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    *Flashaholic* fyrstormer's Avatar
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    Default I got bored again...

    ...and when that happens, the superglue usually comes out, and it all goes downhill from there. (evenings are much more dorky when I'm home alone.)

    I made this:







    Now, before anyone s**ts a brick about me drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa, the piston in here is a nickel-plated aluminum one from my Arc6 (which now has a titanium piston, heehee ), so it's really more like drawing a mustache on a print of the Mona Lisa. I got tired of the nickel-plate on the piston tarnishing over and over again, and I had a bunch of glow-in-the-dark switch covers, and as I mentioned before, I also has superglue, so...

    (EDIT: pidgin english not intended, but left in-place for humor value. )

    Anyway, it's quite comfortable to use, and the play in the silicone switch cover makes holding the light on high-mode for a long time much easier to do, because even if you let up the pressure slightly, the silicone wants to un-squish and that holds the electrical contacts in place.

    I managed to get the switch cover to sit flat on the button, so it can still tailstand, though it's a wee bit wobbly, but that's not a problem as long as you're not in an earthquake. And a bonus I just realized is that the brim on the switch cover acts as yet another seal to prevent dirt from getting in, at least until you push the button -- but it's most likely to get dirty when you drop the light on the ground, in which case you won't be pushing the button, so it works out well.

    You know what they say about idle hands, right?

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    Default Re: I got bored again...

    GITD sacrilege.

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    *Flashaholic* fyrstormer's Avatar
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    Default Re: I got bored again...

    Maybe so, but I'd wondered what such a thing would look like since about 5 minutes after I got my first PD light, and now I know. If nothing else, it solves the problem wherein the ring under the button is exposed to contaminants at all times, so it might be a useful mod for someone who actually uses their Gizmo in messy conditions. I'm kinda surprised there was never an extreme-use PD Pak created, actually, that would've added a rubber switch cover and a lockring to hold it in place.

    It was a productive evening overall. After I did this, I did an encore performance by upgrading a Photon 2 with a Super Michael Jackson emitter. Much nicer beam than the Nichia GS that used to be in it.
    Last edited by fyrstormer; 12-09-2009 at 09:12 PM.

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    Default Re: I got bored again...

    It works for me

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