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    Ryan_Parisien

    I have the backplate on it again but I’m going to bring it down tomorrow if you’re by at some point. I’m going to try to re-solder it, and if that doesn’t work I’ll look if there’s a spare card lying around. The antennas for these things they’re just a piece of wire eh? There’s nothing special that’s going on inside them that would need an intricate connection?

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    Ryan_Parisien

    Hey everyone!

    So the hinge on my laptop broke, and while I was taking it apart to fix it, the antennas attached to the wireless card broke off. I tried soldering them back on (although they were crimp fit from the factory, but I couldn’t get them to stay in). My soldering iron isn’t the best, and the tip is melted off, so the job was sloppy. It can connect to the network but not enough to make a full connection and access the internet. Is there a reason why doing a better job with the iron at the space wouldn’t work? I’d like to try, seeing as that’s a free route of repair. My iron may have fried the card too, which may mean I have to get a new one. I’m going to see what it would cost to get fixed at some of the shops in town, but does anyone have any experience installing wireless cards and would be willing to help me install one in my laptop?

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    Ryan_Parisien

    I did yeah I’ll come back in half an hour. My number is 5872251599, if you could text me I can text you once I’m there

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    Ryan_Parisien

    Hey all,

    Is the space going to be open tonight? I came by earlier when the forum said it was but the doors were locked up.

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    Ryan_Parisien

    Bugger, that’s fair enough. I’ve got a couple OD 4 pairs coming in the mail. I was hoping to be able to fire it up the Laser asap as it’s ready to go, but looks like Canada post will have to deliver first. I’d rather be on the safe side of things when dealing with it.

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    Ryan_Parisien

    Just wondering if there are any pairs of laser safety glasses down at the space that would be good for 432-452nm beam.

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    Ryan_Parisien

    I’ll go with a kilo of the white Hatchbox PLA

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    Ryan_Parisien

    I’d like to print some stuff with white PLA. If that’s something that’s orderable I’ll pay for a Kilo or two depending on the price. Saves me some shipping costs probably.

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    Ryan_Parisien

    Hey Ron!

    I’ve been working on some Lasers as well, although mine is just a 2-watt ray gun. I think it would be really fun to experiment with other applications other than just burning stuff. I particularly like the idea of transmitting data using a laser. I pulled the diode out of a blue ray player the other day. It’s only 25mW but that’s still plenty powerful. I’d be really interested in learning how to use an arduino to control the power supplied, rather than just using a power supply with a pot haha.

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    Ryan_Parisien

    Hey all!

    So I was thinking it would be really cool to build a laser gun. I was thinking using an m140 laser diode. It runs at 2 watts and needs an input current of 1.8A. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/M140-M-Type-JAPAN-2W-445nm-LASER-DIODE-in-Module-w-G-2-Lens-Leads-Connector-/322661763042?hash=item4b2023c7e2:g:mX8AAOSwwG9Zl6ar I was going to power it using 2 18650 batteries in series. I wanted to 3D print the host for the components in the shape of a ray gun :). I have attached a copy of what I have planned to build for the driver. I’m hoping to use a potentiometer to vary the current to the diode. I’d really appreciate if someone with some knowledge of electrical engineering could give me a hand on this one. 0_1507702286923_Laser Diode Driver.docx

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