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    Sticky: Poll: I suppose I've been quite lax in posting @...

    I suppose I've been quite lax in posting @ TCSS... but... I've been simply overwhelmed with projects, classes, tricking, videos, and general "Darth Real Life" mayhem I suppose. :)

    That being...
  2. Hello all... it's been a long time since I've...

    Hello all... it's been a long time since I've been to TCSS... but... quick thought/update...

    There is talk from some of the folks that have to do with sound, sabers, saber boards... of creating a...
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    Hi all... :) I'm SORRY for my general absence...

    Hi all... :) I'm SORRY for my general absence over here @ TCSS... it's just... all these forums are finally getting QUITE overwhelming. Especially with now running the new "Golden Gate Knights"...
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    Just to avoid overall issues, I would certainly...

    Just to avoid overall issues, I would certainly recommend "re-asking" this at saberforum.com.

    Three things I can say--it's true, the picture you have is indeed pretty small, and it would be hard...
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    As per usual, I agree with Sunrider. :) I've...

    As per usual, I agree with Sunrider. :)

    I've actually been touting the praises of Li-Ion cells since (ohhhh... I don't know...) 2005, but... what do I know.

    There IS some kind of thread I...
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    The difference is negligible, so... I think you'd...

    The difference is negligible, so... I think you'd be fine. As it is... don't forget that your multimeter itself has its own resistance.

    But really... when you're talking about a 0.01 difference...
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    Hmm. There are several reasons why this could...

    Hmm. There are several reasons why this could happen. Some of them aren't easy to hunt down.

    1. Most Li-Ion chargers include a small FUSE on one of the power lines. This fuse (I'VE noticed)...
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    Spring-pack battery setups CAN be made to work...

    Spring-pack battery setups CAN be made to work without them constantly losing contact... but it's pretty tough, as you have to be really savvy--and it's best to use packs where the springs are really...
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    Runtime can (roughly) be calculated by looking at...

    Runtime can (roughly) be calculated by looking at the mAh (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH "mA", which is current)... rating of the cells... then getting an idea of how much juice you're generally drawing...
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    Yeah. He's humble alright. Humble right up...

    Yeah. He's humble alright. Humble right up until he lightwhips yer BALLZ off. hehehe. Just teasin'.

    Don't get too close though; he slobbers...

    :D
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    Well... whatever the case, everybody make sure to...

    Well... whatever the case, everybody make sure to say thanks to both Gravy & Tim for getting this from general concept to product! :)
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    It's the mAh, not the voltage that would...

    It's the mAh, not the voltage that would essentially make things impossible.

    You have to think of batteries also as a finite source of energy--and also that energy density is still consistent (to...
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    Hhahaha the MR Luke soiled its pants... :P

    Hhahaha the MR Luke soiled its pants... :P
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    Nice work, Bertuzzi! Very detailed, and a nice...

    Nice work, Bertuzzi! Very detailed, and a nice "walk through" for anyone viewing the post.
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    *IF* your wiring is 100% known-to-be-correct......

    *IF* your wiring is 100% known-to-be-correct... you have the answer right there: it cannot be the speaker.

    In general theory of operation / troubleshooting, if you bench test a part and it...
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    Oops! D'ohhhhhhh. That's what I meant to say......

    Oops! D'ohhhhhhh. That's what I meant to say... white text on black background... d'ohhhhh backwards done it I have... lmao

    my God now I'm thinking/typing like Yoda?!?!?!? Geez... *punches...
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    Regarding who came up with "flash on clash" in...

    Regarding who came up with "flash on clash" in the first place... well, it's pretty easy to say that MANY people from maybe even as far back as 2002 and so forth have *THOUGHT* about such things......
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    I do that to my cats all the time. Food is...

    I do that to my cats all the time.

    Food is getting scarce around my apartment. Trying times. Economy is bad. Cats are "the other" white meat. :D
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    Umm, for what it's worth Tim, I think it looks...

    Umm, for what it's worth Tim, I think it looks more "space" like. Like outer space, heheh. Sort of congruent to FX-Sabers too... which is nice I suppose. Also, some have mentioned that black on...
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    Right... for the thread's posterity, I want there...

    Right... for the thread's posterity, I want there to be NO question to any n00bz from today until zombies take over (lol!) that YES, you SHOULD use Li-Ion PCBs... but also that YES you CAN buy cells...
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    The capacitor alone won't work, as it still...

    The capacitor alone won't work, as it still discharges its current too fast... but yeah, some years ago, Gravy and I were trying this (and I was trying to get Do-Clo to put something together), but...
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    Actually, this isn't 100% correct... it is...

    Actually, this isn't 100% correct... it is possible to find Li-Ion cells with NO PROTECTION. So beware, folks. Make CERTAIN that you either wire up your own PCB, or one is pre-wired/built-in. It's...
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    Right, this somewhat makes sense, since even a...

    Right, this somewhat makes sense, since even a Lux III red, amber, red-O would likely give the same result (if powered directly with no resistor), because the fwd voltage is now TOO far off! I'm not...
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    Right, this is where it can get a little...

    Right, this is where it can get a little confusing...

    So... from my understanding, "forward voltage" is technically the most minimal voltage that can be used to light any given LED. ...
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    Basically, if the rated voltage of the cell is...

    Basically, if the rated voltage of the cell is equal to or a bit less than the forward voltage of the LED... you should be good without a resistor. I know this for a fact because I've been doing it...
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