Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C5 – Helv’tica Customs
Install Level: Intermediate
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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, the “heart” of our sabers is the Soundboard, here are the 2 major Soundboard producers:
Plecter Labs – from the entry level Nano Biscotte, Prizm 5.1 (recommended) or CF9.
Naigon Elelctronic Creations – from the entry level Spark to the high end I3.
Also compatible with open source solutions like ProffieBoard and Teensy Saber
⇒ Battery, 18650 3.7v single removable battery
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel
⇒ Switches 5mm led / switch assambly
⇒ On / Off Switch slider switch (example).
⇒ Speaker, 28mm premium speaker
⇒ Wires, we strongly recommend PTFE wires, as the insulation is thin while still able to handle current very well. You can find them from this eBay shop for example. Use the smallest AWG size possible:
– 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 joints.
⇒ Heat sink is included with the hilt.
⇒ 1″ or 7/8″ OD Blades
(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: These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the manual.