KR Hero Chassis (2015)
1- 3D printed Chassis parts:
Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C3 – KR-Sabers
NEW DESIGN NOV-2018 (old chassis instruction are still here)
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 include a pogo-pin connector holder). Easy access to the SD card and Recharge port (unscrewing the pommel, removable speaker). Compatible with all soundboards with the “MutliBoards Adaptive Chassis” design. Chassis Part1 can be used stand-alone as a Padawan chassis, without the CC parts.
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.
Can also be printed in plastic (and painted) to lower the cost.
Install Level: Intermediate
⇒ Part 1 – Main Chassis: kr-luke-hero-part1-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ Part 2 – CC Shell: kr-luke-hero-part2-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ Part 3 – CC Inserts: kr-luke-hero-part3-lightsaber-chassis
⇒ Part 4 – Crsytals (optional): kr-luke-hero-part4-lightsaber-chassis
2- ROTJ Luke Hero Hilt:
⇒ Contact KR-Sabers
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!
⇒ 4-40 threaded rods x 4
⇒ Hex nuts for 4-40 rods x 8
⇒ 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, ProffieBoard, NB, Prizm5.1, CF9 or I3
⇒ Battery, Single 18650 (3.7v)
⇒ Recharge Port, 1.3mm recharge port
⇒ On/off Switch, High Amp slider switch (Ex: Digikey).
⇒ Battery charger
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel
⇒ Switches, are included with the hilt.
⇒ Speaker, 28mm Bass Speaker
⇒ Pins, to connect the speaker module to the main chassis (Ex: Male / Female)
⇒ 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. 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 joints.
⇒ 1″ OD blades only can be used with this hilt. Note that the led module enters into the blade.
– 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.
WORK IN PROGRESS