Other Chassis for Darth Sidious

Tutorial for ELF-Sabers DS3 (2023) Master Chassis

A very small hilt and yet a beautiful Master Chassis reveal, combining both form with a design inspired by the character himself, and factor with a removable 18650 battery for NPXL install!
As it is very small, impeccable wiring management will be required.


Other Parts Details

Tubes and Rods:
– 3 x 3mmOD aluminum tubes with 14.3mm length
– 2 x 3mmOD aluminum tubes with 23mm length
– 2 x 2mmOD aluminum tubes with 18.5mm length
– 12 x 1mmOD copper tubes to be sized manually around the crystal.
– 4 x 1mmOD nickel rods with 32mm length
– 4 x 2mmx1mm magnets
– 6 x 2mmx2mm magnets


  • Disclaimer

    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.

  • Note #1

    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.

  • Note #2

    These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the manual. We have also typical soundboards wiring example in the Padawan Tutorials. 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.

  • Note #3

    3D printed parts can have very slight accuracy variations. In some rare cases, some sanding or hole deburring can be required. Additionally, metal parts can arrive a bit bent, but are normally easy to bend back into shape. Consult the FAQ if you encounter issues with parts that cannot be solved easily.

Quick Install Guide

  • Step 1 – Insert and glue the two 2mmOD tubes

    Step 2 – Install the speaker, each wire going into one of the tubes

    Step 3 – Glue the CC insert on the back of the speaker

    Step 4 – Insert and glue the four 1mmOD rods

    Step 5 – Glue the crystal on the CC insert and install the nano pixel

    Step 6 – Insert and measure the right length needed for the 1mmOD tubes.
    Five tubes are glued flush at that steps.

    Step 7 – Insert the Crystal Assembly on the back chassis part, and then insert that into the speaker holder part.

    Step 8 – Measure and glue the rest of the 1mmOD tubes, they will secure the assembly

    Step 9 – Glue the 3mmOD tubes on the main chassis

    Step 10 – Glue the magnets on the chassis and cover

    Step 11 – Install the battery tabs

    Step 12 – install the Kill Switch

    Step 13 – Optional – for the cram-fu master, there is a slot on both chassis sides for a 2020 pixel strip.

    Step 14 – Glue the main chassis on the crystal chamber

    Step 15 – Install the switches PCB

    Step 16 – Install the soundboard

    Step 17 – Slide the cover over the chassis

    Step 18 – Install the NPXL connector

    Step 19 – Slide in and glue the chassis front.