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Author Topic: Kickstarter Spotlight - May 26, 2011  (Read 1200 times)

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Kickstarter Spotlight - May 26, 2011
« on: May 26, 2011, 12:32:52 PM »
An interesting one today

HexBright, an Open Source Light
hexbright.jpgKickstarter Spotlight - May 26, 2011
Goal$31,000
End DateMONDAY JUL 18, 11:00PM EDT
Project Creator(s)Christian Carlberg
Location-
Minimum Pledge$1
DescriptionJust about anywhere you can buy a cheap flashlight with a zillion unnecessary modes (high, med, low, slow blinky, fast blinky, SOS blinky... laser pointer too??). All garbage and the light will usually break on you. I made myself a light the way I wanted it; I picked the best available LED (a CREE XM-L!!!), a good rechargeable battery, built the electronics and programmed it with the only modes I wanted- high, low, and blinky. From necessity (also known as cheapness) I machined the body out of 1" aluminum hex bar stock and came up with a unique elegant look with a surprisingly very comfortable grip...