[Interest & Feasibility Check] Sofirn SP10S "BLF edition" with Andúril

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Interested in at least 3 if there’s AA support. I personally don’t care that much about it being Anduril, but the hold-to-off has to go.

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The only thing I hate about the current SP10S is the interface.

Interested in one.

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Interested.

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Can you guys leave just one flashlight for us simple minded folks ?

Since joining this forum I have acquired a multitude of flashlights that require me to read the instructions before each use .

I would be elated if Sofirn would make two versions of each flashlight . One with a simple low , medium , high and off . And the other with your strobe , firefly , romantic , disco ball, SOS , slow SOS , medium SOS , strobe , slow strobe , fast strobe and anti aircraft modes.

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Bwana wrote:
Can you guys leave just one flashlight for us simple minded folks ?

Since joining this forum I have acquired a multitude of flashlights that require me to read the instructions before each use .

I would be elated if Sofirn would make two versions of each flashlight . One with a simple low , medium , high and off . And the other with your strobe , firefly , romantic , disco ball, SOS , slow SOS , medium SOS , strobe , slow strobe , fast strobe and anti aircraft modes.

No.

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I figured as much

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Theres plenty of simple flashlights already.

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SD02, SD05, SD01. Magbutton or magring, simple.

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Bwana wrote:
Can you guys leave just one flashlight for us simple minded folks ?

Since joining this forum I have acquired a multitude of flashlights that require me to read the instructions before each use .

I would be elated if Sofirn would make two versions of each flashlight . One with a simple low , medium , high and off . And the other with your strobe , firefly , romantic , disco ball, SOS , slow SOS , medium SOS , strobe , slow strobe , fast strobe and anti aircraft modes.

Great idea

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Interested, please add a moonlight mode and smooth ramping. Also recess the switch so it doesn’t stick out as much.

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rdhood wrote:
Bwana wrote:
Can you guys leave just one flashlight for us simple minded folks ?

Since joining this forum I have acquired a multitude of flashlights that require me to read the instructions before each use .

I would be elated if Sofirn would make two versions of each flashlight . One with a simple low , medium , high and off . And the other with your strobe , firefly , romantic , disco ball, SOS , slow SOS , medium SOS , strobe , slow strobe , fast strobe and anti aircraft modes.

No.

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This Light is actually on my grail list. Simply, an AA light with anduril.

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I bought one and liked it so much I bought a second.

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Is progress still actually continuing on this light? Just wondering Smile

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I bought one and liked it so much I bought a second.

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deliafranco930 wrote:
Interested, please add a moonlight mode and smooth ramping. Also recess the switch so it doesn’t stick out as much.

Also Smooth angles of body and smooth knurling instead of pineapple…and no more sharp edge.
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I assume this project is not happening, but it would be nice if someone involved would just chime in “cancelled” or “continue to be patient” or “uncertain.”

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I think they postponed all AA projects for “next year” or so

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Sometimes ya gotta take matters into your own hands. Sure, it’s not a production light but one of my SP10S’s is now running Anduril2 via an adapter board.

Note: for the voltage divider, I accidentally picked a pin on ADC1 instead of ADC0. Rather than hacking Anduril to switch between the two ADC’s (temperature sensor is on ADC0), I just ran an airwire. Not great, but it works.

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Nice fix/mod! I love the light but don’t like the interface so maybe I’ll do something similar in the future… I suppose it’s 14500-only now? Or do AA batteries still work? Do you have the files on GitHub so other people can create this too? Maybe you can sell it on Tindy too Smile

EDIT: Can you also maybe slightly increase the board dimensions so you can have a programming header and flash other Anduril versions? Although 2 would be perfect I guess, I mostly just use the battery-check functionality and ramping…

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gchart, when you get a chance, get us all caught up on the ramifications of this, and some details on the Anduril2 mods.

I'm assuming there's limits based on the driver hardware design.

For the board, was there a reason you didn't go with the 0.8 mm thickness? It looks to be the default 1.6 mm. I've even got boards done in the flex option, super thin, just to see what it looks like - pretty amazing.

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Fescron wrote:
Nice fix/mod! I love the light but don’t like the interface so maybe I’ll do something similar in the future… I suppose it’s 14500-only now? Or do AA batteries still work? Do you have the files on GitHub so other people can create this too? Maybe you can sell it on Tindy too Smile

EDIT: Can you also maybe slightly increase the board dimensions so you can have a programming header and flash other Anduril versions? Although 2 would be perfect I guess, I mostly just use the battery-check functionality and ramping…

Nope, it’s still AA or 14500. I’ve branched ToyKeeper’s repo (link) with my 1-Series modifications. I’ll get this board pushed up in the next couple of days. But I want to modify the PCB to avoid the airwire. Also, there are already programming pads (see the 3 vias with + and R?), they’re just not accessible when the light is reassembled unfortunately.

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gchart, when you get a chance, get us all caught up on the ramifications of this, and some details on the Anduril2 mods.


I’m assuming there’s limits based on the driver hardware design.


For the board, was there a reason you didn’t go with the 0.8 mm thickness? It looks to be the default 1.6 mm. I’ve even got boards done in the flex option, super thin, just to see what it looks like – pretty amazing.

At this point I don’t think there are any limitations or ramifications. I tried an adapter board with the 0.8mm (for a different flashlight) but it didn’t go to well because the vias for the castellated edges ripped off the board easily

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So with both primary/NiMh and 14500's, low moon is do-able, as well as high PWM rates, or no PWM? That would be pretty nice...

Ohhh - shame about the thinner board not working, but still, the thick one seems to fit ok.

Wonder if the main driver board can be drilled out to expose the programming pads? Dunno, might be traces there.

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This would be an instant in for me

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Tom E wrote:

Ohhh – shame about the thinner board not working, but still, the thick one seems to fit ok.


It’s possible that it could be made to work. I probably should have used larger vias and put the squares around them. Lessons learned. I might try with the next batch but the 1.6mm worked just fine.
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Some runtime tests I did today on my Anduril2-modded SP10S:




The light was still running when I terminated the tests. Lithium was sitting at 2.9 volts and the Eneloop was around 1.0 volts if I remember correctly. There were just petering along at 3 lumens for a while and I didn’t feel like waiting any longer.

Oh, and the lowest levels are sub-lumen Cool

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gchart wrote:
Oh, and the lowest levels are sub-lumen Cool
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Oh, and the quiescent current (standby drain) on Eneloop is only 40uA.

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Great work gchart!

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