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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:09 PM - ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #1

    Hey Guys thought id open up a section for people to show off their Obi Crystal chambers. Post any modifications that you have to done.
    Thought this would be a good help guide

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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:15 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #2

    Thanks Spirit (Rudy), very glad you made this thread. Can't wait to see what turns up on here!?!?
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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:15 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #3

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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:18 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #4

    Well I'm all about full wiring this up with all the do-dads and what nots... but I've never done anything before... so if anyone is full on leds/soundcards/speakers on Romans EFX... PLEASE show your work.
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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:27 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #5

    Neo,
    here is a ruff sketch I did when I was first designing this thing, maybe someone has a better set up they would like to share?

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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:38 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #6

    Here is one from Spheric Thor

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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:42 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #7

    Awesome, thank you for the diagrams. I have never done anything like this, so I take take it a wavy line does NOT get tapped into the wires it "crosses". For example, the circles mean you "tap" into the wire and the wavy means they don't get soldiered together, I know its a dumb question, I wish I could word it better.

    Im really hoping for run 2!
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    Mar 14, 2016, 7:45 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #8

    One reason I put the speaker where I did is because if it is too close to the NB-3 the magnet will cause the motion/clash sensor to act erratically
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    Mar 18, 2016, 5:47 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #9

    I did some more work on my OWK. I added a tri cree led (blue,blue,white) in the emitter. Put in a NB-3 sound board, a bass speaker, due to space limitation a li-on 18500 battery and a new crystal. Also under the back transistor is a 2.1 charge port for the battery and the transistor is the kill key. The front transistor is a real one. Here are some pics. Click on the pictures for a larger image:





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    Mar 18, 2016, 9:56 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #10

    Im working on mine right now. Ill be adding a greeblie or two in the chamber.
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    Mar 21, 2016, 1:18 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #11

    I used the wiring diagram from this thread http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=255359&page=6 scroll down to post 144 from Shoot2Thrill468. The Tri-Cree LED, Battery and Recharge port from TCSS. The speaker I picked up on Ebay: (Railmaster Hobbies DHB27-8 High Bass speaker 8 Ohm). Here is a PDF of how and where I put the components inside the saber hilt: OWK_20160314_0001.pdf
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    Mar 21, 2016, 8:04 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #12

    Which recharge port did you use that looks like a transistor?
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    Mar 21, 2016, 10:50 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #13

    do you wire in a blue led into the crystal on the same line as the blue leds for the emitter?
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    Mar 21, 2016, 11:03 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #14

    I think the one for the crystal is accent led output
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    Mar 21, 2016, 11:11 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #15

    I bought my recharge port from Parts Express http://www.parts-express.com/21mm-pa...jack--090-5012 . I trimmed back the contacts, so that they didn't stick out as much. I removed the split ring washer and threaded the nut all the way down. I took one of the round disk that comes with the transistor set from Romans Empire and opened up the center hole big enough to run a 5/16-32 tap through to create some thread. Drilled out that back hole on the clamp 5/16 dia and pushed the recharge port through from the inside. Threaded on the disk and tighten the nut from the inside of the clamp (not easy) until the port was snug. The kill key was made using one of Roman's transistor top and one of Goth's kill key

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    Mar 21, 2016, 11:26 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #16

    I connected the blue led + for the crystal into the 3.3 volt accent led output, but I connected - to the high power led pad L- instead of the - battery pad. This way the led turns on at the same time as the emitter. It is lot easier than trying to solder to the deep sleep pad.
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    Apr 3, 2016, 6:06 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #17

    I find mine tough to pull apart... gets jammed... anyone have this issue... solutions?

    I'm looking at sanding down the inner diameter of the moving ring... will that help? WD40 didn't really.
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    Apr 3, 2016, 7:14 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #18

    Neo, the quick fix for the tightening up is get a thick piece of card stock and cut a ring/ washer type that will go in between the ring and grenade. this should help. also check to see if the set screw is not touching the bottom
    ill post a pick asap!

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    Apr 3, 2016, 7:28 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #19

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    Apr 4, 2016, 12:03 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #20

    Well what's happening is when the chamber is open, it's stuck open... not sure of that fix would make the difference.

    the ring slides nicely until it gets to the open position, where it jams, thus I think sanding down the inside of the ring may help.

    I can't be the only one who has this issue, heh.
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    Apr 14, 2016, 6:21 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #21

    Spheric Thor said: View Post
    I bought my recharge port from Parts Express http://www.parts-express.com/21mm-pa...jack--090-5012 . I trimmed back the contacts, so that they didn't stick out as much. I removed the split ring washer and threaded the nut all the way down. I took one of the round disk that comes with the transistor set from Romans Empire and opened up the center hole big enough to run a 5/16-32 tap through to create some thread. Drilled out that back hole on the clamp 5/16 dia and pushed the recharge port through from the inside. Threaded on the disk and tighten the nut from the inside of the clamp (not easy) until the port was snug. The kill key was made using one of Roman's transistor top and one of Goth's kill key

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    So you threaded the Roman's transistor disk to screw on the recharge port from the top? Was it thick enough?
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    Apr 14, 2016, 6:43 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #22

    Yes, you basically get about one thread when tapping it. I threaded it on one thread past the end of the recharge port and then tighten up the nut from the inside using a narrow screwdriver.
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    Apr 14, 2016, 6:54 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #23

    Oh my lol. Sounds so precise...hope I don't screw this up
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    May 4, 2016, 12:54 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #24

    by any chance are there any videos of this chamber opening?
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    May 5, 2016, 11:28 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #25

    halliwax said: View Post
    by any chance are there any videos of this chamber opening?

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