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It was my childhood dream to build my own lightsaber :)
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Custom Lightsaber
inspired by other lightsaber builders in the web


Features:

- Plecter Labs CF-LS v6.5
- FX Sounds (hum, swing, clash, switch On/Off and a lot more)
- Rumble Motor
- Power Level Indicator
- Crystal Chamb
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- 60 PCs of 0.5W 10mm Green LEDs (5 chips) 3.2V 100mAh
 
- Custom made rechargeable battery pack 11.1V 3400mAh
 

 
 
Sketchbook
 
lightsaber development board
jedi crash test dummy with my lightsabers :)
final look. Definitely with red and green leds on the emitter section

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Building Process (work in progress)
 
Electronics
 
very very start
this custom little thing makes crystal chamber led pulsing in sleep mode
making of ON/OFF Green/Red indicators
ON/OFF Green/Red indicators "thing"
Emitter highlighting
my old 9-digits led indicator
my new 8-digits led indicator
specially designed pcb for constant current and constant voltage led strips driving
LT3760 bug
R2-D2 meets almost finished Led Driver board
my custom 11.1V 3400mAh battery pack
My new power level indicator connected to CF-LS v6.5 accent leds pads and to the custom made "battery level indicator" based on LM3914N IC. Set like this allows to drive any multi-segment displays in "battery monitor" mode and to use simultaneously CF-LS seven accent leds pads to animate display segments.
My LED Driver board is ready. LT3760 chip limits current to about 98 mAh on each output and stabilizes output voltage, but anyway some leds in the segments begin to die very fast... i don't know what's the issue... So i decided to stop this experiment and to use CF-LS board  like a led strip driver by default. It drives led strips with no current regulation on each led in the strip, but has an option to limit current on an entire srip. So i need to rebuild my led segments, because CF-LS requires "seriallel" wiring (each 10 led segment is wired in serial and made from two 5 led segments with parallel wiring).
 
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Hilt
 
a little bit weathering here
batterypack inside the grip section
some solutions to the grip and pommel sections
lightsaber v1.0 part #23
lightsaber v1.0 part #24
lightsaber v1.0 part #25

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Blade
 
10mm 5-chip 3.4V 100mAh Leds
one of 6 LED strips 30V 100mAh (max)
connected in serial
blade is extremely bright, it really hurts to look at it, but it's also pretty heavy...
Some modifications to the led strips. Now it's made of 10 high power leds for less power consumption.
all final new segments done
1st segment with 3 separate Leds to achieve more brightness in the emitter area
8-pin blade connector added

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