I have been looking at this forum for quite some time and have seen some really nice, and not so nice DIY bikelight that people have been making.
Since I am a designer by trade, I decided to try design and make my own set of DIY bike lights. I am very fortunate to have a set of CNC milling machines and CNC lathe in my workshop at home. so I would be able to make a few of them for other people if they have any interest.
over the past year or so, I have made about 3 different version, slight improvement on each one. I have decided to call it the C-FAR 500 because the configuration ive used brings the lumens close to 500lM, this might not seem like much but its more than plenty for what ive used it for. this can easily be changed with different LED and driver.
I have added some photos along with the post to show you my progress. i would appreciate any comment on my DIY bikelight. see what you think......
Solidworks CAD model of the C-FAR 500 rear view
semi transparent cad model
Lid on the CNC milling machine
MK1,2,3 from Right to left
finished product on the left in anodised red.
feel free to comment as any advise would be appreciated.
thank you for looking
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