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    If you ask Erv on FX he might tell you what the...

    If you ask Erv on FX he might tell you what the replacement part is. I'm pretty sure it's a common component, but zook/chewbacca or Erv would know for sure. If it's the same as on the V3 (looks...
  2. I'm glad you got it sorted. Mtfbwy

    I'm glad you got it sorted. Mtfbwy
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    The amp is the 8 pin chip near the speaker pads. ...

    The amp is the 8 pin chip near the speaker pads. It's a pretty standard component. There are a number of other things that could also have been zapped, does the saber light up and everything? ...
  4. you'd hear it just fine. Depending on what...

    you'd hear it just fine. Depending on what pommel/cap you use, a pommel with a switch in it might have more air exchange than one without. One of my first sabers had both the recharge port and a...
  5. You have a lot of pixels, I think you should...

    You have a lot of pixels, I think you should really consider at least doubling that 26 or going to something heavier, at least for the power connections from the battery. You can use lighter...
  6. It's not the speaker, it's the whole picture. ...

    It's not the speaker, it's the whole picture. Your blades are drawing way more power than the amp. It's just the push over the edge. Also when the effect triggers it probably draws a bit more...
  7. if you use a chassis that holds the switch and...

    if you use a chassis that holds the switch and pommel cap in place, the grip can removed from around everything else.

    as far as wiring past the speaker, it will be easier with a smaller speaker,...
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    Why are you feeding this 14VDC?

    Why are you feeding this 14VDC?
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    Yes, you would need a a buck puck for each LED as...

    Yes, you would need a a buck puck for each LED as well as a potentiometer for the adjustment.
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    The 6 wire buck pucks are tunable, but once you...

    The 6 wire buck pucks are tunable, but once you spend the money on those, and trying to fit everything into the saber, it's probably cheaper and easier to just put a sound card in. If you don't want...
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    That's really not how it works, the resistor,...

    That's really not how it works, the resistor, when needed, needs to be as close as possible to the first pixel in the chain. It is for signal integrity. You don't necessarily need it, but it is...
  12. Thread: Illumicore

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    You should probably run separate power lines, or...

    You should probably run separate power lines, or bring the power lines from the blade back to the crystal. If you do wire it through the crystal, make sure you solder the wires together, don't rely...
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    You should read the manual carefully. Nothing...

    You should read the manual carefully.

    Nothing bad will happen as long as you follow the manual, because 2 LEDs is well within the ratings of the NBV4.

    You made to use two power extenders. I'm...
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    Actually, the NBV4 should be able to run it fine....

    Actually, the NBV4 should be able to run it fine. The MOSFETs were upgraded from previous versions to be able to support controlling power to a pixel blades. You should really be able to run more...
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    Depending on what you students are learning you...

    Depending on what you students are learning you may want to look at the FX-SaberOS project. Open source Arduino based lightsaber electronics. The main components are an Arduino, mpu6050, and...
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    You can buy clear pvc, you'll probably want to...

    You can buy clear pvc, you'll probably want to search for "architectural pvc" the main advantage over polycarbonate and acrylic is that it is less likely to break and easier to work with because it...
  17. Soldering through makes it easier to solder to...

    Soldering through makes it easier to solder to both sides since the wire is less likely to ping off, although one side would usually be surface.
  18. if you only have to make small adjustments use...

    if you only have to make small adjustments use small files, you'll have more control and less likely for things to go horribly wrong.
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    Your 7.4 battery is destroying the pixels, you...

    Your 7.4 battery is destroying the pixels, you need a single cell.
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    soon enough your burners go 8 deep and 12 wide.

    soon enough your burners go 8 deep and 12 wide.
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    Even if the rated forward voltages are accurate,...

    Even if the rated forward voltages are accurate, the green will operate at around 2A at 4+v. While communal experience will say that it will survive, it's still not ideal. The old "wisdom" that the...
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    I think a lot of people like to psych people out...

    I think a lot of people like to psych people out of the crystal chamber, but I don't see why. I'm sure you can do it.

    As far as I can tell the diagram looks fine. You should have resistors on...
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    I always feel like I should be documenting how I...

    I always feel like I should be documenting how I do things for some reason, which is one of the reasons I don't post as many of my creations as I should. The organic process of making things is what...
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    Very nice, I love seeing sabers take inspiration...

    Very nice, I love seeing sabers take inspiration from unique sources!
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    if you put a half inch piece of PVC inside it is...

    if you put a half inch piece of PVC inside it is almost the same OD as the blade's ID and use a pipe cutter. It will be clean and have a nice rounded edge. No dust to worry about....
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