DX) for a class under Professor Mark Yim . As I have mentioned before, I am very inexperienced (and frankly, just bad) at mechanical design, but for this project we used a 3D Printer to make the case. The assignment was to make an LED flashlight, just as an intro to the course - expect cooler stuff in the future. I chose to make a small light that will run for a long time (~15 hours off AAA, 35 with a AA).
The circuit is basically straight out of an app note, but I don't think the IC is well embraced by the hobbyist community - I didn't see any designs out there at all, so I figured I would share. Anyway, it's very small, and I was able to keep the entire circuit small with some careful soldering. I also had tons of fun using the 3D printer. The knurling and threads came out so much better than I expected! Although i barely have time to hack, it's really nice to be at a university with all of these resources.
Click on the image to see the rest of the pictures from this project on flickr.
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