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  1. this turned out great! really nice work.

    this turned out great! really nice work.
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    yup! ive used em for CF builds, i just with they...

    yup! ive used em for CF builds, i just with they werent so close to the main pads.. cuz they can be annoying to unbridge.

    i was really hoping something in that pic would be obvious, but i cant see...
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    its not impossible theres something wrong with...

    its not impossible theres something wrong with the star, but its unlikely. ive had issues with pos-neg continuity b4, and it almost always is a tiny bit of solder bridging those pesky little half...
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    its an estimate. best u can do really. lotta...

    its an estimate. best u can do really. lotta things factor, wire quality, thickness/material of jacket, proximity to other current bearing wire or heat generating components, proximity to heat...
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    i think 11.1v li-ion charges at 12.6v? id have to...

    i think 11.1v li-ion charges at 12.6v? id have to look it up. i have no idea what leds you are gonne be powering with 12v though! what do you have planned? but essentially the recharge port diagram...
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    hahaha i stumbled across those the other day.

    hahaha i stumbled across those the other day.
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    ace that is super handy! although the numbers it...

    ace that is super handy! although the numbers it spits out are way lower than i expected/experience. But its probably way closer than any of the various charts ive seen. it probably just comes down...
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    its weird that chart comes up so much. that is...

    its weird that chart comes up so much. that is nowhere near the same ballpark as the wire applications of specifications we deal with. There is no chart that i know of that measures the max...
  9. Hmmm.. but many ppl tap threaded holes in that...

    Hmmm.. but many ppl tap threaded holes in that area. I think it would be fine for a setscrew or buttonhead. I believe the problem Tims pointing out is that because the metal is so thin that it...
  10. is it a 12v switch? if it is you might have...

    is it a 12v switch? if it is you might have trouble powering the led. but usually for the 5 pin switch it works like this: holding the switch with pins facing you, and turned so the side with 3 pins...
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    if u search on that site for hobby vise you'll...

    if u search on that site for hobby vise you'll probably see a cheap baby blue one. thats the same i use, its just a small plastic vise, i use it to hold small pcbs. the alligator clips on helping...
  12. Thread: parts seized up

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    nice! glad youre back in business.

    nice! glad youre back in business.
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    Very nice! You got everything u need to go, but...

    Very nice! You got everything u need to go, but hey if youre gonna kit it all out, you might also want to pick these up at some point:
    long fine point cone tip
    desoldering braid
    wire stripper for...
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    nvrmind. i see you got it sorted in another...

    nvrmind. i see you got it sorted in another thread..
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    the listed mah "battery life" rating for li-ion...

    the listed mah "battery life" rating for li-ion batteries is definitely a pretty shifty number. i dont doubt that many manufacturers exaggerate these numbers. but its equally common for ppl just to...
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    dang. plated even? that is fantastic. hmm.. or...

    dang. plated even? that is fantastic.
    hmm.. or is it foiled? cant tell. looks great either way man.
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    second time looking at this hilt the led seems...

    second time looking at this hilt the led seems closer to green than cyan. reminds me of the old 3w luxeons.. had a really nice bin cyan that was almost this color irl. i guess a tri cree would be...
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    nicely done! love that mhs combo. big fan of that...

    nicely done! love that mhs combo. big fan of that cyan..
  19. i used a 3d printed chassis in mine which secures...

    i used a 3d printed chassis in mine which secures with a set screw. you could do something similar with a rod based chassis as well, would involve extending the chassis about an inch or so into the...
  20. Thread: cree help

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    that switch should work fine.

    that switch should work fine.
  21. Thread: cree help

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    you really cant go wrong following madcows...

    you really cant go wrong following madcows tutorial vids. highly recommended, as well as some very useful threads and tutorials on this very forum! as for your parts, you may have been a bit hasty....
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    a boot sound is definitely a good sign! but only...

    a boot sound is definitely a good sign! but only getting it intermittantly implies something maybe loose or shorting. check those pads for bridges or bad joints. the one in your pic looks ok still,...
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    curious why youre considering a 4x nihm setup for...

    curious why youre considering a 4x nihm setup for a NB build. The board was basically deaigned to use a single li-ion cell, for example either of the 18650s sold at tcss. Silver is correct, in-hilt...
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    Hi my name is atomsk, welcome to the polarity...

    Hi my name is atomsk, welcome to the polarity reversal support group. I used to work at HP for a long time, basically soldering electronics for a living.. and i still reversed battery polarity on...
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    theres nothing physically preventing you from...

    theres nothing physically preventing you from using any AA size battery in those. the warning in the store description specifically applies to its use with the Modular wiring system MWS Buckpuck....
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