9th BLF/Old-Lumens Challenge, People's Choice: Vote for Your Favorite

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9th BLF/Old-Lumens Challenge, People's Choice: Vote for Your Favorite
Asian8640
16% (9 votes)
EasyB
7% (4 votes)
FearOfTheDark
2% (1 vote)
gChart
21% (12 votes)
Haukkeli
5% (3 votes)
MtnDon
34% (20 votes)
Pip
2% (1 vote)
Scallywag
3% (2 votes)
Skylight
5% (3 votes)
wcddesign
3% (2 votes)
YuvalS
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 58
Edited by: sb56637 on 12/21/2021 - 21:02
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The poll will run for 14 days, then voting will be closed automatically. That puts the closing on December 21, about 6:15 PM MST USA

There will be three awards made for People’s Choice; First, Second and Third Choices. The First Place person gets their choice from all of the prizes listed here…. https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79136

The People’s Choice 2nd and 3rd place get to choose one item from the Banggood portion of the prize list.

After the poll ends, when we have the judges decisions we will follow the procedure used in most past years. That is, the First place in Hand Made has first selection for their prize. Then 1st place Machine Made, followed by 1st place Modified category. That process will be repeated for 2nd placers, 3rd placers, etc.

If there are ties in People’s Choice we will ask those who are tied to choose a number and then we will use random.org to pick a random number. The person whose guess is closest gets to choose next. If there is a tie in this process of number picking we will run the random generator until that is resolved.

Links with photos to the project entries that were completed are below, listed in alphabetical order. (click an image to view a larger size)

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Asian8640
hand-made category

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EasyB
modded category

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FearOfTheDark
hand-made category

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gChart
machine made category

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Haukkeli
modded category

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MtnDon
hand-made category

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Pip
modded category

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Scallywag
modded category

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Skylight
modded category

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wcddesign
hand-made category

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YuvalS
modded category

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I voted for MtnDon. My Grandfather was a woodworker and he would have loved that flashlight. Very nice details.

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Now comes the important question: Do participants count as “People”?

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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Asian8640 wrote:
Now comes the important question: Do participants count as “People”?

If you have a heartbeat, yes.

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MtnDon wrote:
Asian8640 wrote:
Now comes the important question: Do participants count as “People”?

If you have a heartbeat, yes.

I knew that having an impeller for a heart would come back to bite me one day.

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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Haha, thanks for the laugh Big Smile

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Asian8640 wrote:
Now comes the important question: Do participants count as “People”?

Of course. I voted for Gchart because I know when I’ve been beat. Smile

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Everyone’s work looks so amazing!

Mine is admittedly kinda junky. But it’s my first build so it was super fun. And it can do its job, so it’s not a failure Silly

I loved YuvalS light inside the light!

EasyB with a 40% mass reduction! That is ridiculously effective!

Gchart with an amazing interactive art piece!

Skylight is probably making the sun feel bad about itself! Or blinding moonmen, who knows?

Fearofthedark doing things I can barely manage to wish I could!

Haukkeli doing it just plain better!

MtnDon thinking outside the box… By building a box!

Pip is focused on getting stuff done!

And Asian8640 has all that pretty copper!

Huge thank you to everyone involved, in any way, with the 9th BLF/ Old Lumens challenge! You are all inspiring! (Seriously. Now I want to build a boxy, computerized, coppery light that comes to the rescue in a power outage, holds another light, and helps me get stuff done! Maybe for old lumens 10? Lot of learning to do in the meantime!)

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Well this is awkward

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Scallywag wrote:
Well this is awkward

Looks like your finished post was at 11:30 eastern time on the final day. The contest ended at the end of the day UTC which is 5 hours ahead of us. So I’m guessing when he closed the contest yours wasn’t finished. We could probably talk them into sneaking yours in though… I’m pretty sure this contest is more for fun than anything and nobody would be too upset if they stretched the time a little. I know I wouldn’t mind a bit.

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Pip wrote:
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Well this is awkward

Looks like your finished post was at 11:30 eastern time on the final day. The contest ended at the end of the day UTC which is 5 hours ahead of us. So I’m guessing when he closed the contest yours wasn’t finished. We could probably talk them into sneaking yours in though… I’m pretty sure this contest is more for fun than anything and nobody would be too upset if they stretched the time a little. I know I wouldn’t mind a bit.

