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  1. Different strips have different protocols for the...

    Different strips have different protocols for the neopixels. WS2812B, SK6812, WS2813, WS2811. Pretty sure you need to have the same protocol strip to meld them together. If not, they won't work. ...
  2. Dynaohms are big, clunky, and a simple resistor...

    Dynaohms are big, clunky, and a simple resistor calculated by Ohm's law for the LED in your switch is best. Resistors can be sourced everywhere cheaply. That is my opinion.
  3. Your resistors are stout, and will under-drive...

    Your resistors are stout, and will under-drive the LED's a tad. It will work. FJK has a tagline/link to Ohm's Law, and TCSS does have a calculator. You need to plug in the mA/fV of your diodes...
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    Well, there are 3D printed chassis to accept...

    Well, there are 3D printed chassis to accept 26650s. One in particular was made by Goth3D for the Phoenix Props Ben Solo hilt. YOu have to have a hilt with a big enough diameter to fit a 26650. I...
  5. Thread: NBv4 Help

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    He said he bridged pos and neg pads on NBIV. ...

    He said he bridged pos and neg pads on NBIV. Look at the photos in the OP. He didn't photo that bridge, but see what you think about the other wires and soldering.
  6. Thread: NBv4 Help

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    I have installed a lot of NBIVs, but have never...

    I have installed a lot of NBIVs, but have never bridged pos and negative. I have burnt some other boards, not sold at TCSS though. its part of the learning process. Don't give up on it yet, clean...
  7. Thread: NBv4 Help

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    Lightsaber switches, including an explanation on...

    Lightsaber switches, including an explanation on the illuminated AV Switch. Your wiring diagram is a bit concerning in that you show positive and negative on the switch and LED circuits. The...
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    How to use a charger and multimeter to diagnose...

    How to use a charger and multimeter to diagnose legs on a recharge port:


    https://youtu.be/LXyLOAXa3ko
  9. Thread: NBv4 Help

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    From your pictures, the soldering job looks like...

    From your pictures, the soldering job looks like it might need some work. You speaker wires in particular, as well as positive and negative look precariously like they have a potential for short, if...
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    I think you are referring to aviation plugs or...

    I think you are referring to aviation plugs or DIN connectors. I do not believe that TCSS sells them; however, many of the online electronic supply stores do. They make them in numerous variations,...
  11. first off, measure the space and use the right...

    first off, measure the space and use the right speaker? TCSS has different diameter speakers. 28mm like the premium is pretty common for most chassis. If you have a slide out chassis, and too much...
  12. The leg of the recharge port that has the...

    The leg of the recharge port that has the switchcraft logo etched into it is the "cutoff leg" that should provide your sound board with negative. The center post is positive. The other remaining...
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    There are open source boards capable of doing...

    There are open source boards capable of doing this via programming. THey are far more complicated than an NBV4. I think you're asking too much out of a NBIV. Its a simple board. You're talking a...
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    Awesome.

    Awesome.
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    Celophane is a great diffuser. You already have...

    Celophane is a great diffuser. You already have a transwhite tube, using the strip diffuser in the transwhite tube will just wash out your pixels further. Ditch the diffuser tube, and add as much...
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    Yeah, agreed with FJK here. Independent charging...

    Yeah, agreed with FJK here. Independent charging of your parallel cells could be problematic and potentially dangerous. Run time is an easy cat to skin, adding more batteries inside your hilt isn't...
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    The recharge port is the hub of the angry pixies...

    The recharge port is the hub of the angry pixies in your lightsaber. If the wires are off of it, the angry pixies cannot flow. Furthermore, if the wires are off of it, I highly suggest you wrap the...
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    I thought you re-worked your Graflex? You have 2...

    I thought you re-worked your Graflex? You have 2 sabers going?
  19. https://youtu.be/hFFJpoY3bZI Hot off the...

    https://youtu.be/hFFJpoY3bZI

    Hot off the press, timely topic.

    Tom
  20. Most importantly, you are about to spend a lot of...

    Most importantly, you are about to spend a lot of money in tools and equipment that you will need. Plan on building more than 5 sabers, or that investment isn't going to be worth it. If you're...
  21. Ultrasabers does not install LED retention. If...

    Ultrasabers does not install LED retention. If you drill and tap a set screw, most use 8-32 in the USA, you can retain your neopixel hilt adapter so that it won't slide around. This is pretty...
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    Another beaut Seth, cross between Jedi...

    Another beaut Seth, cross between Jedi Killer/Starkiller. Love the exposed chamber.
  23. Progressively lighter sandpaper. Start with 400...

    Progressively lighter sandpaper. Start with 400 and work your way up to 2000 and a buffing wheel. What glue got on your tubing? If you use a drop of E6000 for the tips and hilt butt cap, no mess,...
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    You can put the resistor on any direct line...

    You can put the resistor on any direct line positive or negative that goes only to that one LED. You commoned up all your positives and negatives, which is ok, but the resistors have to go on...
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    Each chassis is different, you have to find some...

    Each chassis is different, you have to find some place where they will all fit into. On the padawan for the CG 2.0, my guess is they will fit in the saber head behind your LED Module, and where the...
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