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thepake
06-30-2011, 05:03 AM
Hi, so i'm new to saber building but have always wanted to build my own, i have a diploma in engineering and a city and guilds level two in fitting, milling and turning, so usually i know what i'm doing, but since I've never don this before i thought i'd pass this by the experts first :) any help would be grateful, any missing parts or anything, please let me know! :) thanks, Jacob.


Bmbutton Black machined button for Covertec clip
8-32Cov 8-32 x 1/4" socket head
1/8Heat 1/8" Heatshrink tubing
26Black 26 gauge wire (Black)
Shilt4G Hilt style 4 with guarded style switch hole
Sledholder12 Screw on LED blade holder style 12 "new style"
MHSchokeS MHS choke style 1 short
MPS3v1 MPS Pommel style 3 v1
MPSI12 MPS insert style 12
Cclip MPS Clip
DF4DEEPFL 4" Deep fluted double female threaded connector
doublemale Double ended male threaded connector style 1
box4 Activation box style 4
Box4Holes Box 4 Mounting holes service

location: standard button hole on hilt style 4

MBPC Main Body Powder Coating (SH41)

Color: Black Matte Tuscan (Flat Black)

BHPC Blade Holder Powder Coating (B121)

Color: Black Matte Tuscan (Flat Black)

CPC Choke Powder Coating (C1S1)

Color: Black Matte Tuscan (Flat Black)

PPC Pommel Powder Coating (PM31)

Color: Black Matte Tuscan (Flat Black)

ADPC Adapter Powder Coating (DME1)

Color: Black Matte Tuscan (Flat Black)

DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: covertec clip hole in bottom of 4" deep fluted double female threaded connector

DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: blade retention hole in screw on led blade holder style 12.

SeoulP4Kit Build Your Own Seoul P4 Electronics Kit
4AA Battery holder
Seoul P4 (Green)
Collimator Lens 5 viewing angle
3.3ohm 5w resistor
Push on/push off switch with red button
Seoul P4 Lens Holder

Corb1Battle LED "Corbin style" Battle blade 1" OD (36 inches)
** Quad Wrap
** Bullet Shaped

8-32box 8-32 x 3/8" socket head
83238WTS 8-32 x 3/8" aluminum thumb screw
8323TSR 8-32 x .3" red thumb screw
LDNG DPDT Latching green illuminated switch

also, the heatsink, does that come with the kit? because i couldn't find it anywhere :S

Silver Serpent
06-30-2011, 05:16 AM
You will need the heatsink since you've got a "new style" blade holder. http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MHS-new-style-Heat-Sink-P622.aspx

You will need a resistor for the LED in your illuminated switch. http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz is what I use to calculate what I need.

thepake
06-30-2011, 05:23 AM
okay i've got my heatsink now, but i still can't figure out how to work out the diode forward voltage :/ thanks for the help by the way :)

thepake
06-30-2011, 06:59 AM
this is my revised basket. just to double check

Bmbutton Black machined button for Covertec clip

8-32Cov 8-32 x 1/4" socket head

1/8Heat 1/8" Heatshrink tubing

26Black 26 gauge wire (Black)

Shilt4G Hilt style 4 with guarded style switch hole

Sledholder12 Screw on LED blade holder style 12 "new style"

MHSchokeS MHS choke style 1 short

MPS3v1 MPS Pommel style 3 v1

MPSI12 MPS insert style 12

Cclip MPS Clip

DF4DEEPFL 4" Deep fluted double female threaded connector

doublemale Double ended male threaded connector style 1

box4 Activation box style 4

Box4Holes Box 4 Mounting holes service

location: standard button hole on hilt style 4


DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: covertec clip hole in bottom of 4" deep fluted double female threaded connector

DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: blade retention hole in screw on led blade holder style 12.

SeoulP4Kit Build Your Own Seoul P4 Electronics Kit
4AA Battery holder
Seoul P4 (Green)
Collimator Lens 5 viewing angle
3.3ohm 5w resistor
Push on/push off switch with red button
Seoul P4 Lens Holder

Corb1Battle LED "Corbin style" Battle blade 1" OD (36 inches)
** Quad Wrap
** Bullet Shaped

8-32box 8-32 x 3/8" socket head

83238WTS 8-32 x 3/8" aluminum thumb screw

8323TSR 8-32 x .3" red thumb screw

LDNG DPDT Latching green illuminated switch

NHS MHS "new style" Heat Sink

STTAPE Star thermal tape pad

4-40nylon 4-40 Nylon Screw
2
2.7ohm10w 2.7ohm 10w resistor

Buck1000N BuckPuck 1000mA 4-wire


help would be appreciated muchly :)

Silver Serpent
06-30-2011, 07:28 AM
Question on your batteries: are you going to be using 4 AA alkalines? I'm going to assume that you are.

Skip the Seoul P4 kit, and just get the battery holder, Seoul P4 (green), collimator lens, and lens holder. You are already getting the other parts.

You don't need the nylon screws with the new style heat sink.

