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Toykeeper Appreciation Gift _ Hardware Upgrades

Toykeeper expressed an interest in buying JoshK’s BLF Integrating Light Sphere [link] .

It was subsequently suggested by MRsDNF that we ought to buy one for her as a token of appreciation for her contributions to the BLF discussion forum. SawMaster seconded the idea and was the first to commit funds for the idea. I’ve volunteered to chair this effort. I checked with JoshK and he is agreeable to receiving multiple-source payments and has reserved the last sphere pending funding. JoshK has also generously discounted the price from $126 to $100 for this project.

EDIT: Upon consultation with TK, we’ll use the funds to purchase certain hardware which will be of greater benefit to the BLF community as a whole. I’m trying to figure out exactly what those items will be. Any suggestions are welcome. (Price and links, please.)

So, here it is, if you’d like to contribute to this fundraising effort, please respond by indicating the amount that you wish to contribute. Suggested minimum $5, maximum $15.

1. SawMaster _ $15 (payment received)
2. 1dash1 _ $10 (payment received)
3. MRsDNF _ $10 (payment received)
4. leroycp _ $10 (payment received)
5. scotlarock _ $10 (payment received)
6. ReManG _ $10 (payment received)
7. Coscar _ $10 (payment received)
8. J-Dub74 _ $15 (payment received)
9. RollerBoySE _ $15 (payment received)
10. Rufusbduck _ $10 (payment received)
11. cabfrank _ $5 (payment received)
12. will34 _ $5 (payment received)
13. bugsy36 _ unspecified
14. djozz _ $15 (payment received)
15. slimkango _ $10 (payment received)
16. jhalb _ $15 (payment received)
17. Neal _ $25 (payment received)
18. The Miller _ unspecified

Goal reached! We’ll stop the list at this time. PM sent to everyone who has contributed as to how to make payment.

Now, what to buy? I’m checking with Tom E and Richard (RMM) on different items. I’ll post a list as soon as I’ve conferred with them. Meanwhile, more suggestions would be appreciated. Smile

Here are some of the suggestions so far:

  • tiny25 e-switch light or anything with tiny85 or
  • “smart” lighted tailcap
  • dual-switch light
  • FET+1 e-switch light
  • any of the recent new-and-improved driver designs
  • Q8 Narsil prototype driver from Tom E
  • hot-air soldering station
  • adjustable CC/CV power supply

Mahalo and Aloha!

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Edited by: 1dash1 on 06/09/2016 - 03:34
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Ten for me. Nice effort guys for an extremely selfless member here. I’d hate to know how many hours she has put into this forum for the love of it.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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10 for me

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Nice opportunity to say thanks, for all you do for us here on the forum Toykeeper. I’m in for $10.

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Yup, I am good for $10 on this… Her code mastery is awesome…

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Put me in for $10…… Thank you TK for all of your time and generous contributions to our forum and our lights!!! You are worthy of much more….. Facepalm

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

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Good morning… After a short night … barely awake here goes Wink

Great, Toykeeper thank you for all what you have done and doing, for BLF as a whole, for the Q-team and personally the nicest UIs I now own are made by you!
Thanks for this action organisers!
Josh, would you kindly post that video with you giving that thumbs up Big Smile

How can somebody not be in?
That also means I am pretty sure much more people then just 8-10 will want to contribute and who am I to deny that Big Smile
$2,50 now and I up that to $5 if the $100 is not reached within 48 hours after this posting or $10/if needed.

I know from the SB Meteor action this can go fast. And would propose to set a time and then decide the 100 by the number of people chipping in, is it 10 people (not likely) it is 10 a pop but if it’s 50 then only 2, this gives all the chance to contribute and I am surely OK with contributing $10.

I would go even further and get enough for more, at least one for Pilotdog68 and Tom E, or just 1 extra for one of them because you know they deserve it and are too humble to ask for it!

