The BLF DIY Forum First Annual Scratch made light contest - CONTEST IS DONE - WINNERS are Announced! in the OP

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Sirius9 wrote:
this will be excellent source of free ideas Smile

My thoughts exactly. Smile Nothing like borrowing someone else’s idea.

 

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I have my general concept planned now.
  • Reflector ordered
  • Home Depot loitered
  • Dremel primed
  • Sandpaper ready
  • soldering iron tested (can I use hot air reflow?, it’s part of my soldering station Big Smile )
  • hacksaw blade replaced
  • First-Aid kit restocked
  • Emergency numbers posted nearby

The countdown begins. J)


You have forgotten the primary ingredients,
For design: halucinogenics
For developement: mild euohorics(beer, etc)
For recovery: pain killers(band aids), I see you have those listed.

Warning, it is inadvisable to work with an open flame near alchohol above 100 proof.

I thought those ingredients were inherent, like eggs for breakfast J)


Yes, but you could of had a V8, eggs Benedict, and a cappacino!

Mr Moose, fake, ruse builds will be considered grounds for DQ. 0:)

And yes, since the builds will all be posted, I’ll be on the lookout for good ideas to
steal industriously espy.

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This is a great Idea Old-Lumens!
I hope I will find the time, energy and parts to make something decent..

If this becomes a success. I would recommend for the future (or maybe right away) , that the time frame becomes longer. As some here have already said, free time to do a build from scratch can be lilmited compared to the time It would take. And if parts are needed, well, sometimes parts from China wont even arrive within a month.
More people will be able to participate with a longer time-frame..
If this could become a montly thing, well, 12 unique builds a year! We all know only Old-Lumens seems to be up to such things.. Silly
Us regular mortals on the other hand, It will easily become too much.. Ofcourse, one could always pass, but longer time frames, would automatically make it easier for more people to participate… I think.. These are just my thoughts, I may be wrong.

Im probably up for the challenge though! Smile I think.. I have to shop some ingredients first..
Halucinogenics mixed with some sort of liquid might be a good start… Ill see how the brain-storming goes, and take it from there. S)
Thanks for the tips Rufusbduck!

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You have forgotten the primary ingredients,
For design: halucinogenics
For developement: mild euohorics(beer, etc)
For recovery: pain killers(band aids), I see you have those listed.

Warning, it is inadvisable to work with an open flame near alchohol above 100 proof.

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Handmade in the USA.

What does this mean? What I think it means?

I may have to work my design around a Scotch bottle and a candle as there aint going to be anything delivered from China in the allotted time. Is this part off a ghastly plan to make people think? Panadol please.

We need some new comers jumping on board. Nows your chance and there is a cash incentive to make it worthwhile. This could be the start off a new career for someone with recognition worldwide through this forum.

 

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How about portable? Hand held, head heldWink, as long as it’s meant for portability. Make sense?

 

sweet! Well, I often hold my head in my hands, particularly when I realise I put something on the car backwards, so it’ll be sort of hand held too Smile The only problem I’ll have is holding off on this before the start date. Guess I’ll just have to LEDify a desklamp in the meantime..

looking forward to all the great lights that are about to be born! I’d put my money on RBD personally, although I could always send him some 95% ethanol from the lab to “distract” him J)

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Really great idea Old-Lumens! This thread is going Sticky and Frontpage.

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Hmm….yes…yesss….nothing like a competition to get the creative juices flowing…

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I have so many ideas!
Currently, my main problem is deciding between all the ideas!
Once the decision is made, Ill get a new problem. Can I make it happen in a decent way. Silly

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The Contest begins on Midnight UTC 06/09/2013 and runs until Midnight UTC 06/30/2013. Do not start your build before the contest starts.

Are we not allowed to start “tinkering” with parts and such?? I would like to maybe start slowly, this weekend, because Im not sure I will use the “host” that I am planing on using.. (Relax, its not a flashlight host..) And the best way to find if I can work on/with it, is to do a little work on it. I will not post anything about it.

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I'd love to be in this one but I have too much going on right now to complete in a week.  Can't wait to see the entries that turn up in this! 8)

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Sounds like fun. I should be able to whip up something.

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Ok then, I'm in, for the one without machinery. I will have a hard time not using the electrix sander though....

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I’d love to be in this one but I have too much going on right now to complete in a week.  Can’t wait to see the entries that turn up in this! 8)


Well, good news then; it doesn’t start until the end of next week, and runs for three weeks Wink

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I’m pondering but I don’t see me taking part, although I do have a mule light idea brewing that’s been in the “I wonder” stage for a while.

One tip for people worrying about parts, you could aways strip a light as a donor then order the parts to replace, ie a c8 or p60 would be easy to replace the parts you borrow till the post man does the medical resup.

