2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest is CLOSED - WINNERS results have been posted in the OP!

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2 days 12 hours!

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Finally finished my build – really happy with the outcome.

There’s one more weekend left, & I know there will be a couple of people thrashing to get their builds finished!

Good luck to everyone Beer

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FmC wrote:
Finally finished my build – really happy with the outcome.

There’s one more weekend left, & I know there will be a couple of people thrashing to get their builds finished!

Good luck to everyone Beer

yeah I’m not exactly pleased with the output of mine.. but it works and it is handheld Smile

maybe I’ll build another version using a 100 watt led and stuff, but maybe using wood next time..

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PHOTOS of the finished builds, now shown in Post #1.

 

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Good luck to everyone!

Ill race you guys to the finish line. 

I hope OL and everyone who is not in a hurry finishing their lights are enjoying the show. Smile

Is the counter in OP correct? People can work on their lights on Monday too right?

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Same here, i wish good luck to everyone who entered this contest.
All these custom built lights are great creations, though with many differences between each one, they all hold one big thing in common..
- There are no losers in this fun comp, as they are all great efforts showing the common interest we all share, making everyone a winner in my books. Smile

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Well, the contest runs until June 30th at Midnight, but the counter is set to GMT, or it's supposed to be.

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I’m sorry but I didn’t have enogh time to work on anything so you can delete me from the list.

Thank you very much for the opportunity OL!!

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Best wishes for every contestant here, its funn to work and post but also lots of effort really to finish a project. I have seen great talent, diversity, and determination and i like all the projects that i read here.
It was a first kind of project for me this and fir sure i will remember well enough thise days for a long time.
I have one last bit ti add in my project but i think to not have enough time to implement properly.
I have a couple of las work pictures that i believe do more justice my light so am posting here and please OL if u find time chose one of those for putting in first page above my name



some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Tick tock tick tock. Whats that you say?

 

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Looks great, Ervin - like a crown jewel!

I took some outdoor photos of mine this morning.

Post #61 of my build thread.

If it's not too much trouble, I wouldn't mind getting one of my outdoor photos at the start of this thread, in place of the one that's there now.

The original pictures were taken at about 1AM, after I'd just finished it.... it looks a little better outside, at 10AM Smile

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great work Ervin Smile alot of work went into this.

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after Yesterday it has been a year since the circuitry of the Glow-light on the Steam Light been running continuously. Very close to the deadline of the contest.

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I finished!  Party

Here you can see the front.

I like this picture better though, but maybe not as suitable for the "frontpage" picture.

Video and more pictures in my build thread.

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4½ hours left to cry… Sad

Mjêh well, it was something i wouldn’t want to have missed.
Better next time !

(I did finish, but it’s already broken again… Silly )

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Jerommel wrote:
4½ hours left to cry… Sad

Mjêh well, it was something i wouldn’t want to have missed.
Better next time !

(I did finish, but it’s already broken again… Silly )

2 hours and 50 minutes left to cry now. Silly

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All is not lost! The countdown timer was running down Till June 30th, not thru June 30th. The timer is set correctly now!  Sorry!

I know for those that run to the last minute, it wouldn't really make much difference anyhow.

This is why I had written:

The contest officially starts as of this posting and it runs until June 30th. at Mignight. No matter what the stupid countdown shows.

ahead of the counter. 

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Contest is Closed. Hopefully I will have the winners posted by the 4th of July.

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Its all over for another 4 years. That should give us all plenty of time to work out our next builds. I did say originally that I wanted to be a judge but am I glad now I'm not. I would not want to be a judge if you paid me. Have fun guys whoever you are.Tongue Out

 

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4 years is annual?

Anyway, here’s a pic for the OP:

(it’s the middle one.. Silly )

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I believe I have every "Completed" entry in Post #1 mow, with photos. Please let me know if I missed anyone.

Thanks

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Can you change my pic to this one please?  It is a much better picture.

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I agree Steve, another great collection of one of a kind builds that will be hard to pick from. Having done this twice now I feel less drained after this one. I hope that’s a trend and common to others. Maybe some of those who entered but were not able to free up the time needed can entertain us with their builds until the next round.

Thanks Justin for putting together another great opportunity/incentive to be creative.

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Ive got one favorite. MRsDNF`s light. (MRsDNF, ill have my regular fee thanks. You know my paypal)

I also have a weak spot for alpg88`s build.  I don't think his light and his thread have gotten the attention it deserves. "Practicality, utility, and originality". His light got it all. And them some.. I don't even understand it all. But its all great. Big Smile

The two above are lights that I would really like to use. And that is important for me. There is also no way that I can think of to improve them or to design them better from the beginning. I cant "deduct points" for anything.

I love Southlands leadbelly! Just look at it. Epic cool and good looking! This guys got taste! If it came with maybe a little fan, air inlet and outlet, maybe at the bottom to not ruin the looks, and properly regulated output at maybe 5-7 amp to each emitter. That would be EPIC. Would probably made it into a clear winner for me. (MRsDNF, this would have been up for discussion. I have my fees you know.)

And then there is this build, and then there is...    Nah, im not naming more.. So many great builds that are special and unique in their own way. Im kinda feeling bad for not naming more of them..

Poor judges! Big Smile

Honorable mention goes to ImA4wheelr. If the guy does not win anything due to not finishing in time. Give him a medal! Give him something for his magnificent effort and plans. Ill put 5$ of my hard earned money into the pot. (MRsDNF. In case your hard working wife finds out about your spending. Tell her that a fraction (5$) of the money went to a good cause.)

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Congrats to all the entrants that completed.  I also feel sorry for the judges.

Thank you RaceR86 very much for the honorable mention.  Please no metals or anything like that though.  I did lose about of month of time due very valid reasons that were outside my control, but I'm sure others have had similar bad luck.  Rules are rules and I am happy to have had a chance to compete.  I would prefer we focus on those that delivered completed builds.

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These are some amazingly cool builds. My favorites are:

DSBAR – It just has a lot going for it. A really cool steampunk look, a useful lantern mode, a powerful flashlight end, and the moonlight mode glow. It is extremely unique and I’d love to have a light like that in my collection.

OL Comp – Machine made. What a glorious beast! I love my TK70 and this is like a homegrown Upsized version.

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Sorry, folks, my work schedule was insane and the two real weekends I’ve had since my last entry all I could do was veg out on the couch for two days to try to remain sane for my next 12/13 day work week.

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I don’t think apologies are necessary. Everyone who posted a build or read through the long threads knows just how much time it can take and not everyone can spare that time. It’s not like assembling a p60 and a really good project can suck you in. I’m grateful for both the opportunity and the flexibility that allowed me to try. I encourage everyone to think about it at least.

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