Oh I’m game to try any UI at least once. I have never gotten rid of a light because of the UI. I have decided not to buy lights based on the UI however. I was lucky enough to get the Q8 UI working to my liking. I still think the mode based part of the UI is stupid. The 1.2sec lock in and you have to go back before you go forward is just counter intuitive.
I’d give this UI a try though. Hell you never know. It could be very easy to use once a finished UI diagram is implemented.
Actually I recognize my first post as rather short-sighted, and apologize for it After all, I use Biscotti, and for all of my exclusive usage of the super simple 4-level mode group 8, sometimes I feel the firmware as a whole could have more functions. More options is always good, because they’re exactly that: options.
So I change my vote: if the torch featuring it were not too expensive, I’d be willing to give it a shot.
I would definitely try your UI.
I think it would really help chadvone if you made one of those nice little flowing cheatsheets like here.
I think more people could see just how it works. Being honest, the text UI above, I kind of get lost myself.
All the other electronics necessary for all the programming simply wastes space on a PCB and also complicates the circuitry, making it more expensive to produce and also more prone to failure.
I’ve had even simple drivers malfunction before because cold temperatures were messing with the mode switching circuitry.
A foolproof no-BS design is cheaper and more reliable.
I’m literally just answering your question with why I wouldn’t buy it.
Nobody is starting any war.
If anything it’s you who’s getting overly defensive about your design which most people don’t like.
I don’t see why bringing up other topics I’ve made in the past has any relevance to this conversation.
Was that your weak attempt at a personal attack?
This is the UI in its simplest layer. Stepped ramping with two lumen output level groups G1 and G2. It allows your to access 22 different outputs with just a few Cs and Ps. The ramping speed will be fast enough to reach your level quickly but slow enough you can count them off so you know where you are.
A Click takes you to last lumen level used, either G1 on the Left or G2 on the Right
A Press ramps up the steps from G1 ML,1,2,4,9,18,37,75,150,300,600
A ClickClick takes you th the last lumen level used in G2 only
A ClickClickPress ramps you up from the bottom of G2
A Click turn it off
A Press ramps up from the level you in. Release Press to change directions.
A ClickClick Jumps from G1 level to G2 level.
Off on On
A ClickClickPress will ramp up from the bottom of G2 on the right.
Click Press will take you to your choice of .5max,Max, or Max Strobe.
Seems like many of the features you’re looking for are implemented by MELD - it can be used for lights with just white or white plus an alternate emitter (UV, red, etc.) by disabling the colors, or I can provide chips with my optimized single-channel version of the firmware. Here’s my UI description video if you want to check it out: MELDv2.13 flashlight firmware overview - YouTube
Here is G3 simplified the best I can. Basically its a Ramping strobe speed. That goes to Bike flasher-constant on with strobe overlaid . Then just a constant on. Constant on can be used just like 2C but you get all the Steps.
3CP from anywhere but the squeeze functions ramps up from bottom right. Another 3CP while on the right ramps up from the bottom left.
If you like ramping drivers G3 can be used on its own. Once you 3C, set to constant one, 3c again to have full ramping steps. It is remembered.