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Title: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on February 15, 2022, 01:52:58 PM
OK, here are the entrants for the 2022 FX-Sabers “Golden Saber” Challenge Contest.

Just to review:

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Inspired by the James Bond film of a similar name and Rebels' Kanan Jarrus, the idea behind this one is simple, but the execution difficult: to make a working saber that can be assembled and disassembled.

The Spirit of the Challenge:

-To make, in whatever way the contestants think possible, a working lightsaber that can be broken down in to multiple parts and reassembled, both internally and externally, with a minimum of tools. This is *not* just a matter of simply unscrewing an MHS saber, removing the chassis and calling it done.

-A finished saber should be made of multiple independent components. These parts should fit together in a way that requires no parts other than the independent components, and hold together as a functional saber.

-This can be accomplished in any way the contestants wish. If you want to make fifteen separate props so that you can take the barrel extension off your blaster and screw it into your droid caller’s frame and turn it on with your thermal detonator’s switch, then more power to you, but it isn’t a mandatory requirement. Conversely, Kanan Jarrus would also be accepted, but only if he broke his saber down even further.

-Corran Horn’s saber is an example of a halfway complete challenge saber: made from junk found lying around a cantina and scrapyard, and recognisable mostly as a swoop bike handle. Master Horn would be disqualified, however, as he meditated his saber’s internals into one solid piece that would be impossible to take apart.

Requirements:

1: Make a working custom saber, with or without sound.
2: That can be entirely assembled and disassembled with a minimum of tools
3: And incorporate multiple independent components


Eligible entries must:

1: Include a minimum of four independent sub-components
2: Light up, be disassembled, reassembled, and light up again
3: Be executed, to the highest extent possible, adhering to the spirit of these guidelines*


You all will get one vote (which can’t be changed, so choose wisely) to vote for your favorite entrant. The poll will close in two weeks (March 2) and either I  or one of the FX Admins will officially announce the winner when the time comes.

Let the game begin.  :police:



SMUGGLER'S COMBO

Neopixel
Golden Harvest V3 Phase 4 Soundboard
Saber Essentials Stealth Speaker
MicroUsb Magnetic Adapters
18650

Part 1: Droid Caller
Kobold Flash Droid Caller
Custom Aluminum Body MHS
Low Profile Aluminum box
Magnetic Cable Adapter
3D Printed Chassis

Part 2: ESB 3 Prong Tool
Spring Loaded - Rotate to select
5/64 Allen Key
3/32 Allen Key
9/64 Allen Key

Part 3: Smuggler Belt Tool
ESB & ROTJ Like Custom Greeblie
Momentary Switch
Magnetic Cable Adapter

Part 4: Blastech Industries Gas Cartridge
Keeppower 15A 3000mAh 18650
2.1mm Recharge Port
Brass Kill Key

(https://i.ibb.co/cTdYqjY/image-6487327.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tC5LR9L)(https://i.ibb.co/Pw8FR24/image-50365185.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m67bmnt)(https://i.ibb.co/Gk6hqVS/image-50368769.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hH6qSKz)(https://i.ibb.co/vdtNZ2k/image-50371073.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GMhZcgR)(https://i.ibb.co/jbVRWnr/image-50373121.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VJHmQfq)(https://i.ibb.co/VLNHd6X/image-50386177.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0nXBk5P)
(https://i.ibb.co/3z5kdvy/image-50389505.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nCqRmBs)(https://i.ibb.co/QFPsrjj/image-50389761.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VWgX2pp)(https://i.ibb.co/kDV352c/image-50435585.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4SwsKRN)

VIDEO:




REBEL JEDI

Specs:
Proffie 2.2
N Pixel with {{{{Shtok The Obnoxious} The Obnoxious} The Obnoxious} The Obnoxious} Lit pcb
Dual momentary switch
RGB pixel Crystal Chamber
TCSS 28MM Bass Speaker
Removable 1850

(https://i.ibb.co/3rr81tN/0-1-Wiring.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6nnpY6P)(https://i.ibb.co/Cs6tWh2/0-2chassis.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h1cMCDf)
(https://i.ibb.co/QvLpyKb/1-2-pcb-lit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fdfqjx1)(https://i.ibb.co/CzDvT7R/1-3-chassis.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L8H62tV)
(https://i.ibb.co/ZhPxq7J/1-3-pcb-lit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FBMzRCW)(https://i.ibb.co/zPNs949/1-4-lit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1RbZymy)
(https://i.ibb.co/DYprBKf/1-5-lit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/68BXKs0)(https://i.ibb.co/Nsyrxy0/1-6-pcb-lit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZVMSdMQ)
(https://i.ibb.co/nm7MMBL/1-7-dual.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRK99CV)(https://i.ibb.co/8Mr6ZdG/1-8-pcb-lit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Jnv5Jy8)
(https://i.ibb.co/YXbSft0/2-1-Stealth.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f9QWrCD)(https://i.ibb.co/pQ3Vdhw/2-2-Stealth.jpg) (https://ibb.co/42jvp1t)

VIDEO:




CYPRIUM

Golden Harvest ph4 v3 /seedling micro USB.
28mm 3w 4ohm bass speaker.
SCW pixel connectors.
18650 housing/chassis with charge port.
Two momentary tact switches.

