Nitecore Tube clone overhaul with MELD firmware

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Nitecore Tube clone overhaul with MELD firmware

I’ve been playing with these cheap Nitecore Tube clones from eBay recently, and made a MELD firmware version for white-only lights with permanent rechargeable cells (no ability to power cycle). After the microcontroller swap and a few electrical improvements, these $3 keychain lights become pretty awesome. Here’s a video of the whole process:

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Looks great tterev!

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Nice mod.

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Super cool mod. Let alone your electronic knowledge, I’m jealous of your soldering skills Thumbs Up

  

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Nice, thanks for sharing!

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thank you for the video, just enjoyed it on my youtube app.
I must say… all those parts look huge through the camera lens… I wouldn’t be able to solder that small, I guess.

well done, great mod.

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Wow! Your skills are amazing! Crown

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Cool mod.

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What an amazing mod tterev3. I was spell bound the whole way through the video. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water. Smile
Your skills and abilities are beyond reproach. I will have to learn Chinese to even comprehend a tenth of what you were talking about. Thumbs Up Beer

 

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