Post by northernmonkee on Apr 21, 2016 9:54:44 GMT -5
Hi - just have to firstly say this is a great looking saber. I first saw this on youtube and liked it so much that its inspired me to build my first saber using the same kit , chassis , and Igniter 2.
Can I ask how many accent LED's are in the base as the youtube video is difficult to guage easily how many and where you placed them , what size accent LED's did you go for ? , and how did you manage to cram them in there as there is very little room in the bottom 3D chassis with the Board , recharge port and a tri LED in there !
With regards to the accent LED's did you use a resister for each of the orange / red accent LED's , or did you just wire them direct up to the Igniter 2 and use a common resisted ground back to the Igiter for all the accent LED's ?
Also Im assuming you used a 1ohm resister for the RGB crystal led ( red pin ) , along with a 1ohm for the Tri Cree ( again red )
If you could answer these I would be most greatful
Yes, I have heard these questions a cple of times, and must say that is a very aggressive saber to take on as a 1st! I placed 8 SMD micro leds, with out resistors in 3 different hand made, insulated and diffused modules in 3 separate locations. Yes the red main led gets resistored as does the 5mm red for the chamber. as far as the resistor values go, there are numerous calculators that will tell you which to use(read the manual, and read Ryo's install thread on the Graflex2.0)
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