I'm working on a design for my first build, which should be some time in January, once I have the funds available to purchase parts (and hopefully, TCSS has parts in stock). I'd really like to build the internals as a single module. That is, use one of the speaker housings from TCSS that takes threaded rods, attach the sound board, battery, recharge port, crystal chamber, switches and LED module all to the threaded rods, so I can just unscrew the emitter, then slide the while thing out. The issue I'm running into is, I can't figure out how to attach the LED module to the chassis.
I know it's been done. MadCow just released a video for one of his new production sabers, and he's doing it. Admittedly, I am nowhere near his level of skill with any of this, but this is the only part of the design I haven't been able to work out. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Oct 19, 2015 19:24:22 GMT -5
Darth Ryo suggested that idea to me when I was working on another project. He said to ask Tim at TCSS about it. Apparently he can custom machine the heatsink to accept the threaded rods somehow. It's worth sending him an email about it.
Yeah, some day, a long time from now, once I've built a few dozen Sabers, I might try something like that. I expect my first few will look a bit more like the stuff Ken is turning out over at Hampton's Hand Crafted Lightsabers, or the one piece sleds from Madcow's new saber. The G-Core is pretty epic, but I think Darth Alice does better work. Trouble is, I have NO machining experience, and don't even have anywhere I can really safely use a dremel to cut metal.
Post by Darkside Engineering on Nov 16, 2015 19:25:24 GMT -5
I was just going to say use a tcss chassis disc and use that to attach your rods to and then attach the tcss heatsink to that but STI just posted pics of that. I have my own lathe and mill so I just make what i need at the time im designing my sabers.