Maplin/Refrakta Torch Modification & Mode Removal

The multimode dimming/flashing modes on Chinese torches have irritated me for a while. If I buy a torch, it’s to illuminate something I’m doing, not to test if people around me have photosensitive epilepsy. Looking at the PCB in the LED module of the torch, a couple of components are

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RTL8187B Linux Driver

Not strictly teardown related, but here is the Linux version of the RTL8187B WiFi chipset driver for all those who require it, it’s not available on the Realtek website: http://www.experimental-engineering.co.uk/downloads/rtl8187B_linux_26.1056.1112.2009.release.tar.lzma File is compressed with TAR.LZMA 00