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relic38 wrote:
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I'd love to be in this one but I have too much going on right now to complete in a week.  Can't wait to see the entries that turn up in this! 8)

Well, good news then; it doesn't start until the end of next week, and runs for three weeks ;)
Well that'll teach me to read things better. I will have to think this one out some more. I've had an idea tossing around in my head for some time now. looks like I need to seriously consider it as feasable. Wink
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I'd love to be in this one but I have too much going on right now to complete in a week.  Can't wait to see the entries that turn up in this! 8)

You have the month of June, from what I posted and if that is not enough (I see it might not be), I will push it to the middle of July if people need the time to complete. I want it to be fair for people. Not everyone does this stuff in a day or two like me. I'm pretty anal about that, but I know it takes time for others, as they have a real life, LOL.

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One question for the panel: (spoiler alert! stop reading here if you don’t want to know anything about my top secret project!)

If I’m doing a multi emitter light, does a single power tool battery pack with multiple cells inside meet the definition of “multi-cell”?

(I could step down to a single emitter, but that’d mean stealing parts from other lights that actually work.)

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No life, I just can’t seem to stay with the kiss philosophy. That plus very little time actually at home tends to make my builds more like multi episode documentaries than saturday matinees. I’m lucky if I can get one part made in a weekend but I’ll spend the time leading up to this to think about logistics.

Will we need to post a verbal design plan or will “your guess is as good as mine what I’m doing” be the order of the day?

I think a balance should be kept between enough time and lack of urgency

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Hey ruffles, a pack is almost by definition multicell so I would think a pack might be considered like a multicell carrier(AAA for example)fwiw.

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ruffles wrote:
One question for the panel: (spoiler alert! stop reading here if you don't want to know anything about my top secret project!) If I'm doing a multi emitter light, does a single power tool battery pack with multiple cells inside meet the definition of "multi-cell"? (I could step down to a single emitter, but that'd mean stealing parts from other lights that actually work.) Thanks!
It works for me. Multiple cells are multiple cells.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
No life, I just can't seem to stay with the kiss philosophy. That plus very little time actually at home tends to make my builds more like multi episode documentaries than saturday matinees. I'm lucky if I can get one part made in a weekend but I'll spend the time leading up to this to think about logistics. p. Will we need to post a verbal design plan or will "your guess is as good as mine what I'm doing" be the order of the day? p. I think a balance should be kept between enough time and lack of urgency
All you need to do is make a thread of your build, like you normally do. Photos and descriptions. How much you write is up to you, as well as how clear you make it. All the judges have to go by, is your photos and what you write.

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Old-Lumens wrote:
How about portable? Hand held, head heldWink, as long as it’s meant for portability. Make sense?

 

You just introduced doubt into one of the ideas I had for an early build now that I was going to begin modding. In the first post I would have called it as clearly not qualifying but now….

It’s portable in the sense of it’s small, light, and easy to take along. The idea is more along the the lines of a small emergency light. Small, light and portable enough to carry along in a pack camping. I suppose it could be held in the hand to point forward while moving but it would be awkward. It’s more of a multifuel LED lantern than flashlight or headlamp. If that doesn’t work I have an idea that would make it more of a forward pointing pack strap light.

Just want to confirm which way I am looking at since it affects a couple parts choices.

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How about portable? Hand held, head heldWink, as long as it's meant for portability. Make sense?

 

 

You just introduced doubt into one of the ideas I had for an early build now that I was going to begin modding. In the first post I would have called it as clearly not qualifying but now.... It's portable in the sense of it's small, light, and easy to take along. The idea is more along the the lines of a small emergency light. Small, light and portable enough to carry along in a pack camping. I suppose it could be held in the hand to point forward while moving but it would be awkward. It's more of a multifuel LED lantern than flashlight or headlamp. If that doesn't work I have an idea that would make it more of a forward pointing pack strap light. Just want to confirm which way I am looking at since it affects a couple parts choices.
You know, it gets into gray areas. A lantern is a portable light. You take it with you for camping. Usually, they have some kind of handle, so they can be carried.

I would think a lantern is ok.

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Hey OL,

Man this is a terrific idea.    Count me in!!

Put me down for the machine made category.

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Does an LED array count as a multi-emitter?

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Does an LED array count as a multi-emitter?
Like this? Yes it would.

 

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Hi OL, could you possibly include another category; multi-cell single emitter?

Go on, I know you love your eneloops Smile

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Hi OL, could you possibly include another category; multi-cell single emitter?

Go on, I know you love your eneloops Smile


I recommend lumping this in with one of the other two categories (either multi emitter or single emitter). I’m not sure it should be it’s own category, might have a low turnout.

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Hi OL, could you possibly include another category; multi-cell single emitter? Go on, I know you love your eneloops :)
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