Hi all. A member here by the name of yossh made a saber with a SaberSD sound board and a LEDEngin 10W RGGB LED that utilized a flash of light from the blade, occurring upon a clash of the blade (for the rest of this post I will refer to that feature as "Auxiliary Flash" or "aux flash" for short). He was nice enough to post a wiring diagram for that setup. For that I thank him as without it, I wouldn't have a clue on how to make it all work.
Anywho, being a wiring noob I tested yossh's wiring diagram (as is) for aux flash, using a LEDEngin 10W LED and a SaberSD board and found out this... it's wrong (no offense intended yossh). It took me awhile to figure it all out and get everything working but I did and I have an updated wiring diagram to share with everyone. I definitely got my feet wet wiring this bad boy up. Here's a link to the original diagram...http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/Yossh55/SaberSD-.jpg
Here's my changed version of the diagram (pic is clickable)...
I corrected the polarity colors for the wires connecting the DPDT 5V relay to the vibration moter pads (the DPDT 5V relay does not have polarity but I made the change anyways as the pads do
have polarity), moved the blue wire for the deflection switch to the proper lead on the soundboard, removed the green wire splitting near the LED that originally connected to both negative leads (now it only connects to the negative for the two main die), changed the yellow wire turning to purple that connects to the aux flash negative LEDs to all yellow, removed the jumpered positive line on the LED that connected the main dies with the aux flash dies and seperated them into two wires coming off of the LED, connected a purple "wire" from lead 4 to lead 11 on the DPDT 5V relay, added a 1 Ohm resistor to both the main LED positive and aux flash positive wires and changed and added some text descriptions.
Here are some pics from the SaberSD PDF manual that show what each lead/pad is for...
Note: The "clash output signal" lead on the soundboard is NOT used. That is for the Hyberblade driver unit that drives the Hyperblade LED string.
Normally for the Red and Blue dies that are wired in series for aux flash, you would want to use a 2 or 2.2 Ohm resistor on the aux flash positive wire. However since they are not on for very long (they are only on when a clash is triggered) a 1 Ohm resistor should suffice.
For this particular setup, the settings for the vibration motor pads in the mode.txt file should be as follows...
The main LEDs and the aux flash LEDs work great. The only problem is the deflection feature. When activated by a seperate momentary button, the proper sound plays and the two aux flash LEDs come on... but then they stay on until a swing or clash sound is activated the normal way. This happens everytime when using deflection. This can also sometimes occur during normal aux flash usage (same fixes apply). The purple wire I added on the relay does not affect this issue as I tried it both with and without it so my fix is not the issue, lol. Anywho, just thought I'd share this with everyone.EDIT:
I updated the diagram again as it needed more changes.