Compact camera light
A compact light designed to run on its own internal battery and be USB rechargeable, machined from a solid aluminum block on my CNC router.
Additional machining operations at each appropriate angle/side where done to cut out the heatsink grooving, mounting thread, and USB port, power button and brightness knob hole.
Testing the light.
Testing the light with all its properly designated internal components soldered together and used externally.
Light panel, LiPo battery (3 cells in parallel), USB charging circuit and the 4th missing component is the LED driver.
The level of detail I went toward in the model included nuances such as threads and their tolerances.
Scale compared to a pen.
Render of final design.
The outer portion of the aluminium machined block, next step is machining out the inside.
The inside portion cleanly and accurately machined away. I used small steps to clear the bulk then a full depth of cut finish on the walls.
The light with the internal powered components feeding power lines out the usb port hole for testing with an external power source and LED driver so I could see how hot it gets.
All the internal components are precisely measured and fitted in the CAD file.
Toolpaths for the outside of the enclosure.
Toolpaths for the inside of the enclosure.
Toolpaths for the button, port and mounting holes, and cooling fins.