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Aleph 3 Turbohead

Sunday, October 24th, 2004

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I received a sample of the new Aleph 3 variant, which hosts a massive 38mm reflector. The standard Aleph 1 head uses a 27mm reflector based on that used in the Pelican M6, for reference.
As you can see, it dwarfs the Aleph 1 head:

Since it may be a while before I can […]

McCapsule Build Notes

Friday, October 8th, 2004

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The McCapsule is a drop-in module intended for the Longbow series of flashlights, but with a specially-modified 27mm reflector, it works perfectly as a replacement for the standard P60 lamp assembly in Surefire Classic-Series lights such as the 6P, C2, etc.

Required parts:

McCapsule Kit (McCapsule, battery contact board, and emitter board)
Badboy or Downboy Power Converter Board
Luxeon […]

Aleph Light Engine Build Notes

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

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Required parts:

Aleph Light Engine Kit (Ecan, Escrew, and emitter board)
Badboy or Downboy Power Converter Board
Luxeon Emitter
Hookup Wire (0.75″ red, 0.75″ black, 1″ bare solid ground wire)

Required tools:

Soldering Iron
Solder
Thermal Epoxy
Hobby Knife
Super Glue

Helpful:

Vise
Flat-blade Precision Screwdriver
Needlenose Pliers
Tweezers
Nippers
Needle Files
Non-adhesive Thermal Grease

Prep Work
Some runs of Badboy and Downboy boards have had excess copper protruding from the edge that can cause […]