Parts Details:

1- 3D printed Chassis parts:

Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C5 – Helv’tica Customs

2 chassis styles are available for Helv’tica Gemini / Arcann
Style 1 – for NB4+PEx or Prizm5.1, 28mm Premium Speaker and 1×18650 or 2×18650 battery (in parallel for 3.7v setup – Neopixel).
Style 2 – for CF9 or I3, 28mm Premium Speaker and 1×18650 or 2×18650 battery.
Easy access to the access to Recharge Port, Rice and On/Off switch simply by unscrewing the pommel.

Prices: Approx $TBD Work in progress
Install Level: Intermediate
 Chassis Style 1:
 Chassis Style 2:
 Optional 3D printed crystal:

2- DIY empty hilts:”

 Contact Helv’tica Customs

4- Electronic components and blades:

Saber electronic components are basically more or less similar from one saber to another. You’ll need a main Led, a Battery, a recharge port, one or two switches, a soundboard, accent leds, a speaker and wires. Then the blade is the last part of your saber, they are usually made from PolyCarbonate tubes + tip.

You can search these parts with the following suppliers: Solo’s Hold, The Saber ArmoryElegant WeaponsJQ-Sabers

Soundboard, the “heart” of our sabers is the Soundboard, here are the 2 major Soundboard producers:
Plecter Labs – from the entry level Nano Biscotte or Prizm 5.1 (recommended).
Naigon Elelctronic Creations – from the entry level Spark 2 to the high end I2.
Battery, 18650 3.7v single battery or 2×18650 (in paralell for 3.7v), or 2×18650 (7.4v for CF9)
⇒ Recharge Port, 1.3mm high amp recharge port (Example)
 Battery charger, according to the battery voltage used.
 Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel
 Switches are provided with the hilt.
 On / Off Switch slider switch (example).
 Speaker, 28mm premium speaker (flat).
 Wires, 30awg wires are mandatory on most our 3D Printed chassis. We are buying them from this eBay seller.
 Heat shrink tubing, to protect your joints.
 RICE port 
– a RICE port can be added with a micro jst port. Ex on ebay.
 Heat sink is included with the hilt.
 1″ or 7/8″ OD Blades.

 


Demo:

 

 


 

Quick install instructions:

(step by step)

Note 1: 30awg wires and smaller are mandatory for this install (30awg for main wires and 32awg  for accent leds and switches are highly recommended)…. Oh and definitely use colored wires to make your life easier.

Note 2: These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the manual.

Note 3: This instructions will details the install as much as possible. GOTH-3Designs cannot be  held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers tho. Thanks!

work in progress

 

 

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