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Dang
Friday our internet modem went crazy
Lost connection
The night before big thunderstorm
But we have a surge protect build in where the electricity comes in
And vital stuff powered by extension cords with surge protection as well (the phone line also loops through it)
So I figured must be somewhere at ISP.
Called and tomorrow somebody comes to check it out

But some bamboo has shoot up in a hedge that in itself has grown really high as well.
So armed with a bunch of different saws I started trimming things down
Putting the branches at the start of the driveway (close to where I was cutting)
In the evening a pile was formed
2 meters at the highest 5 meter at the longest.
I was tired so planned on putting it on the campfire place Saturday

Woke up Saturday with a small red disc on the skin and some irritation. Inside leg 5 cm above the knee.
It became bigger, hard, hot and painful.
In the evening painful to walk and stretch.

When bending and using force with the leg it was painful pretty short after waking up.

Must be a insect of plant.

Drank a bunch of herb tea my wife made, against inflammation and to force lots of peeing.
Used some oils to help it

So had a couple of toilet visits this night to empty the bladder.
Every time my leg was more painful
But when waking up and getting up it was a little less painful
And the hard warm red is not getting bigger today.

So my leg is kind of broken and that pile of branches (some size of small trees) is still there
It needs to be removed because no car can enter or leave now.
Will just repeat the teas and oils from yesterday and do it tomorrow.
(And dang even calendula oil does not stop the itching argh)

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I used some JB weld to make a non solid pill a little more solid. I put a brand new MT-G2 on 20mm Noctigon over it with some oil as releasing agent under, but the releasing agent didn’t do anything because the JB-weld crept through the wire holes of the MCPCB and basically welded it in. Some of it stuck to the dome of the LED so I gave slicing the dome off a try, but I only ended up ripping the whole dome off… The pill was to messy to keep so it went in the bin together with the MT-G2 Sad

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Sounds like a “great” day Mike Sad .

My soldering station shorted out when I was changing the tip, but I did save the receipt so I returned it to the local shop were I brought it and got a new one for free Thumbs Up

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Broke my trusty Ti3 because I put a 10440 in it and left it on moonlight all night long. I thought I had turned it off but instead it was on moonlight. Now none of the other modes work either. Thinking about replacing it with a K18.

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Illumenated wrote:
Broke my trusty Ti3 because I put a 10440 in it and left it on moonlight all night long. I thought I had turned it off but instead it was on moonlight. Now none of the other modes work either. Thinking about replacing it with a K18.

I should take you under private arrest for such a crime. Nobody breaks my favorite light and gets away with it! Angry

jk. What about replacing it with an Astrolux A01?

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First try shaving an old XM-L (to keep its 1A tint)
I have used two 0.9mm drills as guide, the wires seemed ok, but i have cut some phosphor on one corner, i suppose pressure have bended the razor blade.

Result: no working LED

I think i will stay with gas dedoming method.

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I just rested my solder on a piece of plastic on a headlamp i was working on. Great!

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hank wrote:
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?

Fiber optics

  • Get some fiber optics from your local hobby shop.
  • Drill 3 holes in the side of the body tube of your light in a neat row near your driver the same width as the fiber optic.
  • Cut 3 pieces of fiber optic, one for each LED.
  • Glue one end of a fiber optic to the top of one of the small LEDs with Norland 61.
  • Glue the other end into the hole in your body tube.
  • Repeat for all 3 LEDs. The fiber optics will channel the light to the holes in the body tube. From the outside of the light it should look like the LEDs are mounted on the body rather than the driver.

OPTIONAL: Having the fiber optics glued to both the battery tube and the driver would make it impossible to easily remove the driver. Instead maybe press-fit the fiber optics into the holes in the body tube. Add a transparent window above or below the holes to prevent the optics from accidentally being pushed out.

Window – Instead of fiber optics maybe just add a small window to the light near the driver. Many lights use this method.

  • Drill a hole in the body tube near the driver.
  • Glue a lens over the hole. If you don’t want to see inside, use a frosted lens.
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I just burned a hole in my computer chair while fine tuning the thermal control for my astrolux S1. A bit ironic, isn’t it? I put down the light head first and the synthetic fabric began smelling funny within 10 seconds. Removed the light and there was a nice round hole to the foam. I didn’t know that stuff melted so easily.

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Broke a nanjg 105d driver trying to swap the MCU. I don’t actually know if it’s totally gone, but I lost 2 solder pads in the process. Plus I might have damaged the driver retaining ring on my c8 to the point I might never be able to unscrew it again without causing some damage to the host

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I broke a glass vase today, dropped from a high shelf. The momentum was strong, sending tiny sharp pieces all over the place, making the floor a death trap. It would have been a special kind of hell to clean up the mess without missing a tiny piece.

