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    You mentioned that you are using a cottonpickers charger for charging - what one do you have? I want to get the quad, but the lowest charge rate is 90ma. Is this too fast for the 10250s? It would be a slightly greater than 1C charge rate. I know this isn't recommended generally, but can you confirm with the manufacturers optimum/maximum charge rates for the cells you will have for sale/use with the Torpedo? Cottonpickers is going to have his work cut out for him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryH View Post
    Put me down for 4500K also if you are keeping a count.
    Thanks
    sort-of keeping count in the thread, but will have a selection page up soon-ish


    Quote Originally Posted by Sno4Life View Post
    You mentioned that you are using a cottonpickers charger for charging - what one do you have? I want to get the quad, but the lowest charge rate is 90ma. Is this too fast for the 10250s? It would be a slightly greater than 1C charge rate. I know this isn't recommended generally, but can you confirm with the manufacturers optimum/maximum charge rates for the cells you will have for sale/use with the Torpedo? Cottonpickers is going to have his work cut out for him...
    I (think I) have a double w/display (90/180ma) & single no disp (90ma)
    The 10250's are fine @90ma, and rated up to 160ma for charging.

    Thx,
    tgwnn

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    tgwnn, I finally figured out what the surprise is!

    BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

    and a Merry Christmas to you!

    patrick~
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    Quote Originally Posted by saypat View Post
    tgwnn, I finally figured out what the surprise is!

    BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

    and a Merry Christmas to you!

    patrick~
    Hi Saypat,

    Thanks for guessing. That's not it though
    Happy Holidays too!

    tgwnn

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    I dont know about everyone else, but just the fact that you keep us constantly updated and reply to every comment is enough for me to buy the light for that reason alone when it comes out. Its nice to converse with the builder. Means a lot to me anyway I imagine others feel the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheExpert View Post
    I dont know about everyone else, but just the fact that you keep us constantly updated and reply to every comment is enough for me to buy the light for that reason alone when it comes out. Its nice to converse with the builder. Means a lot to me anyway I imagine others feel the same way.
    Thanks Expert

    Its a two-way street. Im grateful to have all the real-time feedback during the development process

    tgwnn

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    Congrats on all of your fantastic progress to date. I can't wait to see more photos of the proto.

    4500k torpedo please. I'm hoping that you will develop a trit holder for this light as well.

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    Oooh, +1 on a trot holder if it's possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadeone View Post
    Oooh, +1 on a trot holder if it's possible!

    Pardon me, what's a trot?
    Would that be a round trit?
    GL

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    damn iphone. cant program cool flashaholic words like trit for it to recognize

    TRIT damnit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadeone View Post
    damn iphone. cant program cool flashaholic words like trit for it to recognize

    TRIT damnit!

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    I am afraid that I will have to get all three tints initially and then decide which one is my favorite.

    I will then buy a few more.

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    why not just buy the initial lot of 100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Protagonist View Post
    Congrats on all of your fantastic progress to date. I can't wait to see more photos of the proto.
    4500k torpedo please. I'm hoping that you will develop a trit holder for this light as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by shadeone View Post
    Oooh, +1 on a trit holder if it's possible!
    Thanks Hiro, shadeone
    Not too much unused space (maybe a few microns) in the current design,
    but maybe going forward?


    Quote Originally Posted by JetskiMark View Post
    I am afraid that I will have to get all three tints initially and then decide which one is my favorite.

    I will then buy a few more.
    Thanks JetskiMark

    Quote Originally Posted by saypat View Post
    why not just buy the initial lot of 100?
    Hopefully, we can have more than 1 person share the first lot
    Not confirmed yet but I may be able to do a few more than 100...
    will let you know.

    thanks,
    tgwnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Protagonist View Post
    I'm hoping that you will develop a trit holder for this light as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by shadeone View Post
    Oooh, +1 on a trot holder if it's possible!
    You guys may be happy to know that while there is no actual trit slot, there are places for up to four trits to go between the torpedo fins and I suspect we'll see a few with some light coming out the back too! A little epoxy and you're good to go, with protection from the fins, they won't be going anywhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    Hopefully, we can have more than 1 person share the first lot
    Not confirmed yet but I may be able to do a few more than 100...
    That would probably be a relief for a few of the serial followers of this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    You guys may be happy to know that while there is no actual trit slot, there are places for up to four trits to go between the torpedo fins and I suspect we'll see a few with some light coming out the back too! A little epoxy and you're good to go, with protection from the fins, they won't be going anywhere.
    That would probably be a relief for a few of the serial followers of this thread!
    Thanks Kaichu


    btw, not 100% related,
    but just received a stack of new components for something else Im working on,
    and boy some of these are tiny.....



    They almost look like they are just printed on the paper.
    These are smd resistors.... tiny.
    Some of the smd LED's I received are about the same size too....

