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    Ive never actually used one of the hasbro boards...

    Ive never actually used one of the hasbro boards in a sabre, just MR's and CF boards.

    If someone could post a link to the sabre the board under discussusion comes from then I'll see if I can pick...
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    With nearly all the commercial boards being low...

    With nearly all the commercial boards being low voltage based (3-6v) like the MR and hasbro's I prefer to use logic level MOSFET transistors.

    Their input to the gate pin is desgned to be driven...
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    Also you are missing the point about the bubble...

    Also you are missing the point about the bubble strips on board transistor, if you are using it as any form of switch for an external board/led then the transistor built into it is the bit thats...
  4. Thread: colored film?

    by neophyl
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    Was me :) Contrary to all the posts above, using...

    Was me :)
    Contrary to all the posts above, using lighting gels wasnt 'horrible'. While its true that lighting gels do absolutely nothing to distribute light evenly they werent used for that...
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    It wont be designed to be activated by cold...

    It wont be designed to be activated by cold temperatures. Alot of micro's can suffer from 'brown out'. Its where power drops enough to stop normal function but not enough to completely power off...
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    Nova thats where the graph's on led's...

    Nova thats where the graph's on led's manufacturers data sheets come in :) If you look at them you will usually see a fwd current vs voltage graph and with those it on an upwards slope, ie more...
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    The other point to remember is that at these low...

    The other point to remember is that at these low resistences (1-5 ohm) that you are discussing that putting the meter itself in series to measure current also increases the resistence slightly (more...
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    You can get pucks that drive more than 1000ma...

    You can get pucks that drive more than 1000ma from various places. I used a few 1400ma pucks for some red leds a few years ago.
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    I did this one a few years ago, but the wood is...

    I did this one a few years ago, but the wood is not a load bearing section at all. It has metal tube running through the middle.

    It was actually the second wooden 'sleeve' I made for the sabre...
  10. Thread: My next saber

    by neophyl
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    No it wont. For a start the power for...

    No it wont.

    For a start the power for everything (sound, and main Lux led hasbro board etc) is going through the small led.

    That led has no protection resistor so as soon as you connect the...
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    Its not too much voltage or too much current that...

    Its not too much voltage or too much current that directly kills leds. Its HEAT.
    Current passing through the led causes light and as a side effect heat, which is why we have to use heatsinks. ...
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    You arent taking into account voltage drop across...

    You arent taking into account voltage drop across the led. Even 'normal' leds have a voltage drop, thats why you see the little keyring led lights that just have battery/led with no resistor and...
  13. Thread: Blade holder

    by neophyl
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    I have a sabre that uses a collet to hold the...

    I have a sabre that uses a collet to hold the blade. Its one of my old EL sabres with a 3/4" blade though, its about 5 years old now. It holds the blade incredibly tightly, in fact you have to be...
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    The paticular 'shade' colour of light is also...

    The paticular 'shade' colour of light is also measured in Kelvin equivalencies when it comes to white lighting. You often see white light especially leds with a 'warm' or a 'blueish' etc description...
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    You may know the maker of that sabre but I know...

    You may know the maker of that sabre but I know the designer really well :)
    I should do as I designed it lol.
    It was done back in the old ASAP days, I did a 2d picture as an example of using corel...
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    Actually it will running with a puck.

    Actually it will running with a puck.
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    On a 'normal' uninsulated version, (although I...

    On a 'normal' uninsulated version, (although I havent heard them refered to as that before just isolated/non isolated) regulator the metal tab that is used to attach to heatsinks is also electrically...
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    A resistor controls CURRENT not voltage and as...

    A resistor controls CURRENT not voltage and as such isnt suitable for what you are trying to do. As resistance and voltage are linked in some ways its easy to be mislead.

    You want the voltage...
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    What a way to generate click traffic.

    What a way to generate click traffic.
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    This is my friend Chris ...

    This is my friend Chris

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/caldersey/Vaders%20Apprentice/Completed/IMG_3395.jpg


    This costume was put together for Celebration Europe and was used to...
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    1. Lambertian leds emit out of the veetical axis,...

    1. Lambertian leds emit out of the veetical axis, side emitting have a reflector that forces the light out sideways. For sabre use you want a lambertian pattern.

    2. Side emmiting wont work for...
  22. Thread: Custom Sabers

    by neophyl
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    Sticky: Heres one I finished up before christmas for a...

    Heres one I finished up before christmas for a friend. Way overdue but finally finished. CF3 in there. The on/off is the middle 'circuit' band, you twist and release to turn on and twist/release...
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    Its a circuit, it makes no difference what side...

    Its a circuit, it makes no difference what side the resistors are on. The total resistance stays the same.
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    Easterns wiring diagram is incorrect as the PLI...

    Easterns wiring diagram is incorrect as the PLI is in series with the US circuitry. Current would need to flow through the US to reach the PLI.

    You need to wire them in parallel so that they are...
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    It shouldnt for what youve described. The...

    It shouldnt for what youve described. The (rough) way these work as an example is say your sound board draws 200ma and your supplying 9v into the regulator, then the regulator as to dissipate 4v at...
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