Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

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    Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    I made this thread to be more accessible for those who need the measurements and templates for the Ever Ready Minilight used for the right gauntlet torch (read more here ==> ESB Gauntlet greeblie help); this piece was discovered by mekroid and confirmed by me. Also many thanks to boba trooper for providing lots of images of the minilight that I used to create the templates.

    torch-light-jpg pp1-flashlight-jpg esb-flashlight-jpg

    And here are the measurements and a parts break-down for the minilight:

    ever-ready-mini-light-measurements-jpg ever-ready-minilight-template-a4-jpg ever-ready-minilight-template-ltr-jpg

    I might try my hands on a scratch built minilight...

    Update 04-02-2013
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    I managed to do an Ever Ready Minilight replica made with 1mm cardboard glued in 2-3 layers, but sadly I did a mistake at the battery support (I did it too short), so this is a non working version (although I managed to light up the bulb). I might try it again, but this time with a working replica.

    Here are the images, more or less:
    er-minilight-01-jpg er-minilight-02-jpg er-minilight-03-jpg er-minilight-04-jpg er-minilight-05-jpg er-minilight-06-jpg er-minilight-07-jpg er-minilight-08-jpg er-minilight-09-jpg

    The red part was 'painted' with a red marker, while the white part was painted with correction fluid.

    Now back to the drawing board...
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    Update 06-02-2013
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    IT IS ALIVE!!!

    ever-ready-minilight-01-jpg ever-ready-minilight-02-jpg ever-ready-minilight-03-jpg ever-ready-minilight-04-jpg

    My Ever Ready Minilight v.2 replica is done and working! Although I broke the original light bulb, I replaced it with a white LED and it looks awesome; but will buy another light bulb for the sake of accuracy. This time the mini lantern was not painted, but covered with thin colored, shiny paper (the same used in magazines or promotional materials). The interior is not 100% accurate and I won't change it. This is how I did it to work:
    off-slide-switch-jpg

    The mini torch weights around 38g (or 1.34oz) and is a beautiful piece.
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    Just bought another light bulb and did the necessary adjustments on the mini lantern to work with the new bulb:

    ever-ready-minilight-05-jpg ever-ready-minilight-06-jpg ever-ready-minilight-07-jpg

    Now it has the correct warm light.
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    I also did for fun some Ever Ready battery layouts for the accuracy nuts. I did these layout using images found on the internet and although these are not quite accurate, I think will do their job:

    ever-ready-battery-layouts-a4-jpg ever-ready-battery-layouts-ltr-jpg

    The layout dimensions are 35mm width (32mm total circumference and an extra 3mm for the overlapping glue area) and 42mm height.

    Here is how I did mine:

    I had two AAA 1.5v batteries (similar in size and value to the ones used in the Ever Ready Minilight) and I said that I will transform them to Ever Ready batteries.
    er-batteries-01-jpg

    I printed out the A4 page...
    er-batteries-02-jpg

    ...then using the transparent duct tape I covered the whole layout (in this case the lower left red layout from each group) except the white stripe (it's hard to see in the images).
    er-batteries-03-jpg

    By using the transparent duct tape you will have a shiny surface for your battery. It is important to start the glue process with the white stripe side of the layout (also watch out that the + polarity to be in the up position), this way ensuring that when you will go around the battery with the paper layout, it will have a good area to stick to.
    er-batteries-04-jpg

    And here are the 'brand new' Ever Ready batteries ready to use:
    er-batteries-05-jpg er-batteries-06-jpg

    And another image with the camera:
    er-batteries-07-jpg

    Have fun!
    Last edited by RafalFett; Feb 6, 2013 at 8:23 AM. Reason: Added info and images regarding the minilight replica.

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Very cool stuff, Rafal!
    I couldn't find this tidbit... what switch position would turn the light on? Toward the wrist or towards the elbow? Just making sure for my gauntlet build.

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Thanks!

    The wrist button (white on the Pre-Pro and red-brown on the ESB)

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    wooowww...thank you for sharing rafal

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Terrible Rid said: View Post
    wooowww...thank you for sharing rafal
    It is my pleasure!

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    Oh dear...
    Soory Raf, I meant which way is on and off for the wrist button. I just want to be sure before I glue my scratch-made light switch into the gauntlets.

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Necronaut said: View Post
    Oh dear...
    Soory Raf, I meant which way is on and off for the wrist button. I just want to be sure before I glue my scratch-made light switch into the gauntlets.
    Here it is:

    ever-ready-minilight-pp1-gauntlet-jpg

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Wow new things are always emerging from time to time on this Forum... I never knew? about this...very nice l!!

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    Thanks a bunch, Raf!!

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Just posted some images and info in the first post regarding my non working Ever Ready Minilight replica made with cardboard.

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    IT IS ALIVE!!!

    ever-ready-minilight-01-jpg

    More info in the first post!

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    as cool as new found parts are, i think your obsession is finding it's way to unhealthy if you have the time to make vintage reproduction battery wraps. but good find with the light.

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    I agree about the unhealthy obsession, but not most of us have this bug? This is the fuel that runs our motors in the Fett universe and without this, the TDH wouldn't be what it is in the present. As long as I can be 'unhealthy' I will be, but when this will go away (eventually), I will lose the grip and maybe the passion for all of this. But until then...

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Wow, I hadn't heard about this discovery until now.
    I remember having one of those flashlights when I was a kid. I used to pretend it was a Star Trek phaser.

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    Re: Ever Ready Minilight and Battery Templates

    Screw the minilight.....one of the local ESBers I know recently wired up a 500 lumen tactical flashlight in his. It's crazy.

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