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    Quote Originally Posted by kpb17 View Post
    A couple quick questions, I'm a newbie and I plan on doing this over the summer, and if I ordered the parts from the links (main body style 2, blade style holder 2, pommel style 3 v1 if it matters) and followed the tutorial...
    A-Would it then be possible to add in sound after?
    B- If so, how much more difficult would it be, how much would it cost, and what parts would I need to add?
    Thanks for the help.
    A...this is an easy one to answer. Yes.

    B...Part of this is easy and part of it isn't...you would tear it down and re-build it, but that isn't hard. Cost and parts...there are so many different combinations that I (nor anyone else) can't answer this. You will understand why once you have built a few. But, you could literally do it with just a Nano Biscotti and a new switch on the most basic level.
    All n00bs READ these first (PLEASE)!!!:1. LDM's Basic Saber-build Step-by-Step Tutorial 1A. Maul's Saber Dictionary 1B. THREAD INDEX 1C. Econo Sound Diagrams
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    I'm new to saber building and have decided to use this basic set up as my first attempt and will build upon it late. However, I want to use 16mm Anti Vandal Latching Amber Ring Switch. Will the resister recommended for the red led saber also work for this switch or will i need to add another resister?

    If so what resister should I go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invader Grim View Post
    I'm new to saber building and have decided to use this basic set up as my first attempt and will build upon it late. However, I want to use 16mm Anti Vandal Latching Amber Ring Switch. Will the resister recommended for the red led saber also work for this switch or will i need to add another resister?

    If so what resister should I go with?
    http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/wi...er/wiring.aspx

    Under the resistor tab, you can put in the red Illuminated switch (same as you would use for the amber), battery set up...click "find resistor" and voila' ...the resistor shall be revealed
    All n00bs READ these first (PLEASE)!!!:1. LDM's Basic Saber-build Step-by-Step Tutorial 1A. Maul's Saber Dictionary 1B. THREAD INDEX 1C. Econo Sound Diagrams
    TCSS the #1 Part supplier of LDM customsabers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Dottore Matto View Post
    Okay, My head is ready to explode reading the posts by lazy people who want to be spoonfed, so I'll tell ya what I'm gonna do (no, not take out Mafia hits on all of you), I'm gonna SPELL it out right here!

    If you follow this tutorial, you WILL end up with a BASIC working LED MHS lightsaber!

    Step 1:

    Choose a LED blade holder from this link--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Bl...lders-C32.aspx

    It comes with the blade holder and make sure to select it with a heatsink module!!!! (you can buy it with or without, but you need it 100% for sure)

    Step 2:

    Buy this blade retention screw--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/8-...rew--P111.aspx

    Or this one: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/8-...crew-P538.aspx

    It can be cut later if it is too long for your particular blade holder.

    Step 3:

    Choose a Hilt (style 1 thru 4) from this link--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Ce...tions-C33.aspx

    These have pre-drilled switch holes and female threads at both ends. It is the "handle of your saber". Don't get bogged down with chokes or extentions or any of that crap! We are going SIMPLE here!

    Step 4:

    Choose a pommel, one insert and one clip from this link--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Pommels-C34.aspx

    This will be the "end cap" assembly of your saber. Just pick the ones that you like (one of each).

    Step 5:

    Choose this basic wiring kit --->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Bu...-Kit-P469.aspx

    This kit has ALL of the BASIC electronics that you need! Don't get all crazy with extras! Build this one first and you can add sound or a driver to it when you know enough to do so!

    Step 6:

    Buy a 36" blade, this is the best one for a beginner--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/LE...-OD--P227.aspx

    It is bright and YES, you can battle with it!

    Step 7:

    Tools you MUST have to do this project include:

    1. Soldering Iron (Here is a link to a nice basic kit with EVERYTHING you will need!)--->http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062758

    2. Heatshrink (1 foot is more than enough)--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/18...ubing-P32.aspx

    3. PPE (personal protective eyewear), goggles, etc. You don't want to burn your eyeballs out with flying solder do you!

    4. Drill and tap set--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/8-...l-set-P52.aspx

    Used to drill and tap the hole for the blade set screw. BTW, you need a hand drill too!

    5. Tap handle--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Tap-handle-P54.aspx

    Used to hold the tap while you tap the hole that you drilled for the blade retention screw.

    Step 8:

    Order all the "stuff" from steps 1-7

    Step 9:

    Don't visit the forum again until you get all of your stuff in the mail, you'll just confuse yourself!

    Step 10:

    Follow the basic MHS assembly tutorial--->http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com...read.php?t=326

    Drill and tap your blade retention screw hole and add the screw!--->http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com...ead.php?t=5724

    Step 11:

    take a few digital pictures and upload them to--->http://www.photobucket.com

    and then post them here for all of us to see!

    Step 12:

    Read, Read, Read and in no time you will be building more advanced sabers! (and the questions that you ask won't get you flayed alive!)

    Hi,
    Is this everything?

    Led module

    switch

    buck puck

    sound module

    and the battery pack

    I plugged everything in and it does not even work. =/
    (Yes, I put the two AA Batteries in lol)
    I feel real bad about it too...
    I kindly would like some help please!

    Thank You So Much!

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    That list is for a basic light up "stunt" saber (no sound). Did you follow the tutorial? 2 batteries? for which soundboard? what kind of batteries? If you got a Nano Biscotti or Petit Crouton and are trying to get it running with two alkaline batteries, then that is your problem. If you had followed this tutorial, it would be working...and how do I know you didn't? You are asking about a buckpuck and a soundboard, neither of which are included in the tutorial.
    Last edited by Lord Dottore Matto; 10-24-2013 at 11:50 PM.
    All n00bs READ these first (PLEASE)!!!:1. LDM's Basic Saber-build Step-by-Step Tutorial 1A. Maul's Saber Dictionary 1B. THREAD INDEX 1C. Econo Sound Diagrams
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    Thank you for this article. I have a question regarding speakers. I would like to run two. One at 1.5 w and the additional speaker at 2 w. I'm running an NB with a rechargeble Lipo. What would be the best way to achieve this?

    Thanks Bob

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    Thanks for this informative thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkarNights View Post
    Yes, the link in the original post is outdated, this link http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MW...uck--P748.aspx is the Modular Wiring Buck Puck that you will need to run the LED Module. It has quick connectors for all connections except for a resistor (only need a resistor for illuminated switches/accent LEDs). Make sure you get the right mA output for your particular LED setup.
    I had planned to use the 1000 mA buch puck but is it easier to connect everything (soundboard, button(s), LED) with the buckpuck you are linking to?

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    Im new to this, and I love the post one this. I used most of this , but for my first I picked a Sink tube with a MHS to 1.5" Adapter. Now I may be asking in the wrong place about this, but what is the best way to add the adapter to the sink tube? in the photos I do not see any screws or Rivets in it. If there is a video or a Forum, please let me know. Thank you

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    I'm new to this "world", my question is if I can use this guide, or it's a little outdated...?(or has it been updated?)
    Thanks!

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    I would have the same question is this guide still usable? Thanks

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