R86s - Build From Scratch- It's a coke light, but it ain't diet

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Thanks for the tips.. Since the holes are so close to the edge, ill stick to plastic lens though..
If people did not figure it out. I have been thinking using the Asgard driver circuit. If I don’t mess it up and I am able to make a battery hatch that the BT signal can go through.. Made a thread here instead of filling up this thread..

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I just recently watched some YouTube vids on home made Linen Micarta. It’s so simple, dip strips of linen or canvas into epoxy and stack em up, press the excess epoxy out and line your can with the stack of cloth strips. In 24 hours the can will be like black drill pipe.

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You could also fill it with foam sealant.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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When it turns into one of those spewing chocolate fountains you know it’s getting hot and it’s time to turn it off. Wink

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Shhhh!

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Thanks for the tips…
I have plans and Ideas though.. Just wait and see. I just want to figure out of the driver circuit before I do any inside work..

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When it turns into one of those spewing chocolate fountains you know it’s getting hot and it’s time to turn it off. Wink

Chocolate fountain??? Love Who would turn that off? Silly
How many amps does that take? I want one.. Big Smile

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You load those HD ChocFire’s and the thermal protection circuit reroutes the heat to the chocolate wrapper. Smile The mocha dark chocolates are my favorites!

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Updated first post! Lots of pictures of the build..
Kinda finished light.. Consider it a prototype that needs some more work…

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Nice race to the finish line. Your going to shock people at parties with this one. I love it. I’d still hate to be on the judging panel.

 

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That’s a nice light in a challenging host. Great job! Beer

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Thanks, MRsDNF!

I would not like to be among the judges, that is for sure. My build so far does not deserve to be anywhere near the top the way it is now, but Im hoping Im in for a gift certificate. ^^

relic38 wrote:
That’s a nice light in a challenging host. Great job! Beer

Thanks! Beer
Some of the idea was to make a very bright SRK style light that used AA batteries and were unique. Coke can suited me nice, its a personal thing. And I wont give away anything without a decent tint. Wink
When I get around to improve it, I plan to gift it to by best friend. Smile He said he wanted a bright light.. Still a long time until his birthday or Christmas.
He is very into phones/tech and such, so would be cool with the Asgard driver, but If I cant get the one I have to work properly with high output, Im not sure I will buy another Asgard. Right now, Im tired of the driver and I cant bother to properly finish the rear end just to have it done for the competition, and then rebuild it again depending on the driver/switch solution. If using the Asgard, the BT antenna would probably have to be there at the back too.

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Thats some of the best camouflage I have seen on a flashlight.  Even the top still just looks like a can of coke.   Nice work.

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I think what you’re looking for is called a touch latch. You push and it comes partway open so you can get you fingers behind it to open it the rest of the way. Some are magnetic, some mechanical. Another option is to put a plug and a jack between the batteries and driver/emitters, and glue a nut to the bottom of the battery cage and a bolt to the bottom of the light or some similar combination. I use barrel jack for this a lot. This was one of my favorite builds as it started so very far from anything remotely “flashlight”.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Nice build, a can is a good host!

Offtopic, but is “mexican” (or sugar) Coke available in US anywhere?

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I like your light a lot, it looks very clean and beautiful!
The inside shows a lot of work and good implemented ingenuity. Smile

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CheapThrills wrote:
is “mexican” (or sugar) Coke available in US anywhere?

Yes. You can find it here in 1 liter bottles. If you know where to look. The only Coke worth drinking. That and real Dr. Pepper (in the small 8 ounce bottles). I would never drink any of that high-fructose sweetened crap.

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texaspyro wrote:
I would never drink any of that high-fructose sweetened crap.

Some people here buy that stuff in import shops for >2$/12oz can or even >5$ for a 8oz glass bottle. ^^
I like our sugar-beet sweetened Coke more but am quite curious if the mexican Coke is much different.
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this has to be one of the best custom projects i have ever seen

ill take one! name your price! haha.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Awesome build! it's a shame the switch area gets a little beat up, but then it's not like you have a shortage of hosts Big Smile

Very well done indeed.

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texaspyro wrote:
CheapThrills wrote:
is “mexican” (or sugar) Coke available in US anywhere?

Yes. You can find it here in 1 liter bottles. If you know where to look. The only Coke worth drinking. That and real Dr. Pepper (in the small 8 ounce bottles). I would never drink any of that high-fructose sweetened crap.

Nice 8) thanks for replying!

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Ran across this today in the office fridge… if you ever decide to reskin your light, get this can!
(I know I’m a month late, but I couldn’t help posting)

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Cool, I can see where the hidden button could go. Smile

I will rebuild my light, and use a new body. But ill stick to the original can that is available here.

I have lots of lights on my list to mod/rebuild before I get back to my coke light though..

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I don't know how I've missed this!  Funniest BLF mod by far.

The low mode should be lower.

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