Tutorial for Starkiller Luke V2 Chassis
1- 3D printed Chassis parts:
Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C17 – Others
Multi-parts chassis assembly with metal elements. 3D printed Crystal Chamber steel shell, with brass or bronze insert for an awesome reveal (revealed by unscrewing the front section – chassis includes a pogo-pin connector holder). Chassis Part1 can be used stand-alone as a Padawan chassis, without the CC parts.
Prices: Depending on materials used and Shapeways material rates. Add the items in you can to get an estimate.
The crystal chamber can also be printed in plastic (and painted) to lower the cost.
Install Level: Intermediate
⇒ Part 1 – Main Chassis: ask-luke-v2-chassis-part1
⇒ Part 2 – CC Shell: ask-luke-v2-chassis-part2
⇒ Part 3 – CC Inserts: ask-luke-v2-chassis-part3
⇒ Part 4 – Crystals: ask-luke-v2-chassis-part4
2- ROTJ Luke V2 hilt:
⇒ On Start’s End
3- 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!
⇒ Brass or copper rods – 1.5mmOD
⇒ Brass or copper tube – 4mmOD
4- Electronic components:
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, CF9, Proffieboard, NB, Prizm5.1, Igniter3.
CFX install possible with adapter
⇒ Battery, Single 18650 (3.7v)
⇒ Recharge Port, 2.1mm recharge port (kill key included in the chassis)
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel
⇒ Switches, need a Graflex Clamp switch holder
⇒ Speaker, 28mm Bass Speaker
⇒ 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. 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.
⇒ 1″ OD blades only can be used with this hilt. Note that the led module enters into the blade.