*BLF LT1 Lantern Project* (Codes for batch #1 underway from Sofirn)

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Rexlion wrote:
+1. DBSAR and the other volunteers have done a spectacular job. As the saying goes, ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

Any way to shoot the team a drink? Just to say thank you?
Something like the Paypal-donate-function?

I guess if only 10% of all buyers do that the whole team gets a very nice lunch Smile

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SoulCraves wrote:
im 273 & 274, didnt receive any codes. I msg Sofirn on Aliexpress, but the instructions given were vague and im not sure how to purchase as price wasnt reduced at all.

Dbsar, pls help, thanks

Place the order but do not pay for it, tell them your BLF username and wait for the price to be adjusted.

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I’ll just have to keep practicing my patience until I get good at it.
Let me know when you get that one figured out, I would love some tips myself.

I had my patience tested today. Came back negative.

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Please send me the code, I’m in for one.

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marcelangelo wrote:
Rexlion wrote:
+1. DBSAR and the other volunteers have done a spectacular job. As the saying goes, ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’

Any way to shoot the team a drink? Just to say thank you?
Something like the Paypal-donate-function?

I guess if only 10% of all buyers do that the whole team gets a very nice lunch Smile

I’m in for this if someone sets it up. I would like for these projects to continue on BLF and am willing to show some appreciation to help grease the wheels.

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LGW wrote:
I placed an offer on ebay last night, just waiting for daytime hours over there to see what happens, fingers crossed.

Well the good news is my offer didn’t get declined.
The bad news is it wasn’t accepted either! Lol. I was totally ignored. Just wondering whether I should make another offer of the same amount? Is that possible or do I have to offer a higher amount which would mean my total would not be correct?
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LGW wrote:
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I placed an offer on ebay last night, just waiting for daytime hours over there to see what happens, fingers crossed.
Well the good news is my offer didn’t get declined. The bad news is it wasn’t accepted either! Lol. I was totally ignored. Just wondering whether I should make another offer of the same amount? Is that possible or do I have to offer a higher amount which would mean my total would not be correct?

Sofirn usually is quiet over weekends, i’m sure next week they will respond to you & others.

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LG — Your post is a bit confusing.

You were not ignored — You most likely made an offer over the weekend and didn’t change the offer period to reflect the weekend and the offer expired. Default is 1 day for an offer — You should have changed to 2 days reflecting the weekend.

Simply make an other offer and being this will be during the week the default time of 1 day is fine.

When you make an offer – Populate the dollar box with the same discounted dollar amount.

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Did you leave your username in the comments? Or did you just make an offer at the GB price? It is also the weekend so try again on Monday.

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First I want to thank DBSAR and the whole team for making the BLF Lantern. I was following the projekt before there was a list, and now finally several year after if looks like it comming true !

It looks beutiful and I really like what has been done. Is this version without charging capabilities, maybe I wanted that to if its missing.

I havent benen following the projekt lately have been working and had many other things to attend to.

Anyway now I read that they have been sending emails for ordering. I have number
177, 230,231 and 232 and havent recieved any mail yet. Should I have recieved 1 or 4 mails?

Anyway great work !

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Maybe the Sofirn gang is taking a three day weekend to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday. Wink

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ISO wrote:
First I want to thank DBSAR and the whole team for making the BLF Lantern. I was following the projekt before there was a list, and now finally several year after if looks like it comming true !

It looks beutiful and I really like what has been done. Is this version without charging capabilities, maybe I wanted that to if its missing.

I havent benen following the projekt lately have been working and had many other things to attend to.

Anyway now I read that they have been sending emails for ordering. I have number
177, 230,231 and 232 and havent recieved any mail yet. Should I have recieved 1 or 4 mails?

Anyway great work !

As I understand it you should receive one PM since Sofirn wants to give as many people as possible an opportunity to get a LT. Given that the PM’s are sent out manually this may or may not end up being the case.

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SIGShooter wrote:
ISO wrote:
First I want to thank DBSAR and the whole team for making the BLF Lantern. I was following the projekt before there was a list, and now finally several year after if looks like it comming true !

It looks beutiful and I really like what has been done. Is this version without charging capabilities, maybe I wanted that to if its missing.

I havent benen following the projekt lately have been working and had many other things to attend to.

Anyway now I read that they have been sending emails for ordering. I have number
177, 230,231 and 232 and havent recieved any mail yet. Should I have recieved 1 or 4 mails?

Anyway great work !

As I understand it you should receive one PM since Sofirn wants to give as many people as possible an opportunity to get a LT. Given that the PM’s are sent out manually this may or may not end up being the case.

Thanks SIGshooter for the answer. Waiting for 1 mail then no hurry.

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#1805

I ordered 5pcs via AliExpress. I didn’t wait for a message on BLF, I just messaged Sofirn.

I have a feeling it’s not going to sell out in the order of the list.

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Funtastic wrote:
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I ordered 5pcs via AliExpress. I didn’t wait for a message on BLF, I just messaged Sofirn.

I have a feeling it’s not going to sell out in the order of the list.

That’s always a possibility when the ordering process is spread among 3 sites (4 if you separate amazon.com from amazon.de) and the orders are manually confirmed and priced on 2 of them.

What Sofirn should do is confirm that the people ordering on Ebay/AliExpress have been sent a PM before dropping the price. But if they are working strictly manually off a list then that would be impossible to do.

I think that many are waiting for batch 2 because they want a non-black lantern. Once the 500 batch 1 lanterns sell out hopefully there won’t be a long wait to order batch 2.

I’m surprised that they let you order 5 pieces since I thought they were going to limit 1 per order.

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SIGShooter wrote:
I’m surprised that they let you order 5 pieces since I thought they were going to limit 1 per order.

