Obi Wan ANH Crystal Chamber Lightsaber build.

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  1. Spirit of ob1

    Spirit of ob1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks to everyone out there who has built these crystal chambers for the inspiration to make one of these :)


    Here is a version of the crystal chamber I'm currently working on. This is a prototype, the final version will be machined from Aluminum.
    And will be able to be connected to Romans Obi sabers without having to modify the actual saber. when done if anyone is interested will probably do a small run.
    Since this is in its early stages, any ideas are welcomed.
    also just wanted to point out that there will be more detailing to the chamber so its not so plain.

    here are some of the early stage pics. ( forgive the imperfections, the final version will be machined )

    basic cut out,

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    Trying to figure out what to use for the 'crystal part" looking for something different instead of the standard crystal???
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    Side glowing fiber optics
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    Led on,
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    Here is a photshoped pic with the brass tubes installed so the wires can pass through...
    Currently looking for some more detailed tubes so they don't look so plain.
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  2. Scott D

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    I like your crystal design over the usual chunk-o-crystal.

    It looks like something that would actually focus energy into a saber blade.
     
  3. Spirit of ob1

    Spirit of ob1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, with this style there will be a glass tube over the fiber optics. :)
     
  4. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yea I REALLY love this idea.
     
  5. Bmkristiansen

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    Looks great :)
     
  6. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I really like the direction it's going. Will follow this with interest.
     
  7. Kylash

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    How do you plan to hold the booster and hand wheel together with this chamber in the middle of the saber? Without the fx versions that screw together, I can't figure out how you'd do it. I've been trying to figure it out to do something like this myself.
     
  8. Spirit of ob1

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    The chamber will actually be able to hold the booster and hand wheel by set screws, but this first version will need to have the Fx Version from Roman. But I do have something for everyone else that do not have the Fx version. :) for the most part people use the threaded rod, so the alternate version will have a threaded rod at the end of the chamber
     
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  9. Spirit of ob1

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    Hey guys getting closer to having this machined and finalized.

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  10. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very curious about how this will all come together with the threaded bolt version. Super cool.
     
  11. Spirit of ob1

    Spirit of ob1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Machinist needed for a small part please pm me if u can help out :)
     
  12. Spirit of ob1

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    What hat do u guys think about this? Or should I just use a standard crystal?


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  13. Panaflex

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    Looking great! I did like the "braided" version more than the straight look though.
    Just my two credits.
     
  14. Luke the Belter

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    I'm a crystal fan.
    But what about a combination of both.
    Something like a lit crystal on the pommel side of the saber and your fibers lit from the other side facing the crystal from above (the emitter side)?
    I think the fiber would be great to absorb the energy beam after focused by the crystal.
     
  15. Spirit of ob1

    Spirit of ob1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    good idea, I might try that,

    here is a painted version of where this is going. I know it looks a little rough.. but as soon as I can get a aluminum machined proto it will look
    a lot better. There will be groves on the chamber sides. I just need to figure out how to dress it up before we start with the real proto.

    anyone know of any nice looking copper tubes I could use? I know I could machine them, but I need the wires to feed through them and the walls are extremely thin.
    any ideas?

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    this side is not done yet, just wanted to show the glow effect.
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    if I use these the tips will light up,
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  16. Spirit of ob1

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  17. mugatu

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    It looks really badass.
     
  18. Sym-Cha

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    Indeed . . . though it's very funny to see how the set up of a chrystal chamber are mostly much derived from the ones made by Howard and Slothfurnace positioned in the clamp section ... instead of the grenade in the much older schematics made by Brian Lewis in the book Mechanismo by Harry Harrison :

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    Chaim
     
  19. Luke the Belter

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    It is much easier under the clamp and there is much more space than inside the grenade.

    I had problems to get some cables and electronics inside the geenade and wasn't able to construct a chamber for this small space.
     
  20. Scott D

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    Stick with the braided version. The straight one makes me think "Star Trek." That might be just me, though.
     
