Ervin's try (2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest) update 6/23/2014 finally beam shots of my new thrower

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Ervin Anastasi, I like your designs very much. Like Steampunk but more workable for everyday use. Literally brilliant.

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Brilliant, though I have no idea really (out of my depth) I thoroughly enjoyed reading so far.

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That’s Ervin! Always thinking outside of the box with another very original and neat idea. I look forward to seeing more.

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thank you all for the support Smile , the work is going on, updates sec. post in design section: cooper,cooper ……. …cooper ….. Silly

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Great work on the radiator design Ervin. Play doh as a modeling form. Copper is hard to work since it gets hot when you grind it so I’ve had tender fingers too. Posting is nearly as much work but not nearly as much fun.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Looking great so far ! Smile

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For grins if you want to shine up your heat sink, just soak it for a while in some Lemon juice. Looking good.

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thanks scotty, just what i need now Smile

again update, to the led, all in cooper …. (…if this thing does not perform in the end i seriously risk to kill myself :p)

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
Ervin’s try (2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made L

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amazing job, your patient is awesome!

Mooooooo

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That’s a bunch of work, way outside the box thinking, and very clever sourcing with imaginative manipulation of the pieces parts to make them do what you envision. Well done! How you come up with this is beyond me, dream?

Can’t wait to see it working…

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Gee willikers Batman, that’s labour intesive! That would have to be the most technical hand made head I’ve ever seen. I hope it turns out to your liking Smile

 

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great job Ervin!

i like that kind of building things…

 

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Great job so far. I love how original it is. And the use of copper to surround the head of the metal bolt is just awesome. 

And I can really relate to some of the things you are thinking about. Like how good it is not to have everything planned 100% because then you can be creative and come up with new ideas. And how that makes you fear to do something that cannot be undone if it does not work. 

Great build. great photos. Keep it up!

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This is one of my favorite reads. It’s so far out of the box it makes me feel right at home. Are you from Remulac too? Even your English is entertaining. Can’t wait to see how you implement the host for all that copper.

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Specter= scepter(?) on a long pole it would look cool or even a shorter kingly version could fit many 14500 or 14650 cells 3p like your nimhs. A pearl like ball at the bottom( or maybe a round trit). Curious to see what you come up with for the rest of it.

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thank you to all. I am trying to progress but little bit busy lately. current focus is at, battery type and battery tube i will use, how to make and what finish to put on it and hot to put all back together. some random photos :

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do you like it with BRAVO or just black! Silly


its interesting to see what big difference just the printing alone can do, to the overall perception and looks.

i have a problem with batteries too, if i go 18650 flash will look ok and elegant but not sure on performance, and if i go to AA it will be fat and not good looking….

right now my head is full of dilemmas again, i better clean it up soon or i think will not have enough time to finish it.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
Ervin’s try (2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made L

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holy cow – that is nice!

keep the beverage!

 

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meybe I find some other tube little bit thinner and more solid. currently in supermarket trying different objects that can swit my needs and security is keeping an eye on me because my actions looks suspicious lol Silly pic later.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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different tubes I think to use in different diameters from ~45mm to ~65mm just to see how well they feel in hand…

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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I like the denim one. But I also liked the first one you tried, with the text. Do not paint it Smile

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Looking good ! Smile

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DenBarrettSAR thank you, your new avatar looks splendid too !

Ledsmoke haha if you like it than maybe i make one shell with that bravo drinking just for fun. I think to experiment little with that denim too, its big if i remeber right now around 60 mm diameter and that is a plus for me in the sense I can realize what I have in mind from the start, that can use both 18650, and AA too. I need AA to have high current draw, but maybe they will not deliver in the end …. who knows
my plan is to put 3×18650 or 3×3 AA in parallel if i get over 4 A to the led i will consider it success in my mind :bigsmile:
I just hope that that in 4.5 V setup for AA(3AA in series), they will not drop V too much under load, other-ways they will be useless as performance boost in my setup.
anyone have experimented with alkaline AA? any numbers in different setups? how about in 6 V setup X2 or x3 in parallel that 6V setup how much current they can handle ? how much voltage will drop under load then?
all this is because i want to use amc7135 and not FET or something else and be able to go at least over 4 A to the led (xml or xpg or what ever)
my driver can handle ~5.5A theoretically but voltage drop of batteries under load is the big barrier in my project ….

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Wow, fascinating build. You’re a master at fabricating with copper wire.

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I like how this build is developing. Keep up the good work!

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I vote for black. The cans look recycled. There is nothing wrong with recycled, save for the impression that your light is re-purposed junk from the roadside. While the black maintains the impression that this is a light is an artistic creation of yours. Or I think too much. Either way I enjoy seeing your work.

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Very original! Is that a stage lighting lens? Where did you get it?

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
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I prefer the descriptive “revitalized junk” but I think some silver flames in that black ala OL would be cool. Or maybe just a hand print Wink

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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I like the black tube, maybe with a red thumb print? Or a print panel lock-out? Smile

Think I’d stay with the 18650, keep it light and know the cells performance level is up to the task. Or a 26650 King Kong for the capacity of it.

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scottyhazzard wrote:
I vote for black. The cans look recycled. There is nothing wrong with recycled, save for the impression that your light is re-purposed junk from the roadside. While the black maintains the impression that this is a light is an artistic creation of yours. Or I think too much. Either way I enjoy seeing your work.

hahah i was thinking exactly the same with my self Smile but a “Bravo” version is in the progress too …

Fritz t. Cat wrote:
Very original! Is that a stage lighting lens? Where did you get it?

thank you. i got that Fresnel some month before when i was experimenting with lens, do you find this interesting because you are the reason i bought this one back then Silly
I have read your thread in which you use a similar lens after that i decided i have to play with one too :bigsmile:

Rufusbduck wrote:
I prefer the descriptive “revitalized junk” but I think some silver flames in that black ala OL would be cool. Or maybe just a hand print Wink

yes something with red or dark red have to be… i was thinking similar thing, problem is there are so many choices there is hard to decide and the time is a factor here…

by the way i have found my self several times reading your thread and one interesting bit is that i tend to look A LOOT at my current progress and then the imagination start to do the work, similar no? Smile

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I like the black tube, maybe with a red thumb print? Or a print panel lock-out? Smile

Think I’d stay with the 18650, keep it light and know the cells performance level is up to the task. Or a 26650 King Kong for the capacity of it.

thanks for the ideas on printing. Battery section on other side is killing me slowly …
i just hope will not go the route when i take some batteries rolled and bury with the tape all inside the tube Tired

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
Ervin’s try (2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made L

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Hope it’s going well. This is one of my favorite threads.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

Scott

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