(https://i.ibb.co/4mnN78b/image13.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ngNkb7X)(https://i.ibb.co/x65sNDb/image11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GRPJq0D)(https://i.ibb.co/xH3TLLk/image12.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HdX844S)(https://i.ibb.co/1LhMS2y/image14.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y3YXrjn)
(https://i.ibb.co/7nHYdbJ/image16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/48cmnJZ)(https://i.ibb.co/5MJwfnS/image17.jpg) (https://ibb.co/98dSCV1)(https://i.ibb.co/Nmk41D8/image18.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8dRhzvW)(https://i.ibb.co/THB6PHw/image20.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FBb28Bh)
(https://i.ibb.co/6wrkyPv/image21.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Sy5z6nQ)(https://i.ibb.co/yfzHHHJ/image23.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TvQ9995)(https://i.ibb.co/k2NLdtZ/image25.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CKRjrfL)


VIDEO:



GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THE CONTESTANTS!
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: SirRawThunderMan on February 16, 2022, 02:48:46 AM

You all will get one vote (which can’t be changed, so choose wisely) to vote for your favorite entrant.

But FJK, I can't choose Wisely. Wisely didn't enter a saber in this contest  :tongue:

Kidding aside, dang, you guys have made some absolutely amazing sabers. I'm genuinely stuck on who to vote for this time.

Well done, everyone!
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: K-2SO on February 22, 2022, 08:32:51 PM
BUMP - There is around a week left before the voting ends.  :angel:
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on March 02, 2022, 04:02:07 PM
OK everyone, the voting has OFFICIALLY CLOSED!

And the winner is… Smuggler’s Combo!!

I have to say, I actually agreed with the the way this poll went, as I had these entrants rated in the places they actually finished at.

If you want to play “guess who did what” for a day or two before everyone posts their stuff, have at it.
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Iggy on March 02, 2022, 06:09:03 PM
When can we get a video conversation going for the contestants and others who want to join in on the discussion?

Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: K-2SO on March 03, 2022, 02:34:11 PM
Wasn’t SpaceWindu involved in doing that after the last contest?
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Iggy on March 04, 2022, 05:11:19 AM
Wasn’t SpaceWindu involved in doing that after the last contest?

Pretty sure he was. I missed it as I had to be out of town when he hosted.
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: scott on March 04, 2022, 10:57:43 AM
Yep, space did a live saber talk with most of the entrants, and thunder. 
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Greenie on March 08, 2022, 01:11:45 PM
Congrats to Smugglers Combo. A worthy winner which best nailed the brief with nice use of ‘in universe’ parts. As did Rebel Jedi with the blaster parts that make up a sweet looking saber.  I’m guessing one was by Iggy and one was by Scott (maybe? but I’m not sure which). And one was mine.  Pity there were not more entries, given the time extension. But still, a fun challenge nonetheless. Excellent work guys.

Greenie.
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: jbkuma on March 08, 2022, 02:32:40 PM
Congrats to Smugglers Combo. A worthy winner which best nailed the brief with nice use of ‘in universe’ parts. As did Rebel Jedi with the blaster parts that make up a sweet looking saber.  I’m guessing one was by Iggy and one was by Scott (maybe? but I’m not sure which). And one was mine.  Pity there were not more entries, given the time extension. But still, a fun challenge nonetheless. Excellent work guys.

Greenie.

Exactly what I guessed!  Great work everyone!
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: scott on March 08, 2022, 04:14:26 PM
So it looks like Greenie was CYPRIUM, which means Iggy was smugglers combo since I cleaned up the scraps with rebel.  Happy to be in the running with those great creations.  I wish we had more entries (and votes), but was still fun!

Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Iggy on March 08, 2022, 05:24:18 PM
You got me. Smugglers Combo was me. I really wanted to stick to a bunch of tools on a belt and the best example I could think of was Han’s belt since he had so many little things in the OT.

Loved the other entries. Also wish we had more.

Hopefully we can get a video session together to show parts and pieces and talk about each.

I never got around to installing my second saber for the contest, but I can show what I was working on with that one when we video chat.
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: scott on March 08, 2022, 06:43:46 PM
Haven’t seen Anthony post for a bit, so not sure if he is planning any future saber talk livestreams…that is what we did last year, and it was also thunders opportunity to unveil his saber. 
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: scott on March 08, 2022, 06:52:34 PM
Also going on record that my description was edited after I submitted it to add all of the “obnoxious” qualifiers…hopefully that didn’t offend or turn anyone off!
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: SirRawThunderMan on March 09, 2022, 12:05:30 PM
While I wish I had entered, I'm kinda glad I didn't in hindsight. Now that I've seen the competition, I can safely say that the version of the saber that I would have been ready then just wasn't good enough to compete with the entries here. The version I'm working on now has definitely benefited from a bit more extra time and research, and I hope to have something fancy to present to the forum...soonish.

Not trying to build up suspense, just that my next few weekends are stupidly busy.

...And I'm fighting very hard to try and prevent Darth Feature Creep taking hold. :wink:
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: eastern57 on March 27, 2022, 02:44:58 AM
WAOW!!  Congratulations fellas, these look amazing!  I'm so glad I wimped out... I would have been pwnd 3 times till tuesday!  :cheesy:

I'ma guess Smuggler's Combo was Mr. Ig'normous Bigbrass, since it looks like his style.  The mechanics of it are wicked brilliant, that tool, dogg, foreals?  Stellar execution, Evil Ted!

Rebel Jedi, super clever to incorporate the blaster.  I would never have though to use another piece like that to build on, very nice touch. Plus, that hilt screams "Corran".  :afro:  hmmm, Scott, zat you?

Cyprium... good lawd, that's what I tried to do so many failures ago.  You have built a truly masterful "field strip-able" lightsaber, and I haz all the envy. :azn:  Beautiful fit and finish that points suspiciously across the pond... but not in our expected form - did you use a stand-in? :question:  Regardless, it's incredible and I love it.

Well done, everyone! High-five all around! :smiley:
Title: Re: The Golden Saber Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on March 27, 2022, 10:47:51 AM
I had a fairly hard time deciding between Cyprium and Smuggler’s Combo, but it was the tools that ultimately became the deciding factor.