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    Most craft/fabric type stores carry foam as well...

    Most craft/fabric type stores carry foam as well and will often sell it in reasonable sizes (compared to camping stores where you need to buy an entire matressworth).
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    I have faced a 'lightwhip' at one of the big...

    I have faced a 'lightwhip' at one of the big burning man saber fights and I can attest that they are dangerous and really really painful!

    EL Wire is a nasty material when traveling at those...
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    If it annoyed anyone I apologize for any part I...

    If it annoyed anyone I apologize for any part I may have played in encouraging any squadron Diaspora.

    When I made my sig image it was a sarcastic remark on the fact that at the time every third...
  4. Thread: My 1st Saber

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    A very well done saber and a touching tribute. ...

    A very well done saber and a touching tribute.

    I like that the origins of the hilt's body are not easily evident but their presence reinforces the feel of the original sabers. The beaten copper...
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    So I'm sitting out in the desert soldering...

    So I'm sitting out in the desert soldering together a battery pack. I don't notice that a tiny droplet of solder has gotten away from me and has cooled bridging the positive pole with the body of the...
  6. Thread: I'm back!

    by Ghostbat
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    believe me I am wildly drooling over some of...

    believe me I am wildly drooling over some of these new parts.

    The type 13 bladeholder is especially tempting and I am dying to use the double male with slots.
  7. Thread: I'm back!

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    I'm back!

    Whoa, it's been a while!

    Hi all, I had to take one of those "AAAAHHH TOO MANY THINGS GOING ON HEEEEELP!" breaks for a while, but I'm back and raring to start drilling, tapping, and soldering...
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    Having played around with one of the old Hasbro...

    Having played around with one of the old Hasbro hilts with a motor I can say OH GOD YES!

    Having an unvarying buzz happen is worse than the clash sound on MR darkside boards, vaguely interesting...
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    Damn straight!

    Damn straight!
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    Ignore my bladeholder advice. My brain was...

    Ignore my bladeholder advice. My brain was refusing to remember the difference between the two sizes of sinkholder :)

    xl97 has explained more of what I was going for.
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    You could also do this with a sink tube as the...

    You could also do this with a sink tube as the main body and the sink tube blade holder http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MHS-to-15-sink-tube-adapter--P162.aspx and an adapter for the pommel of your...
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    Overdriving electronics is always a risk. You...

    Overdriving electronics is always a risk. You could take three boards and one may run for nigh ever, the second could burn out in a year, and the third could flash on and burn out in the same...
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    Sticky: A note about soldering onto batteries: The...

    A note about soldering onto batteries:

    The sides of the batteries are grounded. This is important to know in case a tiny droplet of solder gets away from you and connects the positive terminal to...
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    If the pin is the same as it is on the Annakin...

    If the pin is the same as it is on the Annakin there is an easy direction and a hard direction to knock it out.

    Basically one end is knurled to grip the plastic and if you try to knock it all the...
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    The pulse feature is essentially turning the...

    The pulse feature is essentially turning the blade on and off repeatedly so by necessity it will be less bright. You can't make a light flicker and at the same time remain fully lit. If you were to...
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    I personally would like to have the extra control...

    I personally would like to have the extra control leads for using these in conjunction with MR or Hasbro boards.
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    The danger of LI is when people build battery...

    The danger of LI is when people build battery packs without knowing what they are doing or charge them with a charger too dumb to know when to stop. A properly built battery (already done for you in...
  18. Thread: damaged FX!

    by Ghostbat
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    Steel encompasses a lot of different metals of...

    Steel encompasses a lot of different metals of widely varying durability. You hit an MR hard enough and it IS going to give. Also, I do not have the Obi, but in the case of the Annakin there is a...
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    I really like the mesh covering over the...

    I really like the mesh covering over the bladeholder, a nice touch!
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    A resistor is a simple on/off solution. The LED...

    A resistor is a simple on/off solution. The LED lights when the switch is turned on and it goes dark when it is turned off, no ramp, no shimmer, basically it acts like a lightbulb. Also using a...
  21. Pack and label it well and declare it. You do not...

    Pack and label it well and declare it. You do not want the kind of trouble that an aluminum tube full of electronics will get you from the trigger happy asshats at the TSA

    Possibly better still...
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    Whoa! Last I checked nobodies life was riding...

    Whoa!

    Last I checked nobodies life was riding on these sabers, and these boards cost $100 to $120 or so not a few thousand!!

    This is a very experimental hobby we are all engaging in, we really...
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    Dear god man, of course we don't! If we slept...

    Dear god man, of course we don't!

    If we slept it would just give the rest of the world a chance to figure out we have absolutely no idea what we are doing!

    On the ultrasound front.

    I for one...
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    Got mine in my hot little hands... and I can't...

    Got mine in my hot little hands... and I can't play with it until Monday? The world is cold and cruel!
  25. I don't have a source but I believe Yusan makes...

    I don't have a source but I believe Yusan makes the vibration sensor used in MR blades as I recall, I can never find the part number when I need it :)

    As far as making it, that would actually be...
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