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Morbo’s good friend, the Compass 115M-5

With my girlfriend out of the flat for a few days (I know, I know, this has come to be the standard opening of my posts), it was time to play with a new toy:

Coherent Compass 115M-5 laser, lighting up some nicotine vapors (ok, so it’s mostly glycerin and propylene glycol).

Or in fact new old toy: I managed to get my greasy paws on two Compass 115M-5 lasers some time ago. These are apparently not as nice a the other lasers in the Compass-series, but at least they were very cheap. The heatsink comes from another ebay-adventure, I think it came with the PSU for my single frequency laser (the coherent 115M is not SLM) but right now I simply cannot remember for sure.

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Case up

After a busy fall with work hours averaging 48 per week (yes I deserve some pity points), I haven’t had much time to work on the Raman spectrometer.

With the highschool closed for christmas I can finally put a few more hours in the project (and my girlfriend is out the door too, so I’m not bothering anyone with the mess).

I’m mainly refactoring the code for the STM32 Nucleo F401. It’s already a lot more tidy and I found a few bugs (sorry I didn’t catch them sooner Holly).

This morning I found the time to spend a little time on case work:

The spectrograph and the laser are both cased up in Galaxy 288 cases.

The spectrograph and the laser are both cased up in Galaxy 288 cases.

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