I am in the process of putting together a kit list to build a custom staff. I decided a set of twin sabres is not needed as it will not ever be split. I am looking at a VERY plain hilt as most will be covered in cloth/leather and the blade holders and any remaining bare metal covered in some other parts I am still looking in to.
So with this I have a few questions I still need to resolve.
First is what is the best soundcard to use to drive the whole unit. I want 1 momentary button, 1 battery for the whole hilt and ideally 1 driver for the RGB or RGBW led's Sound is a added luxury but preferable.
My thought for the build is:
- 7inch hilt
- 2 x 3.5inch extensions
- 2x4 inch blade holders
- 2x 26inch Blades
this builds a 5ft8 staff. This is based on my Bo Staff size that's perfect for most of my work.
Questions I have are:
- Which sound board can handle dual tri or quad boards (RGB or RGBW)
- the 3.5inch extensions should I choke them? should allow electronics to be mounted more robustly?
- is there enough room to run wires past the speaker holders? I assume there is a small raised lip I can channel out?
- Lens holders. I think I have this right but its not 100% clear. The MHS Heat sink has the lens and led holder? the actual diffuser lens on Tri boards does not clip in to a secondary holder like single diffuser?
as to the electrics I think that I'm still trying to get a full handle on the resistors needed but lets choose what I need first! Soldering and wiring is not an issue that I'm fine with done enough surface mount soldering and car wiring in my time.
Thanks for your time and help in advance.