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Put me down for 2 please!!!

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Please add me to the list for one. Thanks!

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Guys what are you thinking about this:

In LOCKOUT MODE:
- hold : momentary moon (= floor from current ramp)
- click, release, hold : momentary 10 lm (= floor from other ramp)

Good or bad?

(but I don’t know if this possible to program)

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I would like to sign up for an additional 2 lights, for a total of 4.

I like the dark gray, and I think one of my friends will like it too.

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joechina wrote:
Guys what are you thinking about this:

In LOCKOUT MODE:
- hold : momentary moon (= floor from current ramp)
- click, release, hold : momentary 10 lm (= floor from other ramp)

Good or bad?

(but I don’t know if this possible to program)

I’m indifferent. I keep both ramp modes at very low levels, so it wouldn’t make much difference to me.

And as I understand it, lockout mode uses the floor of the current ramp, so with a couple extra button pushes, you can switch ramps and lock out again to have the other floor.

I would not object if it’s possible to add, though, since I don’t see it interfering with other existing functions. I know TK has said several times in the past that Anduril is basically at the limit of the ATTiny85’s memory, so it might not be possible.

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joechina wrote:
Guys what are you thinking about this:

In LOCKOUT MODE:
- hold : momentary moon (= floor from current ramp)
- click, release, hold : momentary 10 lm (= floor from other ramp)

Good or bad?

(but I don’t know if this possible to program)

I just changed lockout momentary to act like momentary. Uses the memorized level.

Sorta a workaround for me not wanting to unscrew tail cap all the time.

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joechina wrote:
Guys what are you thinking about this:

In LOCKOUT MODE:
- hold : momentary moon (= floor from current ramp)
- click, release, hold : momentary 10 lm (= floor from other ramp)

Good or bad?

(but I don’t know if this possible to program)

Idea is:
In general I want the ramp start at moonlight.
And for normal carry I lock high power lights out.

It is for the same use case as Lockout momentary, but when you use it and realize you need more light, like: Oh, 1 lm is not enough I need ten times more.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
TK has said several times in the past that Anduril is basically at the limit of the ATTiny85’s memory, so it might not be possible.

I recently found a way to eliminate a bunch of code, to make room for new things. I’m hoping to do some fancy stuff with aux LEDs in that space, but no hardware exists for it yet.

Anyway, putting other-ramp floor on “click, hold” costs about 60 bytes and makes the light act a little weird when doing 4 clicks to unlock. Instead of “moon moon moon moon”, it goes “moon LOW moon moon” or “LOW moon LOW LOW”. So for now I think I’ll leave it as a compile-time option which isn’t enabled by default.

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If there was ever a way to set the lockout brightness independent of moonlight/floor that would be one of thevfew improvements I could think of for Anduril.

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Hello,

I am really late to this and would like to ask can this light be set to 3 modes like if I want Low 5 lumen, med 50 lumen, high 500 lumen if I don’t feel like using the ramping feature?

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
If there was ever a way to set the lockout brightness independent of moonlight/floor that would be one of thevfew improvements I could think of for Anduril.

Can be done. I set mine to memorized level. So it acts like another momentary mode but 4 clicks will exit

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Hello,

I am really late to this and would like to ask can this light be set to 3 modes like if I want Low 5 lumen, med 50 lumen, high 500 lumen if I don’t feel like using the ramping feature?

Yep. That’s the “discrete ramp” feature you may see talked about for the Anduril firmware. When the light is on, 3 clicks switches between the smooth and discrete ramping. It’s a bit difficult to say what the exact output levels will be, but you can get roughly those ballparks.

By default, the discrete mode has 7 levels, and for the FW3A, the lowest discrete level will probably be around 5-10 lumens and the highest discrete level 800-1000 lumens*, but both the number of levels and the brightness of the minimum and maximum levels can be configured.

\* Assuming I understand the relationship between the 8 bit PWM values and resulting 7135 current correctly.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Hello,

I am really late to this and would like to ask can this light be set to 3 modes like if I want Low 5 lumen, med 50 lumen, high 500 lumen if I don’t feel like using the ramping feature?

Yes, this is part of Anduril. Basically you change it to stepped mode and configure the levels yourself. Checkout the UI graphic or the anduril-manual.txt mentioned a few posts earlier.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
TK has said several times in the past that Anduril is basically at the limit of the ATTiny85’s memory, so it might not be possible.

I recently found a way to eliminate a bunch of code, to make room for new things. I’m hoping to do some fancy stuff with aux LEDs in that space, but no hardware exists for it yet.

Anyway, putting other-ramp floor on “click, hold” costs about 60 bytes and makes the light act a little weird when doing 4 clicks to unlock. Instead of “moon moon moon moon”, it goes “moon LOW moon moon” or “LOW moon LOW LOW”. So for now I think I’ll leave it as a compile-time option which isn’t enabled by default.

Nice to hear. My ROT66 is one of the earlier aux LED versions with an entirely stand alone aux board, but maybe in the future I’ll see about a swap if the firmware offers more advanced functionality.

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joechina wrote:
joechina wrote:
Guys what are you thinking about this:

In LOCKOUT MODE:
- hold : momentary moon (= floor from current ramp)
- click, release, hold : momentary 10 lm (= floor from other ramp)

Good or bad?

(but I don’t know if this possible to program)

Idea is:
In general I want the ramp start at moonlight.
And for normal carry I lock high power lights out.

It is for the same use case as Lockout momentary, but when you use it and realize you need more light, like: Oh, 1 lm is not enough I need ten times more.

ToyKeeper wrote:

Anyway, putting other-ramp floor on “click, hold” costs about 60 bytes and makes the light act a little weird when doing 4 clicks to unlock. Instead of “moon moon moon moon”, it goes “moon LOW moon moon” or “LOW moon LOW LOW”. So for now I think I’ll leave it as a compile-time option which isn’t enabled by default.

So, it is added? And it is only for the guys with a flash adapter!
Tank you Toykeeper! Thumbs Up Beer

Beside the “random” blink at unlock, does it feel useful?

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I am already down for one, but can you add me for one more please

I love my wife’s toy poodle

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Toykeeper, it seems there are earlier posts in which you mentioned you have a prototype.

Can you make an Imgur album and give us the second best thing to an FW3A (a bunch of photos of an FW3A)?

Disassembled, assembled, next to other lights, sitting in snow, etc. Whatever you feel generous to provide.

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Put me down for 1 more! Cool

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One with LH351D for me, please.
Thank you!

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I‘m usually active in the tlf but now it looks like both threads there are closed. Does someone here know more about that?

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leo l. wrote:
new links,now in “TLF-Fanartikel”
https://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/fw3a-tlf-sonderedition-in-kle...

You have to be logged in to see this? Facepalm

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sorry, I only answered Joduk’s question.

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Do we assume that means we are getting very close and they are not adding any more to the interest list? Or something worse?

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I have an account at TLF and I also can’t view any of the FW3A threads anymore. What’s going on?

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Please add me for 1x LH351D 

 

Many thanks.

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cabfrank wrote:
Do we assume that means we are getting very close and they are not adding any more to the interest list? Or something worse?
Hmmm… probably best to assume nothing either way. TK or someone will let us know what is happening when they know. Smile

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Sorry my mistake, i moved yesterday in our ‘Marketplace’. Blushing

Now you can find the german FW3A Thread here:

Sammler- & Customlampen

Regards from TLF
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Good idea, teacher. I think I remember learning somewhere what happens when we assume.

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