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4th annual scratch / OL build comp thread for pinkpanda

Although I have a few parts already this could be a slow build Cool

I should really get moving on this eh? What I wanted to achieve here is a 10+ lumen light with better runtime than a 4x cell or even 8x cell light while still not being too huge. Therefore heatsinking will be a priority. I roughly assembled the parts I have to give the general scope/idea/parameter and sat it beside an old dolphin torch. When I was little if your family didn’t have a dolphin they didn’t have ‘the light to have’. And don’t worry about the mixed cells in the pic, they are for clarity purposes only and so is the black heatsink at this stage.

https://goo.gl/photos/ZgAZrGiXBf3TGTJq8

Ingredients –

Heatsink (this one is not entirely necessary but I got it….) http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?keywords=43w%20heat%20sink%20twist

More heatsink with vapour chamber tech http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dynatron-R16-1U-CPU-Cooler-w-Vapor-Chamber-Intel-LGA-2011-i7-Xeon-Socket-R-/400263955255

Driver http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-DC-250W-10A-boost-converter-Constant-Curre...LED-Driver-/131768488032?hash=item1eae039060:g:9uIAAOSw6wRW~jDn

Battery indicator http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Indicator-Coulometer-Capacity-Tester-8-50V-50...

Enclosure box http://www.jaycar.com.au/sealed-diecast-aluminum-enclosure-222-x-146-x-5...

15x led reflector left over from some mod I did ages ago.

15x leds (not sure of bin) https://www.cutter.com.au/proddetail.php?prod=cut2534

Cupboard handle from the hardware.

I realised at some point I will need to get a step down module to run the heatsink fan. I will also need to get some switches. Not sure what lens to use yet??

Power 12× 18650 made into a battery pack

Other stuff, battery tabs, thermal adhesive and probably lots of other stuff I didn’t account for.

So, given how much I’ve forked out so far I hope to get this finished and flaming trees one day or i’ll be spewing about it. Maybe not as much of a challenge if it’s just parts assembly but this is my first attempt I guess.
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Building –

Hmm.. where to start? I thought I’d start at the back. This might be an arse about way of ding things but that’s me

So the very first thing I was getting stuck into I managed to stuff up Facepalm To fix it I filed some of the board on the battery indicator and the end result is a small gap in the top right of the window.

You can see where I filed the edge of the board in this next pic


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UPDATE 12/8/16

I did some work assembling the battery pack today. It occurred to me that I could’ve used some lipo packs to fit the box shape better but it would’ve been additional cost and it just seems more fitting for the comp this way. I used a spacer from a Makita battery pack to hold the cells while I worked on them.

What’s wrong with this next picture??

Yeh, I forgot to solder the power leads on Facepalm 2 things I’ve done so far and 2 things I screwed up. I will fit the leads with deans plug (aka T plug) later, luckily I don’t need an adaptor for my charger >

  

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this is exciting.

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Yes I agree about the exciting part. Another mystery light. Silly

 

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Good luck, PP!

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Go Panda go!

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Thanks for the encouragement guys. I better try hard now Grad

  

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i can’t see the photo.

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Same here, photo won’t load

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So much mystery that the picture won’t load Silly
I am looking forwards to seeing your build, the picture in the OP and wish you good luck!

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Doh! Really starting to irritate me now. I was persisting with google hosting because it automatically uploaded from my phone. I’ll find some other hosting site.

  

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This is going to be a beast alright!

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Hoop wrote:
This is going to be a beast alright!

It appears the biggest beast here at the moment is Google. Wink

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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I can see one pic tho! Smile It’s the biggest beast here.

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Insert speechless here. I’m sure beast may be an understatement. Facepalm

 

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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By “beast” you mean ugly right ?! LOL

  

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
By “beast” you mean ugly right ?! LOL

Let’s just say that you should never point that at any planes, trains, humans, or even any animals you like to keep around. Wink

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Thinking about it pinkpanda could well be a beast himself. If he was I reckon he would be a nice beast. Innocent

 

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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Of course I’m a nice beast, I’m pink Innocent !!!

  

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Finally made a start :ARROW-RIGHT:

  

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Arse about seems perfectly reasonable to me. Just be careful where you point it. Facepalm

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Awesome progress Smile That’s gonna be a real beast. Will it be pink? Big Smile

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Smile I’m excited. I believe your leds are 1A tint.

 

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

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Arse about seems perfectly reasonable to me. Just be careful where you point it. Facepalm

err… no I won’t go there Sick
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Awesome progress Smile That’s gonna be a real beast. Will it be pink? Big Smile

I never though about it. Though it does give me an idea for a finishing touch Wink
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Smile I’m excited.
I believe your leds are 1A tint.

I don’t know how you know that but ok 1A tint Davie

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I don’t know if it is a good idea to use duct tape for isolation. Maybe someone else can say something more about that?
That’s one big battery pack though Thumbs Up

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MRsDNF wrote:
Smile
I believe your leds are 1A tint.

I don’t know how you know that but ok 1A tint Davie

I haven’t seen Cutter carry any other tint in XPL HI. Could be wrong though.

 

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

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fritz15 wrote:
I don’t know if it is a good idea to use duct tape for isolation. Maybe someone else can say something more about that?
That’s one big battery pack though Thumbs Up

For what reason?

The stuff I used is thread reinforced so it’s non-stretchy. It’s less for isolation and more about holding the pack together.

  

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Going to be a monster flooder with mega lumens! Big Smile

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I hope so Cool I don’t think I’m talented for finesse so I’ll just go for brute force Evil

  

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