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    Nice work!

    Nice work!
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    Nah, I'm good. Just taking a break until I can...

    Nah, I'm good. Just taking a break until I can get more space for the machines. Still building things though. Just not sabers at the moment.
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    Another fine piece my friend. Hope you're well.

    Another fine piece my friend. Hope you're well.
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    Quiet but always watching :shock:

    Quiet but always watching :shock:
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    That’s too much voltage for the strips. Ws2812...

    That’s too much voltage for the strips. Ws2812 has an operating voltage of I think 3.8-5V. Plus you need data to see any illumination. That’s why the microcontroller is used. If you have arduino kits...
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    No problem. It’s usb powered. +5v. If programming...

    No problem. It’s usb powered. +5v. If programming a tiny is too troublesome, you can always use an arduino pro mini or pro micro. Or even a seeed xiao.
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    This is the little test rig I made for testing...

    This is the little test rig I made for testing the Illumicore crystals sold in the shop. It’s an attiny 85 loaded with a test program and uses pogo pins for quick connection to the pixel pads....
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    The sleeve material has a coating you will need...

    The sleeve material has a coating you will need to sand off. It’s pretty tedious so if you can, make a jig and spin with a power drill while gripping it with sand paper.
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    As mentioned, leaded flows much better and is...

    As mentioned, leaded flows much better and is much easier to work with. If the fumes make you nervous you can get an extractor fan or get creative and make one from a cheap computer case fan and...
  10. Maintenance on Through hole is a bit harder and...

    Maintenance on Through hole is a bit harder and requires a braid or pump to remove solder. Top solder is easier because you just heat it up and slide it off.

    however, top solder introduces risk...
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    Add a 330 ohm resistor for data.

    Add a 330 ohm resistor for data.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    This is pretty common practice. Although 2-56...

    This is pretty common practice. Although 2-56 seems a bit insufficient to me. 6-32 will just fit but you have to be pretty precise to miss the threads. If you do hit them you can clean them up with...
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    Basically, for parallel wiring, yes. Page 123 of...

    Basically, for parallel wiring, yes. Page 123 of the most recent manual has details for both parallel and series wiring options.
  15. The key word is “ask.” ;)

    The key word is “ask.” ;)
  16. You don’t have to buy. You just need to know the...

    You don’t have to buy. You just need to know the thread size. The problem with Home Depot is the bin fasteners are in bags.
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    Yep. Made that back before I had my mill

    Yep. Made that back before I had my mill
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    Thanks guys Yeah I kind of felt the same...

    Thanks guys



    Yeah I kind of felt the same but its a scrap build and thats the way the parts fit. Its a stepped emitter so moving up the shroud wouldn't really work without long, partially...
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    CFX is a closed board. There are both desktop and...

    CFX is a closed board. There are both desktop and mobile apps that can be used to modify settings (blade color profiles, etc) and/or control the board from a wired connection or remotely. Plecter...
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    Hah nice. These are circa 199-something. 17708

    Hah nice. These are circa 199-something.

    17708
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    It's weird but somehow they all ended up working...

    It's weird but somehow they all ended up working together. Complete luck and unplanned.
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    Thanks guys Patience and practice :cool:...

    Thanks guys



    Patience and practice :cool: Ask JB Kuma how many times I redid many elements of this saber including the wiring lol he had to read all of my cranky texts.
  23. You don’t connect negative and positive lines to...

    You don’t connect negative and positive lines to this. You pick one and use the switch to open and close the circuit. Very basic example: battery negative > switch pin 1 : switch pin 2 > board...
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    Thanks dude. Sometimes slapping things together...

    Thanks dude. Sometimes slapping things together turns out ok :)
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    Frankenvader

    This is a hilt i pieced together from a bunch of scraps. Some MHS, some custom, some MPP. The copper piece was originally brass but I thought copper would look nice so I plated that. Then I thought...
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