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    That is wrong. Each red LED needs its own...

    That is wrong. Each red LED needs its own independent resistor, unless they are 2.4 ohm, and even then, I wouldn't do it that way. My guess is you have a single resistor feeding both, if I'm...
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    Those look like 1.2 ohm resistors, although its...

    Those look like 1.2 ohm resistors, although its hard to tell. You can measure their resistance with a multi-meter. There should be one resistor for each red die. So you should have a total of 4: ...
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    Cree LED's do heat up, that is normal. They...

    Cree LED's do heat up, that is normal. They should be attached to a metal heat sink to absorb and radiate the heat away from the star. Most of us use copper, it looks like yours are aluminum. What...
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    The only components you need heavy gauge wire...

    The only components you need heavy gauge wire (22) is for battery, RCP, Cutoffs, and any Neopixel feed (positive and negative). YOu can use smaller gauge wire 28 or 30 for your tactile switches,...
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    or put a piece of paper over the diodes to...

    or put a piece of paper over the diodes to diffuse the beams.
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    I highly suggest either a cheap neopixel...

    I highly suggest either a cheap neopixel controller (they're 5 bucks) or a used NBIV/Prism as a test rig for your strips. You can rig it up so your strips can plug into so you can test their...
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    Making MHS Sabers happen right now is very...

    Making MHS Sabers happen right now is very impressive Matt, can't wait to see what awesomeness you come up with.
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    Who built the blade? Have you tested it, to make...

    Who built the blade? Have you tested it, to make sure it works in other neopixel sabers? If not, check on the target to see if you have any shorts. Probe outer and middle ring against one another...
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    YOu can dremel down the covertec retention screw...

    YOu can dremel down the covertec retention screw inside the hilt so that its flush inside the hilt and doesn't catch your speaker holder.
  10. Ridire, I use TCS WOW speakers all the time. ...

    Ridire,

    I use TCS WOW speakers all the time. It should be fine in your Spkr4 holder, its the same relative size as the Veco Bass 28mm sold also at TCSS. Now, the sticky foam that comes on their...
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    I NEVER REUSE the chineseum wires that come on...

    I NEVER REUSE the chineseum wires that come on the neopixels. It is absolutely dreadful. 22ga feeds (+ and-) 26 ga for data. I have hot glued the connections on the strips and blade connector for...
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    Glad you found it.

    Glad you found it.
  13. Thread: DV6 help

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    Simple. There are copper traces running through...

    Simple. There are copper traces running through both sides of your switch holes. Now remember, switches both share a common ground, but the switch legs themselves must be independent. To make the...
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    Are you using an appropriate battery? Need one...

    Are you using an appropriate battery? Need one with a 15A cutoff. I'd be suspicious of a short in the strips or how they are wired with the symptoms you are describing.
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    If the strips worked fine before you put them...

    If the strips worked fine before you put them back to back, check for shorts between the strips. When they are back to back, you can have many areas of reverse polarity, which is REALLY bad. If you...
  16. Well, what is outside diameter of your...

    Well, what is outside diameter of your controllers? Once you have that, or can modify it to fit MHS, then we can maybe help guide you about how you could use MHS parts to build your beatsaber...
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    Doh! I was looking in thick-walled section and...

    Doh! I was looking in thick-walled section and not in "neopixel" supplies. I guess you already have it. Maybe just list in in both places?

    Here is the one I want, will be ordering some! ...
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    Well, this one, but hollowed out like the ones...

    Well, this one, but hollowed out like the ones available for the 1" thin-walled blades: https://www.thecustomsabershop.com/1-Thick-walled-Trans-White-parabolic-mirrored-blade-tip-P1546.aspx
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    Neopixel Blade Durability Test take 2

    Can you duel with a neopixel lightsaber blade? Are they tough enough for events like The Saber Legion hosts? I know most say: NO. I say yes, and so do the tests I ran. This blade in this saber...
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    So much greatness in the Outer hilt and inner...

    So much greatness in the Outer hilt and inner core. I am always amazed with your work, absolutely awesome.

    Tom
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    Absolute Starkiller mastery SA2CC!!!! This saber...

    Absolute Starkiller mastery SA2CC!!!! This saber ROCKS. The maker should be very proud.

    Tom
  22. Yes, Korbanth/Parks/TCSS Crossguard 2.0

    Yes, Korbanth/Parks/TCSS Crossguard 2.0
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    Without seeing a macro view of this photo, the soldering of your SMD resistors look pretty good. You may have burned a resistor or had a bad one. I have had a couple bad resistors that I couldn't...
  24. Oops, I missed the NBIV, yep, only activation...

    Oops, I missed the NBIV, yep, only activation switch on the NBIV. Good catch DC.
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    Sticky: I would like to request a parabolic tip (neopixel...

    I would like to request a parabolic tip (neopixel style) for thick walled 1" blades that has a larger gluing edge inside the blade than current thick-walled options.

    TOm
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