CRX Concept I Carbon Fibre Lighted Switch Flashlight

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CRX Concept I Carbon Fibre Lighted Switch Flashlight

Hand made carbon fibre & brass tube flashlight with electronic illuminated tail switch.
Cree XP-L HD v6 2C on 16mm KD DTP MCPCB
17mm MTN FET driver with moppydrv E-switch firmware
18mm SMO reflector
17mm ARC glass
GITD LED surround
Circular ring illuminated momentary tail switch
18350 cell compatible
Micro USB charger unit
Magnetic front & tail
Brass & Carbon fibre construction
Max - 1260lm OTF
Length - 94mm
Width - 20mm
Weight - 90 grams with 18350 cell

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Pill ConstructionElectronic Lighted Switch ConstructionInternal Body Charging UnitBrass Frame

Outer Carbon Fibre Shell

Complete.

 

Edited by: CRX on 05/08/2018 - 11:35
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Nice! I swear just yesterday I had a very similar thought. I was “juggling” around some copper fittings thinking of light ideas and then I remembered the colorful rainbow line of xiaomi aa batteries. I thought it would be cool to have a flashlight that would swim off batteries with interesting or appealing designs. Is that what this will be? Open view of the battery? Or maybe it’s just not finished? Smile

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Thanks, I’m not sure how it’s going to be finished yet, I need to order another piece of tube for the last side.
Thinking… Wink

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Very nice. Thumbs Up
I’ve had a similar thought also for my next build. Smile

 

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Flashlight decadence!, design over function. I like it Smile

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I would not cover the reflector or battery, but add someting to the driver ring to

Keep it as it is to be a unconventional design

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leave it as is, steam punk beauty!

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When mere mortals like myself think of flashlights, the form of it will be a sodacan, tube, plunger or box-plus-reflector. Not you. Every time there is a new object to amaze us all. And once again! You are not afraid to think out of the box. Thumbs Up
On the other hand: I think I’m glad you were not on the design-team for building women Evil I like the traditional ones!

Concerning the battery: how about an acrylic cilinder, or something like the sliding door of a TGV (train).

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Although yours is quite different and much more elegant, it reminded me of the Gatlight from Lumencraft.

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That’s a really cool design Smile
If you used one of those custom nitecore/olight batteries with both contacts on one end it might be possible to use a strong magnet to hold the head onto the battery with no body Silly
Literally just a head and a battery, nothing else, not even a tail cap.

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Could be a scale model of an ion drive interstellar craft, complete with power supply!

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MRsDNF wrote:
Very nice. Thumbs Up I’ve had a similar thought also for my next build. Smile

You could do something like this amazing with your skills on the lathe.

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djozz wrote:
Flashlight decadence!, design over function. I like it Smile

Thanks Beer

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X3 wrote:
Moooom ! Stevi is doing it again, he doesn’t want to make flashlights like everyone Innocent

Snitch Big Smile

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Lexel wrote:
I would not cover the reflector or battery, but add someting to the driver ring to

Keep it as it is to be a unconventional design

The Miller wrote:
leave it as is, steam punk beauty!

Nice ideas, thanks.

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kiriba-ru wrote:

You know what I mean Love

Nice charger.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
I think I’m glad you were not on the design-team for building women Evil I like the traditional ones!

I don’t know, I might have been able to come up with a couple of improvements there.. Big Smile

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JamesB wrote:
Although yours is quite different and much more elegant, it reminded me of the Gatlight from Lumencraft.

Yeah I always liked that design, wonder how long it would take me to make one of those with a hacksaw and file LOL

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Enderman wrote:
That’s a really cool design Smile If you used one of those custom nitecore/olight batteries with both contacts on one end it might be possible to use a strong magnet to hold the head onto the battery with no body Silly Literally just a head and a battery, nothing else, not even a tail cap.

Interesting idea… Wink

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Suncoaster wrote:
Could be a scale model of an ion drive interstellar craft, complete with power supply!

Well that’s exactly what i thought Smile

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I knew this reminded me of something!

It looks just like a Y-Wing engine pod:

This is automatically cool, of course Smile

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I think he’s on to me Big Smile