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Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« on: August 04, 2008, 05:09:15 PM »
CRYSTAL FOCUS VIDEO WIRING GUIDE  (by Novastar)

For those interested in wiring up Crystal Focus LED sabers... whether you are planning to get a board, already have one that is waiting to be wired up, or whatever... here are some links to a Crystal Focus Detailed Video Wiring Guide that I have put together along with the help of Gundamaniac from TCSS.

* Four parts, each about ten minutes each
* All solders and actions shown
* Recharge port covered
* Kill pin shown
* Li-Ion "extra": wiring up a PCB for Li-Ions
* Motor "extra": short clip showing a vibration motor


For those who need a "newbie" wiring guide--it's there!

PART I:

PART II:

PART III:

PART IV:


Special thanks to Gundamaniac on TCSS for making the video a success by doing the wiring with his CF board while I did the camera work!

If you don't have a Crystal Focus board... never fear... keep your eyes open here in August and September!

Take care, and have fun with your lightsabers... ;)

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« Last Edit: August 04, 2008, 05:14:39 PM by LANDO CALRISSIAN »
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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 05:14:16 PM »
This is great. Good job bringing this to us Novastar. I have stickied this.



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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 05:17:13 PM »
Thanks Lando!  I mean Grayven... I mean Robodragon... I mean... OHHHH, have fun with your light sabers, heheh

As it is, it's funny... I *JUST* recommended YOUR SW616 DIY tutorials to someone on TF.N.  Now THOSE are some in-depth tutorials, heheh.
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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 05:24:31 PM »
I need to take a note from you on heatshrink. I'm very generous when it use it. I think that's why I always run out so fast. ::)

P.S. Love the other switch. ;D
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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 06:04:49 PM »
 ;D

wow thanks nova star!!I've wired one up before;but,I can always learn something new!! ;D

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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 07:07:53 PM »
Thanks Nova!  This is actually very helpful for even just basic soldering.  I sorta knew how to solder stuff before but I didn't know I had to pre-solder (I guess from what you said in the video) the wires before actually joining them.  Boy that sure makes a lot more sense and see why it's more useful.  I would always wonder why when ever I soldered something it would come apart.  :-\

At least now with this video if I ever do a conversion of my own this will be helpful.  Saving to my favorites. :)
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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 03:35:05 AM »
Cool very sweet Nova.  Again you are a great help with the CF.  Mine is already together but nice to watch one go together.  Now I know I did mine properly.  ;D  Nice to know the Gremlins are not in the wiring. 

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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 10:38:19 AM »
Thank You Nova for the videos, I thought that We would see the Master wearing a jedi costume, what happened with that(LOL). Again excellent work :o.
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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 11:13:18 AM »
Great guide, but may I make a suggestion?

It is advisable to not solder while the SD card is in the socket.  It's not that it is a major issue, but for people that are not comfortable with an Iron it is better to be safe than sorry. ;) 

You don't want to slip up and melt the SD card on accident. ;D

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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 03:52:21 PM »
Thank You Nova for the videos, I thought that We would see the Master wearing a jedi costume, what happened with that(LOL).
Actually I was completely naked for most of the video, which motivated Brian to complete everything with HASTE.  :)  The last part when you see me come in front of the camera is when I finally donned some digs... I figured I'd tortured Brian enough at that point. ... ... ... the lawsuit is pending, but the mental damage is done.  :D

Totally kidding.

Oh, and as to having the SD card in--it has absolutely no relevance whatsoever during soldering.  Especially with a 15w to 25w iron.  Unless you are holding the iron in place on the board for 5+ seconds.  Which would just be stupid... whether or not the SD card WAS in!  :)

Also, everyone should note that the batteries were not connected until the 11th hour.  No current, no worries.
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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2008, 03:54:29 PM »
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Actually I was completely naked for most of the video, which motivated Brian to complete everything with HASTE.

Oh is that why his hands where so shaky? ::)

Lando



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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008, 08:17:54 AM »
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Actually I was completely naked for most of the video, which motivated Brian to complete everything with HASTE.

Oh is that why his hands where so shaky? ::)

Lando

Wouldn't yours be? :D

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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008, 03:48:30 PM »
NO



I would be in the fetal position on the floor crying for mommy. The shaking would be later during therapy. ;D



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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008, 07:58:38 PM »
   I have yet to get a CF Board. :( Eventually I will get one. :-\ Most of my sabers have MR. Boards. :)
  I hear nothing but rave reviews and I hope to aquire one soon. ::)

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Re: Crystal Focus VIDEO Wiring Guide!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 12:04:47 AM »
Lord D., it appears your wish may come true very soon... you never know, but hopefully it won't take a Djinni ina boddle.
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