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    Post Another- My first build!

    Hello there!
    I'm a longtime star wars fan looking to up my game in the lightsaber community. I love CSS and have been using the MHS builder for years. The time has come for me to make my first steps into a larger world.
    So I was originally going to do an all MWS for ease and quick customizations on the go. However, with Neopixel, I think I've found my true love. I'll be smacking the blade against my kid brother's but not hard enough to cause any real damage with a thick walled system. Okay, here is my cart:

    Blade Electronics
    Nano Biscotte Sound Module V4
    MWS Short Momentary 16mm AV Switch – Black (Red Ring)
    Saber Essentials 28mm Stealth V2 Speaker
    MWS Recharge Port
    Panasonic Li-Ion 18650 3.7V 3400mAh PCB Protected Rechargeable Battery
    Red LED indicator
    26 gauge wire (sold by the foot)
    JST connector kit male and female

    Hilt parts
    Hilt Style 5 (7" Fluted double female threaded connector)
    Activation box style 5
    Box 2,3,5,6 Mounting holes service
    MHS ribbed extension
    MHSV1 Blade Holder Style 17
    MPS Pommel style 3 v3
    MPS insert style 12
    MPS Clip

    Neopixel parts
    MHSv1 speaker mount Style 5 - For 28mm Speakers
    Pre-Soldered NeoPixel PCB connector and 11 pin set
    Foam tube for 7/8" thin and 1" thick tubes V2
    1" Thick Walled NeoPixel Blade Adapter
    1" Thin walled Trans White parabolic Neopixel blade tip
    MHS V1 NeoPixel Hilt Side Adapter V2
    1" Thick walled Trans White PolyC 40" long

    Other than the actual LED strips which I'll be buying separately, is there anything I'm missing? Are there any recommendations?
    I liked the idea of using an Aux switch to change colors and fonts on the go, but that would require a board twice the price and I am trying to stay at least somewhat reasonable.
    Am I wrong that a long press of the power button will be able to give me a "switch fonts" feature between 3 fonts? And in switching fonts I can have those fonts with different colors setup for them? So if I want to change between blue, red, and orange/yellow I would just assign them to different sound fonts?
    I know I'll need some resistors too but I was planning on picking them up at my local hardware store.
    Thank you in advance for any advice! I'm trying to order all the parts for delivery around March 8th so I can spend my last spring break building my saber.
    (Also, yes it's a pretty long hilt, but I'm a big guy so it fits.)

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    You will need to use a battery that can support the higher current load of a pixel blade. Chose one of the ones listed as 10A. You should also consider using heavier gauge wire for your power lines.

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    Your hilt length isn't that long if you ask me. You want to be able to weild your saber comfortably. I personally and waiting for the funds to be such that I can resume work on my hilt which if I'm ever able to complete it will be 24 inches long. Good luck with your build and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
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