You can use the 2.7 ohm resistor OR the Buckpuck. You don't use both. The puck will give more efficient use out of the batteries, and a more consistent brightness, but it's more expensive. The resistor will give more brightness (especially when the batteries are fresh), but you may need to change them out a bit more frequently. It's also a lot cheaper.

You still need a resistor for the LED in your illuminated switch. If you're using 4 AA alkalines (6v), a 150 ohm 1/4 watt resistor is what you're looking for.

thepake
06-30-2011, 07:48 AM
okay so this is my new revised basket...

Bmbutton Black machined button for Covertec clip

8-32Cov 8-32 x 1/4" socket head

1/8Heat 1/8" Heatshrink tubing

26Black 26 gauge wire (Black)

Shilt4G Hilt style 4 with guarded style switch hole

Sledholder12 Screw on LED blade holder style 12 "new style"

MHSchokeS MHS choke style 1 short

MPS3v1 MPS Pommel style 3 v1

MPSI12 MPS insert style 12

Cclip MPS Clip

DF4DEEPFL 4" Deep fluted double female threaded connector

doublemale Double ended male threaded connector style 1

box4 Activation box style 4

Box4Holes Box 4 Mounting holes service

location: standard button hole on hilt style 4


DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: covertec clip hole in bottom of 4" deep fluted double female threaded connector


DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: blade retention hole in screw on led blade holder style 12.


Corb1Battle LED "Corbin style" Battle blade 1" OD (36 inches)
** Quad Wrap
** Bullet Shaped


8-32box 8-32 x 3/8" socket head

83238WTS 8-32 x 3/8" aluminum thumb screw

8323TSR 8-32 x .3" red thumb screw

LDNG DPDT Latching green illuminated switch

NHS MHS "new style" Heat Sink

STTAPE Star thermal tape pad

2.7ohm10w 2.7ohm 10w resistor

Buck1000N BuckPuck 1000mA 4-wire

Coll5 Luxeon Collimator Lens 5 deg viewing angle

Holder Seoul P4 Lens Holder

P4G Seoul P4 (Green)

4AAMHS 4AA Battery holder

i think thats everything?

Silver Serpent
06-30-2011, 09:09 AM
You are excited and eager to begin working on building a lightsaber. This is commendable, but patience is necessary. Please reread my previous post, as you missed a couple points.

I would recommend reading the sticky posts in the following forum as well: http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/forumdisplay.php?35-New-to-the-saber-scene-Start-Here
There are some good simple wiring diagrams to get you started. I wish you the best of luck with your build and look forward to seeing it in the gallery.

Boj-Vaati Mau
06-30-2011, 01:47 PM
You do also realize that your hilt, as listed, will be 17" long?

(null).exe
06-30-2011, 02:01 PM
You do also realize that your hilt, as listed, will be 17" long?

Really? Man, it would be nice if you'd include a shot of the saber you're intending to build...it's really hard to visualize what you're attempting to do when you have a huge wall of text and no pictures...

If you don't know where to do that, check out this screenshot:
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f11/nullexe/00bff420.png

thepake
06-30-2011, 04:29 PM
so this is what i'm going for now I've revised my design as i think this is much more sleek. \/
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnmosvE6rc1qdhqkuo1_500.png
this is what i was going for \/
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnmc54ad441qdhqkuo1_400.jpg
but i much prefer my new design :)
i have a parts list for that too which i think is much more concise and clear


MPS7 MPS Pommel style 7

Cclip MPS Clip

MPSI9 MPS Insert style 9

Shilt3G Hilt style 3 with guarded style switch hole

Sledholder8 Screw on LED blade holder style 8 "new style"
MHS "new style" Heat Sink


box7 Activation box style 7

NCard Natural Card

AVbezel Bezel for illuminated switches

LDNB DPDT Latching blue illuminated switch

Bmbutton Black machined button for Covertec clip

SeoulP4Kit Build Your Own Seoul P4 Electronics Kit
4AA Battery holder
Seoul P4 (Blue)
Collimator Lens 5 viewing angle
BuckPuck 1000mA 4-wire
Push on/push off switch with black button
Seoul P4 Lens Holder

Corb1Battle LED "Corbin style" Battle blade 1" OD (36 inches)
** Quad Wrap
** Bullet Shaped

3.3ohm5w 3.3ohm 5w resistor

1/8Heat 1/8" Heatshrink tubing

3/16Heat 3/16" Heatshrink tubing

8-32Cov 8-32 x 1/4" socket head

8-32Vthumb 8-32 x 1/2" thumb screw

83238SS 8-32 x 3/8" Set Screw

8-32Lset 8-32 x 1/4" Set screw

8323TSR 8-32 x .3" red thumb screw

DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: blade retention hole in blade holder, on thin neck part not on thicker end part, on the same side at the on/off button hole. where a box will be.

DrillTap Drill & Tap Hole (8-32)

location: hilt style 3 bottom opposite on/off button hole, for covertec clip.

Boj-Vaati Mau
06-30-2011, 04:29 PM
True enough, null. I would've posted it if I was @ home.