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    Another option is to lightly sand down the end of...

    Another option is to lightly sand down the end of the led holder so its shorter. But remember use fine wet sand paper and check the fit often. That way yiu get a tight fit with almost no gap in the...
  2. Well I decided to do some upgrading to the...

    Well I decided to do some upgrading to the internals of my first Saber, Grace. Here is V2 with upgraded internals
    Installed are:
    Proffieboarde V2
    Using 20 awg for power lines
    26 awg for rest
    I...
  3. The chassis was the hardest. With the arduino set...

    The chassis was the hardest. With the arduino set up space is at a premium. I had about 5 different chassis set ups till my final design.
    I so highly recommend cleaning the threads well and a...
  4. I completely forgot to add photos here. I call...

    I completely forgot to add photos here.
    I call it Grace.
    Its MHS V1 hilt parts.
    Internals are Arduino Nano Running FX saber os
    Tcss 18650 batt.
    Chassis is all custom 3d printed parts based on...
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    You are not kidding. Im already shopping for...

    You are not kidding. Im already shopping for machineing equipment. I cant thank eveyone here for their help and tutorials.
    Keep it up everyone.
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    I already have that on the burner, starkiller w...

    I already have that on the burner, starkiller w crystal reveal.
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    First saber build is in the bag

    Hello all, I have finally finished my first saber build. I was a great learning experience. Everyone here has been such a help and given me so much help.
    So here it is, I call it Grace.

    Its MHS...
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    Sticky: I vote for some claws and shroud claw mounts.

    I vote for some claws and shroud claw mounts.
  9. Thanx everyone. I wasnt able to make the deadline...

    Thanx everyone. I wasnt able to make the deadline due to illness, but i have most of it complete just some fit and finish left. Ill post some pics whenb its polished up.
    Dave
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    Very nice. Watched a few of the infinity board...

    Very nice. Watched a few of the infinity board vids and they look sweet.
    Know where i can find more info on it?
    Dave
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    That is beautiful. Nice machining on the chassis.

    That is beautiful. Nice machining on the chassis.
  12. I have thought about it. I just might. The cur...

    I have thought about it. I just might. The cur off is august first right
  13. First saber build and already have the bug

    Id like to start by saying thank you to all in the community for the advise and tutorials, yall have been very helpful.
    That said i just finished assembling my first neopixel blade and its awesome. ...
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    I have thought about the dual switchable...

    I have thought about the dual switchable batteries and the link you showed is a nice tutorial and some ideas for another build. Given that ive got large hands i need bigger hilts to fit more...
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    Oops meant parallel. For mah boost

    Oops meant parallel. For mah boost
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    I am ordering that one. But im a max battery...

    I am ordering that one. But im a max battery guy. Old habit from my racing days lol. Can the one TCSS has be used in series to have longer run time?
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    confirmation on batt and neopixels

    Using an 18650 with arduino diy setup. Hilt works great no pixels. One strip ignites and sounds are great. After adding 2nd strip boots up but on ignition freezes or reboots. The batt is a panasonic...
  18. That looks good. Congrats. Dave

    That looks good. Congrats.
    Dave
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    Have you checked the specs on the speakers to...

    Have you checked the specs on the speakers to make sure they are within the specs for the boards?
    Dave
  20. You can get media blast that is safer to use on...

    You can get media blast that is safer to use on softer metals. You would need to do some research as I cant remember them right now. That may help.
    Dave
  21. Theta, there are ways to remove the chrome. From...

    Theta, there are ways to remove the chrome. From what i know, bothmy brothers worked in metal plating a while back, the chemicals are very hazardous. Meaning not a very diy friendly start-up. Are you...
  22. I can see it splitting or cracking with heavy...

    I can see it splitting or cracking with heavy hits. I was a bit rough with toys as a kid and have memories of testing the durability of most of them!
    Also I think im gonna do a build log of my first...
  23. Thank you for the tip on the extra led and fold...

    Thank you for the tip on the extra led and fold over suggestion. That thought came across my mind at work today. I will definatly try that out when i get the strips in. I had read some people had...
  24. Thank for the feedback, being an electronics guy...

    Thank for the feedback, being an electronics guy i know all too well about the issues that can crop up. Decided im not gonna pull my hair out searching. Any other pointers or tricks for helping the...
  25. Ive seen alot of the 5050 strips and after seeing...

    Ive seen alot of the 5050 strips and after seeing megtooths how-to on building a neopixel blade, I definatly think that 3535s are the way to go.
    Ill check around some more as my first build will...
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