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Old 11-11-2007, 05:48 AM #1
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Default New Dorcy Flashlight opportunity!

Ok, I went to walmart to find the Dorcy Mini light and only found:
This.
I thought it was what I wanted, but no, I guess not.
I bought it anyway and opened it up to have a look-see inside.
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And lo and behold, the bace of the top-half of the AixiZ housing was EXACTLY the same size as the opening. ;D
There is almost half of an inch of space from the opening and the battery!
There IS room to put the all-inportant driver! (Yet, a small one )
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Default Re: New Dorcy Flashlight opportunity!

Yes - unfortunately, the "boost" circuit is horrid, and your new laser will only put out about 65-75mw MAX Sorry, man
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Default Re: New Dorcy Flashlight opportunity!

I meant more for little lasers.
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OOO!
Wait!
I just had an idea!!
The threads are the same on both sides, so, we can take two of them and put them togeter!
Or three of them, or....

Yay!
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Default Re: New Dorcy Flashlight opportunity!

Yeah, I had hopes for that little boost circuit myself but it's really bad.
And when I put a cap across the output to smooth the spikes, it shuts down entirely. Yeesh.
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Default Re: New Dorcy Flashlight opportunity!

Simple solution...use a AA Li-ion battery with the AMC7135 driver...perfect..
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Ooo fun.
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Well, AAA in this case.
It'd be strange to build a burner that small.
Might not get much time at full power.
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Ooops.. you are right..I thought it took a AA battery. :P
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