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LED Torch (flashlight) Conversion – Build

December 3, 2010 1 comment


Ok, so i designed my torch. This is fine but designs are no good unless you actually put them into practice. This is quite a quick build that goes together nice and quickly and has some nice satisfactory results:

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Aluminium case finishing

November 10, 2010 4 comments

The power supply is coming along nicely. The case is built but needs some improvements and finishing touches. I plan on using this supply for some time and so want it to look as tidy as possible. I finished the case by routing the cables and putting labels in appropriate places.

Parts Used:

  • Dry transfer lettering (Letraset)
  • Permanent marker (Sharpie)
  • Clear Coat spray

Tools Used:

  • Pillar drill
  • 4mm drill bit
  • 8mm drill bit
  • 12mm drill bit
  • G-clamp
  • Ruler
  • Disposable gloves
  • PCB cleaner (citrus degreaser)
  • Craft knife

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Aluminium case construction

September 24, 2010 3 comments

or aluminum if you prefer.

This has taken a while to put together as I don’t have any power tools of my own, so I’ve been borrowing others.

Parts Used:

  • Aluminium Sheet – 0.5mm x 500mm x 500mm
  • Two part epoxy glue (Amazon, uk)

Tools Used:

  • Ruler
  • Permanent marker
  • Aviation snips (Amazon, uk)
  • Dremel 300 (Amazon, uk)
  • Dremel SpeedClic cutting disk (Amazon, uk)
  • 2x square edged wood planks
  • square edged desk
  • G-clamp
  • Pillar Drill
  • 4mm drill bit
  • 5mm drill bit
  • 8mm drill bit
  • 10mm drill bit
  • rat tail file (round file)
  • de-burring tool (Amazon, uk)

I started with a big sheet of 0.5mm thick aluminium. I had already decided on the layout of the components on the front so it was just a case of drawing it on the aluminium and cutting it out.

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