a Custom-built, Steampunk-based light ?

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a Custom-built, Steampunk-based light ?

Anyone familliar with the “Steampunk” nostalgia thing ?
(based on early century steam driven machinery collectables and nostalgia) I am thinking of building from scratch a unique light based around the Steampunk nostalgia, later in April for the 2nd Scratch Build contest,
It will be based & built from old brass fittings and old parts i have from my grandfathers old shop. Some parts are even from an old boiler, but using modern LEDs, Lithium cells, drivers and parts for the internals, and building this by hand tools without the automatic Lathes & mills. ( sort of oldschool way.

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I'd love to see a steam powered flashlight, shovel coal in the back and light comes out the front! Surprised

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Coal dust for moonlight mode? Undecided

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Heat sinking might be an issue, youll need some thermal paste at least…

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Coal dust for moonlight mode? Undecided

i dunno about how to make a steam turbine and boiler small enough to be a EDC. Silly

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For the ultimate in authentic steampunk flashlight look no further.

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Not mine….but something like this

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omg those last 2 are awesome!

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My favourite:


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My favourite: From: Click

these are cool. thy remind me of something from Dr Who.

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Something to design the steampunk flashlight on?

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That is sweet.

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cia212 wrote:

Is there any more info on this flashlight?

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

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This reminds me of an OL light creation.

 

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My steampunk machine… any guesses at to what it is? It does have non-budget lightbulbs in it…

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Enigma machine! :Sp

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Enigma machine! :Sp

Close, but no banana…

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Enema machine?

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musicmagic wrote:
cia212 wrote:

Is there any more info on this flashlight?

Complete tutorial

Steampunk

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cia212 wrote:
musicmagic wrote:
cia212 wrote:

Is there any more info on this flashlight?

Complete tutorial

Steampunk

definitely a cool looking light !

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:bigsmile:

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Rufusbduck wrote:
:bigsmile:

!{width:100%}http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q619/Rufusbduck/374E8D6F-3751-4C20-8...!

awsome job on that Rufusdbuck Smile i remember reading your build on the gun-light.

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I like the brass mesh idea. They really did a nice job turning a cheap flashlight into a light saber. Not to bad in the Lady Vader suit either.

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cia212 wrote:
musicmagic wrote:
cia212 wrote:

Is there any more info on this flashlight?

Complete tutorial

Steampunk

I was hoping it would have a green cree in it. :Sp

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A good alternative to coal would be lard oil. When preheated, it burns in an Argand lamp like whale oil. Rapeseed oil from wild cabbage was also supposed to work well in lighthouses.
Maybe a coal or oil powered light could use a Peltier thermoelectric diode instead of a steam turbine or piston steam engine. Easier to do on a small scale, and turbines don’t actually scale well to small size and power. I don’t see in Wikipedia about their being used to generate electricity, but they are efficient enough that they must be reversible.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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Fritz t. Cat wrote:

Maybe a coal or oil powered light could use a Peltier thermoelectric diode instead of a steam turbine or piston steam engine. Easier to do on a small scale, and turbines don’t actually scale well to small size and power. I don’t see in Wikipedia about their being used to generate electricity, but they are efficient enough that they must be reversible.

There was a post around here on a girl who used a peltier to power a few 5mm leds using the differential of hand heat and a cool metal pipe. The problem with peltiers is they need a differential of heat to operate. The bigger the differential the more the electricity. (the opposite is true also, just with temperature), meaning that your flashlight would have to have excellent heatsinking in order to maintain that very high differential. And peltiers are inefficient at generating electricity, so it would be a very low drive current.

Sorry to shoot you down. I love the concept, but we don’t have (to my knowledge) the technology to efficiently convert chemical energy to heat to electricity to light.

As a side note, peltiers are more efficient at generating heat than cooling somthing, there was a post either here or on cpf of “the freezerator”, a -200+ degree freezer powered by pelters, and heatsunk with a garden hose. If I remember right, it was exponential how much water was needed to cool the pelters vs how cold the freezer was to get.

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Yes, I think one would have to give up the idea of it being a useful flashlight, which I don’t think is the usual steam punk approach. One could really go 19th Century and use an Argand lamp, a more than half spherical reflector (aluminised Mylar pasted on the inside of a ball) to catch the backwards light and a plastic Fresnel lens.
I saw kerosine Argand lamps on a farm in Norway. They had much less bulge in the chimney around the flame than the flat wicked lamps did. Apparently, with whale, lard or vegetable oil, the ends of the wick smoke. So Argand got rid of the ends by wrapping it in a circle.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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I have one of these – brass with a leather strap. It’s sort of steampunk. At least in the materials used.

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texaspyro wrote:
My steampunk machine… any guesses at to what it is? It does have non-budget lightbulbs in it…


Well, it sort of looks like an enigma machine. Probably some sort of encryption device?

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