The SYNIOSBEAM - CFT90 recoil thrower

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So, you will do more candela measurements and focusing tweaks now, as you announced before? Wink

I am going to send the parts to get type 3 anodized next week, since I’m done all the machining and everything fits as intended.
When I get them back I will rebuild both lights and do the proper tests.
It will be a while before I can test the CFT90 though, lexel will take about a month to build the driver still.

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You could put a second LED into the hole in the reflector … Would that increase the performance? Just an idea …

No. Led must be at the focal point. And in this reflector that’s in the front

This is correct ^^
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Just arrived Smile
Tomorrow I will turn it on a lathe to form it into a circle that will sit on the copper LED block.
No Lexel driver yet, but I guess I can still test it using the “powerful” 6A 3v drivers I use in my other lights Silly

Only one of the lights will be converted to CFT90 for now due to cost, my light will keep the black flat, depending on how amazing the CFT90 performs I may spend the money to convert my light to CFT90 too during the summer Smile

On Thursday I will be dropping off all the aluminum parts for type-3 anodizing, that may take a few weeks, when I get the parts back I can begin the final assembly and testing.

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So that’s the expensive little guy!

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Yup!

Here it is with the connectors removed and milled down to size (didn’t use a lathe)
I tested it and it still works Big Smile


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Enderman wrote:
Yup!

Here it is with the connectors removed and milled down to size (didn’t use a lathe)
I tested it and it still works Big Smile

Uff… Lucky you Smile

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BUILD PROCESS – anodizing finished

Just picked up the parts today, and they look great!
Very nice type 3 “clear” finish.
No anodizing places in my area did black dyed type 3, so I chose to go with regular type 3 anodizing instead of black type 2.
The gray/green finish looks great in my opinion, and it is more durable than type 2 or even dyed type 3.
The acid etching removed quite a bit of the surface imperfections, only a couple lines visible here and there, overall a nice brushed finish!








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Your pics have bad resolution Sad
Nice, I mean, really nice project and execution !

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Yeah, I think it’s because I’m making the 600×800 pic stretch across the whole screen…
But if I upload the image in full resolution it is like 10MB per image and then nobody will be able to load the page :/

When I do the final build pictures I’ll upload them at full res.
I think it would be a problem for some people if they tried to load a forum page with 250MB of images lol
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Do people prefer I leave the images as 800×600 (like pic 1) or set them to 50% of screen width (like pics 2-8)? What works better for you guys?

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I think it makes the most sense to stick with smaller resolutions and instead take more pictures including more close-ups.

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Ok, but for people reading on mobile or on larger/smaller screens than 1080p, is it better to leave them 800×600 or to scale them to 50%?
I think 100% looks bad on 1080p screens.

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800×600 is good… if you still live in the early 2000s…
Give us at least 1600×1200 ?

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Ok I’ll do that.
Just thought it would be easier to do 800×600 because CPF doesn’t want you posting images larger than that, but I guess I can upload them twice.

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CPF resizes them automatically.

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The_Driver wrote:
CPF resizes them automatically.

Yeah but the rules still say to not post images larger than that or you can get banned if you od it repeatedly, probably due to the large file size or processing needed to downscale the image.
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Enderman wrote:
The_Driver wrote:
CPF resizes them automatically.
Yeah but the rules still say to not post images larger than that or you can get banned if you od it repeatedly, probably due to the large file size or processing needed to downscale the image.

When you load them on Imgur, select 21” monitor and imgur will size them for you

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When you load them on Imgur, select 21” monitor and imgur will size them for you


I already know how to use that, that’s how i downscale them to 800×600.

The Driver is talking about the resizing that happens on CPF.

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Enderman wrote:
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When you load them on Imgur, select 21” monitor and imgur will size them for you


I already know how to use that, that’s how i downscale them to 800×600.

The Driver is talking about the resizing that happens on CPF.

Oh, I responded to what X3 was saying about the picts here on blf being too low res

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I remember slow internet (dial-up), when people were posting thumbnails…

Get the smaller version of an image on Imgur

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f you want to show an image on the web or anywhere else from imgur.com but the image is too large in size, you might want to only show a smaller version of the original image. By default, the image dimension the image is served as is the full resolution. To reduce this to a large thumbnail, simply add l to the image name.

