Build Log: Double Triple XP-G R5

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I would add two more front plate mounting screws, center top and bottom. Like the models you posted on 02-03, except space all 10 equally along the periphery. That would make us OCD folks happier. :wave:

Otherwise, a very nice aesthetic and functional evolution. I will certainly be tempted. :hitit:


Trust me, it took a lot of effort for me to make it have 8 screws... (I'm CDO, its like OCD but all the letters are in order) But If I wanted to fit the switch in, it had to be 8 screws
 
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Another day, another revision. There was a slight manufacturing problem with screw clearances so hopefully this will fix it up! I like it this way better, curvy and retro on top and space age on both ends.

Screws are now recessed 2mm, but they still protrude a little (so they will still protect face and glass etc)



 
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Did you consider putting a second switch in, on the bottom?
 
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For switching! :rolleyes: Especially if different optics were on the two sides.
 
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For switching! :rolleyes: Especially if different optics were on the two sides.

Because of the small size, I really don't think its possible to put another switch in it. I have been working with clearances of a few mm for most of the design of this light. Hopefully this will all pay off.

To give you an idea of scale, i'll lend you a hand.

 
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Hope this doesn't ruin anyones plans, but i'm leaning towards an olive drab anodized color, This way I can stick to tighter tolerances and cover up some of the machine marks.

Examples of some colours...

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http://anodizingspecialties.com/color%20pile.jpg
 
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What about natural hard anodize? I think that would have much more appeal, even if it raised the price a bit.
 
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Beautiful job Matthew. Must be tricky to wire? Did you test the thermal cut-back? How long does it take on high to cut-back?
 
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Beautiful job Matthew. Must be tricky to wire? Did you test the thermal cut-back? How long does it take on high to cut-back?

Thanks!. It is tricky to wire, but only if you don't plan on how you will do it.

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I will add photo's to instructions soon!
 
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Thanks!. It is tricky to wire, but only if you don't plan on how you will do it.

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I will add photo's to instructions soon!

Matt, in particular I'd like to see in your instructions:

Recommended ways to mount PCB's
Installation of the switch - where to solder wires, glue or no/glue

Look forward to your guide.

CA.
 
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Very nice design and workmanship. I am very impressed.

Could you remind me which driver board you designed this for?

Thanks

Harry
 

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