And now for some coffee with the sky slowly getting lighter Wink

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If you really want to send stuff, send hardware I don’t have yet so I can write code for it. Smile

I already have a way to measure lumens, but there are a bunch of types of lights I haven’t written code for because I don’t have the hardware. For example, I don’t have a tiny25 e-switch light or anything with tiny85 or a “smart” lighted tailcap or a dual-switch light or a FET+1 e-switch light or most of the recent new-and-improved driver designs. A better light-integrating tool is nice, but it doesn’t really make much difference to anyone. Filling gaps in supported hardware makes a difference though.

Ideally, it’s good to cover more than one gap in a single device, to keep my collection of beheaded lights small. I’m not exactly a head hunter, but these keep accumulating:

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You had me at ToyKeeper. Thumbs Up Count me in for $15.

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So this is now a collection for Toykeepers wish list. Im still in either way.’ Smile

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Seems obvious to me that there will be no problem reaching the $100 goal. Why cant we just extend the list & not have a ‘ceiling’ and just send all donations over the $100 goal for the light sphere to TK and let her buy what she needs to help her help us…..

Edit….. I just saw the original post has been edited and it seems it would be easiest just to send Tk anything over the $100. I am sure she knows best what she needs most and has some sort of ‘game plan’ on what order she needs it. That way she can just order what she needs when she needs it.

I think if this thread is kept open and there is no limit set ……… it will allow any new members(or others just finding the link) to show their appreciation and it will provide TK the supplies she needs for continuing her invaluable ‘research & development’ .

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I’ve got no objections. Wink

What say others?

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I say we divert $15 to Tom E
Not for him but to cover the costs of a Q8 Narsil prototype driver and shipping to Toykeeper.
She asks for a AT85 based light and we know she has at least 1 srk that accepts it Wink

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Great suggestion. Dale had a similar idea when I PM’d him for advice.

EDIT: PM message sent to Tom E.

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I’m in for USD 15:-

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I am good with it… Still the cheapest code development I have ever paid for… Big Smile

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Tom E is another, yes there are quite a few, tireless worker behind the scenes here not only on the Q8, that is unseen by most here.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Put me down for $10.

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I’ll happily throw in $5. The minimum because I am not in good financial straits right now, but I really want to say thank you in a small way for all TK’s contributions.

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$5 for me as well (my flashlight budget is a bit tight, large project coming soon). TK’s contributions have been priceless for this community!

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Count me in for the balance what is needed for our Sorceress and her new tools. Wink

 

 

 

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$15 from me for TK’s test-lights/hardware, for Toykeeper, for Tom’s costs, for development progress in general on BLF (I really like what has been done over the few years I’ve been here).

And for that nice money-o-meter of post #2 Smile

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Please put me down for $10.00

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Coscar wrote:
… just send all donations over the $100 goal for the light sphere to TK and let her buy what she needs …

No no no no no… Seriously, don’t send me money. It’s an abstract concept to me and doesn’t convert easily into concrete things of value. I wouldn’t know what to do with it. The things I really need either cost way too much, like enough cash to never work again, or are priceless, like time and motivation.

Maybe I’m weird, but when someone gives me an Amazon gift card or something, it tends to go on a pile of things-to-do until I find it expired years later. But if someone gives me a hand-written letter, I cherish it and read it over and over. I care less about your donation and more about your participation.

If you really want to help: make something cool, build a few, and send one to me to write the code for. Do the parts you’re good at so I can do the parts I’m good at, and we’ll make something together. Or even better, make something cool and share it with everyone.

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Maybe I’m weird…

I don’t think you’re weird. Just an enlightened human being.

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I want to donate 15, I sent a PM to dash..

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Paypal was already sent to JoshK. Thanks

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Maybe you can use my 15 for shipping? Put some cash in there? I really did not want to be late to give.frown

I've always given support in the forums for her work. Also love using the firmwares.

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We far surpassed our goal. So, let’s stop adding to the list. PM sent to all contributors.

Now, what to buy?

I’ve got a couple of PM’s in to Tom E and to Richard at RMM. I’ll report back my findings. Any other suggestions?

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Hardware apparently. Question

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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