshop was a vice mounted sheet metal bender http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=TH1763 Although I need to find a bigger one for the cover
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    RTI Piko RGB 4 Projector
    CT6215 Scanners & CT 671 Amps; CT6210 & Medialas Microamps. GS124PD
    RGBLaser Systems 6000mW RGB Module - 638nm/445nm/532
    LD2000 Pro + QM2000.net + Beyond
    Etherdream + LSX

    Old Projector Build


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    Very "easy", clean and compact setup !

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    Loopee, Very nice build; you really packed alot into a small space. I love checking out homebuilt projectors! Did you use one switching power supply for the scanner set, then one also one for each of your two Laser Diode Driver boards ? And complete with 120VAC power input module and keyswitch...

    It would be great to see some beam shots when you get around to it....

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    Very nice build. Your attention to details and neat, clean, layout is impressive.
    Enjoy it!

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    Excellent! I lilke it.

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    Did you use one switching power supply for the scanner set, then one also one for each of your two Laser Diode Driver boards ?
    Two power supplies are for the scanners (one for the positive rail and the other for the negative rail) an one power supply for the diodes

    It would be great to see some beam shots when you get around to it....
    There coming, just need to finish aligning the beams

    I've been toying with the idea of a tinted perspex cover where you can see the internals
    RTI Piko RGB 4 Projector
    CT6215 Scanners & CT 671 Amps; CT6210 & Medialas Microamps. GS124PD
    RGBLaser Systems 6000mW RGB Module - 638nm/445nm/532
    LD2000 Pro + QM2000.net + Beyond
    Etherdream + LSX

    Old Projector Build


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    Looking good! I really like how this looks.

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    Hey Troy

    Now that really is hand made!

    Nice work mate. I'm digging the super neat wiring too.

    Good find in the mini vice bender. Will def have a look at getting one of those.

    Check this handy little rig. 766 PC RIVDRILL INSERT, RIVET NUT CORDLESS DRILL ADAPTOR TOOL KIT M4 TO M10 http://r.ebay.com/wii6hK

    They had a 20% off sale running when I got it but it's worth keeping an eye on if you are doing a bit of sheet metal work.

    Looking forward to beam pics.

    Have fun
    Kit

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    Very, very nice. That's a pretty impressive little box! Looking forward to the output photos as well.

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    Good job! Nice lead dressing.

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