    Very tricky little buggers to work with but was able to get some light happening out of the leds

    tgwnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    Wow, congratulations on engineering such a huge button cell, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    Wow, congratulations on engineering such a huge button cell, lol.

    tgwnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    Thanks Kaichu
    btw, not 100% related,
    but just received a stack of new components for something else Im working on,
    and boy some of these are tiny.....



    They almost look like they are just printed on the paper.
    These are smd resistors.... tiny.
    Some of the smd LED's I received are about the same size too....

    Very tricky little buggers to work with but was able to get some light happening out of the leds

    tgwnn

    Hi Guy,
    I have worked with SMD components before . Very tricky, reqiuires alot a patience.
    It's great to hear of your successful tests.
    Many Thanks
    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post
    I have worked with SMD components before . Very tricky, reqiuires alot a patience.
    $60 Black & Decker toaster oven was the best money I ever spent when it comes to SMD stuff, particularly DFN/BGA packages. I've no doubt TGWNN has a plan in mind though.

    I take it these are the guts for the Core?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post
    Hi Guy,
    I have worked with SMD components before . Very tricky, reqiuires alot a patience.
    It's great to hear of your successful tests.
    Many Thanks
    GL
    Thanks GL,

    I need to make a custom PCB but no time to mess with fancy stuff so probably going to cut ultra-thin strips of copper and glue them to a board
    There's one tiny li'l microchip though....with multiple pins, hopefully it doesn't burn

    tgwnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by calipsoii View Post
    $60 Black & Decker toaster oven was the best money I ever spent when it comes to SMD stuff, particularly DFN/BGA packages. I've no doubt TGWNN has a plan in mind though.

    I take it these are the guts for the Core?
    I am pretty sure these are for some new concepts he is working on
    Toaster Oven, That is a great Idea! I never had thought of.
    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post

    Toaster Oven, That is a great Idea! I never had thought of.
    GL


    What Jam or jelly do you spread on them after toasting ?


    ( I have NO clue what you'd use a toaster for )

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
    What Jam or jelly do you spread on them after toasting ?


    ( I have NO clue what you'd use a toaster for )

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    for reflow soldering. smd parts like this can hardly be soldered by hand, they are way too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    Thanks Kaichu


    btw, not 100% related,
    but just received a stack of new components for something else Im working on,
    and boy some of these are tiny.....



    They almost look like they are just printed on the paper.
    These are smd resistors.... tiny.
    Some of the smd LED's I received are about the same size too....

    Very tricky little buggers to work with but was able to get some light happening out of the leds

    tgwnn
    Oh you can go even smaller. Those look like "0603" sized components. Technology has gone down to "01005" sized which are just over 1/16th the area. Of course it is probably impossible even with a microscope to solder such a small component down by hand without a hot air gun - particularly without overheating it.

    Just wanted to make sure you knew for your next generation of thin/small pojects
    Last edited by rlcrisp; 12-19-2011 at 10:52 AM.

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    4500k, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut.G View Post
    for reflow soldering. smd parts like this can hardly be soldered by hand, they are way too small.

    Yes , thank you muchly Helmut.G ... I was hoping someone would explain.

    Are we moving on now ? ................... to NANO size flashlights ?

    I feel like I'm getting left behind in the dust of yester-year .

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    Edit to add ...... 6500 please

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    Quote Originally Posted by calipsoii View Post
    $60 Black & Decker toaster oven was the best money I ever spent when it comes to SMD stuff, particularly DFN/BGA packages. I've no doubt TGWNN has a plan in mind though.

    I take it these are the guts for the Core?
    Not the Core

    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post

    I am pretty sure these are for some new concepts he is working on
    Toaster Oven, That is a great Idea! I never had thought of.
    GL
    Toaster Ovens are s'posed to be a good way to do it

    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
    What Jam or jelly do you spread on them after toasting ?
    ( I have NO clue what you'd use a toaster for )

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    hehe, no jam or jelly in this one

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut.G View Post
    for reflow soldering. smd parts like this can hardly be soldered by hand, they are way too small.
    I found a way to do it, but its tricky.....

    Quote Originally Posted by rlcrisp View Post
    Oh you can go even smaller. Those look like "0603" sized components. Technology has gone down to "01005" sized which are just over 1/16th the area. Of course it is probably impossible even with a microscope to solder such a small component down by hand without a hot air gun - particularly without overheating it.

    Just wanted to make sure you knew for your next generation of thin/small pojects
    Yes, very true.
    The stuff in the bag on top of the coin is about 1/4 the size of the 603's

    Quote Originally Posted by hatman View Post
    4500k, please.
    Got it, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
    Yes , thank you muchly Helmut.G ... I was hoping someone would explain.

    Are we moving on now ? ................... to NANO size flashlights ?

    I feel like I'm getting left behind in the dust of yester-year .

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    Edit to add ...... 6500 please

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    6500, Got it!
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    It seems your "Sidewinder" name is already in use by Streamlight ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
    ~

    It seems your "Sidewinder" name is already in use by Streamlight ?

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    Thanks very much TMG,
    appreciate you letting me know.

    tgwnn

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