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Well, the heads kinda look like gears:)













a couple of build shots





The ano came out kinda funky on the body, probably because I got lazy and thought I could just rely on the friction contact of the front and back plates during the process. The most PITA part of anodizing is securely attaching the aluminum wire to the parts.
 

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Are you running both at full 1000mA? Do you have any heat issues with the heat sinking that you have (it is hard to tell if the "gears" are plastic or aluminum)?
 

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unissamog said:
Are you running both at full 1000mA? Do you have any heat issues with the heat sinking that you have (it is hard to tell if the "gears" are plastic or aluminum)?
the body and heads are aluminum. The knob in the middle is a potentiometer that is used to control the output of the Buck Pucks. I didn't measure the output, but it is probably 700-900ma. I added a limiter to the knob, so I can adjust where full power is. The switch in the back is an override of sorts; 3 positions that affect the top head: disable, full power, and normal (dims w/ lower head). The full power and normal modes turn off w/ the lower head when the potentiometer is turned all the way clockwise (this is the switch's off position).
 

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cytoe, I want your workshop. you don't need it any more as you must have far too many lights now.

Did you use proper milling bits or go down the router bit route ?
 

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cytoe said:
Ya, far to many lights:), but this one is for a riding buddy. I have a mini mill, so I used an end mill for the slots. Boring out the larger light head was probably the most painfull machining step...yup, the mini lathe bogs.
Can I come riding with you, buddy? :D

Can we see some beamshots on the different drive configurations? I'm guessing the boom is floody and that big thing on top is pretty tight.
 

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Cytoe,

Be careful about accepting riding invites from New Zealanders.;)

New Zealand goes easy on naked bikers
by Annie Scott (RSS feed) on Dec 23rd 2009 at 2:00PM

Public nudity may be against the law in New Zealand, but on the evening of December 7 in the beach resort town of Whangamata, two young bikers in the buff were told to put on helmets, not pants.

The two young men in their twenties were stopped by Senior Constable Cathy Duder, who says of the incident, "They were wanting to experience total freedom," also noting that they were both perfectly sober. "It was dark and there was no one else around. They were jovial young men who had not intended to cause offense." She warned them they might "experience total confinement" if they didn't get some headgear.

Constable Duder, according to Yahoo, reports that the men turned right around and went home, and she doesn't know if they continued their free-ballin' joyride later. We wonder if they ended up opting for television instead -- naked biking sounds a little uncomfortable ... but if you're into that, sounds like Whangamata should be next on your list.
Nice light BTW..........
 

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znomit said:
Can I come riding with you, buddy? :D

Can we see some beamshots on the different drive configurations? I'm guessing the boom is floody and that big thing on top is pretty tight.
Yes, the top head produces a nice hot spot...even more so than the Iris. The reflector is from DX or Kaidomain (I forget). It takes up more space width wise, but is more shallow. I'll have the new owner do some beam shots, since I'm giving it to him today.
 
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