Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Final Assembly

Wrapped everything up!
I am pretty much using everything from an old Cateye DoubleShot except the head unit.
NiMH battery pack running at 700mA.
Maybe at some point I will put together a lithium battery pack and an LED driver that offers different modes, but for now I am happy with it.  The only thing left is.....   for all this dang mud to dry up so I can tear it up on some trails!

Monday, January 14, 2013

More headlight housings!

One housing for a dynamo, and one for batteries.
I originally made the small one for the helmet but I was a little afraid of it over heating and smoking the LEDs.  There is not a whole lot of metal on that one.  I figure it should be okay for a dynamo light though since it is only ever on when the bike is rolling, and never makes more than 500mA.

You can see in the picture below there is considerably more material in the larger one.

Showed my wife a thing or 2 on the lathe.  Here she is boring a housing!

Here's the little bandsaw that could!  Needed some repairs over the past couple years. But boy is it nice to have when it works!