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I fixed my old bluetooth speaker…the stupid microUSB charge port broke off the mother board….so I opened it…soldered in a tp4056 module, cut end off bad USB cable and wired in…closed it up…yay..can charge the battery and listen to my audiobooks on my drive to work

That’s the only thing I have modded lately…

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I guess this counts as a mod Big Smile

I’m at the proof of concept stage, testing layout.

I’m building a:

  • Replica prop from Pulp Fiction
  • Bonfire/Fireplace emulator
  • Suitcase with ~18000mAh capacity + 5V USB output
  • Very big over-engineered ambient temperature measurement device
  • Orange quad mule with unnecessary active cooling, just because!

It’s gonna have 9 × 18650 LG S3 2000mAh cells loaded when it’s done.
It has a 3A charge circuit, the 1A micro-usb took forever charging this many cells at once.
I’m still considering adding a second emitter choice, so it can shift from orange to perhaps a warm white.
It’s running on a Emisar D4 driver, flashed with the latest Anduril 2019-06-02 firmware. So it has all the blinkies.
The 4 leds are salvaged from a Orange Beacon light. All I can find is that they are “3W”. Have 4x XP-E2 P3 amber LEDs on order, for MOAR OUTPUT!
Still need to find something to cover the leds, to act as a diffuser. Something that can fold, or fit in the case when closed.

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Looks impressive. Mind not to go through customs with that suitcase.

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djozz wrote:
Looks impressive. Mind not to go through customs with that suitcase.

Haha, imagine that Big Smile

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Anyone know if it possible to buy a luxeon V 4040 gasket anywhere?

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Tool AA with E21A 5000K kit from virence.com:

No gasket has been used:

There is one noticeable ring in the beam:

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Tried M21A (stock 6A driver) with dedomed SST-40 from kaidomain. I didn’t like the result, so after beam shots I put 4040 white flat instead (and it is awesome now) Smile

Beam shot (GT mini WW, M21A dedomed SST-40, C8 white flat):

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One more build post for now.

It’s C8+ and SST-20 4000K from kaidomain (fb4?). Throws almost as good as GT mini with low CRI emitter.

Led4power driver with thermal enhancement kit for Convoy S2+:


Beam shot – GT mini WW (measured lux: 38%), 4040 white flat M21A (lux: 100%), C8+ SST-20 (lux: 33%)

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Moded a deodorant cover to make a GITD diffuser for my Wuben T70.
I applied some Montana GITD spray and a piece of GITD tape in the interior for a better fit on the bezel!

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Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Changed the outter ring of purple peds to orange on this E07.

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I fixed my sw45 triple RRT-01!

before:

replacement driver from Jetbeam

my first mod ever Smile

woohoo!

and now I own all sorts of modding tools and supplies..
I feel like dancing!

major thanks to pinkpanda, CRX and Clemence for the inspiration,
and to moderator007, SKV89 and pol77
for all the support and encouragement to learn to roll my own..

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First mod? That is worth dancing about! Great job JS. Something tells me this may just be a beginning… Wink (modding is addicting!)

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Today I modded my PulseLabz Guardian Series Signature Gaming chair.

I'm not a gamer and I'm not a small person.  Actually it was more of a repair than a mod.  The gas piston failed after the first week.  Two weeks later I had a new piston in hand.  The kind people at Pulselabz also provided some written instructions.

"The first step is to separate the piston from the tilt-lock mechanism above. To do this, first raise the chair to the highest position you can with the height adjustment. Then find a friend to help you, both with one leg pushing down on the metal base and the other leg on the ground, wiggle the chair upwards and downwards in a rhythm, with one arm holding the height adjustment lever in the open position and the other arm holding the  backrest until the piston separates from the top.

The second step is to separate the piston from the metal base. As your old piston can go in the trash, the method we came with will damage it but its okay. What you can do is take off all the casters/wheels, and then find a concrete parking spot block, then holding the metal base, hit the piston really hard against the concrete parking block and it should pop out upwards

Let me know if there's anything I can help with."

 

I chose another route:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV-wXwoQovc

Worked great.

 

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Too many mod threads so now i’m re-posting to my favorite one, sad day:

Got one of my dark blue 0.3mA aux boards installed today. Compiled a hex file with aux support and the latest Anduril features like manual memory, two level lockout brightness, soft reset, etc. The version with MCU support isn’t the most simple option but I did want the ability to turn it off.


It’s sliced LH351D 5K 90CRI LEDs also.

