Post by adamsthirdeye on Mar 16, 2021 4:25:21 GMT -5
I'm gearing up for my first saber build. My plan is to get a converted graflex flashtube from Roman Props and go from there. Ultimately, I'd like to install a chassis from GOTH-3D - I know that's a huge jump from never having built a saber before! As a more realistic first build, my real plan is to buy a 1-piece chassis that I can install a soundboard and blade into so that I can get a feel for the fundamentals of building out a graflex before moving on to a more elaborate chassis. I have soldering, welding and circuit design/building experience from college (physics labs -- I built an analog theremin on a proto-board a couple years ago) and I've been reading a lot about what all goes into this. But no matter how much I could possibly research, I thought it would be a good idea to jump on here and ask for some advice.
My first question: is a converted graflex "working" flashtube from Roman Props a good first move? If so, I'd love for someone to run me through the process I should focus on for a simple first build as if I'd not done any prior research. What are the fundamental parts I need, and what is the process of altering a working graflex flashtube into a lightsaber? I know I need to gut the flashtube and install a blade holder, heatsink, chassis, battery, speaker and soundboard. Honestly I think I could manage a simple build just from research, but please, someone take it from the top!
Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to chatting and learning
vargose: Verso $45, Sabercore $30, DIYino $30, Golden Harvest $60, Proffie $45, CFX $85. Do you remember when the days when the Crystal focus was $150? Gotta love the sheer availability of options now.
May 17, 2021 9:31:59 GMT -5