Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C4 – Phoenix Props
Two chassis levels are available for Phoenix Props Kylo:
Both these chassis have the “MultiBoards Adaptive Chassis 3.0” design which allows any major recent soundboards to be installed (Plecter Labs or NEC). ProffieBoard can be also installed using this adapter.
Multi parts advanced design, the cover plates are printable in metal for the best reveal appearance. The Crystal Chamber opens the give access to the soundboard SD card. It also uses a big 26650 battery for the best run-time.
Prices: From approx $160 (depending on materials used – approx $450 with the metal parts).
Install Level: Advanced
⇒ Part 1 – Main Chassis: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part1
⇒ Part 2 – Cover plate 1: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part2
⇒ Part 3 – Cover plate 2: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part3
⇒ Part 4 – CC 1: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part4
⇒ Part 5 – CC 2: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part5
⇒ Part 6 – CC 3: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part6
⇒ Part 7 – CC 4: ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part7
⇒ Part 8 – Crystal (optional): ben-solo-pp-master-chassis-part8
Advanced and detailed design including covers for the 2.1mm recharge port, 28mm speaker and 26650 battery. A kill key is also included.
Prices: Approx $75
Install Level: Beginner
⇒ Main chassis (recommended in black plastic): ben-solo-pp-padawan-lightsaber-chassis
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 Padawan and Master chassis:
⇒ 1.5mm OD Brass rods: Padawan 4 x 36mm, Master 2 x 39.8mm + 2 x 116mm
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:
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.
ProffieBoard can be also installed using this adapter.
⇒ Battery, 26650 3.7v battery
⇒ Recharge Port, 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, tactile switches are included with the hilt
⇒ Speaker, 28mm Speaker, bass or flat
⇒ Accent Leds, 5mm for the crystal chamber, 3mm for other accent leds.
⇒ Wires, 30awg wires are recommended on most our 3D Printed chassis. We are buying them from this eBay seller. We use 24awg PTFE wires on Neopixel install for battery and led strip + and -.
⇒ Heat shrink tubing, to protect your solder joints.
⇒ 1″ OD blade or 7/8″ OD blade (with adapter).
– 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 24awg PTFE for main wires (battery and led strip + and -), and 32awg for accent leds and switches are highly recommended
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! Making sure everything works after important steps is better than having to dismount everything cause something wasn’t wired properly.
Note 3: Recharge port wiring reminder:
The install is pretty straight forward.
First, the 2 main chassis part need to be joined and glued together. Four 1.5mmOD are used to support and give strength to the assembly.
The recharge port is installed at the end of the chassis, with a cover to be glued to hide it.
There is a dedicated channel for the wires to pass around the 28mm speaker. Once the speaker inserted, there is a cover as well to be glued. Finally, the battery slot also has a cover to be glued.
The led module or neopixel connector needs to be secured in the emitter part using a retention screw.
Once the led module and the switches are installed in the emitter part, then wired to the soundboard, the chassis can be inserted and will need to be secured by retention screws as well.
Work in progress
This quick install guide has been created with a prototype chassis in plastic. Some small details have been modified on the final version but the overall procedure remains the same.