Kylo Ren Saber hollow hilt for electronics

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  1. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So I am desigining this for use with electronics... I am about 90% complete.

    It will be 3d printed and then assembled with electronics. It has enough room for it but I had to make the top collar a little wider to be used with a 1 inch blade.

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    Notes:
    It's lacking the belt clip portion becaise I intend on making that a separate metal piece.
    I will also create the 3 plugs that are removable when you want to add the blades.
    The side spikes will be printed too, should lightup with the main led.
    The red and blue cables will be real and not printed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    That looks awesome!
     
  3. Bayani

    Bayani New Member

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    I'll take 10 Please! :lol
     
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  4. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys... Im currently uploading the models on shapeways and verifiying wall thickneses etc... once it clears it will be available to buy from them...

    The models are downloadable already but they are not 100% done yet.
     
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  5. E Williams

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    That is amazing work! And thank you again for making your models available for download. I've built several props with your files recently and it's just really fun working with them.
     
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  6. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks a lot :)

    Glad they are working well for you.

    Uploaded the plugs for the 3 ports and the side spikes when used with leds.
     
  7. Hanslow

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    Where can one download the models?
     
  8. OldKen

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    I like this better than the real prop...

    The center emitter collar being a bit larger looks better, and the model is SOO pretty and sharp...

    Yes please!
     
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  9. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  10. Azrael69

    Azrael69 Active Member

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    WOW...! Awesome work...
     
  11. Sith4Life

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    Love it!!!!!
     
  12. dday

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    guabe;

    Do you have plans to make it looks like the prop on display at SWCA? Mostly I mean the detailing inside the cross guards.
     
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  13. JJ Griffin

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    He modeled and uploaded plugs you can insert to add the interior details within the emitters.
     
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  14. Kevin Gossett

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    Any support needed?
     
  15. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amazing that you made this downloadable. Thanks so much

    Dan
     
  16. ArkRaider

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    Way cool! I can't wait to see the final result!
     
  17. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks a lot... I will be designing diferent versions. This one is for my seld and ill be adding electronics and parts from the custom saber shop. Another one that can take Makoto Tsai lightsaber electronics and the regular display one that will be a bit more accurate.

    This is the first one with the 3 plugs in.
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    I am still working out some details on how i will be laying out the electronics... more to come.
    oh by the way the design is optimized for shapeways printing, but i will later make a friendlier version to print at home. you can print this one to obut wull have to add supports.
     
  18. cayman shen

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    I literally said "Holy ****, that looks amazing" right out loud at my computer when I saw the first pic. Nicely done!
     
  19. mvanwalks421

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    what gauge wire do you think you'll use? Haven't seen this discussed on any thread yet.
     
  20. JJ Griffin

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    Anything from 16-20 gauge should work.
     
  21. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I modified your model a bit and added the plugs into the model because I just wanted a static hilt. Would you mind if I posted it?

    Dan
     
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  22. jango5204

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    Will you be doing a tutorial on what electronics are needed and how to do it?
     
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  23. The Amazing SM

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    INCREDIBLE!! This is so badass! I'd love one!
     
  24. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No problem and thanks for asking

    I can certainly make one.

    Thanks a lot for your comments.
     
  25. guabe

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    Ok so I have been modding the design for easy assembly. I changed it a bit and now made a coupler that will hold both ends together... Here is a cross section vide with the components inside... I am using a chasis that i designed for a Petit crouton board but will fit most boards. I also will be using a 7.4 v lion battery arangment of 2X18650. The led module is from TCSS and its the V3.

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    I am still debating on putting a recharge port or not.. if I do it will probably go on the end cap. Still working on the activation switch as I have to make some internal changes to run the wires.

    Again this design is optimized for Shapeways printing... the home friendly version will be available shortly. It will be the same design just a bit more printer friendly.

    By the way it will not be for dueling, its just costuming and display.


    Thanks.
     
