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Tripp Bodenheimer
Busy with his head stuck up a computer
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Well I guess that's all she wrote. :/
Battery was finally pushing hard enough that the watch wouldn't stay on.
Not sure if it was still expanding or if it was just because I disturbed everything, but now I have to find a new watch. Found one on Craigslist that I can kinda afford right now if the other one I'm working on doesn't come through soon. Guess for the time being it's back to that scratched up eco-drive.
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Oh the joys of wearing what is essentially a ticking time bomb on your wrist.

Guess I'll have to find another watch sooner rather than later...
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Picked up another thrift store find, looks brand new aside from the label on top. even still has the plastic protector on the SN plate. The box had 2 cleaning cloths and the instructions/warranty booklets.

According to here it's from 1971 http://www.oldcalculatormuseum.com/casioas8a.html 

One interesting thing to note is that the switches are magnetic reed switches. This results in a very smooth and nice button press with that quiet "tick" when it gets close enough to the reed.
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Casio AS-8a
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Looks like the 7AH batteries were my limiting factor before, with the 18AH ones I set a new record for arc length :D
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So I finally decided to work on the led strip I saved from my old monitor, had to trim it down from the original 3 strips of 16 leds because of the higher voltage requirement, made it into 6 strips of 8. They run happily at 22.7V current limited to 250mA. They're crazy bright, brighter than my maglite (which is 200 lumens) and seemingly brighter than my 60W led equiv bulb, which is crazy given these leds use about a third the power and don't require a heatsink.
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Led Strip
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