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Old 23-09-2013, 11:42 AM
axle01 (Alan)
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Green laser pointer

I see somewhere someone is selling these green laser pointers for $150, i made this one for less that $50.

First i got a Laser host off ebay as in the first photo.

For the law of the land i got a 5mw green laser module, personally i use a 30mw but 5mw is all that is allowed, you must get one with no wires and a spring like in the 4th photo, (donít even think about any other colour, green is the best) i then bypassed the switch as you can see in the 5th photo,

You will need a 18650 battery and charger.

http://i42.tinypic.com/8z4ujb.jpg

Push button on off switch.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2z5kdjb.jpg

Unassembled

http://i44.tinypic.com/w82on7.jpg

Green laser module you will need, the alloy sleeve is part of the laser host, the module doesnít come with this.

http://i41.tinypic.com/9gexqt.jpg

You can see the small piece of wire that i have soldered between the switch terminals, this bypasses the switch and now the push button on the end of the housing becomes the on/off switch.

http://i42.tinypic.com/hwbhg6.jpg

Put it all together and Bobís ya uncle.
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Old 23-09-2013, 02:53 PM
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Great diy tut but you can get them off ebay for under $20, as I do AP work thankgod there outlawed in vic. I really don't think there's any use for them expect pointing stuff out to newbies who have no idea of the sky, things like public viewing nights they do serve a purpose, crack one out when i'am imaging and it will quickly wind up in your own black hole haha.
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