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    Absolutely brilliant work as always!

    Absolutely brilliant work as always!
  2. Nice work! The way the barrel lights up and the...

    Nice work! The way the barrel lights up and the creativity with the OLED really stand out!
  3. Question about photon blade tip with Neopixels

    Hi all,
    With a neopixel blade (using pixel strips, not a KR pixelstick) using photon blade material, what is the best way to diffuse the relatively transparent blade tip (and avoid any visible...
  4. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    Weathering is funny for a perfectionist. ...

    Weathering is funny for a perfectionist. Precision cutting of the parts, great! But attempting something which is an inherently imperfect, random-ish pattern, totally different story! To boot, the...
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    Thank you all for the kind words! Your...

    Thank you all for the kind words! Your encouragement means a lot to me, especially with how much I've poured into this saber.
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    Nice job! Its a great feeling to have it finally...

    Nice job! Its a great feeling to have it finally done and to light it up! Also very clever with the charging adapter.
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    That's a wrap! I got it all wired up, and it is...

    That's a wrap! I got it all wired up, and it is lit! It is so satisfying to ignite the saber for the first time once things are working.

    Thank you all tremendously for sharing your tips and...
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    There were some issues which came up, like the...

    There were some issues which came up, like the high amp switch malfunctioning and not making a connection anymore, and the blade would light but the LEDs were all driven to the max. I was lucky I...
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    Once the pieces had all cured, it was time to...

    Once the pieces had all cured, it was time to assemble it and finally, wire it all together. My soldering has gotten better since building a few movie replica sabers and watching some tutorials. A...
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    Putting on some final details, like comparing the...

    Putting on some final details, like comparing the look of different wiring styles:

    https://i.imgur.com/b16W0rn.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/Ni6f4TO.jpg?2

    In the meantime, polishing all the brass...
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    Putting in the wires to make sure it all fits: ...

    Putting in the wires to make sure it all fits:

    https://i.imgur.com/QxSi7Fl.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/JJPBvab.jpg?2

    And cutting wires to length for installation. I only used black wires for...
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    The externals are tarnished, but I want the...

    The externals are tarnished, but I want the internals to remain as pristine looking as possible. Each element was/will be polished and coated. I used some stuff called Protect-A-Clear. It is a...
  13. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    October 2020 It's all coming together. ...

    October 2020

    It's all coming together.

    https://i.imgur.com/qhVbzHG.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/IW1f0iZ.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/vOvkXO7.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/rK0wxdT.jpg?1

    That brass has...
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    Next step, I tested different shroud designs with...

    Next step, I tested different shroud designs with paper in the spot I wanted the covertec knob to live:
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    Next step was to finish the externals. I have a...

    Next step was to finish the externals. I have a copper covertec knob to go with the copper shroud over the brass. I tried a couple of different iterations of shroud to accompany the knob. The...
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    August 2020 It's all coming together now... ...

    August 2020

    It's all coming together now...

    https://i.imgur.com/JbYPIPB.jpg?2
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    Next came cutting down the 4-40 all thread since...

    Next came cutting down the 4-40 all thread since I had the layout of the chassis and chamber just the way I wanted it:

    https://i.imgur.com/c4t8A72.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/MB5LTVj.jpg?1

    I used...
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    August 2020 Next step came the fine details. ...

    August 2020

    Next step came the fine details. I found that the nuts didn't quite space things out perfectly for the jade chamber. Again focusing on uniform height of spacers, I have some K&S...
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    Now that I had the right crystal selected, it was...

    Now that I had the right crystal selected, it was time to assemble the chassis how I thought it would look. And damn, did it look good.
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    This is absolutely magnificent. I am blown away...

    This is absolutely magnificent. I am blown away by how clean and contained everything is. I bet putting it together really makes you feel like a Jedi!
  21. I had a second CFX and reinstalled it with...

    I had a second CFX and reinstalled it with another board. It works now, but I will have to send in the malfunctioning board for repair. Thank you for your help. It was helpful to know the problem...
  22. That didn't work. The left two neg pads are...

    That didn't work. The left two neg pads are connected with a jumper underneath, same with the right two pads. If I disconnect the left wire, or vice versa with the right, the issue persists. If it...
  23. I'm not sure how to tell but if I were to guess I...

    I'm not sure how to tell but if I were to guess I would say this one:
    The solder crept a little close for comfort here and it appears to have some damage to the casing. What do you think?
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  24. Too lit to quit: Neopixel blade doesn't deactivate

    Problem:
    The neopixel blade activates fully once the saber is ignited and does not turn off until removed. By fully, I mean the blade does not undergo 'extension' scrolling effect with the pixels...
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    Bargraph PLI Question

    TL;DR: How do you use the 'plirev' parameter?

    My CFX has an onboard PLI bargraph: I soldered SMD LEDs to pads 1-4. I put them in order: white, green, yellow, red. By default, this would make the...
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