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Misc Equipment / Re: in stock Romans mk1 & Inception heatsinks
« Last post by ZombieMacabre on Today at 09:27:16 PM »
I'm sending money now!
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Questions/Comments / Re: Cree XP-G3 LED
« Last post by Michael Darkstar on Today at 07:22:42 PM »
I have been looking at the manufacturers specs on the Cree XP-G3 LED.

This is a 6W LED that has a maximum light output of 777 Lumen but my question is... is a 3.7V Lithium battery capable of supplying this LED with enough current?

The right 18650 probably could. However, it's not currently used for other reasons. The largest one is the fact that it only comes in a total of 2 colors, one of which is White.

And the other is blue which is the original lightsaber color.
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Questions/Comments / Re: Cree XP-G3 LED
« Last post by K-2SO on Today at 04:44:23 PM »
I have been looking at the manufacturers specs on the Cree XP-G3 LED.

This is a 6W LED that has a maximum light output of 777 Lumen but my question is... is a 3.7V Lithium battery capable of supplying this LED with enough current?

The right 18650 probably could. However, it's not currently used for other reasons. The largest one is the fact that it only comes in a total of 2 colors, one of which is White.
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Questions/Comments / Re: Cree XP-G3 LED
« Last post by jbkuma on Today at 04:32:57 PM »
I don't think you are following... You can very definitely run this on an 18650. Max current is 2A at (presumably) 3v. This is well within parameters. Even 3 will be fine on a 10a protected cell.
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It might save some space if you tried a usb-c adapter cable. The breakouts all seem a bit large.

Of course it could be difficult to identify the proper conductors with all of those wires and tiny contacts.
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Ultimate reveal that shouldn't have been a spoiler in the trailer. I can't remember which came first, as I read Tales of the Old Repulic at about the same time, but one of the Jedi knights there also had a staff-saber.

And Rey's a staff user right and she's not got Anakin's crystal in two pieces...
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Lightsabers / Re: FS: JGJSabers ATS Saber
« Last post by QUI-GON JINN on Today at 02:36:23 PM »
Bump!
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crysta;l Shard 4.0 vs Crystal Focus
« Last post by QUI-GON JINN on Today at 02:31:03 PM »
In short,  yes they do, as long as they have been wired with the correct resistors on the blade led(s).
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jbkuma said fairly everything there is to say about it, as long as you have these 4 signals, you can use whatever breakout you would like to. I assume soon there will be USB-C breakout boards available:
USB Type-C breakouts | Hackaday.io

As to what port to mount on a saber core: micro USB, as it is the smallest one and it is not expected that you overuse the on-board port, for that you can wire an external breakout at a more convenient and easy to access part of your saber and/or chassis.

Important is also the current capability of the used breakout, as starting with the Stardust v2 all of my boards will come with USB charging capability.
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Plecter Labs / Crysta;l Shard 4.0 vs Crystal Focus
« Last post by Darth Matth on Today at 12:05:32 PM »
Dear saber folks.
(Not sure this is the right place?)

I have a few sabers that have Crystal Focus boards in them.
I have them with CF 3 to CF8.
Now sometimes I see lightsabers ready to buy, that have a Crystal Shard 4.0 in them.
At first I wanted to let my K4 be converted with a CF board, but than I'll end up twice as expensive.
Will I be disapointed going for a Crystal Shard 4 version, compared to the CF versions I'm used to?
The sabers are loud and bright, but do thay appear just as real with the Crystal Shard 4?