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    Two simple MC-E tube projects (on process)

    It's my first project topic on MTBR, but not first at all. Want to share with you two simple housings maded from square tube 40 x 60 x 2 mm and 40 x 80 x 3 mm size. I don't have mill/lathe, all parts handmade.
    I don't know english wery well, so little words, more pics

    1) Idea taken from old good Achesalot design with some improvements. Battery & driver comparment maded from 40 x 80 mm tube. Front/side part from 40 x 60 mm.
    Cutted main parts

    Together

    Some grinding, filing, drilling


    With part of mount


    2) This project uses famous DX E27 bulb case. Box maded from 40 x 60 mm sized tube.
    Grinding/filing work already done.





    Some parts in place (voltmeter + button + DX cases)



    So many holes needed for ON/OFF switch, charger 4-pin connector, voltmeter, momentary button for voltmeter. One hole missed - for external mode switch.

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    You need a new user name. TubeMaster comes to mind!

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    Not all my lights made from tubes )
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    Look forward to seeing it finished, I can see that you have put a lot of work into it so far.

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    Amazing....
    You must have alot of time in all that grinding and sanding. Beautiful lights......
    Thanks for sharing.....

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    Wow, very nice metalworking going on there! I have made several light housings which utilise those E27 heatsink shrouds, and they are capable of providing plenty of passive cooling potential (7MPH+ speeds) for MC-E setups. Running XR-E LEDs is not even a concern; plenty of surface area to dissipate heat without any static airflow involved.
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    Nice work!!
    Very creative with minimal tools.
    I like it alot.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Very nice.
    The idea of using voltmeter display is brilliant for lipo-protection

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    Not my idea, but thanks ) DX Voltmeter http://www.dealextreme.com/p/digital...c-models-20024 + some polishing
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    Thnx for the link.

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    Yet another LiPo protection method http://www.dealextreme.com/p/11-1v-b...licopter-35609 But it VERY loud, i fear it a little
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    Very nice work. True Craftsmanship. Those parts are matched without any gaps at all. Very well done.

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    Second project completed !

    4x 18650 Sony batteries, 2200mAh, in 2S2P scheme.
    2x MC-E K-bin "neutral white", each connected in 2P+2P. Two cores (high row) from first MC-E serial connected to two cores (high row) from second MC-E. Low row cores - by analogy, in series.



    2x drivers based on MBI1801, each adjusted by 2 external resistors - first for 350mA and second (external switch) for 1440mA.
    Two external switches can run high and low row of diodes independently. Simple version of "High" and "Low" beam, like auto )

    More pics to go:

    No free space at all. Black switch on bottom left switches battery between driver and external charge/balance connector.



    In upper right corner - switch for voltage meter. In lower right - charger connector.



    With enabled voltage meter



    Bottom view





    All for now, first project coming soon )
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    Very nice! Looks waaaaaay more professional than my setups that use the same heatsink housings and MC-E LEDs.
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    Thanks )
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    Electron must be worried about their mount designs - so many people are buying "replacements" ;-)

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    Nice hand made craftmanship. Does the high/low work out to be good for the road?

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    Still need to verify how it feel on a road. Maybe I can in 2-3 next days, bad weather in here.
    On white wall it is noticeable high or low beam is used.
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    Did you use the default optics from DX E27 bulb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klynk
    Did you use the default optics from DX E27 bulb?
    I try to use default DX optics and three other:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/35-6mm-...ic-5-pack-4544
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/35mm-16...s-5-pack-12437
    http://cutter.com.au/proddetail.php?prod=cut1072
    My choice Ledil EVA XM-D, very good beam and high/low beam separation
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