2- DIY empty hilts:
⇒ The Saber Armory by KR-Sabers
3- 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 find most of what you’ll need at The Saber Armory. Some components can also be found at The Saber Bay on Etsy. Local electronic shops or online stores like Digikey are also a good source.
⇒ Soundboard, ProffieBoard or CFX
⇒ Battery, 18650 battery
⇒ Recharge Port, 2.1mm recharge port
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel.
⇒ Heatsink, 1in heatsink or NPX Holder.
⇒ Switches, included with the hilt.
⇒ Speaker, 28mm bass speaker
⇒ Wires, PTFE wires available at The Saber Armory
– Tri-Cree install => 30awg for eveything
– Neopixel install => 32 awg wires for everything except Battery and Neopixel strip + and – (24awg PTFE).
⇒ Heat shrink tubing, to protect your solder joints.
⇒ 1″ OD blade or 7/8″ OD blade (with 1″ adapter) for the main blade.
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(step by step)
– These instructions will details the install procedure as much as possible. 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.
Note 1: Use small wires to make your install easier
=> for Tri-cree install 30awg for main wires and 32awg for accent leds and switches are highly recommended
=> for Neopixel PTFE 24awg for main wires (battery and led strip + and -), and 32awg for accent leds and switches are highly recommended
Note 3: 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! Making sure everything works after important steps is better than having to dismount everything because something wasn’t wired properly.