The GT, Proto V2 arrived!, the BLF special giga thrower

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Well we aim for the $111 to be with shipping

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Enderman wrote:
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Solution:

Step 1: Find and opaque, sealable container. May I suggest a half gallon milk jug?

Step 2: Find secret hiding spot for container.

Step 3: Add 1 dollar a day into container. 

Step 4: October 17, 2017 and a razor blade possibly.

 

 

I'm pretty sure shipping and taxes are not included in the $111...? Also, that's in USD, in other countries you need to exchange the currency. And on top of that, other countries often have COD or additional import tax.

 

 

touché

I think you're over-analyzing my comment though.  Beer

 

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The Miller wrote:
Well we aim for the $111 to be with shipping

Well that’s slightly better Smile
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Hear you on the 1617 TA, maybe next time! (Have not seen them in retail yet though.)

I actually noticed the other day that Digikey seems to have got them in stock: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/microchip-technology/ATTINY161...

I totally see this as the future for flashlight drivers, 16kb, 22 I/O pins, multiple voltage references, More PWM options, and all of that in a far smaller form factor!

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any beamshots yet ? SillyBig Smile

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We probably won’t have any beamshots for a few months. Last I read they were starting to work on the driver. Could’ve been a few weeks ago but regardless, no beamshots to drool over for a lil bit longer.

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We probably won’t have any beamshots for a few months. Last I read they were starting to work on the driver. Could’ve been a few weeks ago but regardless, no beamshots to drool over for a lil bit longer.

yeah , i know ….i was just making a funny to bump the thread…
seems its been almost a day now with no action here WinkBig Smile
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O gotcha. Yea I was looking before I replied. Doesn’t seem to be anybody around right now.

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Although it can be supremely satisfying to feel the sun shining out of one’s escape hatch, the BLF GT is not recommended for rectal use.

Just putting it out there… Big Smile

I think I’m gonna call my GT Mjölnir

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I actually noticed the other day that Digikey seems to have got them in stock: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/microchip-technology/ATTINY161...

I totally see this as the future for flashlight drivers, 16kb, 22 I/O pins, multiple voltage references, More PWM options, and all of that in a far smaller form factor!


How do you program these things? I’ve done a little searching and haven’t find any method to program them with a USBASP. I don’t think anyone has made a config file update for AVRDude, and I haven’t seen support for the 1617 in any other AVR programming software.
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DEL is reworking the driver for it needs to have a central + and a -ring around it not connected to the housing. Lumintop provided detailed measurements and first new layout is already send to check if it would fit as is
If it does DEL plans on some tweaks till he is happy with it.

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Have i been put down for a 2nd unit? I did request for 2 but recall seeing only 1 being allocated to me.

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count me in on this baby, ‘cos i’m following the light!

That’s all folks.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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Will update list later when we have reached new page

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I’m considering 14 Silly posts Silly

(sorry, just postponing some boring stuff at work atm)

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djozz wrote:
I’m considering 14 Silly posts Silly

(sorry, just postponing some boring stuff at work atm)


Speaking of posts, when did you hit 10,000? I totally missed it! Congratulations!

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Mike C wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
I actually noticed the other day that Digikey seems to have got them in stock: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/microchip-technology/ATTINY161...

I totally see this as the future for flashlight drivers, 16kb, 22 I/O pins, multiple voltage references, More PWM options, and all of that in a far smaller form factor!


How do you program these things? I’ve done a little searching and haven’t find any method to program them with a USBASP. I don’t think anyone has made a config file update for AVRDude, and I haven’t seen support for the 1617 in any other AVR programming software.

That I have no idea, I assume an update will be released before long now that they are available to program them with open source items. Maybe atmel studio has an update for it?

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My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320 - Nichia 229AT - XHP70.2 P2 - XHP50.2 J4 - Samsung IH351D

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And update
the first proto is anodised
more parts ready (no word about reflector)
the GT is HUGE
feast your eyes (had to anonymize the girl Smile )

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Omg it’s really huge. With huge size like this it should have been made into a lantern style light instead. Shocked

With 8 batteries inside it would be quite a dumbbell! That little girl in the photo sure has pretty strong biceps lol.

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Wouaaaaa

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I’d be very surprised if it ever gets much above lukewarm even on turbo and running until the cells quit.

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A lantern style build was considered when we started this, it was even voted on but a normal flashlight design was chosen.

Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. --Herbert Spencer , English Philosopher (1820-1903)

Texas Avenger Driver Series

My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320 - Nichia 229AT - XHP70.2 P2 - XHP50.2 J4 - Samsung IH351D

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Mike C wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
I actually noticed the other day that Digikey seems to have got them in stock: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/microchip-technology/ATTINY161...

I totally see this as the future for flashlight drivers, 16kb, 22 I/O pins, multiple voltage references, More PWM options, and all of that in a far smaller form factor!


How do you program these things? I’ve done a little searching and haven’t find any method to program them with a USBASP. I don’t think anyone has made a config file update for AVRDude, and I haven’t seen support for the 1617 in any other AVR programming software.

That I have no idea, I assume an update will be released before long now that they are available to program them with open source items. Maybe atmel studio has an update for it?


As far as I know, using the USBASP through Atmel still requires AVR Dude, which in tern requires a conf file. Of coarse one could buy a Atmel ICE, but I don’t want to.
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Well that is much bigger than i anticipated, i know this going to be a large light but THAT! I LOVE IT Crazy Now put 4xXPH70 on it and i am sure it still throws and run turbo all night maybe for next GB?

@The Miller: thanks for placing me in the list. cant wait for this light! Party

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Texas_Ace wrote:
A lantern style build was considered when we started this, it was even voted on but a normal flashlight design was chosen.

That vote was when I lost interest, I really thought the lantern style fitted the 12cm reflector very well.
But I must say that a flashlight this size beats every category out there Party I’m glad that I’m on the list, this thing is a must-have Big SmileFacepalm
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Omg it’s really huge. …………… That little girl in the photo sure has pretty strong biceps lol.

To (mis)quote Nick “Crocodile” Dundee:“That’s not a flashlight, THAT’S a flashlight”.
It is almost NSFW WinkFacepalm

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The flat area around the switch gives it a slight family look with the Q8, I like that.
Then there is some L6 in there, the IMHO beautiful cutouts so nice to see that too.
And look at those fins so deep, very nice.
The girl on the original pic looks like she thinks “please take the pic fast” Smile

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Holy phuk, thats enormous Shocked

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Texas_Ace wrote:
A lantern style build was considered when we started this, it was even voted on but a normal flashlight design was chosen.

Yes I was aware of that, and I actually participated in the poll although I forgot which option I have voted for. Facepalm

Anyway I am on the list and I will still proceed to buy one (if the price is $111 includes shipping). It is going to be a nice collection for sure but definitely not something that I will bring to the outdoor often lol.

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