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Cool work pyro - I wouldn't want to be the one clicking through to program a new word, but its an awesome idea Smile

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The editable morse code is a really cool feature CoolCool and, important for flashaholics, completely useless up to the moment the zombie outbreak starts (you know: zombies don't know morse).

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Cool work pyro – I wouldn’t want to be the one clicking through to program a new word, but its an awesome idea Smile

It’s actually not too bad. You enter Morse programming mode (hold down switch while powering up the light until it blinks 9 times. Release switch. It blinks 9 times again to confirm you are in Morse programming mode. Then it starts blinking once a second. Count the blinks (A=1 .. Z=26 SPACE=27). Press button when the desired letter is reached to store it. It blinks three times and starts counting up letters again. Lather, rinse, repeat. When done, power off the light. If you miss your desired letter, it will start counting again.

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Im signing for one for my SP03 with JohnnyMac as soon they avaliable.

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Another blinky mode!, this driver just got much less appealing to me…

 

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Another blinky mode!, this driver just got much less appealing to me…

Read the description in the first post. The driver is programmable. You select the modes that you want to use from the list of available modes. If you don’t want to see a mode, don’t program it in. There is a hidden mode available for saving that one annoying mode that you might someday need.

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texaspyro wrote:
Sirius9 wrote:
Another blinky mode!, this driver just got much less appealing to me…

Read the description in the first post. The driver is programmable. You select the modes that you want to use from the list of available modes. If you don’t want to see a mode, don’t program it in. There is a hidden mode available for saving that one annoying mode that you might someday need.

This can all be done via the user interface or via PC?

EDIT: Nevermind… Looks like it is done via UI- I should have read better. This is great… I’m so very excited to turn my SRK into what it should be.

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User interface…

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well I was paying attention and reading every new post, the hardware was ready long time ago but then came the UI experimenting, every second post started with “I now changed …” and it was kind of exhausting to follow all that…
Perfect one-button interface would for me be DrJones mobydrv interface but with 2 changes:
- long press for instant power off and
- ability to toggle mode memory on and off so it would return to previously used mode after powering it off (if mode memory is active) or start from first mode (if mode memory is deactivated)
and since you are using more advanced MCU with more I/O capabilities you could add SMD led diode as battery status indicator or/and you could add a second button (or 2-stage button)…

 

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- long press for instant power off and - ability to toggle mode memory on and off so it would return to previously used mode after powering it off (if mode memory is active) or start from first mode (if mode memory is deactivated) and since you are using more advanced MCU with more I/O capabilities you could add SMD led diode as battery status indicator or/and you could add a second button (or 2-stage button)…

It has instant power-off by long press. Also has the ability to control mode memory. There is a blinky mode that blinks out the battery voltage and temperature.

When the battery voltage falls below 3.0V, the light blinks two and the light level cuts in half. The reduced load causes the battery voltage to rise and the process repeats each time the battery hits 3.0V. When it gets so low that it can no longer produce light, the light shuts off.

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so then, when it will be available for buying :bigsmile: and of course for how much Cash

 

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Sirius9 wrote:
so then, when it will be available for buying :bigsmile: and of course for how much Cash
^^ this. I’ve been throwing money and my screen but no custom driver has arrived yet Wink

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toysareforboys wrote:
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so then, when it will be available for buying :bigsmile: and of course for how much $)
^^ this. I've been throwing money and my screen but no custom driver has arrived yet Wink -Jamie M.

Better grab an umbrella, Jamie's making it rain on this driver.

The low mode should be lower.

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Any chance on making a driver that can be run from 12VDC? I’d like to use a SRK on my son’s dirtbike for a headlight since he likes to ride a little past dark.

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Please tell us that this is something you plan selling? I don’t think you stated you would? And how much would such an intricate driver cost?

My biggest gripe with my SRK is the lack of a medium mode. The question I guess is how much is a medium mode worth for my SRK.

