gchart made some great runtime charts of his prototype driver in an SP10S host
It is yet to be clarified if SP10 Pro will use a switch w/o button light.
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Sofirn has finished creating a prototype driver. The driver offers flashing pads to have direct access for a pogo pin adapter.
Next step is to release two prototype flashlight samples to gchart and Tom E for full examination and testing, followed by a trial phase before ramping up mass production.
gchart created a custom Andúril 2 hex-file to be used for SP10 Pro:
Lumen output as per gchart's prototype testing sample:
(Actual numbers may vary in the final product and depend on the used battery and the emitter type/tint)
The clip design is being discussed with Sofirn. Sofirn is checking for possible changes to make it fully captive and/or deep carry.
Final UI diagram for SP10 Pro:
Sofirn will soon be able to source the new AVR-1 MCUs. Final line up is imminent.
Awesome news! gchart built an SP10S driver using the ATtiny 1616-MNR MCU with dual chemistry / dual voltage support and Andúril 2. See video below for illustration. I will try to get more news from Sofirn after May Days holidays.
Barry confirmed that Sofirn's engineering could redesign the driver. Andúril would then have to be adapted to work with the SP10S driver, e.g. there is no indicator switch LED in the SP10S. I have suggested the SP32A V2.0 switch LED design but we will see how feasible this is. So far no news about 1.2V - 1.5V (AA/NiMH) compatibility.
Currently, I'm in touch with Toykeeper, Barry and Kikkoman to help Sofirn developing an appropriate driver for the SP10S. As the SP10S driver uses a PIC12F1822 with limited memory it will be difficult but with some changes (e.g. ATtiny85) and a better boost converter we might get to see a new driver with Andúril and AA as well as 14500 support.
Kikkoman has successfully transferred Andúril onto his experimental driver, using a more efficient TPS61021A boost converter. Further work on LVP, more efficiency and less standby drain is ongoing. Lexel, gchart, wight and Tom E as renowned driver experts have been invited to join and share their ideas and thoughts.