Post by profezzorn on Mar 26, 2020 19:47:04 GMT -5
I'm working on putting together an 89Sabers K4. It's a beautiful saber, and probably my second favorite from the movies. (My favorite is of course the Graflex...)
This saber will have a few interesting features, hopefully, we'll see how well it works out:
1. A PCB in the clamp will provide an on/off slide switch and a USB port. This is similar to what I did for my graflex install recently, but the on/off switch is new. 2. A neopixel clamp card will add lights under the bubble strip (from ShtokD) 3. A PCB in the pommel will add lights in the gap where the sound normally comes out. 4. a 33mm speaker will fit in the space under the clamp. (I think this might normally be intended for a crystal chamber?) 5. An intelliblade modified to be a zig-zag blade. (364 individually controllable LEDs) 6. Custom chassis (as always, but this time I hope to print it on a large-format resin printer, but that won't get here until May....) 7. lighted pogo pin PCB (from ShtokD)
This is just a teaser post, but I'll start posting pictures and stuff shortly.
That’s awesome. I just finished a K4v2, it’s a nice hilt. Does your Intelliblade actually work? I had a V1 that worked great then died like the rest of them.
I haven't actually tested it yet. It's possible that intelliblades die because the plus and the minus copper traces on the back come in contact with each other. If so, it won't happen with a zigzag blade. If they die for other reasons, mine will probably also die.
What is the amperage that the on-off switch can carry? This little pcb looks amazing, I've got an OG K4 and several 'Flexes that would benefit from it.
The switch can only handle ~250mA, but that's why there is a FET next to it. The FET I used is good up to 3.8A if I remember correctly, which is plenty for the board itself. The switch is meant to go on the plus side of the board power so that the blade current doesn't go through it.
So profezzorn, about that pommel ring. It's beautiful but I'm curious about how you're planning to access the charge port? With the PCB in place, unscrewing the pommel looks like it might be challenging?
So profezzorn , about that pommel ring. It's beautiful but I'm curious about how you're planning to access the charge port? With the PCB in place, unscrewing the pommel looks like it might be challenging?
I intend to put a pogo pin connector between the pommel and the chassis so that the pommel can be unscrewed easily.
That IS sweet! I wonder if the clamp pcb or the led ring would ever be for sale somewhere? I’m sure some, like dayadjocen and others understand it better, but us mortals need them premade lol
Either way, I’ll be watching your install, great work!! Darkmatter73
I'm probably going to share the PCB designs and the oshpark links where you can buy the bare PCBs once I've verified that they work. The clamp board is really easy to put together from components. The LED ring is a little fiddlier, but maybe someone else will make a run or something.