This is version 2.0 of another flashlight, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2581075
UPDATE: a newer version of this, with a copper pipe heatsink, is here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2957437
The problem with the previous one was that while it was easy to assemble, electrical connections were difficult to make internally and finnicky. When biking with the light, it would flicker due to vibrations of the bike.
The new version has internal structures to support a 1.6mm / 14 awg diameter solid copper wire, commonly found in household mains wiring. The connection method is much more sturdy. See pictures for the wire bending.
1 protected 18650 cell
1 LED flashlight "drop-in", 26.5mm version. You can buy them from aliexpress, the ultrafire.com site, dealsextreme, etc etc. You want the ones with a reflector and a driver board already built in.
1 clear plastic circle 26.5mm - you can cut this out of anything, i used a dremel on a demo lens (ask for these at your local optometrist or optical store, they just throw them out)
1 SPST, 11mm diameter round latching switch from junk giveaway flashlights
12cm of 1.6mm /14awg solid copper wire and the will to bend it
Recommended materials: PETG or more heat resistant. NOT PLA.
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