8th Old Lumens Challenge is CLOSED !!!

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I am in for machine build . Parts are ordered. Now to remember how to start a thread .

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What’s the deadline?

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I will join. Hand made. trying to create a theme.

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Rdubya18 wrote:
I am in for machine build . Parts are ordered. Now to remember how to start a thread .

Great!  Looking forward to it  <img src= " />

Robin Dobbie wrote:
What's the deadline?

OP has been updated with an end date.  5th of January seemed like a good fit.

TM1503 wrote:
I will join. Hand made. trying to create a theme.

Great! Your thread was added to the list  <img src= " />

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I’ll be joining the modded category!

I’ve created a thread. Here’s the link!

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I would like to say i’m keeping on top of things and encouraging all the contestants but i’ve been a little busy with work lately. Aside from fathers day last week i haven’t even had any time to work on my own stuff.

But the good news is there’s still plenty of time to enter Party So if you’re thinking about it… make the commitment. Everyone will appreciate what you bring to the table Beer

  

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Here is my entry topic for the OL contest, modified flashlight category: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/74460

I’m still doing some brainstorming and experiments to see which host and parts I will use.

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That's the spirit  Smile

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I have a project in mind, but I am not sure if it will be feasible to make it in time (personal time and shipping time). In case I enter, it will be to handmade category. But, again, it is something I will be able to tell in some weeks .

Meanwhile, good luck to all contestants Wink

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Despite having all the parts for my build (as well as for at least 9 other mods that I can think of), I don’t think I’ll be making any progress until like December at this rate. But, I am still hopeful I’ll be able to finish!

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Yeah , I got my parts , but I keep changing my mind what I want to attempt. I’m glad we have till January.

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Anyone need some inspiration? Check out the huge list of home made flashlights on youtube

  

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MtnDon and YuvalS have finished their builds.  Well done guys  <img src=


 


I hope everyone has their parts ordered.  <img src=   If you're ordering now I hope you receive it in time to finish your build  <img src=

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Well, my possiblity to enter this year’s contest is slowly fading.
One important thing for me would be to have appropriate drivers and unfortunatelly I’ve not been able to order it/them (as I would chose the modding project meanwhile…).

So, maybe I won’t be in after all. Let’s see how next weeks go…

Congrats to the ones that have it finished yet and good luck for the still ongoing projects Beer

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The_OL_Contest wrote:
 MtnDon and YuvalS have finished their builds.  Well done guys " 

Thanks, although I still have to take some final pictures Smile

Is there any chance that one of the "TBD" prizes will be a headlamp? laughing   


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One important thing for me would be to have appropriate drivers and unfortunatelly I've not been able to order it/them (as I would chose the modding project meanwhile...).

Packages from china arrive in about 2 weeks now so you still have some time Wink 

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My BLF/OL contest entries: 7th 8th 9th 

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Well, to here they normally take almost a month, but I am not ordering from China.
I would order from our member Lexel but maybe due to his recent conditions or being busy he’s been absent for a while.
So I’ll have to wait for a reply.

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One handmade entry for me. I entered twice before and never finished one, let’s see how I fare this time Innocent

Thanks for hosting this year’s contest pinkpanda!


As I announced in post #12 I started a build thread for my 20cm fresnel lens thrower that I would like to use to enter the competition this year.

I’m not sure though in which category it should be, or even if it fits any of the categories. It is almost entirely made from scratch, with loose parts, but it does use a 21700-size battery tube/switch from a Yootoo SD2, because that is IMO really the best and safest way to make a battery carrier for this build. So that makes it fall out of the handmade category. But it is not a modded flashlight either, or you would have to call it a heavily modded SD2 Big Smile

Any ideas if this can be an entry this year? If not, I’m fine anyhow, I’m having a lot of fun building it Smile

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Hello everyone. Apologies for the delay in up keeping this thread. Aside from being busy at work i just cycled 240km over the weekend in a place that had in/out phone reception. Getting back on track now....

MascaratumB wrote:
Well, my possiblity to enter this year's contest is slowly fading. One important thing for me would be to have appropriate drivers and unfortunatelly I've not been able to order it/them (as I would chose the modding project meanwhile...). So, maybe I won't be in after all. Let's see how next weeks go... Congrats to the ones that have it finished yet and good luck for the still ongoing projects :BEER:
Sorry to hear that MascaratumB. If you eventually get your parts you can always go ahead with the build Smile Or wait till next year Wink
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Is there any chance that one of the "TBD" prizes will be a headlamp? laughing
Good question. I'll investigate but don't get your hopes up Arrow Right   
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djozz wrote:
One handmade entry for me. I entered twice before and never finished one, let's see how I fare this time Innocent Thanks for hosting this year's contest pinkpanda!
As I announced in post #12 I started a build thread for my "20cm fresnel lens thrower":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/74866 that I would like to use to enter the competition this year. I'm not sure though in which category it should be, or even if it fits any of the categories. It is almost entirely made from scratch, with loose parts, but it does use a 21700-size battery tube/switch from a Yootoo SD2, because that is IMO really the best and safest way to make a battery carrier for this build. So that makes it fall out of the handmade category. But it is not a modded flashlight either, or you would have to call it a heavily modded SD2 Big Smile Any ideas if this can be an entry this year? If not, I'm fine anyhow, I'm having a lot of fun building it :-)
I did think your build is worthy of the OL comp Star It would need to go in the modified category. I understand it's not a conventional modification but the last point of the handmade rules is pretty clear. Shall i add it to the modified list?
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Yes please! Smile

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Great to have you aboard djozz Cool

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The_OL_Contest wrote:

MtnDon and YuvalS have finished their builds.  Well done guys  <img src=


 


I hope everyone has their parts ordered.  <img src=   If you're ordering now I hope you receive it in time to finish your build  <img src=


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Just getting started, I had upgraded the reflector to a 86mm and it arrived yesterday. So I will be starting the build today. Wink
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Ooh upgrading before the build has even started… nice LOL

  

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Ooh upgrading before the build has even started… nice LOL

Upgrading or changing before starting the build has the advantage of not wasting effort ias would happen if the build had already started or been completed. I have been thinking about a possible change. This time a change of choice, not one forced upon me by a materials failure.

So, I am just asking if there is any rule or reason that I should not redo my light entry to the point of making virtually all new parts and assemblies? What has been done so far would pretty much be ignored except for a few small portions. I would make notes in the first posted message that things changed and to jump to where the newer concept starts. Only the newer light would be the entry.

I know, crazy.

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Hmm... changing course during a build is not so strange but doing a major redesign after the build is finished is a little unusual.  Off the top of my head I don't recall seeing that before.  But that doesn't mean it cannot be done.   Providing you use at least some small parts (or one large part...?)  then effectively its just a very late change to a handmade light.  Have at it Smile

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Now I’m feeling like a slacker !

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You're a slacker no more, Rdubya18 Smile  Welcome to the comp 

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Between deer season and the holidays, I know the end of November and December will disappear fast. So I’m trying to crank through mine quickly. Hopefully I can get this near completion in the next few days.

  • Sat Nov 14: conceptual design established
  • Sun Nov 15: materials assembled and rough testing
  • Mon Nov 16 (so far): firmware tweaks

Also… bump! The more the merrier in this. Let’s keep the tradition going. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Heck, make a portable potato light or something (a potato counts as a battery, right?). You guys (and gals) can do this!

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