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Dark blue board looks great Thumbs Up Do you have maybe beam shot comparing sliced LH351D 5K with other 5000K led?

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This one is the longest build with many failures so far.

Long time ago I ordered S2+ CU. The plan was kiriba-ru triple with Luxeon MZ 5700K. I wanted patina, so coating was removed, not ideally, but it’s not bad. The light was nice, but kinda green and extremely floody. So it went to rebuild box.

New idea was 4*E21A 4000K & 5000K mix and kiriba-ru pill. Wiring those little boards is quite challenging. Tried four times and finally destroyed MCPCB. Thankfully I had one spare. So I reflowed those little yellow guys to their new home.

I wanted to use 60 degree optic. Some time ago in another build I glued the plastic holder (which came with the optic) to the MCPCB. This time I couldn’t do it. Does not matter how hard I tried, the glue was all over leds. I cleaned the board and decided to use gasket for XM size leds.

Next day, finally:

Album with all (not many) pictures

Picture with beamshots of few lights (wall is not perfectly white):

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That’s an interesting mod g_damian!
Which flux bin did you use for both the 4000&5000K?
And how many lumens does it make?

good tint: Nichia E21A 2000K-7500K except d240 bin, Nichia 219B sw40/sw45, 219C sw303, Cree XPL-HI A/D bins, XHP70.2 5A, Samsung shaved LH351D's, SST-20 FD2, FA3, HA3, .

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Ryzbor wrote:
That’s an interesting mod g_damian! Which flux bin did you use for both the 4000&5000K? And how many lumens does it make?

I used sm503-D220-L2-R9080 and sm403-D240-M1-R9080 from virence.com. According to http://budgetlightforum.com/node/59421 those leds should make 1585 @5A, so probably around 1200 OTF.

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Not much of a mod, but it looks pretty.

I swapped the battery tube and tailcap from a D4V1 Ti onto the head of a D4V2:

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g_damian wrote:
Dark blue board looks great Thumbs Up Do you have maybe beam shot comparing sliced LH351D 5K with other 5000K led?

It ends up around 2,400 lumens with a ~4.05V VTC6

After slicing and using a 10511 optic:

CCT is between 3978K and 4130K regulated and 4371K turbo (FET)

Duv is between -0.0015 and -0.0007 regulated and -0.0006 turbo (FET)

The hot spot is larger and more “even” than an SST-20 but less intense. A little more intense than 219 in a clear narrow optic I guess?

It’s kind of nice how it tracks a bit warmer and lower Duv at the lowest modes and gets a bit cooler and very close to BBL at higher modes.

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Built a Shorty S2+ for a night time Snake Hunter —- Tint has a slight shift to green—- Facepalm

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Was contemplating a spring bypass for my little SF14v2 but decided to try this instead. Cool double springs

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Just a quick Convoy S2+ SST-20 4000 K mod today. Replaced the stock SMO reflector with a 60° TIR and flashed my own firmware

Original SMO reflector:

60° TIR:

(Both images with same camera and post processing settings.)

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Opened a stock Niteye Eye10, removed stock reflector, installed replacement..

Original reflector gave 550 lumens, replacement gives 625 lumens, same battery.

the kaidomain 21514 reflector has a tighter hotspot, smaller opening at the bottom, than stock.
http://kaidomain.com/S021514-19_4mm-D-x-13_4mm-H-OP-Aluminum-Reflector?s...

I like this kaidomain 23424 reflector better, the hotspot is a bit larger but without the “donut hole” in the middle of the hotspot)
http://kaidomain.com/S023424-19_3mm-D-x-13_4mm-H-Light-OP-Aluminum-Refle...

the replacement reflectors are slightly taller, the bezel does not screw down quite as far. Although still far enough to cover the O ring on the body

thanks to moderator007 for researching and finding these kaidomain reflectors.. much better beam, without the rings from the stock reflector (especially w N219b)

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What’s that tool you used to help unscrew the bezel? Looks handy!

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Firelight2 wrote:
What’s that tool you used to help unscrew the bezel? Looks handy!

it came from darksucks… oveready sells them too

they are made for slightly larger diameter lights, hence the bits of leather I added..

super convenient tool, that was my first test to see if they would be strong enough to break open a stock factory glued bezel.. so far.. winner! Its a size specific tool, dedicated to my RRT-01 accumulation

does not hurt as much when I drop on toes.. plus these are not as easy to pop on and off, but they have a more “universal” fit:-)

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I have a feeling you really want an 18350 FW3A…

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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