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This is my blog about creating a startup LED flashlight business. I'm a designer, fabricator, and strategist and I'm passionate about making ideas real. I believe that products are about people, that they should be built to last, deliver real value, and that we need to do a better job than we have in the recent past.

Most of my career has been contract or freelance work and I've crafted products and strategies for both big international companies and startups. I also used to work in the "industry" fabricating special effects for film and TV, along with the occasional hot rod. Bottom line, I love making things.

I'm starting this blog so you can follow along, from day one, and see what it's like to start a business, or fail in the process. Only time will tell, but I hope you find this interesting enough to stay tuned, comment, link, like, tweet, and (most importantly) participate in turning this idea into something tangible and valuable.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HDS clips are back in stock!

Not all of you are going to get excited about this, but some of you will! HDS clips are back in stock and ready for immediate shipment!

Just a reminder, like all of my current clips, these are manufactured from 6Al/4V certified titanium aerospace alloy. Certified means that if you were building an actual fighter jet, you'd be allowed to use this material in its manufacture.

I have moved to the certified material to maintain the highest level of product performance and manufacturing reliability. This material is 2x more expensive than non-certified 6/4 titanium (that's what everyone else uses), but I have not raised the price on the clips. Yay me! Click here for the sales page on my website!