  21. Oben

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    Hi, really nice work. I'd rather see a regular crystal if that helps. I'll follow this thread with most interest!
     
  22. Spirit of ob1

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    Thanks guys

    I'm gonna try 2 kits Crystal and fiber
     
  23. Spirit of ob1

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    So after many trial and errors, finally was able to come up with the correct size. Now just looking for shops to start.
    here is a quick clip on what were looking at. would anyone interested? if so I could possible start a project thread.
    hope you like it! again this is just how it open and closes. It will have more detail in the chamber area, and there will be no need to modify any of Romans Sabers. It will just be an add on kit.

    how do you upload the vid? without it being a link?
     
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  24. Spirit of ob1

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    [video]https://youtu.be/6BLRJhmhsWU[/video]


    Anyone know how to post this without it being a link??
     
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  25. Panaflex

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    Looking good!
    Interested pending final version and price.
     
  26. russellsch

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    Depending on how it turns out in the end - so far so good by the way - count me in, please.
     
  27. Spirit of ob1

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    Front of the chamber

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  28. Panaflex

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    So cool.

    I think I'm missing how it'll work with the threaded rod down the middle on Roman's version.
     
  29. Spirit of ob1

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    No prob :). Basically at the end of the chamber their will be a section that the rod can attach to that will hold the rest of the pieces together
     
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  30. Oben

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    But when the Crystal Chamber is "closed", wouldn't the rod be to long to fit in? I'm no expert, just asking :)

    Pending on if you plan to make a kit with a crystal, i'm interested! :)
     
  31. Panaflex

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    Trying to visualize the chamber and the single threaded rod occupying the same space. Sorry that I'm not getting it, maybe in future updates with pics.
    Still excited by this project.
     
  32. Spirit of ob1

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    No prob guys. I'll sketch a visual on what then end product will be like . :)
     
  33. TheRealMe

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    I'm digit the twisted crystal design! Like a double helix!
     
  34. Spirit of ob1

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    Sent info to 2 shops for quotes, hopefully ill here something soon and get a nice smooth prototype.

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  35. Spirit of ob1

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    Okay, so I think I found an cheaper way to do crystals to keep the costs down,
    what do u think?

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  36. Spirit of ob1

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    Back


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    Lit crystal

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  37. Spirit of ob1

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    Here is a small visual on how the alternate will work for those who do not have the fx version

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  38. Gorpig

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    i like it
     
  39. Spirit of ob1

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    Thanks Guys,
    I was thinking of making a pulsing type effect, what do you guys think?
     
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  40. Spirit of ob1

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    :)
     
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  41. Sym-Cha

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    For a lightsaber crystal ... I'd say it would pulse much faster ... to maintain a steady lightbeam :wacko

    Chaim
     
  42. MCM

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    Wow, that is so cool, and I really like the idea of being able to retrofit this to a non-fx Roman (of which I have a kit on the way). Depending on the price I may be down for one of these :cool. I also agree with Chaim; the pulse should be faster. Either that, or it shouldn't fade all the way off. I think it would cool if the light slowly fluctuated between 2 different intensities instead of fading all the way off.
     
  43. Spirit of ob1

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    That's true, I was thinking of a flickering effect,

    but it I will post an interest thread here soon, one of the shops asked how many would I be looking to get made.
     
  44. Spirit of ob1

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    Hey guys,

    Started an interest thread of in the project section,
    Let me know if you interested in that thread,

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  45. HeartBlade

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    Looks great. It shows in your plan that the grenade can close to cover the exposed crystal but I dont see how it works with the current model. Will the saber be able to open and close to "reveal" the inner crystal?

    EDIT: Nevermind, got the information I wanted from the interest thread.
     
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  46. Spirit of ob1

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    No prob,
    I should have prices tomorrow hopefully
     
  47. Spirit of ob1

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    What do you guys think of the flickering effect?

     
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