So if you image URL is https ://i.imgur.com/9ZC02Os.jpg, you simply add the l to the image name: https ://i.imgur.com/9ZC02Osl.jpg. Now your image is a large thumbnail! (640×640 pixels)

The same can be applied if you need a small square. In this case, you add a s to the image name. And thus, or previous example becomes https ://i.imgur.com/9ZC02Oss.jpg with a 90×90 dimension.

Here are all the dimensions and letters to choose from:

s = Small Square (90×90) as seen in the example above
b = Big Square (160×160)
t = Small Thumbnail (160×160)
m = Medium Thumbnail (320×320)
l = Large Thumbnail (640×640) as seen in the example above
h = Huge Thumbnail (1024×1024)

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Thumbs Up Thanks I’ll do that. I’ll still limit the images to 1600×1200 since imgur doesn’t have options to downscale to any larger sizes.

The next step up would be full res 6000×4000 from my camera and that would make the page take ages to load on some people’s internet connections Silly
I’ll save that for the final pics.

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Enderman wrote:
Ok I’ll do that. Just thought it would be easier to do 800×600 because CPF doesn’t want you posting images larger than that, but I guess I can upload them twice.

I agree with you.

800×600 is more than enough and if someone wants detailed picture from some reason then if you want send them on email.

There are some threads with beautiful but too heavy pictures that 5Mbit connections simply can’t chew.

So 800×600 resized for web is around 100kb or less and that loads lighting fast.

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I upload this 6000×4000 picture to imgur which resized it automatically to 3200×2400, due to size limit to 1MB.
(Non-animated images over 1MB for anonymous uploads and 5MB for account holders will be lossily compressed).

This is the largest thumbnail, by adding “h” before “.jpg”


Link to Full size

If you have an account, there is no problem to upload a 6000×4000 picture as long as its size in MB is not over 5MB. Make a thumbnail and add a link to the full size.

If you want to resize your image once uploaded to imgur, put your mouse in the top right corner of the image, choose “edit” :

Type the new size (for example “2600”), click “apply” and then “save”. Copy the new shared link, add a letter for the thumbnail.

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You need to go into your account settings and enable high quality.
Then the images do not get lossy compression (they get very little compression, but it is lossless)
So for example one of my 4.5MB pics might be compressed to 4MB, but remain 6000×4000 and not lose any quality.
EDIT- actually if they are over 5MB they will get lossy compression, you’re right.

Also yes you can resize to whatever resolution you want individually, but that is a pain to do for many images so it is a lot easier to use the resizing during upload settings that RobertB posted an image of above.

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BUILD PROCESS – final assembly


I had to buy a larger tube of thermal paste in order to heatsink the copper cooling coil to the flashlight bosy.

The top and bottom of the coil is glued with thermal epoxy to keep it from moving.
I decided to not glue the entire coil because it would make it impossible to remove if it needed to be replaced for any reason.

Once the coil was in I put the rest of the electronics and cooling loop inside the light.


The final components were the reflector and front glass.

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FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURES

More pics coming soon, as well as beamshots!
No official performance measurements have been done yet, those are still to come.

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I love how you still call this a “flashlight”. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Looking forward to beamshots and throw data!!

Cheers
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That beast is a work of art.  Congratulations on yet another fantastic build.

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Nicolaas wrote:
I love how you still call this a “flashlight”. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Looking forward to beamshots and throw data!!

Cheers
Nico


Haha thanks! I’m also looking forward to it Smile
Need to get my friend to help me out measuring at 400m distance!
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I admire your skills in all things electronic and mechanical Enderman. Orsm effort. Thanks again for posting up. Thumbs Up Beer
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

That beast is a work of art.  Congratulations on yet another fantastic build.

Persechini wrote:
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Thanks guys Smile
Some beamshots coming later tonight, it is pretty insane.

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BEAMSHOTS

10 000ft cloud cover
The pictures are not very clear because they were all handheld, I will be doing a better photoshoot using a tripod in the near future.

I can’t wait to see how impressive the beam is using a CFT90 Shocked 5x more lumens will make a much more visible beam.

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