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What did you BREAK today?

Hey my friends!

i tought maybe a place to share our mistakes and setbacks would be nice.

 

sharing our fails may give others the chance to learn avoiding them and also we could get a hint how to do better the next time Wink

 

i will go through the "shelf of shame" - filled with broken or ruined lights and abandoned projects over time Wink

 

 

find all available items in this list

i launched my new blog - all deals for members without MAP B$ Wink

find a short description about my idea here

 

if you want to buy a flashlight or battery for a better price: just send a mail - i will try to save you money!

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yesterday i was putting a dedomed XHP50 in my MM18

 

driver @ 5,5A LED

light - brighter - even brighter - smoke (was testing without lens) - less light????

-> 2 dies died Sad

 

i will reassemble and look again next weekend

find all available items in this list

i launched my new blog - all deals for members without MAP B$ Wink

find a short description about my idea here

 

if you want to buy a flashlight or battery for a better price: just send a mail - i will try to save you money!

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Make sure you remember to replace the gasket over the MT-G2 emitter in the Klarus G30 when reassembling the light. Oh boy.

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I broke my favorite coffee mug right on my bare foot on my kitchen hardwood floor this morning. What a bummer!. Luckily my foot survived because the first part of the coffee mug hit the floor first. Still, my big toe hurts, but thankfully it’s not turning black and blue so far. I hate when I screw up!

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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Hahaha this is going to be an awesome thread. Blushing

It wasn’t today, or yesterday for that matter but recently I inadvertently knocked a capacitor off a Qlite while adding 7135’s. The light still functions but only on 100% so I can’t sell it and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t solder it back on.

I also recently smoked a FET driver by shorting an led wire against the reflector while trying to focus the emitter. Immediately bought some kapton tape. Not going to let that happen again.

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I closed my laptop with my car keys laying on the keyboard. Screen shattered!

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Today lets see…

First i broke a sweat!

Then i broke wind!

Ill be here all night folks! Silly

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Today lets see…

First i broke a sweat!

Then i broke wind!

Ill be here all night folks! Silly

It seems we have something in common. I break wind several times a day. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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atbglenn wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Today lets see…

First i broke a sweat!

Then i broke wind!

Ill be here all night folks! Silly

I break wind several times a day. It seems we have something in common. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

Yea it is lol! Id be more worried if any one didn’t lol

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Today lets see…

First i broke a sweat!

Then i broke wind!

Ill be here all night folks! Silly

I break wind several times a day. It seems we have something in common. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

Yea it is lol! Id be more worried if any one didn’t lol

It’s funny because I edited my post. Rearranged my sentences. Sometime I type what’s in my head not realizing it would be better I said this before that. Oh well, it is what it is …lol!

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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atbglenn wrote:
I broke my favorite coffee mug right an my bare foot on my kitchen hardwood floor this morning. What a bummer!. Luckily my foot survived because the first part of the coffee mug hit the floor first. Still, my big toe hurts, but thankfully it’s not turning black and blue so far. I hate when I screw up!

Glad you’re ok. At least the mug wasn’t filled with boiling hot coffee when it hit your foot!

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Wizard pro.

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mhanlen wrote:
Wizard pro.

You broke it already???

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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Firelight2 wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
I broke my favorite coffee mug right an my bare foot on my kitchen hardwood floor this morning. What a bummer!. Luckily my foot survived because the first part of the coffee mug hit the floor first. Still, my big toe hurts, but thankfully it’s not turning black and blue so far. I hate when I screw up!

Glad you’re ok. At least the mug wasn’t filled with boiling hot coffee when it hit your foot!

I was just about to fill my mug when I lamed out. That said, I’ve had bad luck with my feet. I broke my right foot 2 years ago doing something stupid. And back in the 70’s, I jumped off a roof and fractured my left heal because I got too stoned to climb down the same way I got up.. Yep, I’m a piece of work…lol

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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atbglenn wrote:
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Wizard pro.

You broke it already???

I dropped the tailcap. The PCB is glue-ed in. It’s being taken care of though. I can’t say if it’s a tailcap misalignment issue or another problem. I’ll figure it out in a few days- but I will say… Illumn is amazing.

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Thankfully I didn’t break anything today. If I break something at work usually a repair is in the 10’s of thousands of dollars.

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There are far too few pictures in a thread of breaking things…

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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mhanlen wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
mhanlen wrote:
Wizard pro.

You broke it already???

I dropped the tailcap. The PCB is glue-ed in. It’s being taken care of though. I can’t say if it’s a tailcap misalignment issue or another problem. I’ll figure it out in a few days- but I will say… Illumn is amazing.

I’m sure it’s nothing serious. You got that right about Illumn’s customer service. They’re the best. I know that from personal experience.

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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Just broke the XM-L2 in my Convoy C8. I had dedomed it a few months ago but figured I could make it look a little better and lift off a sliver of silicone that was left behind. I broke both bond wires Tired

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I didn’t break anything today, but the AF sensor of my Canon 1Dx broke 2 weeks ago, it will cost me almost 800 Euro to get it repaired…

Pictures of breaking things in front of the camera (also not today).

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I think I at least sprained my brain just now.

Someone please tell me where and how this driver board with build in LEDs is going to be useful?


Anyone make a transparent flashlight?

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As it is a bike light you would be looking at its rear end Blushing all you would need is a hole next to the switch with a bit of clear/opaque plastic in it.

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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Ah, thank you. I hadn’t realized that bump in the middle of the driver board is a switch.

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atbglenn wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Today lets see…

First i broke a sweat!

Then i broke wind!

Ill be here all night folks! Silly

It seems we have something in common. I break wind several times a day. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, yes it is a small world when people do that!

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Ooh with 30°C in the shade breaking sweat is what I do now

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One of those small but terribly useful bones in my ankle.

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acolyte wrote:
One of those small but terribly useful bones in my ankle. Sick

Be careful with those and take it seriously!!
I broke one thirty years ago and didn’t recover fully. Seriously!

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I broke my Opus BT-C100 lol

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atbglenn wrote:
I broke my Opus BT-C100 lol

LMAO, you should send that video to gearbest

Brianbug

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Paypal told me they’d give my money back if I sent it back to GearCrap. Sending a $12 item back to China’s got to cost around $10 or more. I sent GearCrap a message to cancel my account.

Update: GearBest gave me my money back. I guess that video worked.

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

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Well it survived for a half a year, maybe a bit more but it happened, forgot the flashlight on turbo with reflector side down for about a minute, stepdown was kicked in so for sure it was more than 45 seconds. Its okay tho, everything else survived.

FYI 30Q was inside, fresh off the charger, so this was running at 9A at the time of accident Big Smile

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