I did this blaster build for my wife's Mara Jade costume.
I started with a nerf zombie strike blaster and completely disassembled and repainted each part. I sanded off all logos, and used filling compound where necessary. I purposely left the screw holes unfilled in case I want to change the fonts or preform maintenance. I do want to replace the standard screws with surface mount 6-32 button heads.
I did a tri tone finish, I have gun metal accents, silver trigger and recharge port, and the rest of the blaster was painted black, then dry brushed silver.
Next, I gutted the internals to make room for a soundboard, LED, and battery.
I used a spark soundboard with some creative wiring.
I wired the trigger to the auxiliary switch tabs, pressing it plays the blaster or stun sound depending on which font is active, and holding it down makes the empty/jam sound.
I wired a momentary switch to the clash sensor tabs, and pressing that switch plays a reload sound.
I wired the primary switch tabs to the primary switch, it turns the blaster on and off.
Each font has a blast color, font one plays blast sounds and has a 6w RED, font two plays stun sounds and has a 6w BLUE.
I have the swing sensitivity set as high as possible, swinging the blaster very fast, like your swinging it up onto target, plays a target acquired sound.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2014 14:06:02 GMT -5 by saberforge
My only nitpick is that there is no diffuser in front of the LED. Don't look down the barrel when it's lit, lol.
Dude, you and me have a very different philosophy, I am going to keep pushing the brightness until I accidentally make a real blaster.
It really is on purpose though, I even have a mylary brightness booster in it, it throws an awesome wide pattern. When my girl is on stage with this in a costume contest, she can blast out at the crowd and it will look awesome, should help with scoring.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2014 3:11:53 GMT -5 by saberforge
I just worry about peoples eyes when it comes to Class 2 lasers (which is what all of the LEDs we use in sabers are classified as) but as long as they don't suppress natural blinking, they should be ok. At least that's what Wikipedia tells me, lol. Seriously, I like the blaster. I'm just one of those "safety first" guys when it comes to what we display on the forum that all the little kids see and want to emulate.
lkstarkiller: I wonder how long it will take to get the CF-LS ready. He just said he has a prototype.
Dec 13, 2017 19:52:21 GMT -5
scarecrow: He said he wanted to add a lot more to it so I wouldn't hold my breath.
Dec 14, 2017 0:14:58 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: Yea, I just watched the video for igniter 3. So that will be my graflex board.
Dec 14, 2017 0:34:43 GMT -5
scarecrow: I'm doing a Graflex with and I3 and Intelliblade, too. MB Chassis with a drop in 18650. I've got high hopes for that one.
Dec 14, 2017 1:27:10 GMT -5
Rogue Five: That's the exact same setup I'm planning for my Graflex also. Show us the way, scarecrow...show us the way.
Dec 14, 2017 2:09:59 GMT -5
scarecrow: You got it. I'll be starting a thread called Scarecrow's Workshop in the Dagobah section. It'll be there.
Dec 14, 2017 2:27:19 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I can't believe it, usps delivered my Roman mk1 to someone else. I really hope he insures his packages for the full price. I can't afford to lose $400
Dec 14, 2017 3:29:09 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I am livid right now..... I don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight.
Dec 14, 2017 3:29:53 GMT -5
scarecrow: That happened to me over Thanksgiving and my neighbor brought it over. You still might get it.
Dec 14, 2017 3:50:26 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I really hope so. It said it was delivered on the 12th though and I have been home the last two days. You figure if someone else got it they would have dropped it off to me today.
Dec 14, 2017 4:08:07 GMT -5
scarecrow: My neighbor was out of town and it sat on his doorstep for five days. I thought for sure it was stolen.
Dec 14, 2017 4:23:37 GMT -5
ARKM: Dang! I hope you get your saber.
Dec 14, 2017 4:26:15 GMT -5
Rogue Five: This has happened to me before and coincidentally (or maybe not?) it was also a Roman's MK1 I was expecting. Tracking showed it as delivered but it wasn't. I decided to wait another day before contacting the post office and sure enough it arrived.
Dec 14, 2017 4:26:45 GMT -5
Rogue Five: It's happened a couple of times with Amazon too where tracking says "delivered" but the package shows up the next day.
Dec 14, 2017 4:28:59 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: It doesn't, it just says delivered front porch december 12th
Dec 14, 2017 4:33:18 GMT -5
scarecrow: Call the local post office and they can do something call a geo trace. That allows them to pinpoint the address it was delivered to.
Dec 14, 2017 4:34:21 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I'll have to do it in the morning since its 3:40 am. I probably won't sleep at all so I will go when they open.
Dec 14, 2017 4:37:52 GMT -5
Rogue Five: I think it'll be in your mailbox tomorrow but still best to make the PO aware of the situation right away in case your package was indeed lost. Really though, this happens more often than you think. It'll be there tomorrow.
Dec 14, 2017 4:50:42 GMT -5