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Parts Details:

1- 3D printed Chassis parts:

NEW DESIGN 2018


VARIANT 1
All-in-1 chassis for straightforward install, with MAC3.0 (NB, Prizm5.1, CF9, I3)
18650 Battery. The recharge port pins have to be cut short in order for the port to fit properly.
A second hole is available for either a 5mm led (to be glued), or a RICE port (by trimming the hole accordingly).
Meant to be attached to the blade holder with 3 x 4-40 threaded rods. Hold a 28mm speaker, Bass or Premium.
Prices: Approx $50
Install Level: Beginner
Main Chassis: graflex-padawan-var1-lightsaber-chassis
Optional: Battery + CEx Extension: graflex-padawan-var1-extension-cex
Optional: Soundboard cover: graflex-padawan-optional-cover

VARIANT 2
All-in-1 chassis for straightforward install, with MAC3.0 (NB, Prizm5.1, CF9, I3)
Removable battery setup with Keystone 18650 battery holder (the battery holder is to be glued in the chassis. Also has a slot for on/of slider switch (optional).
Meant to be attached to the blade holder with 3 x 4-40 threaded rods. Hold a 28mm speaker, Bass or Premium.
Prices: Approx $50
Install Level:Beginner
Main Chassis: graflex-padawan-var2-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ 
Optional: Soundboard cover: graflex-padawan-optional-cover

VARIANT 3
All-in-1 chassis for straightforward install, with MAC4.0 (ProffieBoard, NB, Prizm5.1, CF9, I3)
26650 battery. The recharge port pins have to be cut short in order for the port to fit properly.
A second hole is available for either a 5mm led (to be glued), or a RICE port (by trimming the hole accordingly).
Meant to be attached to the blade holder with 3 x 4-40 threaded rods. Hold a 31mm speaker (Saber Essentials).
Prices: Approx $50
Install Level:Beginner
Main Chassis: graflex-padawan-var3-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ 
Optional: Soundboard cover: graflex-padawan-optional-cover

VARIANT 4
All-in-1 chassis for straightforward install, with MAC4.0 (ProffieBoard, NB, Prizm5.1, CF9, I3)
Removable battery setup with Keystone 18650 battery holder (the battery holder is to be glued in the chassis. Also has a slot for on/of slider switch (optional).
Meant to be attached to the blade holder with 3 x 4-40 threaded rods. Hold a 31mm speaker (Saber Essentials).
Prices: Approx $50
Install Level:Beginner
Main Chassis: graflex-padawan-var4-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ 
Optional: Soundboard cover: graflex-padawan-optional-cover

2- Additional chassis parts:

Most of the chassis parts needed for our chassis are available at The Saber Armory.
Local hobby stores or online store (as well as eBay) are a good source for parts.
You can also be inventive and add any custom parts, wire mesh, paint job or else to your chassis to give it an unique look!
Here is a list of parts needed to install the above chassis:
⇒ 4-40 threaded rods x 3
 Hex nuts for 4-40 rods x 3
 Optional: 1.5mmOD rods x 2 (for the soundboard cover)

3- Hilt / GRAFLEX Replica:

Graflex replicas are available there:
Roman’s Props Shop
Maker Props Studio
⇒ The Graflex Shop

4- Blade Holder:
Here are the blade holders compatible with G3D chassis for Graflex:
 NerfworXlab most accurate blade holder – available at Solo’s Hold
⇒ The Saber Armory
⇒ The Graflex Shop

5- 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.
Again, you can find most of what you’ll need at The Saber Armory. Local electronic shops or online stores like Digikey are also a good source.

Soundboard, the “heart” of our sabers is the Soundboard, here are the 2 major Soundboard producers:
Plecter Labs – from the entry level Nano Biscotte to the high end Crystal Focus.
Naigon Elelctronic Creations – from the entry level Spark to the high end I3.
Battery,
Var1: 18650 battery for 3.7v or 2×18500 for 7.4v (using the optional extension).
Var2 and Var4: 18650 Keystone battery holder.
Var4: 26650 battery holder.
⇒ Recharge Port, Var1 and Var3: 2.1mm port is used on this chassis (kill key included in the chassis kit).
 Battery charger, according to the battery voltage used.
 Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel.
 Switches, recommended on the blade holder: main tactile switch and slide switch (Ex Mouser), note that using switches under the clamp card is also possible but not detailed here.
 Speaker,
Var1 and Var2: 28mm Speaker, either premium or bass
Var3 and Var4: 31mm Speaker (Saber Essentials)
 Accent Leds, 5mm led for the Crystal Chamber recommended (if RGB, read your soundboard manual to select between common anode or common cathode led), 3mm leds for the others.
 Wires, 30awg wires are recommended 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 side of the recharge port (example)
 7/8″ OD Blades (for NerfworXlab Blade Holder) or 1″ OD blades (for TGS Blade Holders).

 


Disclainer:
– GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers.
– Always wear protective gear when working on install (gloves, eye protection, …), GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible in case of accident.

MutliBoards Adaptive Chassis:

Var1 and Var2
Teensy Saber V3 can be installed using this adapter.
ProffieBoard can be installed using this adapter.

Var3 and Var4
work in progress

About the Kill Key. It is recommended to sand a bit the side of the kill key “on/off” slot, in order to make them more round and to turn better in the recharge port. (as a reminder, this slot allow to start / stop the saber without removing the kill key).

Recharge port wiring reminder:

 

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