My entry to the scratch built contest.

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bump for photos of case posted.. Smile

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Holy smokes! 8) It’s handheld, I can see the handle

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

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Holy smokes! 8) It’s handheld, I can see the handle

yup Smile barely Smile

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More photos added to case post.. worked on it a bit more before work this afternoon Smile nearly ready for connecting stuff inside and seeing how it looks on..

yay Smile I should be finished in a few more days.. unless I find I’m missing something else! YAY.

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I think you win the most complex build award! Wow, I am impressed with your skill level. Beam shots out yet?

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Nice build, can’t wait for the finished product.

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Ricflair wrote:
I think you win the most complex build award! Wow, I am impressed with your skill level. Beam shots out yet?

complex? not really Smile some of the others seem more complex to me. Smile

closest I have to a beam shot are the videos in the third post I think..

once I get everything connected I’ll see if I can take a beam shot..

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southland wrote:
Nice build, can’t wait for the finished product.

thanks Smile

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okay, warm white tube all wired and ready to connect, finishing the cool white tube tonight. more stuff goes in this one. so more to do Smile pondering how I want to attach them together. for now I might use zipties.. as the hose clamps I wanted to use are too short.. gotta get 2 small ones to make em just a bit longer Smile
then may have to lengthen the power wire as well.. eventually I might use a hobby lipo pack. but for now. external 4500mah 12 volt gel cell Smile

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They make super long zip ties for hvac ducting.

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

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I was gonna suggest those HVAC zip ties, you can get a bag of 10 for <$2 at harbor freight.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
They make super long zip ties for hvac ducting.

next time I’m at harbor freight I’ll get some.

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posted finished videos and some photos.. its more a flooder than thrower.. so its good for lighting up a close area.. not really long distances..

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Its my browser foult or videos cant display they show “private “ apart from that nice work :bigsmile:

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
Ervin’s try (2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made L

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Ervin Anastasi wrote:
Its my browser foult or videos cant display they show “private “ apart from that nice work :bigsmile:

try again. I didnt have them set to the right permissions Smile

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Yay, it works!

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

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Yay, it works!

yup. its not as good as your light Smile but it works.. I should have bought a 100 watt led and a driver.. maybe I’ll make another one with a 100 watt led and driver in it..

this one is good for ceiling bounce during a power outage. Smile

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Nice videos. Love the looks of the light in the second video! Well done!

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RaceR86 wrote:

Nice videos. Love the looks of the light in the second video! Well done!

thanks sir Smile

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Well done firehopper. I hope you dont. Nice effort on the finish and thanks for the vids. I hope your light never has to get used in an emergency. Smile

 

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Well done firehopper. I hope you dont. Nice effort on the finish and thanks for the vids. I hope your light never has to get used in an emergency. Smile

thank you Smile i hope not too. but I know the power grid in this area. a good thunderstorm/windstorm and its almost 100% likely to fail. sometimes for as much as a week.. Sad

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bump :>

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Sweetness.  I haven't been here for long time.  Love the active cooling solution.  I haven't read all your posts, so please excuse me if you already covered this question.  Have you thought about cutting/grinding the corners off the fans and putting them in the tubes?

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Sweetness.  I haven’t been here for long time.  Love the active cooling solution.  I haven’t read all your posts, so please excuse me if you already covered this question.  Have you thought about cutting/grinding the corners off the fans and putting them in the tubes?


I did, but maybe thats an improvement for later. Smile
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adding a bump

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Turned out great, pretty nice.

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southland wrote:
Turned out great, pretty nice.

not bad Smile not exactly what I had in mind but pretty close
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Good and useful build, well done.  This light with the active cooling should be able to handle 50W or more. And +1 on the fan inside the body Smile , the construction is built nice enough to do that.

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