keeping more or less the same layout for interactions (1C on/off, 4C lockout, 2H ramp down, ...)
optimized timing settings for clicks, blinks etc. as we know it from Andúril
logarithmic ramping curve (more linear to the human eye's perception)
optimized thermal regulation based upon predefined settings in source code
If Simon even were to provide flashing pads on his drivers, customers could conveniently flash their own firmware onto Convoy flashlights (NarsilM, Andúril 1/2, this "basic UI" shown below, ...). If he even were to use the new AVR-1 chips (816, 1616, 3216) he could benefit from factory-calibrated voltage and temperature readout.
All it takes is:
some helpful member(s) doing the necessary changes on the source code (this started to happen on the above mentioned thread already)
a manufacturer willing to invest a few days of time and willing to step up to a more sophisticated but simply-kept user interface
On a side note:
Unfortunately, I have not succeeded in winning over some of the popular manufacturers I am familiar with for this UI, no matter how hard I tried. Their initial and overwhelming interest has finally gone into oblivion.
Lux-P - that UI looks awesome. I would be in! Looks like all you need. Great for the Convoy brand, as a basic but intelligent UI and Operarion. And of course then if users wanted they could flash whatever UI they like, too.
I don't see a downside.
simon has seemed open to new and more out of the box things, I see him looking into (with much help from educated users) a tint ramping 4x led with optics edc option.
I think a UI like this would be PERFECT for that new light.
Honestly, I just rubber band my soda can light to a tripod, with a pair of thick rubber bands like the kind that grocery stores use on celery bunches, without the mounting plate and thread in the way. A cotton rag helps keep it from slipping. It is neither very solid nor pretty, but it is easy and quick.
It would not be difficult to go a step further and put a 1/4-20 thread in an aluminum plate, then glue or screw a saddle to the plate for the light to sit in, with tabs to attach the rubber bands to.
I have seen some bike mounts that look like they could be adapted to fit some soda cans, but nothing that would work right off the shelf.
I first try to slow down the entire process of ramping, and the entire time will be doubled.
If this method is not ideal, the ramping speed below 50% current remains unchanged, and the ramping speed above 50% current becomes slower.
I have the following plan: when the flashlight is turned on, the color of the light on the button or the number of flashes represents the current power.
In order to avoid affecting the use, the light on the button goes out after 5 seconds.