HACKED!: Laser Diode from DVD Burner || Constant Current Source

HACKED!: Laser Diode from DVD Burner || Constant Current Source
UPDATE: It works! Here is a small video where I use another laser diode: https://youtu.be/DSwHNE-rjv4
Previous video: https://youtu.be/XCnI6ZOYKes
Constant Current Load video: https://youtu.be/8uBcywBUTkw
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Parts list (only Ebay, Amazon is on instructables):
1x Laser Module:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=221662321522&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x Vero Board:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=361179677883&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x MCP602:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=300980102106&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x 3.3Ω / 5W Resistor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=371274685766&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x 1kΩ Resistor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=371347239692&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x IRLZ44N N Channel MOSFET:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=121372676978&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
2x Screw Terminal:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=290747042111&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x 500kΩ Potentiometer:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=371169999303&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x Laser Safety Glasses:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=221311671880&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x Thermal Paste: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=311249650420&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

In this episode of HACKED! I will show you how I extracted a laser diode from a DVD Burner which should have the power to ignite a match. In order to power the diode correctly I will also demonstrate how I build a constant current source which delivers a precise and steady current to the load.

2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats

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This is just one of the cheap projectors off eBay
I liked this projector and the picture was great this is avatar DVD on my xbox it cost about £180 but I sold it now for a 50″ samsung 3D tv
Phone FPV Monitor and DVR very cheap!
Use your phone as a FPV Monitor Display and DVR!

A quick look at how it works and what it can do.

What you need:
-EasyCAP Viewer App from Google Play store.
-EasyCAP USB video capture adapter
Purchase from Banggood: http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-USB-2_0-Video-TV-DVD-VHS-Audio-Capture-Adapter-UTV007-p-2758.html?p=9X051049165582016063
-USB On-The-Go cable
Purchase from Banggood: http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Universal-Micro-USB-2_0-5-Pin-Tablet-OTG-Cable-Adapter-Port-p-50829.html?p=9X051049165582016063
-DVR – Use any screen video recorder

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Music by Jason Shaw – In A World

44 thoughts on “HACKED!: Laser Diode from DVD Burner || Constant Current Source

  1. I love the Great stuff videos. lol Everytime I hear him say "See a screw, remove a screw" and "That's Bullshit" I start cracking up… Very informational and I've learned a lot from this dudes videos. 😛

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  3. could i get your email please? need some help and will pay you if you can help

  4. Hi! Which is the name of your power source ? Could you put the ebay/amazon link. Thanks! I'm sorry my bad english.

  5. the experiment was awesome but what's the name of the background music which was playing & was also audible at the end of this video????

  6. ha.ur german.sounds a bit like.and finally the cleaner bottle.weiter so :)

  7. should send me the cap at the corner of the dimm slots on the lower forward corner… all I could find around the house was one a slight bit bigger.

  8. WARNING: Be careful when removing glass lenses. Weak lenses may shatter and produce micro slivers.

  9. 0:12 best quote i am graduating high school in a few months and we have to pick a quote said by anyone as long as its a quote, I am picking that LOL

  10. Probier doch mal den Laser aus einem Drucker,
    die haben mehr Power.

  11. don't paint the match it wouldn't work due to the laser working with just red things.

  12. arnt you cool who got you them tho oh yes mummy or daddy hahah posh kids mate rubin it in cos you got 2 half ok ones

  13. These are like those crappy kid projectors.I have a christie lw25 and the optoma hd20.

  14. out of 10 what was it like. Is it the black hd one? if so im really interested as its real cheap

  15. ya didn't think to mention what brand it is or anything huh


  16. I have seen alot of people getting static instead of blue screen when they use cell phone for fpv…Mine gets blue screen..Why??? Is it the version of Easycap, or is it the kind of phone I have?

  17. this is shit and missleading! you simoly assume people already have a FPV receiver with video out!

  18. How to the range of work of the product? At least 500 meter

  19. Too much latency for racing, looks like a great idea for spectators.

  20. Can you customise the overlay (?? bat v and time bit) for a noob with say a box showing the rough area of the quad chopter relative to the video feed ?

  21. For US $15 you can make FPV goggles now with the Easycap device $5, 5.8ghz receiver $8, and Google cardboard for about $2.
    You will need to do some soldering to connect to the Easycap device but is only a few wires, and there's free apps now with Cardboard compatibility so that won't add to the price.

  22. I did a quick video comparing the latency. There isn't much difference. I also built googles out of cheap vr googles. I tried the double (3d) view but the picture wuality is terrible. So I removed the lenses and center wall from the googles, got some 6.0 magnifier readers and have the best quality googles you could ever hope for barring High Def over $1000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HIrz5-xmHo

  23. what's the range you can get with this setup? thanks for the video

  24. You actually can't use Google cardboard cause the screen needs to be split into 2 side by side boxes or like the FPV Googles were used to.You also need to show hot connect cause doing nothing but showing at least HELP the noobs and SHOW HOW TO CONNECT!!!

  25. Sorry I´m new on this, what cameras and frecuences can I use with this tool?

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