Build Log: The 1.5V Project

calipsoii

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Time for an update, it's a new year!

The bronze prototype is still working great! Attempts to make more haven't been going so smoothly. The driver is very difficult to calibrate so I have a pile of drivers that don't work reliably which isn't what I want.

I ended up taking a break from the 15VP project to think about the design and decompress a little. I've been working on my Lamplighters in the meantime and would like to return to this one soon. I'll be sure to post an update here when that work starts. :)
 
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A very interesting light I would definitely like to get one!!
 
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Great thread:thumbsup:
 
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The bronze prototype is still working great! Attempts to make more haven't been going so smoothly. The driver is very difficult to calibrate so I have a pile of drivers that don't work reliably which isn't what I want.

I ended up taking a break from the 15VP project to think about the design and decompress a little. I've been working on my Lamplighters in the meantime and would like to return to this one soon. I'll be sure to post an update here when that work starts. :)

I see the magic words in the post......"Lamplighters"..... does this mean that they might be available soon? I'm wondering how one might get on the magic Lamplighters list...way up close to the top of the list....
 
calipsoii

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Mail call! A big box full of components for the completely redesigned 15VP v3 driver just showed up. PCB's are at fab as we speak so once they arrive we can take everything for a spin.
15VPv3Components.jpg
 
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Awesome! Hope the redesign works out well.
 
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Great news!!!
 
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It appears you have a lot of fun ahead of you. All the best for the construction of what appears to be many drivers. :)
 
calipsoii

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Look what just arrived! No idea if they work yet but dang, they sure do look pretty.
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Can't wait to hear more!
 
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Hi, new guy here.

I had been thinking about buying a small lathe and making myself a flashlight.

I had no clue how much goes into a project like this.

I am truly in awe of your dedication to this project.
 
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@Gordon-B

Thanks for reading along! This continues to be a very fun project and I've learned an enormous amount since setting out. If you're thinking of taking a swing at something similar I strongly recommend it!
 
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calipsoii; Thanks for reading along! This continues to be a very fun project and I've learned an enormous amount since setting out. If you're thinking of taking a swing at something similar I strongly recommend it![/QUOTE said:
Have enjoyed following along with your machining experience. Knurling always frustrates me and is the job I hate most. Congratulations.
 

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