I recently received my Korbanth MPP kit from his latest run. I was wondering if it is possible to do a neopixel install on this particular hilt? If so are there any specific installers that do such an install yet? Also, is a neopixel install with a removable blade possible?
Thank you for your help and I apologize for the noobish questions.
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2017 17:47:51 GMT -5 by mrfridays
Post by immortaleosian on Feb 22, 2017 5:49:41 GMT -5
Not knowing the exact ID of the MPP hilt, I don't know if it'll fit the I2-R2 board. If you can fit that, and a battery in there then there's no reason you couldn't install a removable Neopixel blade. It only takes 3 wires to make the neopixels work, so even 2mm bullet plugs could be used in a pinch and you'd be golden. I haven't heard of any of the 'big' installers doing them yet though, it's mostly just us little guys
The MPP is huge, it has an ID of bigger than 1.25" I think. The I2 board is only .85" wide and just over 2" long, and if you do the string only and don't use normal LEDs you can break off the TruDrive and not use it, so your board is only 1.75" long. So space wise it shouldn't be a problem. Biggest "issue" is just it is a pain to build the NeoPixel string with the 5mm Straw Hat leds, which is the best blade you can make right now using the NeoPixels.
I saw a video recently of a string blade (Hyperdyne I believe) that was able to do a lock up effect localized to just the tip of the blade, to emulate the effect of the blade sparking the surface of something. I assume that could be easily programed to do on a Neopixel setup?