Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C6 – Vader MPP/DV6
Multi-parts chassis including crystal chamber parts that can be printed in metal for the best effect. Can hold all the soundboards, a 28mm speaker (bass or premium) and a 18650 battery (can also hold a 2×18350 or 2×16340 pack for a 7.4v setup). The recharge port pins have to be cut short in order for the port to fit properly. There is a slot for an on/off switch, a kill key is also included with on/off feature. There is also a slot for a RICE port through Micro-JST.
Compatible with all soundboards with the “MutliBoards Adaptive Chassis” design.
Prices: From $118 (depending on materials used) – approx $185 with brass/bronze CC inserts.
Crystal Chamber parts can also be printed in plastic (and painted) to lower the cost.
Install Level: Intermediate
⇒ Part 1 – Main chassis – 3 items (Plastic – recommended in Black): mpp2-0-sith-master-chassis-part1-main-chassis
⇒ Part 2 – CC insert 1 (Plastic / Metal – recommended in raw brass/bronze): mpp2-0-sith-master-chassis-part2-ccinsert1
⇒ Part 3 – CC insert 2 (Plastic / Metal – recommended in raw brass/bronze): mpp2-0-sith-master-chassis-part3-ccinsert2
⇒ Part 4 – optional 2 crystals: mpp2-0-sith-master-chassis-part4-crystals
All.In.One chassis for easy install, with MultiBoards Adpative Chassis design to hold all major Sounboards (NB, PRZ, PC, CF, I3). Can hold a 28mm speaker (bass or premium) and a 18650 battery (can also hold a 2×18500 pack for a 7.4v setup – only using premium speaker). The recharge port pins have to be cut short in order for the port to fit properly. There is a slot for an on/off switch, a kill key is also included with on/off feature. There is also a slot for a RICE port through Micro-JST. All of these can be accessed easily by unscrewing the pommel.
Prices: Approx $60
Install Level: Beginner
⇒ All.In.One – SITH Apprentice All.In.One Chassis
⇒ Available on Korbanth.
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!
Sith Master, here is a list of parts needed to install it:
⇒ Brass or copper rods – 1.5mm max OD
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.
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 to the high end Crystal Focus.
Naigon Elelctronic Creations – from the entry level Spark to the high end I3.
⇒ Battery, 18650 battery for 3.7v or 2×18500 for 7.4v.
⇒ 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 recommended (Neopixel setup also possible)
⇒ Heatsink for 7/8″ blade holder
⇒ Switches, main switch is included with the hilt. An Aux switch can be added (clamp switch holder required).
⇒ On / Off Switch, an optional on/off switch can also be installed (Ex: The Saber Armory).
⇒ Speaker, 28mm Speaker, either pflat or bass (only flat if using a 2×18500 battery pack)
⇒ 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, 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.
⇒ RICE port – a RICE port can be added with a micro jst port. Ex on ebay.
⇒ 7/8″ OD Blades only.
– 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.
MULTIBOARDS ADAPTIVE CHASSIS
On the Sith Master Chassis, install the soundboard with the SD card on the bottom, facing the pommel. The cut pattern is thus the similar as below, just inverted.
Note 1: Please read these instructions fully before starting.
Note 2: These instruction will cover the Nano Biscotte 4 install, however the MultiBoards Adaptive Chassis will allow other soundboards to be installed. We do not cover wiring instructions tho, please read your soundboard manual before starting the install.
Note 3: 30awg wires and smaller are mandatory for this install (30awg for main wires and 32awg for accent leds and switches are highly recommended).
Note 4: These instructions will details the install as much as possible. GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers tho. Thanks to read the full instructions before starting your install. Commission an installer to build the hilt for you, if you feel unsure about what to do.
Note 5: You can always make your chassis original by painting it or adding metal mesh.
Note 6: Recharge Port wiring reminder
Step 2: Prepare you crystal chamber inserts 1 and 2, with there 5mm accent leds. If using the 3D printed optional crystal, they should press fit into the CC insert (some light sanding of the round base might be required). It is better to glue the crystal with a bit of super glue to secure them on the CC inserts. The 5mm led doesn’t need to be glued however as it will insert and stay fit in the crystal.
Step 3: CC insert 2 must de place first into the chassis. Then use the 1.5mm as guide to glue it (glue the round part on the back of the insert with a bit of super glue, then hold in place until it is secured. You can remove the rods.
Notes: While it shouldn’t be required, test if your rods slide properly in the chassis first before the assembly. If it is getting hard to insert, cleaning the holes off printing dust might be required (which can be done using a drill bit with pliers, or using a 1.5mm OD rods with pliers, to force the residue out of the holes).
Step 5: Prepare the main led as we as the main switch wires (plan enough length). Then insert the battery into the chassis with the wires passing into the dedicated channel (the wires must be allowed to slide back and forth even with the battery in). You can secure the battery in place using tiny drops of super glue.
Step 6: There is a small round channel on the right of the chassis to pass the battery wires (and the speaker wires, accents led 2 wires, …). The battery wires going to the recharge port must then pass in a dedicated channel as shown below in order to avoid wires touching the speaker.
Step 7: Wire the recharge port. The leads have to be cut to the minimum length, and the wires have to exit flat / on the side, again to avoid touching the speaker). Then insert your recharge port and secure it with its associated hex nut.
Step 14: Regarding the main switch provided with the hilt, we recommend sanding everything on the bottom and protect it with electrical tape. Then solder the wires as shown below. To do so, pass the main switch wires in the dedicated channel over the main body and under the chromed shroud, the solder them on the switch top side. Inset your switch into the slot (sanding might be required for the PCB to fit properly), and pull the wires back to be hosted over the battery.