Copper 3C steampunk by Hopback (progress made 16th June)

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Copper 3C steampunk by Hopback (progress made 16th June)

Here is the collection of parts that I will be soldering together to make a 3C (alkaline/nimh) torch……

It will be a 4c xpg2 driven by a single mode buck-boost driver at (only) 1 Amp.

The reflector is 42mm dia.

More photos to follow, as work progresses. I will dig out a better camera for these shots.

Edit 11/6/2013

Just a photo before soldering to show roughly what I’m aiming for….

Tailcap has o-ring seal.

More to follow….:)

Edited by: Hopback on 06/16/2013 - 14:01
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Very nice!  I think about making one similar every time I go through the plumbing department at Lowes.  Those stepped couplers certainly make for awesome flashlight heads!  Can't wait to see your finished product.  8)

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First post updated, won’t be doing any more today….

Stay tuned Wink

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Hopback. I dont know if you realize it but you have nearly made a light. People are going to get sick off me saying this but that is looking orsm. love it.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Nice work. I like how you were able to get machine threads for the tailcap instead of pipe thread.

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very inventive, I love the steam punk aesthetic. I’m starting to feel a little ashamed of my own rather pedestrian plans in light of all the awesomeness I’ve seen in these threads so far!

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Here are a few more photos…..

They are not toenail clippings, the reflector lip needed removing!

More to follow……

Thanks for the support so far Big Smile

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A bit more progress made today. I cut down a stop end to mount the led star and made the bezel from a thin slice of 42mm pipe.

The lens needed to be about 0.5mm smaller in diameter so I sanded it down to size, then dropped it oops!

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Arrrgh! Shocked

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Ouch. Better get that carpet flooring in quickly.

 

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auch! sorry about that lost sanding time

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That thing is turning out great !

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Wow, starting to look good.

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I’m in the middle of building a steampunk living room + dining room… a nice steampunk flashlight would be a great addition. Smile

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I do hope this build is going well… I really want to see the finished light. Smile
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