Tutorial for KR ECO Hero - ECO Chassis
Here are our DIY instructions for KR-OR ECO Hero saber kit.
These chassis are fully removable and easy to install. ECO and ECO-CC chassis have a similar construction and are installed the same way (with extra steps for the ECO-CC crystal chamber).
Hilt assembly and demo
GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers during their install. You must have a good understanding of what you’re doing, of the components used and the safety measures associated to them. Always wear protective gear when working on install (gloves, eye protection, …), GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible in case of accident.
Always use the smallest wires to make your install easier. There can be big differences between one wire type and another for the same AWG specs. PTFE Wires with the smallest OD are recommended such as those sold at The Saber Armory. A good wire management is also required, routing wires properly helps a lot saving space.
These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the manual. Always test your install along the way! Verifying that everything works after important steps is better than having to dismount everything because something wasn’t wired properly.
Quick Install Guide – Part 1 – Electronic component setup
Step 6 – Wire and glue the NPXL PCB (SCW short pins, note: the blade side PCB can also be installed here, with the pins inside the hilt instead => this prevent risk of pins contact with metal and shorts while playing with the chassis).
Quick Install Guide – Part 2 – ECO-CC Crystal Chamber Install
Step 9 – Wire and glue the NPXL PCB (SCW short pins, note: the blade side PCB can also be installed here, with the pins inside the hilt instead => this prevent risk of pins contact with metal and shorts while playing with the chassis).
Quick Install Guide – Part 3 – Neopixel connector install
Step 3b – Alternatively, the hilt heatsink can be installed and the hilt side PCB installed in the alternate holder. This gives more stability to the 1″ blade, but the blade will require a custom recessed blade side PCB.