A year on...

A project log for Make a cheap bike light better!

Hardware and software improvements to a £10 LED cycle light

RobGRobG 10/01/2019 at 12:520 Comments

The light proved pretty reliable and useful during last season, and I'm just getting it prepped ready for this winter. The last couple of rides have had the occasional blackout, so it's in pieces on my bench again!

I've swapped out the small SS34 Schottky and replaced it with a physically larger 30BQ060 that I had lying around. Hopefully the bigger package means better thermal dissipation into the case. Also I've glued the board into the casing because it looked like it might have rattled loose. Hopefully these two changes will cure it once and for all...