The Linux Light
I'm trying to make a powerful hand light that's smaller and better than any other (like Linux). It conisists of a base off of 12V automotive light which uses the home decorative "display case" bulbs (including reflector). the entire device will be, like 3 American inches in diameter. I need to find some small batteries that I can put inside it and still handle like 5 to 6 amps. Battery life isn't a major concern yet. With it, if I can continue my idea, you can change the brighness (and battery life) as well as the beam paturn by changing out the bulb. They're working on a fuel cell to push everything from laptops to cell phones with (which uses beer). That would be perfect for what I want, but that's still a ways off. Only one problem with this besides size, and I'll look at it later: heat from the bulb. I'll just slap it together for now and then look at how it behaves, then I'll go from there. Anyway, I need some very small batteries. I think (not sure) that some half AAA batteries will probably be a good start as to the size I need. Rechargeables are actually what I'm looking for, but nonrechargeables would be a decent starting point.
Last edited by lectraplayer; 07-15-2003 at 04:37 PM.