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    Machined Triple-Cree Housing

    Here is my latest triple-Q5 WG light, I just finished machining it today. This light was commissioned by a local bike shop owner and is designed around the helmet and handlebar mounts for his Hope Vision HID (which conveniently stopped working on Saturday night). The light is based on the popular Cutter MR-11 setup and regulated with a TaskLED Fatman at around 800mA.

    Check it out:








    Happy Holidays!

    -Stevel
    Last edited by StevelKnivel; 12-18-2007 at 05:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevelKnivel
    Here is my latest triple-Q5 WG light, I just finished machining it today. This light was commissioned by a local bike shop owner and is designed around the helmet and handlebar mounts for his Hope Vision HID (which conveniently stopped working on Saturday night). The light is based on the popular Cutter MR-11 setup and regulated with a TaskLED Fatman at around 800mA.

    Check it out:






    Happy Holidays!

    -Stevel
    Nice! Very sexy!

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    Hot damn! That is very sharp.

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    Could I build this using the Pond Scum housing, or would I risk melting it?

    Thanks.

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    Could I build this using the Pond Scum housing, or would I risk melting it?

    Thanks.

    If you don't melt the housing, you'd likely cook the components inside. The aluminum housing acts as a heat sink
    Last edited by BobRocket; 12-18-2007 at 08:59 AM.

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    wow..that looks super sweet! Well done!

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    Damn that's good looking! Love the revolver cylinder flutings.

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    Beautiful, but why...

    not drive at 1A?? Seems that with that housing heat would not be a issue.

    Thanks

    DFH

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    We do a lot of 3+ hour rides and 800mA allows for 3 to 3.5 hours of burn time from a lightweight battery while still kicking out plenty of light.

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    Great design! Any pics of the insides?

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    Nice! Excellent work!

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    very nice

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    I think that's the most aesthetically pleasing light I have ever seen, homebrew or otherwise.

    I don't suppose you have (1) a parts list (2) information on where those materials were obtained or (3) a photo-documentary of the build?

    Come on: It's my birthday!

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    Thanks everyone, glad you like it!

    DC,

    Happy Birthday! Here is the parts list:

    -Fatman Boost MR-11 Cree Kit from Cutter Electronics in Australia

    -7.4V 4800mAh Li-Ion battery w/switch, cables, and connectors all from BatterySpace

    -1.625" OD 6061Alu rod, Stainless Steel spiral retaining ring, Silicon O-ring, Rubber grommet all from McMaster Carr

    -H-Bar and helmet mounts from a Hope Vision HID

    -A lot of machine time...no CNC work on this one, all manual lathe and mill operations!


    Sorry, I didn't take any pictures while I was machining or assembling the light...

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    nice lights dude... prob the cleanest looking homebuild i've seen so far. i'm busy waiting for parts for my 1st build, running 3x k2 tffc 200's (or mebe 4, not sure yet.) can't use crees cos they're an absolute mission to get hold of in south africa.

    my main issue is heat sinking tho, and i don't have a lathe so have to outsource machining which leaves not much room for getting it wrong. if i send you a model of my light would you be able to tell me if i have enough heatsink? i will be running a maxflex driver so do have a safety net in the thermal cutout but would like to get it as close as i can the first time round. 2nd run will hopefully be 25 or 50 units so don't want to make too many changes if i can help it.

    (also, can u read solidworks models?)

    thanks

    droo

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