This little one is made from some 12mm copper tube, copper squares, magnets, an extendable aerial and an old aluminium marker pen using only small hand tools.
The light slides apart so is held together via friction and neodymium magnets soldered to both the driver board and switch contact which hold on to each end of the battery.
I used cold bluing solution to make it look antiquated.
Three mode memory driver, 0.9A, 0.4A and 0.10A
XM-L2 4C on Copper DTP MCPCB in handmade aluminium pill
Reverse clicky tailswitch
Modified TIR Optic (floody)
Weight with cell 39g
I usually modify lights but this is my first built from scratch (or bits n pieces really)
Sorry i did not take pictures during the making.
12mm Copper tube? That is one tiny (skinny) light. Great light you have built from scratch using your own mind and tools at hand. I love every bit of it. Now for the million dollar question. Whats next?
Wow, this is VERY cool! Fantastic work, CRX. Would be so great if at some point you could do a write-up of assembly and where you got the parts. What’s the inner tube you fashioned that the copper tubing slides over? Is it aluminum?
I could see this easily being used as a flashlight prop on some minimalist sci-fi production.