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    Awesome work! I like the exposed resistors as...

    Awesome work!

    I like the exposed resistors as part of the design.

    I also suggest you keep the reader head from the hard drive, especially if it is a multi-platter. (RotS Darth reveal)

    It's...
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    Greetings Voodoo Child, I am in Ladysmith!...

    Greetings Voodoo Child,

    I am in Ladysmith! Let me know if you want to chat sometime. The wife gets bored with talking star wars/lightsabers.

    Mtfbwy
    -Whosle
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    I am definatly an overkill kind of guy. Signal...

    I am definatly an overkill kind of guy. Signal wires for buttons, switches ,speakers and 5mm led's 26-28. (Usually braided)

    Power bus wiring - solid core pre- tinned 22ga. Someone needs to make a...
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    Heeeeyyy You got it wired properly , but you...

    Heeeeyyy You got it wired properly , but you could try wiring a tip42c onto the speaker negative and using that to power the LED....
  5. Not too bad! Take a look at my ghettoflex thread...

    Not too bad! Take a look at my ghettoflex thread in gallery, and Jeremy G's build on Fx-sabers is awesome!

    Now you need to save time and effort and just invest in tcss stuff!
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    Hello there. Looks like you might have an...

    Hello there.


    Looks like you might have an extra part! The black lens holder is for the single up cree. The conversion kit/blade holder will hold the lens. The lens itself has little pegs you...
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    Personally I think its best to do any solder work...

    Personally I think its best to do any solder work on depleted cell (if using magnesium strips to direct solder).

    Keep the kill key in the recharge port while hooking it all together and you should...
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    I agree with the above observation. However it...

    I agree with the above observation. However it shouldn't be shorting out the board unless those pads are bridged.

    It looks like your orange and green wires are bridged, it looks like thats the...
  9. Thread: Scraptech Build

    by Whosle
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    Awesome work so far! Everyone loves a full...

    Awesome work so far!

    Everyone loves a full metal reveal. You could try using brass shim stock or some other thin sheet metal and make a metal veneer shell. Or you could try using some guitar...
  10. Sticky: The Anakin is one of the easiest to convert. ...

    The Anakin is one of the easiest to convert.

    This video shows some details. The music is annoying. All of the soundboards are the same with wiring.
    https://youtu.be/8E8_bTYTTUU
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    If you only have two colors, you will not need a...

    If you only have two colors, you will not need a Power extender.

    Double check your wattage for the resistors. Think about using a regular 1/4 watt resistor instead of the dynaohm, for space...
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    You pretty much explained it. Your resistance...

    You pretty much explained it.

    Your resistance is too low, as is the wattage.

    Go up to 8 or 10 watt.Or split the string into sections.
  13. The AAA's did not last long. I think I had two 4...

    The AAA's did not last long. I think I had two 4 packs in parallel.

    I found, you can't get around using liion cells.
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    Weird, but I think there must be a little short...

    Weird, but I think there must be a little short in there.

    You mentioned that you wrapped the NBv4 in foam and then shrink tubing.

    The solder joints might have a little stress on them, or there...
  15. Thanks for the detailed info. I had one running...

    Thanks for the detailed info. I had one running on a different 5v regulator, with 8 AAA' cells. Does the SpDt switch make any noise?

    Have you tried hooking a tip42 to the speaker lead, and running...
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    That is the APOP "accidental power Off...

    That is the APOP "accidental power Off protection". Its meant to stop you from accidentally turning off the saber mid-battle.

    You need to hold it down a bit longer to turn it off ,than on.
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    Im planning on doing an arduino with neopixel...

    Im planning on doing an arduino with neopixel chamber. I considered your build idea of having another external chip to encode for the chamber neopixel.
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    Nice work. I am trying to figure out how to...

    Nice work.

    I am trying to figure out how to wire a neopixel chamber up as well. I am hoping to have a multi-LED type adaptable saber, but I can't wrap my head around having a neopixel chamber...
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    I thought so. I always remembered playing with a...

    I thought so. I always remembered playing with a red digit
    calculator. I tested out some of the led's with my Multimeter. I should be able to make some animation/PLI with it. It'd be a shame just...
  20. Thread: 2 DL-44s

    by Whosle
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    Such amazing builds. I hope to make one. Were...

    Such amazing builds. I hope to make one.

    Were the Denix replicas hard to convert?
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    I had no idea the blaster core had an LCD screen...

    I had no idea the blaster core had an LCD screen support.


    This is an epic build!
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    Was there a plastic tube on inside of the battery...

    Was there a plastic tube on inside of the battery compartment you didn't remove?

    Some slide out easier than others. One I had to cut out.
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    I though TCSS used to carry them, I can't find...

    I though TCSS used to carry them, I can't find them now.

    Yes, those will work.
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    Hoarding runs in the family

    Hi folks,

    A little backstory: My father has been working in the comm tech industry for a long time now. He also happens to hoard electronic junk like myself.

    I think it payed off for me!
    ...
  25. Thread: Scraptech Build

    by Whosle
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    Amazing work! The Garnet is a nice touch. ...

    Amazing work!

    The Garnet is a nice touch. Epoxy 330 is a jewelry grade epoxy meant for bonding two non-porous materials. Its made by a helicopter company.
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