FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight - SST-20 available, coupon codes public

13450 posts / 0 new
Last post
The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France
patmurris wrote:
The Miller wrote:
MAh it is too hot to do concrete now, kind of a shame, would love to build the dam now that the river has dried out, maybe get a whole bunch of flashlights and do it after the sun sets Big Smile

Why work during daylight when you can light up the whole construction area all night with just a couple spare lights and protos? One more excuse to stock up on flashlights… Evil


Exactly, that is why the FW3A is so important, easy to use with a headband Big Smile
Nicolicous
Nicolicous's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 51 min ago
Joined: 04/16/2016 - 08:28
Posts: 1461
Location: Australia

Please add me to the list and i have to have what others have kakak Big Smile

Nico -.-

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

MARK
lit OP updated
dang 825 already give or take

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 12 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 9969
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3
Tom E wrote:
joechina wrote:
Is there a chance that some of the new cool features of Toykeepers D4 firmware, e.g. – default 100% of the 7135 at power up are build in the FW3A?

Ahh, I wrote both versions, but TK took over the D4. Not sure why a 100% of the 7135 is a nice feature for power up default … not familiar with TK’s mods.

Thanks, this keeps coming up and I think one thing in particular is worth repeating again for readers who might be confused:

I didn’t create the Emisar D4 firmware. Tom did. Some of it was based on code from the firmware repository, but most of it was Tom’s original work.

How did I get involved? Around launch time, Emisar wanted some things changed and Tom was busy, so Emisar asked me to help instead. I changed several relatively small things:

  • added full thermal regulation with user-calibrated ceiling
  • added mode memory on click-from-off (default 100% 7135)
  • made beacon use current ramp level
  • made double-click toggle turbo (not just one-way any more)
  • made LVP drop down in smaller steps
  • calibrated moon to ~0.3 lm on Emisar D4-219c hardware
  • blink when passing the 100% 7135 level, for reference
  • fixed display of “zero” digits
  • fixed potential eeprom corruption
  • some code refactoring, cleaned whitespace, pruned dead code

Some of those changes were requested by Emisar, some were requested by people on BLF, and some were things I just wanted to change.

As for the FW3A… don’t worry. It’ll be even better. Smile

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 12 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 9969
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3
ToyKeeper wrote:
Just some thoughts for now. It’ll be more concrete later.
DB Custom wrote:
You’re being too hard on us TK! Give us a break! Silly

At your suggestion, I took a day off. Big Smile

Tom E wrote:
Might be a merge up and coming, or new versions TK is working on.

There are certainly options, but it sounds like there is plenty of time before the FW3A will start production. The most straightforward option is to splice thermal regulation into NarsilM. The thermal code from the D4 would probably work with only minimal changes.

I’m probably going to try improving the thermal regulation algorithms soon though, because I had some new ideas.

And although it was “just some thoughts” a few days ago, now I’ve got a completely new from-scratch firmware almost done. So that might be an option. Or I’ve been wanting to try the FW3A driver’s light-sensing capabilities, which could lead to something interesting.

Things can get bad with too many cooks in the kitchen though, so I’m looking for guidance from Tom and the other FW3A chefs before I try to put anything in the oven.

kaybi
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/26/2016 - 23:53
Posts: 163
Location: Canary islands

I just realized the joke/reference on ToyKeeper’s avatar.

Palutena is the goddess of light.

That took me a while…

By the way, I myself modified (modified is a bit of a strong word. I changed 2 values) the emisar D4 firmware a week or two ago, so that it always goes to 100% 7135 on a single click, since people are talking about similar features. Personally, it makes for a much more useful feature than mode memory, because:

1: I can never remember the last mode I was in.

2: It has shortcuts to turbo and moonlight, but it was always keeping those in memory, which made the memory fairly useless, even if I remembered which mode I had used last. If it was moonlight, or turbo, I already have a shortcut for those. So I almost never had a shortcut for a reasonable level available.

3: It’s the highest mode on the d4 that still has something resembling efficiency. After that, we get into FET territory, which is far less efficient.

4: It gives a shortcut to the middle of the ramp. So if I press once, then press and hold, I can start going up the ramp from 100% 7135, which allows me to skip the lower half of the ramp. Want something in the 7135 range? Press and hold. Want something in the fet range? Press, then press and hold.

