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Title: 30mW 532nm Fasttech Module Build!
Post by: Gun on August 09, 2013, 10:05:39 PM
Hello Everyone,

So all the parts finally arrived for my first laser build. Not sure if it's really classified as "a build" or not, I connected a power supply to a module  :P. I ordered the following parts:

- 30mW 532nm Laser Module (http://"http://www.fasttech.com/product/1077900-30mw-532nm-green-laser-module")
- 12mm Heatsink Mount (http://"http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Heatsink-Heat-Sink-Holder-Mount-for-12mm-Laser-Diode-Modules-Cooling-Fixture-/121067322082?pt=US_CPU_Fans_Heatsinks&hash=item1c302cbae2&_uhb=1#ht_1020wt_1037")
- 3V Power Supply (http://"http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAND-NEW-3V-1A-AC-DC-Power-adapter-Power-supply-Wall-/390486004128?pt=Multipurpose_AC_to_DC_Adapters&hash=item5aeac791a0&_uhb=1#ht_2351wt_1271")
- Australian Power Plug Adapter (http://"http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UK-US-EU-Universal-to-AU-AC-Power-Plug-Adapter-Travel-3-pin-Converter-Australia-/330627199288?pt=AU_Travel_Acc&hash=item4cfaeab138&_uhb=1")
- and of course, safety goggles! (http://"http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3X-Laser-Eyewear-Protection-Goggles-Safety-Glasses-532nm-Green-405nm-Violet-Blue-/110887324994?pt=US_Laser_Pointers&hash=item19d1664d42&_uhb=1")

So basically I just sliced off the end of the power supply and stripped down the wires. I then put the module into the heatsink. Then I soldered the positive and negative wires to the ones coming from the module. Then plugged it in :D

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g386/Gunnishone/Picture1440_zpsa9b94cd1.jpg) (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/Gunnishone/media/Picture1440_zpsa9b94cd1.jpg.html)

Here it is!

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g386/Gunnishone/Picture1443_zps80a98d05.jpg) (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/Gunnishone/media/Picture1443_zps80a98d05.jpg.html)

I was quite amazed at how bright it is, seeing as it's my most powerful laser! The most powerful I'd seen before this was my 1mW pointer :crackup:

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g386/Gunnishone/Picture1445_zps7dd04a1c.jpg) (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/Gunnishone/media/Picture1445_zps7dd04a1c.jpg.html)

Pictured with my 3 pairs of goggles, better safe than sorry ;)

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g386/Gunnishone/Picture1450_zps8537ee1b.jpg) (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/Gunnishone/media/Picture1450_zps8537ee1b.jpg.html)

The above picture is my 1mW pointer, just to show the comparison.

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g386/Gunnishone/Picture1453_zps145f2877.jpg) (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/Gunnishone/media/Picture1453_zps145f2877.jpg.html)

^ and this is my 30mW.


Sorry about the quality of the pictures, the only camera I have at the moment is my laptop webcam.

I think the laser is most likely over 30mW as the 50mW fasttech module is normally about 80mW, I'm going to assume that this 30mW is around 30-50mW, if it is infact as overspec as the 50mW module.

I'm also still looking for housing, I think I might buy some sort of plastic "hobby box".

I'm really happy with the result of this laser, the beam looks excellent at night  ;D


Cheers to my first laser over 1mW  :D