CRX Stratis Lumina - 2017 5th BLF Scratch Made Light Contest Winner

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I hate that trade person. He has to many secrets. Beer

 

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Got some work done on the electrical components today.

First the UV array which will surround the quad emitters. Using an old P60 reflector as a guide I shaped some 1mm solid copper wire into a circle and cut to length so the diameter measures 24mm and soldered the ends together. I then used an old optic as a guide to mark out the eight flat top UV LED positions.

I cut the negative pins so the total length is just under 7.5mm then removed some red sheathing from 28AWG silicone wire and slid onto the positive pins & soldered each emitter into place on the side of the copper ring. I then bent the legs into shape and soldered on some extensions and a resistor for each LED then added some 28AWG wire to each for connecting and finally did a quick test Thumbs Up

I will straighten the emitters up later.

I also got most of the other components ready with leads, resistors etc Is this all gonna fit?? LOL

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it will be a tight fit ! Will you drill holes for the UV leds around the optic hole on the top plate ?

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The hole in the plate will be about 30mm, optic 24mm, LED’s 3mm each with 34mm x 2mm glass on top.

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Brass insert tubes for the charge indicator and momentary switches installed today, 3mm OD, 2mm ID.

Shown here is also the copper heatsink block for the charger board.

Using 2mm solid acrylic rod to carry the charger indicator light to the exterior.

Hole slightly countersunk, brass tube epoxied in place and acrylic rod fixed in place.

The end of the rod at the charger LED's is sanded rough to reduce the TIR effect and carry more light.

Same technique for the top brass inserts with a temporary light source to show effect through the acrylic rod.

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Nice. Thumbs Up

 

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Looks really good already Thumbs Up

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Thanks very much guys Beer

More switch details, a piece of 2mm acrylic rod cut to size and a few layers of aluminium tape around it for a guide for the GITD resin mix then kapton tape around that to create a well for the resin compound, this serves two purposes, keeping the plunger from falling out and it will also be internally charged from the UV array/ quad emitters.

Tape removed and the resin filed to shape.

Some copper around the acrylic for a very snug fit inside the brass switch slide tube. Silicone grease will also be applied in the tubes.

GITD effect on the switch.

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These are such great ideas, and your pulling them off very well.

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You must have good eye sight or good glasses. Smile

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Beer Goggles Big Smile

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Got the tritium locator switch made for the quad emitters with a 12mm x 2mm ice blue vial and 3mm copper tube plus some of the other fun stuff done Smile

Charger light operation.

Red LED test.

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This is coming along nicley CRX.

Is there any chance of a picture of you switch assembly against a ruler? I know this is tiny but pictures dont really show that.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Thanks. Puts it into a better perspective. You wouldn’t want to be building that switch button with beer goggles on. Beer

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Watch out for those corners in your pocket looks sharp.

as a real EDC in a future build you could size it to just leaving the chip on the credit card exposed (mounted to the back side of the light). then you could just pull it out and use it as a credit card also.

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Too Cool!!!!

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Started work on the driver and wiring today.

I made a driver housing from two brass 18mm extension rings with holes filed out.

The battery compartment is lined with 1mm thick felt to give some clearance from the copper mid layer heatsink.

A test of the main driver wired up to my test LED and showing the cyan GITD backed red LED's Thumbs Up

Charger board and red LED test.

Reds connected to mercury switch so when the light is held face down or thereabouts the reds illuminate automatically.

Still some tweaking to do on the switch positioning but it works Thumbs Up

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Looking at all the wiring has just made me hungry. I wonder why?

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Spaghetti junction Smile

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Hey, I'm back! Did you miss me? LOL

I took a little break from this build after a problem with some wiring, this is what 28AWG silicone wire and a mercury tilt switch looks like after 20 or 30 Amps go through it Facepalm

It is a very scary moment indeed when your build decides to spontaneously combust when you're not expecting it and don't have tools near to cut the battery wires LOL 

This was after I had it potted, there was an intermittent fault somewhere in the red LED circuit so I ripped it all out and rewired it a bit better this time Thumbs Up 

This was really demoralizing and I didn't seem to have my usual motivation for it so I decided I needed a rest from building the main light and got to thinking about the spare pieces of wood & copper.

You know how I like to make lights in sets... Wink

So I decided to make a companion mini version, introducing the Mini SL, this will also give you an insight into what the Stratis Lumina will eventually be like Smile

I did not take build pictures as I just wanted to get it finished & working in a few hours but I basically used the same techniques as shown previously.

The Mini SL is powered by a 200mAh lipo cell, has a TP5000 charger board set to 100mA charge current and triple XP-G2 S4 3D front emitters on a Noctigon MCPCB and two red 3mm emitters on the bottom with two momentary switches on top.

Showing the cyan GITD behind the switches & bottom LED's.

Size comparison to it's big brother approximately 69%, it measures 59mm x 38mm x 12mm.

In hand.

Compared to some other stuff.

Can't really see it too well here, but showing the red charging indicator light, turns green when done.

Operational.

 I hope you enjoyed this wee shiny update Thumbs Up

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Of cause we missed your daily posting from our favorite CRX.

Love the current testing on the tilt switch. I always wanted to know the current handling ability on these switches. Now we know. Silly

Knocked this up in a few hours? As only you can. Smile Beer

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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This is looking very sweet indeed! Beer

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Nice work CRX. Love the smaller size of the miniSL.

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LOL you’re insane !
“Yeaa well I wasn’t in the mood to work on my main project so I just made a smaller version of it to occuy my hands Party
Man, I love tht one, like really ! Really well done Thumbs Up

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Love the mini.

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