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Offline K-2SO

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2021, 07:29:40 PM »
I'm in!

This will be a lot of fun. I've got a few ideas for this I hope I can trick you all and maybe you won't guess it's mine.  :cheesy: Unless of course it's not anonymous.  :cheesy:

Or one from that bunch of Probe Droids I saw yesterday finds you. Either way...  :cheesy:




I find your arguments vague and unconvincing.

Quiet! *Slap* And there’s a fresh one if you mouth off again.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2021, 03:48:09 PM »
Well, I think I know what I'm doing. Kinda. If I can pull this off, I'll be impressing even myself...
Better late than never.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2021, 06:23:37 PM »
My guess is a guitar that turns into a saber. 2 birds and all. 

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2021, 01:29:32 AM »
My guess is a guitar that turns into a saber. 2 birds and all.

A couple of years back, I did build a saber guitar out of some scraps I had laying around. It had Hasbro saber electronics wired in to the output and an led fretboard. It was also unplayable, mainly because the scraps I had laying around were scraps for a reason.  :tongue:

And I'm of a mind to say that the saber I've spent the last few days designing would probably be better as a standalone than a contest entry. I could get it to work within the criteria, but it'd be stretching the rules a bit. Which normally, I wouldn't mind, but seeing as I wrote the rules this time, I should probably stick to them. At least try and set a standard.  :wink:
Better late than never.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2021, 02:42:11 PM »
I guess I should remind FJK about this. Also, that reminds me of something else.




I find your arguments vague and unconvincing.

Quiet! *Slap* And there’s a fresh one if you mouth off again.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2021, 05:09:10 AM »
Well, I'm out. An unexpectedly large electric bill has just eaten my saber budget for 2021.
Better late than never.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2021, 05:56:09 AM »
Well, I'm out. An unexpectedly large electric bill has just eaten my saber budget for 2021.

You don't have to spend a ton to make a LED saber. This just notes it needs to light up. So have fun with a different kind of challenge.
We have done ones in the past for spending less than $50 and many people competed. It was awesome to see ingenuity.



For me USPS lost my TCSS package with parts I needed  :mad: so I am waiting on a new shipment at this point.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2021, 05:53:25 AM »
I've been all about space guns this year... and if I'm being painfully honest with myself, less passionate about lightsabers, in general, the last few years.  I'm not bowing out, but I will definitely need to refocus if I'm going to complete an entry this year.  Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2021, 09:31:33 AM »
Unfortunately I've been out of work and had just had my second heart surgery of the year yesterday, so I'm not sure I'll be able to get anything done.  I was also working on some custom electronics, but the chip shortages have really jammed a wrench in that as well.

I had it mostly designed in CAD earlier in the year, so it's mostly a matter of fabrication and assembly at this point.  Hopefully I'm able to get things together.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2021, 09:25:09 PM »
Yeah, where are all of you on this?
May the force be with you all!

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2021, 04:37:11 AM »
I think I’m on target to bring this one in on time and I was gonna ask ‘how’s it going guys’. I guess, not so good for some.
If this challenge fizzles out due to real life, then so be it. Some things are more important.
Best wishes to you JB, that’s a lot to deal with.


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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2021, 05:33:32 AM »
Well, the good news is that while it took some doing, I've managed to balance my budget enough that I can just about afford to be back in.

The bad is that I'm completely stuck for ideas. I've come up with a half dozen designs and every one always ends up feeling better as a traditional, non-splittable saber.
Better late than never.

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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 09:13:50 AM »
I've got my entry about 40% complete. Going to be real tough to finish it up... been in the same boat as Eastern this year... a bit more focused on other projects and not enough time for lightsabers as much. I'd say the 'main' parts of the build are done, it's just a bunch of finishing and electronics installation. The electronics always takes me the longest... so I hope I can come up with the time to complete this one. What is the due date on the contest?



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Re: The Golden Saber Challenge!
« Reply #28 on: Today at 01:11:45 AM »
What is the due date on the contest?

US Thanksgiving, or November 25th. Still two months to go, just about.
Better late than never.