Anyway, UI is the kind of thing where everyone has their own idea of what is best. Nothing wrong with the D4 stock UI, just not my cup of tea.

I would also like to thank whoever did the comments on the D4 firmware. I don’t even know how to make a hello world on any language, and I managed to understand the D4 code.

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

That sounds good kaybl!

raccoon city
raccoon city's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 10/06/2010 - 02:35
Posts: 13160
Location: रॅकून सिटी Palm Desert CA USA

kaybi wrote:

I just realized the joke/reference on ToyKeeper’s avatar.

Palutena is the goddess of light.

That took me a while…

ToyKeeper is a goddess!

(Just ask Charlie Sheen.)  :))

tatasal
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 6 min ago
Joined: 02/15/2012 - 08:40
Posts: 5179
Location: Far East

In!

theoldbill
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 55 min ago
Joined: 07/24/2012 - 14:30
Posts: 68

Evening all,

Could you put me down for two of these please?

Thanks,

TOB.

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Yes will update list later
But first the Q8 list needs updating, easy
And the ton of GT work has to be done today, so probably Sunday the list here for it was updated rather recent.

thegameisrigged
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 5 months ago
Joined: 02/05/2017 - 14:08
Posts: 51
Location: Raleigh NC

In, for one.

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 18 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 11530
Location: Houston Texas

Does it look like cool white will ever be an option?

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links.

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Hmm for now it is just one LED type. But no glue so easy to swap to emitter of choice ( and with the popularity of NW I bet it will be very easy to trade the LEDs for the price of posting an envelope Wink )

Yes will update list later.

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 18 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 11530
Location: Houston Texas

I suppose put me on the list as well. Full Narsil in a unique little light like this is pretty cool.

I recently bought a hot air rework station so maybe that will allow me to change the emitters.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links.

kal444
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 6 hours ago
Joined: 09/27/2015 - 01:42
Posts: 12

interested in one

Farns
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 04/29/2016 - 08:34
Posts: 5
Location: Geelong

Please add me for 1.

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Yes will update the list later Smile

maildroid
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 17 hours ago
Joined: 04/06/2016 - 20:32
Posts: 305
Location: nc new bern

Please put me in for 1

"Let your lite shine "

NuggetMcNugget
NuggetMcNugget's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 4 hours ago
Joined: 09/16/2015 - 14:39
Posts: 312
Location: Sweden

I sign up for 2

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Of course Neal is swamped by all the GT stuff now
When it gets passed this busy stuff I am sure we can proceed with moving along and get the FW3A into the real world out of the computer Wink

Will update list later

Matchoo
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 6 min ago
Joined: 10/24/2015 - 20:07
Posts: 115
Location: California

Please add me to the list for 1 of these beauties. And thanks!

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Yes will do!

BeardedRaleigh
BeardedRaleigh's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 3 days ago
Joined: 08/16/2016 - 23:45
Posts: 456
Location: Chico, CA

Put me down for one.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

luongshot
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 07/27/2017 - 02:13
Posts: 4
Location: United States

Hi all,

Can I put down for 2 please?

Thank you all!

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Welcome to BLF
yes will update the list later.

Bonham
Bonham's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 33 min ago
Joined: 01/11/2012 - 16:00
Posts: 318
Location: Bulgaria

Put me down for 1 please.

The Miller
The Miller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 12/14/2015 - 12:08
Posts: 9630
Location: Charente France

Yeah will do!

T18
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 1 day ago
Joined: 02/14/2016 - 15:29
Posts: 1163

Wow sure is a beautiful light The Miller, thought about getting on this list as well, then thought I’d better check and sure enough I am already on the list.
Now I don’t have to bug The Miller because I screwed up again like ordering a dozen of the GT light or close to, I am improving friends..
There are just so many great lights in process at the moment so had to start writing them all down to keep track.

Is there any ideas yet on a final price for this light, read through the OP and didn’t notice anything yet,

alifpb98
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 5 days ago
Joined: 09/02/2017 - 10:42
Posts: 55
Location: Bogor, Indonesia

In for one, thanks!

Pages