Vintage Blue circuit card for jedi hero

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  1. steven giunta

    steven giunta Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Found this the other day. Was made in the early 80s,it’s made on a blue card. I’ve made two cards so far and I think it looks pretty close to the original. I put my nicksdad card on top of it in the first photo so you can see the lines all line up. The last two photos are the real prop,not my pics.hooe it’s cool I use them. 71943F8B-2D57-47FA-941C-332D9A05258E.jpeg 3F5A5F06-5CDF-429E-B62D-82FA4058F298.jpeg EC8A3BF1-02C3-49F2-B4C9-0E6F770860A4.jpeg 98563139-7F43-4FD3-AFBD-F08F9E7EE222.jpeg 8CA2D347-3CD0-4BC9-9D29-CB0D68D4DFFF.jpeg F4CC121B-378C-4803-A125-12852008F559.jpeg 099BA1EB-84D2-4D08-9E84-5EA8924DB0EC.jpeg AAE83F47-B3BD-4E54-BCBE-8AEB07270F62.png 9F1768D1-91D0-42A2-A7DB-EE2CA0BC5040.png
     
  2. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Holy crap brother!!!
     
  3. Kovnyn

    Kovnyn Sr Member

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    Nice find!
     
  4. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ;) why this looks VERY cool!
     
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  5. steven giunta

    steven giunta Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Would have never found it without your help.thank you
     
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  6. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW...great find!

    Let me guess...rare as hen´s teeth and expensive :lol
     
  7. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    they are decently rare! It's not guaranteed expensive though (like a Webley flare gun or something). I talked to Vector and I guess this blue fiberglass was not as good and they quickly moved to the beige and then the green stuff. Also, silver being cheaper than gold or copper for traces...
     
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  8. teecrooz

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    Looks great!
     
  9. Drew Baker

    Drew Baker Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow! Very Cool.
     
  10. The Ninja

    The Ninja Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NICE find (y) now another vintage Circuit Board for us to obsess over lol!!
     
  11. JunkSabers1138

    JunkSabers1138 Sr Member

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    OMFG!!! And here I thought it was a custom piece for the ISYHCANL hilt.

    This is incredible!

    Any tips or hints as to the ID of its original manufacturer? That may help us find more in the future :)
     
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  12. thd9791

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    From what I've been able to tell, the real piece is blue PCB fiberglass with Brass leads. The copper is the closest we've ever come.

    It HAS to be an extender card, nothing (that I've been able to tell) has ever been produced with a contact edge that wide. More likely is the fact they sliced up a 22/44 pin extension board.
     
  13. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have one with tin leads. But, when polishef off the tin I have copper underneath, just like the one you have there.
     
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  14. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Whoa.
     
  15. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are you saying that I might be able to convert mine to copper?
     

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  16. Sni9er

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    yep the tracks are copper just tinned for ease of soldering/contact points since copper oxidizes very quick (and copper oxide is not a great conductor) so for electronic contacts either tin or nickel is very prevalent in such things
     
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  17. thd9791

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    is brass ever a thing in the industry? or gold lol
     
  18. Sni9er

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    thd9791 Brass no (or not that i know of but gold absolutely it's common due to it's low reactivity with the atmosphere it's often seen as a "high end" connectivity solution but as it's a softer metal than nickel the debate rages on through the eons haha gold is imho best placed on low use connectors like RAM and PCB connectors where they wont see a lot of action if you look at most gold headphone jacks after regular use from a few years you often see the coating worn away
     
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  19. mugatu

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    Copper is ferrous, isn’t it? I think I read, to go along with what Sni9er has said, ferrous metals conduct electricity a bit worse than nonferrous metals. Also, if you want to plate a nonferrous metal (A) with another nonferrous metal plating (B), you have to first plate A with a ferrous metal, usually Copper (C) and then plate that copper plating with B.
    At least that was how it used to work. It could be different now I suppose.
     
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  20. Dann

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    I had myself a gold one for a minute, realized I paid too much, and luckily was able to back out of the whole transaction!

    Can we not drive the prices up on these, guys? That'd be great. ;)
     
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  21. Sni9er

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    The only base metal that is ferrous is Iron

    (Chem symbol for iron is FE which in its origin is ferrum/ferrite if somthing contains iron it is seen as 'Ferrous' so by extension no base metal is ferrous unless you count iron)
     
  22. Dann

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    While this isn't a real vintage part, I made myself this tonight!

    I think it looks good with my custom control box (grey rails, angle brass, black buttons and guts all by me. Oh, the tri ring, was a special project, as well!)!

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  23. nailuj

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    Thats lovely.
    I have always thought there is something very satisfying about the simplicity of the control box. You get a real sense of clicking a button and the saber ignites and click another and its off.
    It reminds me of my dads car radio from the 70's with five black buttons across the front and a nice clunk which you jumped stations.
     
  24. kickman88

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    Copper is non-ferrous (does not contain iron)
     
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  25. dr_slurpee

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    Any ideas on how to colour the cut edges of the cards to get them blue?
     
  26. Dann

    Dann Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tamiya Blue or Flat Blue is what I used for my card, but mine didn't come from Steve, so your mileage may vary!
     

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