But I had my light, X45 is my savior! A sixteen thousand lumen of salvation!

The floor was instantly filled with hundred thousands of twinkling little diamonds, and I collected every single one of them without a hassle.

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Nice use of your light! Almost makes me want to start breaking some glass Big Smile

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I was being clumsy AF yesterday for no good reason. I dropped batteries a whole bunch of times and ended up denting a couple. Fortunately they were from my oldest set of Eneloops.

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Broke the end off a 7135 chip on a 5-chip custom 105d driver, apparently by cranking down too hard on a driver retaining ring.
I suspect it was already cracked as I was tightening the retainer trying to restore proper behavior, it had quit working reliably.
Oops.

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My Ice Maker broke itself today. Luckily I took out P.C. Richards’ 10 year warranty. Totally worth the $300 I spent. My warranty runs out in May of 2022.

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Broke a leg from a AMC7135 in my attempt to bend and add to a driver, plus cracked a glass while assembling my S2+ triple. I guess I’m supposed to remove the glass when using the triple tir optics

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My air conditioner broke today Sad
And it’s 40 C today..

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Broke my smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo. Fell from my hand when I was fetching it off the hanging workpants during break time, when I was going to check my tracking codes (for a new Convoy S2 and a pair of Wii-Mote controllers) Sad

But to be fair, I had already lost hope for it: the firmware didn’t update past Android Kit-Kat so I could hardly use the SD card storage, the outer host was all chipped paint, I couldn’t connect it to the PC as an external USB device (took forever to load, then failed), the screen had cracked under the protection, the silicone cover I put on it fell to desiccated pieces months ago, it sometimes crashed so hard it reset completely, and the battery was so worn, anything below 30% meant basically no charge at all. It was a trooper, but it’s been officially 3 years since I got it, and it was time to retire the old soldier ( v_v)7

Tonight, after I give my presentation for the final uni paper, I’m headed off to get a Motorola Big Smile

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Today i have learned the hard way that you always have to be careful with a soldering iron!
While solder blobbing brand new (my first 26650’s) i accidently shorted one (which gave a nice spark) because i had the big part/edge of the iron too close to the edge of the cell, that made the wrap melt, all because i forgot the size, im used to 18650’s probably, which never gave problems.
Cell is ok, need to rewrap it.

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Try this on for size: I was messing with the hidden menu of my 46” flat screen TV…hit the wrong button and bricked it! Won’t even turn on or anything!

Solution: Buy new motherboard for TV…$240!

Not a bad price for a TV repair considering, but a TERRIBLE price to pay for just poking buttons on the remote!

When I'm spending mony foolishly, I like to do it wi$ely...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

 

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ManWithoutShadow wrote:
Try this on for size: I was messing with the hidden menu of my 46” flat screen TV…hit the wrong button and bricked it! Won’t even turn on or anything!

Solution: Buy new motherboard for TV…$240!

Not a bad price for a TV repair considering, but a TERRIBLE price to pay for just poking buttons on the remote!


Ouch!

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What TV is that? I guess Samsung. There is a chance you can revive it; some will accept a fw from a usb drive or have a serial port exposed.

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I broke a magnet ring while trying to fit it to the tail of X6.

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Ya…samsung…tried the USB fw thing…didnt work. I read in some forums you could remove the eeprom chip and reflash it, etc, etc…but that was above and beyond my capabilities and I would have to buy the hardware to reflash it with no guarantee it would solve the issue. Quickest and not much more expensive than buying chip flashers was just to replace the board. Installed it…works again…expensive lesson…ugh!

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Not today, or even yesterday, but on March 25th I “broke” my arm/neck (slipped a couple of discs in my neck, pinched the radial nerve in my left arm. Still dealing with the arm pain even after surgery) while pruning trees away from the house …
on June 22nd (because of the March 25th incident) I broke a new spending record for myself. $100,805.35 for the Ti plate in my neck. Geesh.

And today, I broke another record for myself, as of 1:55 this afternoon I will be 55 yrs old, feeling it, feeling it all too well…

Have been on Dr.s orders to cease and desist for the past 8 weeks, who knows what I might have broken had I not been sitting around on my hands. Silly

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Titanium sure is expensive where you live Big Smile

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My expensive ($25) multi-meter broke. Screen no longer works even with new battery. Funny thing is my cheap harbor freight multi-meter keeps on working and has been for at least 2 years. lol

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I know, right?

They even put it on crooked…

Almost had a screw break through…

But oh well, bone is already fusing to the plate, guess it’s too late to finagle it into true at this point, huh? lol

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