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Gosh. I don’t have a SRK but want this driver… What’s wrong with me Silly

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eebowler wrote:
Gosh. I don't have a SRK but want this driver... What's wrong with me :P

thats me. im waiting to make sure i have a driver in hand before i buy a SRK

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Pulsar wrote:

eebowler wrote:
Gosh. I don’t have a SRK but want this driver… What’s wrong with me Silly

thats me. im waiting to make sure i have a driver in hand before i buy a SRK


+1

 

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texaspyro wrote:
Yes, the plans are to make it available. I’m pretty sure the cost will be $20 or less. I need to find out what an assembly house will charge to build them up. They have a pretty high setup charge for doing a run of boards. I also want to find out what the cost of the circuit board would be with hard gold on the back vs ENIG gold flash.

One thing is it will almost certainly be built as a 2.8A/LED driver. 380 mA regulator chips cost over twice what 350 mA chips cost (and there are 24 of them on the board). It is MUCH more cost effective to stack a single chip onto each section to get 3A if you really want it.

Source code will be open source…

Wow! Excellent work tp. Like everyone else here, I’m anxious to purchase a couple.

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I’m in for one, aswell.

(I don’t have a SRK yet, but once things are clear, I’ll get one. The only thing that kept me from buying one was the stupid stock driver …;)
Do you have a reliable source for SRKs?)

P.S.: Is there any chances of getting a driver like this for the Kung? If so, I would go crazy Big Smile

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P.S.: Is there any chances of getting a driver like this for the Kung? If so, I would go crazy Big Smile

For a Kung, you would need to add a separate 8×7135 board for the fourth LED. These are most easily made from a single mode Nanjg 105C driver board.

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Any Plans on an 8 * 15 AMC7135 Driver for the http://kaidomain.com/product/details.S022097 ? Smile

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PilotPTK wrote:

Any Plans on an 8 * 15 AMC7135 Driver for the http://kaidomain.com/product/details.S022097 ? Smile

Nope, it;s a multi-cell light… not compatible with AMC7135 chips…

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My 2x18350/8x7135/6v MTG2 light is shocked to hear that it shouldn't exist Shocked

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will it work with the new cree leds or sst-90s ???

Should work with any 3.x V LEDs. You could parallel the outputs and drive a single LED at 6 or 9A.

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One note on SST-90. It has a fairly high Vf even when driven at only 3A (3.47V after ten seconds or so). An XM-L is right around 3.2V at 3A, XM-L2 is 150mV or so higher.
The result on and SST-90 will be an early drop-out of regulation.
At 6A, the SST-90 Vf is 3.65V.
Note: These were tested on actual emitters I had mounted on a heatsink.

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can’t wait until it finished Smile

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AlexHH wrote:
I'm in for one, aswell. (I don't have a SRK yet, but once things are clear, I'll get one. The only thing that kept me from buying one was the stupid stock driver ...;) Do you have a reliable source for SRKs?) P.S.: Is there any chances of getting a driver like this for the Kung? If so, I would go crazy :D

 

It depends on how much quality you want and if you'll swap the emitters and MCPCB's.

 

The CNQ/FFL SRK is considered the highest quality and comes with XM-L2 U2's.  That might even save you money if you reflow them onto better stars.  This is the way to go if you want the best SRK you can build.

 

I believe the Fandyfire UV-S5 is the highest quality SRK clone from Fasttech, but you'll probably want to replace the LED's and stars.

 

Fasttech has less expensive SRK clones.  From what I gather, compared to the real SRK, the big differences are the clickie may not be as reliable and the threads aren't as smooth.  If you just want the form factor and the driver, I think this is the way to go.

 

Another option might be the Supfire M6.  It might use the same 46mm driver, which will make installing texaspyro's driver a perfect fit.  The bad news is Supfire can't give us a solid answer, so it might actually be a 50mm driver, which I think will be MUCH more difficult than trying to install a 17mm driver in a 22mm pill.  The M6 also uses old emitters.  There's currently a group buy that has the M6 at $33 shipped.  This could be a very nice choice if texaspyro is willing to make a wider version of this driver and if the emitters and stars are upgraded.

The low mode should be lower.

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