I speak for myself when I say that this is an informal enough competition with a small enough participant pool that I second bending the rules a tiny bit to allow his entrance. The only issue I see is that I don’t know if we can alter the people’s choice award Poll without creating a new one. However, it has only been less than 24 hours and 14 votes as of writing this, so it shouldn’t be too hard for everyone that voted already to reevaluate and recast their vote.

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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We have some awesome entries this year congratulation to every one who finished there builds!

 

Its a bit sad to see no one made a light on a lathe, that is usually the most competitive part of the contest.Hopefully next year we see some more machine made entries. You all have 9 month to start learning lol.

 

Overall the skill level of these lights is great.

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The coordinators of the 9th BLF Old Lumens Challenge recognize there is some disappointment in the missed deadline of one of the challenge entries. The coordinators believe that 90 days from official announcement to the ending date was quite ample time. There was a countdown timer prominently displayed in the first post of the announcement topic. There was a notation that the countdown timer was the official time to be used. The counter was counting down to the final seconds for 90 days. The counter is still there in plain sight, now counting up. There was also an approximate 9-day preliminary announcement posted.

 

The coordinators are reluctant to adjust the time frame only because doing so sets a precedent that may be used at some future point when or if someone feels a rule needs to be adjusted for some reason that benefits their challenge entry.

 

However, in the spirit of forum camaraderie, the coordinators have decided to allow Scallywag's challenge entry to be treated as completed in a timely manner. As a completed entry it will be placed in the People's Choice poll and will be placed in its class alongside the others for the judges to adjudicate. Anyone who has already cast a vote may change it if they wish.

 

The poll has been adjusted with the addition of Scallywag.  However, adding the images and link in post two will be done later when I am home and can use my PC to edit images to use as was done with the others. 

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Hey, it’s fine. I forgot to check the post, and even though the light was done on time the thread wasn’t and that’s the only thing you guys get to see.

You’re right 90 days was plenty of time and if I’d checked the main thread I’d have just made time to post Monday night.

I didn’t, so that’s on me.

For what it’s worth I don’t think I’m in danger of winning the vote anyway Wink

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Good call on allowing Scallywag’s entry.

It was not easy to vote! I followed along on everyone’s threads and it was fun to see so much hard work and creativity on every level. Congrats to everyone of you for putting in the time in the lights as well as the words and photos for your threads!

Someone buy me a lathe….

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Not an easy choice for who to vote. Good things about many different lights.

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Just found out one of my lights was modded for this competition, so happy! Party
Thanks @Scallywag Beer

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bump for more votes Innocent

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Should I post a link over on the flashlight subreddlit to get more eyes on the projects?

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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Voted Wink Congrats and goof luck to all the participants!
This contest always bring impressive ideas and out-of-the-box conceptions! Great to be part of this “lighted” world Wink

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Skylight wrote:
Bump for more votes Innocent

I tried to vote for Pedro but he was not on the candidate list Big Smile

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Asian8640 wrote:
Should I post a link over on the flashlight subreddlit to get more eyes on the projects?

 

Yes but they have to members to vote i think.

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The_OL_Contest wrote:

Asian8640 wrote:
Should I post a link over on the flashlight subreddlit to get more eyes on the projects?

 


Yes but they have to members to vote i think.


You are right about them needing to be members to vote.

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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BUMP for visibility.

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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Less than 24 Hours remaining! BUMP!

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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I wonder why always the hand-made and machine-made categories get the first places.

It seems like the first places in hand-made and machine-made are already quite clear. Not much choice in the machine made category but at least we have one nice entry.

I like the way of letting people choose first.

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Half hour left. BUMP!

EDIT: Apparently, I can’t convert time zones. There’s still 2 hours left.

Old Lumens Contest Entries: "7th 5mm LED Lantern":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70438 and "9th Copper Pipe Triple":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79484

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Well, I am puzzled. By my counting the poll should have closed automatically about 30 minutes ago. I have asked sb to have a look. I was wondering if the editing I made to add scallywag after the poll was first posted could affect the timer and had mentioned this to sb.

So we are waiting for him and also waiting for the official judging and prizes coordinator, everydaysurvivalgear, to check in here.

(I am having a devil of a time posting this; my connection keeps dropping for some reason.)

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Okay folks so the 9th BLF/Old-Lumens Challenge, People's Choice have come to an end.

 

In first place we have MtnDon congratulations on taking out first place, MtnDon gets first pick of any light from the list. Let us know what light you want.

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79136

 

In second place we have gChart who gets to chose from one light from Banggoods offering.

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79136

 

In third place we have Asian8640 who also gets to chose one light from Banggoods offering.

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79136

 

Congratulations to the winners

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