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

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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.

Music:
2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats

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