mrsdnf 2015 BLF comp build updated post 5, 20.9.15 The light is now finished.

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I should have added what a Pom is. Pom is short for Pommie, an Englishman.


Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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MRsDNF for the win! Taking his old dad for a tour through the States, posting cute pictures of all that, softening up the judges, all it needs now is a mediocre flashlight build for the home stretch!

KKW, you have some catching up to do. A genius flashlight build will not be enough, foto's of your fabulous life are needed, perhaps of you doing charity work for the local community? Do you have any famous friends that you can mention sideways in your build thread? 

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I’m storing up cute pictures of my 6 year old son on vacation; beach, animals, the US’s oldest town on the 4th of July. I’m going to unload them all at once when I’m ready for a boost in my score, like a MRsDNF slayinator. :bigsmile:

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Today's update tonight may be a little more sombre.Frown

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Small LEDs and multiple reflectors ( or lenses) is the way to get the most throw for size. Small LEDs can handle more current per area, because they cool better than large ones.

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 hope you don’t catch one of those ‘merkin accents..
like y’all Silly

"In the land of the blond the one eyed man is king."

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I hope you don’t catch one of those ‘merkin accents..
like y’all Silly

No worries on that, he’s staying as far away from the south as he can. Yankees don’t say y’all, only southerners. When I found out he was touring the US, I figured I’d tune up the bikes in case he was coming anywhere near me but about the closest he came was New York, 1440 kilometers away.
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Yeah, I was thinking I’d teach him how to eat Bar-B-Que and toss cow chips but he’s skeert ta come down thisaway.

And what’s wrong with “y’all”? You all, you’s guys, whatever. When your brain is boiling in 118º sun you tend to take shortcuts. Silly

Besides, y’all might actually like going to a rodeo and seeing some country gals in Rocky Mountain jeans…

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That would look good no matter what was painted on it… Y’all.

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

Scott

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I'm still with ya all. Its been a real blur the last week or so. Today after visiting Washington amongst a few other places we were at Niagara last night. I honestly don't know what is happening there. Needless to say the boat trip didn't sink and the views were amazing.

We are in Detroit tonight with a visit to Henry fords museum and then back on the road. Dale. Where do you get one of those things in your picture from?  Laughing

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Ask your wife, I’m sure she’ll have an answer that will be very definitive. Wink

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Smile Best leave that one alone. The wife hears all though I am standing on her head where I am now.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Imagine the light show BLF members could put on there.

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

Scott

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OP updated (at the bottom). 14.8.15.

Edit. Whoops. I've updated the fifth post. Heres a link.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40438#comment-781069

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Still following the build ! Smile

It must be wonderful to have such able dogs helping you with the hard work!

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Looking good Beer

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Looking great as always. 

You wrote:

Wow. They lit up and kept on going. Now all I need is some sort of driver. I'm open to suggestions if anyone can help. This should work with 3 batteries in series with a buck driver. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Yes, you right.  I remember reading some of your driver threads when I first joined BLF.  So I'm sure you knew you're right.  Regarding driver suggestions.  RMM knows his driver stuff and I'm sure he will set you up with what he is sending to you.  I think he has a couple bucks he designed that are up for the job.  I really need to revisit those threads.  I don't remember the diameter you are limited to.  Other than his stuff, the 26mm HX-1175b1 seems to be a good candidate, but it won't have nice modes without swapping the MCU.

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Thanks for the confidence vote ImA4Wheelr but my electronic knowledge is sadly lacking. I admire the likes of yourself and others the way you build and manipulate drivers to suit your needs. Ive left the leds hooked up together until the driver comes in to test it on the bench before I get to carried away.

This is the driver I have coming which will be run from 3 batteries in series at a maximum current of 5 amps.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_11...

Without hassling RMM yet does anyone know if this driver can be controlled with an electronic switch?

About the sacked assistants helping with the hard work, I dont know about that, them creating work, I do know about. Smile

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Looks terrible. You should finish it and send it to me for re calibration. Or just fold some foil over a shim and slip that in the gap.

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

Scott

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Cheeky bugger. I wish there was maybe half a thou more tolerance everywhere. I may try and sand blast it to knock of the micro high spots of the machining to make it unassembler without destroying the reflectors. 

It does look terrible though as it has marks in the finish all over it from deburring down inside.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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So what , half a thou is maybe all of 5 ten thou’s? How many thee’s is that?

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

Scott

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Update 23.8.15 in post five at the bottom..

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40438#comment-781069

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Nicely progressing.

Maybe you'd like to borrow Jack next weekend?

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Thanks for the kind offer but I believe Jack would only want to play with Lucy and Jack. Probably fetch the ball where lucy thinks its chase the ball and chew it up. Smile

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Update in post five down the bottom.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40438#comment-781069

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Oh man, bummer about the bezel Sad

At least you have two assistants to blame - there's only so much I can lay on Jack....

Beer

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Phooey, million dollar body and a ten cent brain(recycle value only).

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

Scott

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Phooey, million dollar body and a ten cent brain(recycle value only).

Laughing

I did sketched the bezel on a piece of paper and missed that one important piece of information. I'll blame the sacked assistants for distracting me even though they were nowhere in sight.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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Yeah, I have lots of copper and brass parts that are missing small bits of information too. I try to lay out my builds so that I can fudge things along until I know what the heck I’m doing but sometimes awareness comes too late.

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

Scott

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