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  26. ObscureReferenc

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    Speaking of, where are you thinking the activation switch is? I'm looking and have some ideas, but definitely interested in what everyone's thoughts are.
     
  27. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    my guess is that its suppose to be either this piece:

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    or on the back side:

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    I am not sure where I will place mine yet.. the back side is not possible because i have the led holder inside
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    I might place it on the main body instead.
     
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  28. JJ Griffin

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    I also agree that I believe it is on the backside. Just my two cents.
     
  29. dday

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    Holy cow! Now this is good work.
     
  30. dday

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    The back does look like a slide and the ridges on the top being some sort of click/pressure hold system to keep the switch in place when activated.

    The attention to details from you and JJ Griffin is just outstanding, a real credit to the community.
     
  31. Kevin Gossett

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    Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  32. jango5204

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    Great work on this. I would love to put a functioning version together when it's all complete.
     
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  33. The Amazing SM

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    Ditto!! this will be an incredible project to build.
     
  34. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I uploaded the newer model in shapeways.. I removed the older one since V2 is going to be my base design for all the versions (functional and non functional). I made slight model changes to improve the accuracy too.

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    two more with the blades on:

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    Thanks again for your kind words and feedback
     
  35. JJ Griffin

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    Great stuff as always, Guabe.
     
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  36. levallois

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    Great stuff,

    few feedbacks :
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    and maybe the active power blade is more taller than actually... maybe 2 buttons ?
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    And I see 2 "I-don't-know-what-is-it"

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    Good continuations.
     
  37. mugatu

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    Superb designing!
    How will the side flares be illuminated?

    Nevermind...I didn't see there was another page. I need to go to bed.

    Again, you are doing a fantastic job!
     
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  38. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the feedback. The last picture shows where the belt clip is attached. I believe that the body was printed in two halves then casted. The two halves are identical.

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    in this design they are illuminated by the same led so they wont ignite separetly. I will be using some mylar or reflective material inside the two ports but since they are small and will be white, they should illuminate just fine.

    Thanks

    I am making another version that can accept Makoto electronics too.
     
  39. levallois

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    I had not thought it was 2 halves.
    but since you said, I agree with you.

    Thinking back,
    this model of exposure is really ugly with the assembly runs, and resealed holes.
     
  40. dday

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    guabe;

    Will you do up a parts list for those who want to get the electronics?

    I'm wondering which is more cost effective, I don't know the guts of sabers very much and have only done a few MR-FX conversions from TCSS.
     
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  41. Andymac84

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    Very talented work here. :thumbsup
    Are you ready to do a test print?
     
  42. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  43. dday

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    Nice, thanks for the list!

    They look to be out of the lens holder and sound boards.

    To clarify, are you going to offer these yourself here as resin casts, or you've made the designs and we should order them through shapeways? Is there a 3rd option to self print?

    I'm very interested and would love to see what the one you get ends up looking like.
     
  44. mvanwalks421

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    These might help introduce you to TCSS (it helped me get started a few months back for mine)


     
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  45. Kevin Gossett

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    dday His models are downloadable through Shapeways :thumbsup
     
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  46. guabe

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    Thanks I am having trouble finding the right soundboard as its currently out of stock. I might have to opt for another one.

    In any case any board should work.

    by the way, i have been asked why I made the saber sub 11 inch, I mostly based my design size considering this image
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    if i take a large size hand since Adam Driver is not Prowse sized I asume his hand grip would be around 4 inches so it equates to this:

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    I might be mistaken but in that image it does not look like its a large hilt to me.
     
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  47. mvanwalks421

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    "THE FORCE AWAKENS - THE DARK SIDE" by "LORDBLAKO" is a good one, assuming that wasn't the one you were looking at.

     
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  48. guabe

    guabe Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    love it... i am certainly going to get that one, once i get the board. Thanks.
     
  49. Chicagovader

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    Well Adam Driver is 6'3" so while not Prowse size not small by any means.
     
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    Stunning work Guabe!!
     

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