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    Groovy XM-L :)

    sounds almost like work (software geek)

    Just finished this 1 x XM-L driven by a TaskLed LFlex :thumbsup


    The pieces cut, milled, etc and anno'd


    pieces together...




    the lflex driver, momentary switch, and locking power connector installed in the rear module


    pieces ready to assemble


    Cateye mount...mounted


    coming together...






    mostly done (just have to make a square lens out of lexan):

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    Very groooooovy cytoe!! Alot of "interfaces" between different surfaces going on there, do you think you will have to run thermal grease between the interfaces?


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    Digging the collection in the background also!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by scar
    Very groooooovy cytoe!! Alot of "interfaces" between different surfaces going on there, do you think you will have to run thermal grease between the interfaces?


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    sup scar. I used arctic silver epoxy and some thermal goop from dx...so this sucka ain't coming apart

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    Outstanding as always



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    wow, that's super neat, I like it a lot! Should be able to keep the XM-L nice'n'cool at 3A too by the looks of things.

    Shame you can't take it apart, would have been cool to be able to slot in a new LED module whenever you want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet
    wow, that's super neat, I like it a lot! Should be able to keep the XM-L nice'n'cool at 3A too by the looks of things.

    Shame you can't take it apart, would have been cool to be able to slot in a new LED module whenever you want to.
    it's possible to take apart...with some force. I rather make new lights than retro old ones anyway...just something about taking apart a functioning light.

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    Nice work!!!!!
    Looks well thought out and put together.
    What thickness of lexan will you make the face place out of?
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Dig the look. Very industrial..

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    nice work cytoe

    Does it have a name, or does it get Groovy by default?

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    Nice work!!!!!
    Looks well thought out and put together.
    What thickness of lexan will you make the face place out of?
    1.8mm

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    Nice look, a lot of surface, good separation between the led and the lflex. Well done.

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    Cool light. How did you route the wires from front to back without them showing?

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    Are the side pieces chunks of heatsink, or did you do the grooves yourself?
    Kinda 1950s retro toaster look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytoe
    Just finished this 1 x XM-L driven by a TaskLed LFlex
    Run it for any length of time yet?



    Looks sweet......bet that bugger is BriGhT!

    --El Beastro

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro
    Run it for any length of time yet?



    Looks sweet......bet that bugger is BriGhT!

    --El Beastro
    -0-. Just ran it low level from a bench power supply. Haven't had time to solder up the battery pack and finish the front lens yet.

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