Tutorial for OR SS-GF Chassis
1- 3D printed Chassis parts:
Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C14 – One Replica
Fully removable core chassis, compatible with all soundboards, and featuring a 21700 battery for extended runtime, on Neopixel or Tri-Cree. Approx $60 depending on the material used.
⇒ All.in.One: one-replica-ss-gf-lightsaber-chassis
2- DIY empty hilts:
⇒ Contact One Replica
3- 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, MultiBoard Adaptive Chassis 4.0 – Compatible with NB, Prizm 5.1 and CF9 Plecter Labs , Naigon Electronic Creations I3, and also compatible with ProffieBoard.
⇒ Battery, 21700 battery
⇒ Recharge Port, 2.1mm switcraft (kill key included)
⇒ 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).
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel
⇒ Heatsink, Clan Sabers 1″ heatsink (Here) or Neopixel connector (here)
⇒ Switch, 2x tactile switch (example)
⇒ Speaker, 28mm bass speaker
⇒ 1″ OD blades
– 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: Use small wires – PTFE wires are recommended. 30awg for tri-cree or 24awg for Neopixel. 32awg for accent leds and switches.
Note 2: These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the soundboard manual.
Note 3: Recharge port wiring reminder:
Note 4: Multiboards Adaptive Chassis
Use an Exacto knife to carefully cut the right slot for the soundboard
The cover needs to be cut, as shown below
The switches plungers also need to be cut, as shown below
Finally, cut the kill key, located as show below
Cut the MAC pattern according to the soundboard to be installed
Here is where the plungers go
Install the tactile switches, it the middle of their respective slots
Make sure they fall in the middle of the hilt windows
Add the wires for the main led of neopixel connector
Wire the battery and recharge port as shown below
Slide the battery in, and insert the recharge port in its slot, then add the hex nut to secure it.
A bit of glue can be added to secure the battery
Install the led or Neopixel connector
The Heatsink or Neopixel connector are secured on the chassis as follow, using two 1.5mmOD rods
Accent leds can be added under the soundboard
Wire the speaker, but wait before gluing it to the chassis
Install the soundboard
Glue the soundboard to the chassis, then add two 1.5mmOD rods as shown below
The speaker can now be glued on the chassis, and the cover will clip on the rods.