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    I'm not sure what the long term plan is, but v2...

    I'm not sure what the long term plan is, but v2 has been around for a while, and new v1 parts keep coming. I agree v2 is lacking in variety. I think sales will probably drive what happens to each...
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    332 neopixels per meter

    Just saw this video: 332 neopixels per meter!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz-kUi6ekDc

    An even more densely packed neopixel LED strip.
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    Thank you eastern. You have a knack for that...

    Thank you eastern. You have a knack for that yourself
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    Redemption Cross Guard

    Redemption Cross Guard

    For those of you wondering, "can I make a cross guard saber by hand?" The answer is yes, and boy it was a fun journey. This saber has been two years in the making. Its been...
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    Vader Vintage Heildand Conversion

    Hey all - I made a Darth Vader out of a Vintage Heiland Flash

    See pics here
    https://mitchellharris2.wixsite.com/darth-vader-vinta-2

    And the Build log here...
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    Couple of things to consider. Its made for a...

    Couple of things to consider. Its made for a slightly larger diameter. The graflex flashtube is 1.5" OD. However it should fit. You'll have to grind down the tabs the stick out in the interior. If...
  7. Thread: Switch issues

    by vargose
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    Switch issues

    So I am converting a heiland. I cut a channel for a small tactile switch to place under the original camera flash button. Similar to the graflex red button setups I've seen. However while the saber...
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    Bluetooth deep sleep and CF v8

    Does the CF v8 have any deep sleep pads like the v9? I was planning on adding a Bluetooth module, but I didn't want it to draw power while the saber is in deep sleep. Can I use the 3.3V pad similar...
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    The real question is will it light up with 7.4...

    The real question is will it light up with 7.4 volts. I don't see a lot of viable battery configuration options. 11.1 li-ion is the easiest to swing, with one of those round AA holders I could get 3...
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    5054 Blue LED strip question

    I have been looking for a way to make a crazy bright saber and wondered about the 5054 Led strips I see around. There is one that is 120leds per meter, which is similar to neopixel density
    They are...
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    Yeah a ProffieBoard or a PropBoard and some...

    Yeah a ProffieBoard or a PropBoard and some programming skills and you'll be able to use them.
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    To answer your question. I have used 3.7 lithium...

    To answer your question. I have used 3.7 lithium ion packs in repurposed Hasbro boards without any issue. Just as long as your battery pack is between 3 volts and 4.5 volts (assuming it uses 3 AA...
  13. Blades with cellophane wrap in clear blades look...

    Blades with cellophane wrap in clear blades look amazing when off, like metal. Granted when lit up they look like light in a tube. I personally like to sand the clear blades for a frosted look, that...
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    What is the pommel and grill insert made of?

    What is the pommel and grill insert made of?
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    The Royal Weapon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU78u17APXw
    https://docs.google.com/uc?id=1X3jg4AwZWWLe_rLVvJgWbE6SQBYWisMb
    https://docs.google.com/uc?id=1bHUAk3Xf7J6tGQyb6sT5Yh8fcXEI5N4c...
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    What is the grip material you are using?

    What is the grip material you are using?
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    What parts did you use in building your crystal...

    What parts did you use in building your crystal chamber?
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    like this?...

    like this? http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Constant-current-LED-driver-P609.aspx
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    What did you use to make the blade plug? Could...

    What did you use to make the blade plug? Could you take a shot without the LED on?
  20. Thread: Copper Forge

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    I didn't seal it, so it will weather naturally,...

    I didn't seal it, so it will weather naturally, and it is hefty. Feels great in your hand.
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    Copper Forge

    Just finished the Copper Forge. Another saber smith will be adding the electronics.

    Copper and aluminum hilt
    Blade plug
    TCSS control box 1
    Thumbscrew holder
    Speaker grill will resonance...
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    Can you share your secret on cutting the belts so...

    Can you share your secret on cutting the belts so they line up like that?
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    You could use a 1.5 adapter and a regular mhs...

    You could use a 1.5 adapter and a regular mhs blade holder http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MHS-to-15-sink-tube-adapter-P162.aspx
    MHS parts are made to fit within a 1.5 sink tube.
    Jay Gon Jinn...
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    I would like to know more about the belts. How to...

    I would like to know more about the belts. How to you figure out how to cut the ends? to get the angle right and such
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    Whats the blade plug made of?

    Whats the blade plug made of?
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