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LED SABERS / Re: The Flashgun Challenge
« Last post by Darth Chasm on July 12, 2020, 07:52:17 PM »
Havent started but I am still in.
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crystal Shard build experiencing trouble
« Last post by etcstevebruce on July 12, 2020, 01:06:44 PM »
I have ordered new drivers.  Hopefully I can replace next weekend.
I think I found the culprit.  There is a driver on the back of the card with a solder-bridge and flux residue around it.  Looks like the previous owner may have attempted a repair using too much solder.  I will learn from their lesson and solder lightly. 
Thank you, Erv.  I appreciate all of your help.
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ANH for me for sure.
by the way its so sad to see that Star Wars fans are not around anymore.
hope you are having a good time
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crystal Shard build experiencing trouble
« Last post by erv on July 12, 2020, 12:55:52 AM »
you can replace the drivers with Si2302, or equivalent. An easy job
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crystal Shard build experiencing trouble
« Last post by etcstevebruce on July 11, 2020, 03:02:34 PM »
Well, bad news.  I de-soldered the main LED wires, cleaned the pads, and then touched the wires to the pads while the saber was off.  The Red and Green pads have power, only the Blue pad was not being driven.

It looks to be a bad driver.  What is the prognosis?  Is a bad driver (or two bad drivers) repairable, or is the board "toast" (pun intended, lol)?  If the board is finished, I will likely purchase a Crystal Focus X; they cost less than what I paid for the Crystal Shard  :huh:

On a happier note, I was able to take the components and build my third Pico Crumble lightsaber (Light Sound!).  So, not a total loss.
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LED SABERS / Re: The Flashgun Challenge
« Last post by eastern57 on July 11, 2020, 01:56:20 AM »
I'm still in.  I usually have enough raw stock on hand, but I'll double check.  I suppose I should get moving, since that deadline ain't gettin any closer.  Tally-ho!
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crystal Shard build experiencing trouble
« Last post by erv on July 10, 2020, 11:44:39 PM »
the accent leds are controlled by the sequencer (leds.txt).
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crystal Shard build experiencing trouble
« Last post by etcstevebruce on July 10, 2020, 11:41:53 PM »
Thank you for your prompt response, Erv.  It is very impressive that you personally answer questions about your product.

Do you know what would cause the switch led's to blink like they are?  They flash twice, are off for a second (or so), and repeat this until power is removed.

Tomorrow I will lift the switch LED wires and re-power the saber to see if that is the culprit.  I will also add resistors if I decide to keep them illuminated.

Thank you again, Erv.  Your customers appreciate your dedication!
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Plecter Labs / Re: Please Welcome the PICO CRUMBLE(tm) v2
« Last post by erv on July 10, 2020, 11:28:39 PM »
cheers
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Plecter Labs / Re: Crystal Shard build experiencing trouble
« Last post by erv on July 10, 2020, 11:28:07 PM »
the accent led are controlled by the sequencer (leds.txt). Not using resistors, even on accent, is the cause of so many fail and issues.

for the HB leds on : either your led isn't wired correctly, or the board you bought has defective drivers on those channels.