Tutorial for PP Starkiller TFUI Chassis
1- 3D printed Chassis parts:
Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C4 – Phoenix Props
2 All.In.One chassis variants are available.
– Var1 for 18650 battery and 1.3mm recharge port.
– Var2 for removable 18650 battery and kill switch.
Prices: Depends on the materials selected and Shapeways current rate. Build your cart using the links below in order to get a price estimate for the full chassis.
Install Level: Beginner
⇒ Var1 – static 18650 battery – pp-tfu-sk1-padawan-var1-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ Var2 – removable 18650 battery – pp-tfu-sk1-padawan-var2-lightsaber-chassis
2- 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!
For the Master chassis only, here is a list of parts needed to install it:
⇒ 1.5mm OD rods for the chassis cover
3- DIY empty hilts:
⇒ Contact Phoenix Props or 7 Chambers
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, compatible with all major soundboards in the market with MultiBoards Adaptive Chassis 4.0.
Plecter Labs – NB4, Prizm5 or CF9. Naigon Elelctronic Creations – I3 and other equivalent. ProffieBoard.
⇒ Battery, Var1 – 18650 pre-wired battery, Var2 – Keystone holder for removable battery
⇒ Recharge Port, Var1 only, 1.3mm High Amp Recharge Port
⇒ Battery charger
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel connector
⇒ Switches, 2 tactile switches.
⇒ On/Off switch, slider switch (example).
⇒ Speaker, 28mm bass Speaker
⇒ Accent Leds, 3mm, and 5mm for Crystal Chamber
⇒ 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 solder joints.
⇒ 1″ OD blade or 7/8″ OD blade
Quick Install Guide:
– 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: These instructions will not cover how to wire the soundboard, make sure to learn how to by reading the manual. make sure to test your install along the way! Checking everything works after important steps is better than having to dismount everything cause something wasn’t wired properly.
Note 2: Recharge port wiring reminder:
Note 3: Multiboard adaptive chassis 4.0.