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=> Parts Details
=> Demo
=> Installation Instructions


Parts Details: 

1- 3D printed Chassis parts:

Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C4 – Phoenix Props

Two chassis levels are available for the Imperial Knight Lightsaber:
Padawan for a basic install, with a chassis mainly focused on securing all your electronics. It has MultiBoards Adaptive Chassis to allow all major Plecter Labs and NEC soundboards to be installed (slot for CEx included).
Master with crystal chamber parts that can be printed in metal for the best reveal effect. Exists in various style according to the soundboard chosen.

Master:

Prices: From approx $125
Additional cost depending on material (Typical setup with metal approx $200).
Install Level: Advanced

Style1 => Plecter Prizm5.1 / NB
 Part 1 Style 1 – imperial-knight-master-part1-style1
 Part 2 – imperial-knight-master-part2
 Part 3 Style 1 – imperial-knight-master-part3-style1
 Part 4 Style 1 – imperial-knight-master-part4-style1
 Part 5 – imperial-knight-master-part5
 Part 6 Style 1
(optional crystals) – imperial-knight-master-part6-style1

Style2 => NEC I3 
 Part 1 Style 2 – imperial-knight-master-part1-style2
 Part 2 –  imperial-knight-master-part2
 Part 3 Style 2 – imperial-knight-master-part3-style2
 Part 4 Style 2 – imperial-knight-master-part4-style2
 Part 5 – imperial-knight-master-part5
 Part 6 Style 2 
(optional crystals) – imperial-knight-master-part6-style2

Style3 => Plecter CF9 
 Part 1 Style 3 – imperial-knight-master-part1-style3
 Part 2 –  imperial-knight-master-part2
 Part 3 Style 1 – imperial-knight-master-part3-style1
 Part 4 Style 1 – imperial-knight-master-part4-style1
 Part 5 – imperial-knight-master-part5
 Part 6 Style 1
(optional crystals) – imperial-knight-master-part6-style1

 

Padawan:

Prices: Approx $65
Install Level: Beginner
 Main chassis – imperial-knight-padawan-lightsaber-chassis

 

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!
For the Master chassis only, here is a list of parts needed to install it:
 1.5mm OD rods
 1mm OD rods

3- DIY empty hilts:

 Contact Phoenix Props

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.
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 possible 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 2 to the high end I2.
Battery,
Master – Single 18650 (3.7v) for style 1 and 2 (NB, Prizm, I3), Single 18500 for Style 3 (CF9)
Padawan – Single 18650 (3.7v) or 2 x 18500 (7.4v)
⇒ Recharge Port, 1.3mm High Amp Recharge Port
 Battery charger, according to the battery voltage used.
 Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 recommended
 Switches, tactile switches (example) with 1.5mm height – follow instructions.
 On/Off switch, slider switch (example).
 Speaker, 24mm Speaker
 Accent Leds, 2 x 5mm led for the Sith Master 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 mandatory on most our 3D Printed chassis. We are buying them from this eBay seller.
 Heat shrink tubing, to protect your solder joints.
 RICE port 
– a RICE port can be added with a micro jst port. Ex on ebay.
 1″ OD blade or 7/8″ OD blade

 


Demo:

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Quick Install Guide: 

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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. make sure to test your install along the way! Checking everything works after important steps is better than having to dismount everything cause something wasn’t wired properly.

Note 3: GOTH-3Designs cannot be  held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers. Thanks!

Note 4: Recharge port wiring reminder:

Note 5: Multiboard adaptive chassis (Padawan).

Work in progress

 

 

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