Newbie flashlight modding question

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Jonny Racket
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Newbie flashlight modding question

Hello everyone!
This is my first post here, so hopefully I don’t look too much the fool…

I’m getting started building my first flashlight and I need help. I’ll share with you my wish list and see if anyone can help me out here.

I’m looking to build a small EDC that offers the following: Runs on a 14650 rechargeable cell -will also accept a single AA or 14500 cell Built in charging circuit for: AA, 14500, and 14640 (on the AA, I’m thinking eneloops, so gonna have to be a circuit that’ll do lithium and NiMH). Hall Effect Sensor for modes (probably a ring) Waterproof master switch (like dive quality waterproof) Waterproof (2 meters is NOT good enough, I want this thing to be rugged) At least 5 modes (low/med/high, strobe, SOS. I don’t really see the need for more than that, even though continuous adjustment is pretty cool, it’s not essential) BRIGHT!!! LED suggestions???

I have access to CNC equipment to build the case, so I’m ok on the design part. Although all cool ideas will be seriously considered. Imagine if you could build the perfect flashlight, ideas are always welcome!

I have little programming skills (its been 20+ years, so I can learn what I need, but help is VERY appreciated).

I have no problem having a custome driver mass produced if necessary (small quantity, like 500-1000, so once the design is done, I’m gonna have extras if anyone may be interested)

I’m sure I have more questions, but those will have to wait until I can think of them…

Again, thank you all very much!

Semoer Fi!!!

Jonny Racket
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Just so you know…
My last light was a Nitecore D11, and I loved it! That was until I stupidly put an alkaline in it and it leaked all over and ruined it… Sad

ALSO, I plan on putting slots in the case for tritium, in case that sweetens the idea a little…

Haha, thanks!

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Welcome to BLF
It sounds like you’re well supplied with skills.
Keep us informed

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Thanks
I just have high hopes. Hoping I can find a plethora of knowledge here to help me along my way

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Oops! Forgot something…

I’d also like to add inductive (wireless) charging, so any advice there???