On May 2011 I launched a Kickstarter campaign for a rechargeable and programmable flashlight where users could write and trade their own code. It was the first open source flashlight and although plenty of people thought it was a crazy idea, many more thought it was great. We called it the HexBright and it finished in the top ten most funded Kickstarter projects back in 2011. Four years later that idea has run its course. Sadly, we are shutting down production of the original HexBright Flex. From the bottom of my heart I thank all the original backers and all the others who sought out this unique flashlight.