Luke Hero / Cave / MoM Build - DaveP Run

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Hylo133

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I'll just leave this here! Using modern SMD LEDs.


Really love that set-up, Dann. If I ever end up doing one of these again I'll definitely go with SMD's.

In the meantime I'm very much looking forward to receiving the new PCB from DaveP. Sourced a few parts from early 80's calculator I might add to it and curious to see how I'm going to fit it on top of the mechanics.

Very nervous to cut into such a lovely piece of work though!
 

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Poikilotherm

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what was odd was that for the blinking leds (datasheet) I found the low end Hz should have been fast enough to match the scene; however even using a 1.5v soloBattery they’re still not quite fast enough to match the scene. At some point I might try from a different bin (or more reliable vendor?)
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1.5Hz

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2.5Hz

I saw the 2.5Hz flickering LED you mentioned before, I bought a 2.5Hz flickering LED, and today I replaced the 1.5Hz flickering LED with the 2.5Hz flickering LED you said, which performed very well. The power supply is still 3V.(y)
 

Hylo133

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I finally had a chance to unpack my new PCB from DaveP and I have to say these things are absolutely awesome! Pictures don't do justice to how cool this thing looks in person. Major props to Dave.

Already made my first modification by cutting of the right side of the board to be more in line with the original prop, but I might just leave the other side the way it is for now. It looks too nice!

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Hylo133

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Took the plunge and modified the other end of my new DaveP PCB and really happy with the results. Wiring set-up is similar to how it was before, with the addition of a much smaller switch box.

In terms of how it looks and functions now it's as close to the original prop as I could have hoped for :D.

*updated with some nicer images and video*

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In action:

 
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BobaDan

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Took the plunge and modified the other end of my new DaveP PCB and really happy with the results. Wiring set-up is similar to how it was before, with the addition of a much smaller switch box.

In terms of how it looks and functions now it's as close to the original prop as I could have hoped for :D.

*updated with some nicer images and video*

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In action:

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Please make and sell the electronics in kit form lol ...
 

Hylo133

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Please make and sell the electronics in kit form lol ...
I appreciate it, but I already get frustrated enough working on my own builds :lol:. Especially when it involves tiny wiring and soldering.

Replicating a similar effect can be achieved without too much trouble with BRRogers wiring lay-out on the previous page.
 

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Hylo133

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Has anybody considered using and modifying Korbanths control box for this?

https://www.korbanth.com/products/ls6-gullwing-hero-control-box-with-light-up-function?variant=31284740161606

You could ditch the control box and use the PCB and battery. As the PCB is set up to make them flash in sequence ..

Video of them in action:


Credit to Khal at KR Sabers for the idea as I asked for his help and he suggested it .. legend.
I tried fitting the LS6 PCB, but it's too big to fit in the control box of this particular build. The electronics are also very close to the edges of the board making it practically impossible to reduce the size.

Rewiring the PCB to operate from anything but the set-up with the two black buttons also isn't an easy task.
 

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