Oh, I always buy off Sofirn in bulk so whether there’s a GB or not they still give me the best price. I often also get GB prices long after they’ve ended.

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I dont know the ‘whys’ but Im getting the feeling that Sofirn might Regret taking control of this stage when Sig had the system all worked out………. maybe not…… we’ll see.. Facepalm

Im not a Pessimist …. just an Optimist with a lot of experience

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Coscar wrote:
I dont know the ‘whys’ but Im getting the feeling that Sofirn might Regret taking control of this stage when Sig had the system all worked out………. maybe not…… we’ll see.. Facepalm

I think they’ll let anyone order and just look at the list before discounting. Not surprising if a lot on the list change their mind.

Their AliExpress page just says to message with BLF username before paying and they’ll change the price. Kind of invites anyone to place an order

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I agree with Sig, I think alot of folks want to see if they have a color option.

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Kemikos wrote:
sbslider wrote:
f0xx wrote:
I’ll just have to keep practicing my patience until I get good at it.
Let me know when you get that one figured out, I would love some tips myself.

I had my patience tested today. Came back negative.

Patience?
I ain’t got time for that.

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Ordered yesterday, received a shipped notification a few hours ago.

Thanks team. Thumbs Up

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Just for the record, I just received notification that my LT1 has shipped. It still continues to show delivery by Nov 7- Dec 11th. I bet it’s here sooner than that though. It was done using the GB PMed code through Amazon.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
stuartrue wrote:
dekozn wrote:
I’d rather have a 2nd batch light.

Do we know if there will be any differences between the batches? Small corrections, improvements, anything like that?

If I understand correctly, batch 2 has slightly newer firmware and an updated manual. There will probably also be green and sand colors at some point. I’m not sure if anything else is expected to change.

The Q8 had significant improvements between batch 1 and batch 2, but the LT1 seems unlikely to work that way since Sofirn now has years of experience with this type of design. My LT1 prototype is a production-quality item, and things have only gotten better since then.

I’ll probably wait to order, but not because I’m concerned about quality. It’s just because I already have one and I want someone else to be able to get theirs sooner

Just curious regarding the original BLF Q8 — what kind of significant differences are there from original batch 1 compared to later batch 2 for the BLF Q8?

I’m not quite sure if my BLF Q8 is batch 1 or belongs to batch 2 (I did order quite early so it may be batch 1 — but I’d like to know what are the improvements for batch 2 and later batches)

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Here are the latest additions to the interest list and the files linked in post #1 have been updated.

2854 Metalevon
2855 pipcorona
2856 Behyot
2857 M78
2858 M78
2859 Tally12
2860 dyates
2861 dyates
2862 ben1680
2863 atobe
2864 atobe
2865 Lazy-J
2866 Lazy-J
2867 tra192
2868 tra192
2869 OtisCampbell
2870 Finger Painting in Light
2871 dd2
2872 dd2
2873 fujimi
2874 ChickenPotPi
2875 ChickenPotPi
2876 paetzi
2877 poom55
2878 koolwill
2879 dchoe
2880 Lipfit2000
2881 Bill 63
2882 3061fps
2883 3061fps
2884 JohnCalvin
2885 gadoots
2886 gadoots
2887 basic42
2888 luisgcan
2889 sefern
2890 Typevii
2891 bushmaster
2892 Moomoomao
2893 Moomoomao
2894 acems135
2895 Funtastic
2896 Funtastic
2897 Funtastic
2898 Funtastic
2899 ImLagging
2900 spinnmasterg
2901 spinnmasterg
2902 v.chiu
2903 diversionmary
2904 tatasal

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d_t_a wrote:
Just curious regarding the original BLF Q8 — what kind of significant differences are there from original batch 1 compared to later batch 2 for the BLF Q8?

I don’t remember all the details, but at minimum the screws were replaced with something harder than butter, and the switch PCB was rebuilt to stop it from dying. I think there were other things too, but I never actually got a batch 1 Q8 and wasn’t involved in the project, so I didn’t really have to pay much attention.

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d_t_a wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
stuartrue wrote:
dekozn wrote:
I’d rather have a 2nd batch light.

Do we know if there will be any differences between the batches? Small corrections, improvements, anything like that?

If I understand correctly, batch 2 has slightly newer firmware and an updated manual. There will probably also be green and sand colors at some point. I’m not sure if anything else is expected to change.

The Q8 had significant improvements between batch 1 and batch 2, but the LT1 seems unlikely to work that way since Sofirn now has years of experience with this type of design. My LT1 prototype is a production-quality item, and things have only gotten better since then.

I’ll probably wait to order, but not because I’m concerned about quality. It’s just because I already have one and I want someone else to be able to get theirs sooner

Just curious regarding the original BLF Q8 — what kind of significant differences are there from original batch 1 compared to later batch 2 for the BLF Q8?

I’m not quite sure if my BLF Q8 is batch 1 or belongs to batch 2 (I did order quite early so it may be batch 1 — but I’d like to know what are the improvements for batch 2 and later batches)


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FWIW, I’m #398 on the interest list and I just got the PM with a coupon code. In case anyone is wondering about progress on those.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, I’m #398 on the interest list and I just got the PM with a coupon code. In case anyone is wondering about progress on those.

Thats grand Smile Though it does surprise me that as 1 of the main contributors you didnt get a free one…

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, I’m #398 on the interest list and I just got the PM with a coupon code. In case anyone is wondering about progress on those.

That’s very helpful- I scrapped in at 483 so it looks like I’ll have to wait a few more days.

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Looks like they cranked out a bunch of codes late “our time” yesterday as I got mine at #280.

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