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Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS [NOW CFv6.50-LS]
« on: October 05, 2010, 01:31:03 PM »
ok it's been awaited for too long. I presented a prototype like 3 years ago (YT video) but I've been just overwhelmed with the new house and luxeon boards, among other things. But of course people kept asking (kindly).

I finished the PCB like 2-3 weeks ago and I'll probably order the prototype this week. It will be a design fork from CFV5 so we keep :

- 2W audio amp
- WAV file and recent audio engine
- fully compatible sound fonts
- all existing config files, some dedicated parameters will be removed since not involving a high power led but a led strip.
- 7 accent LEDs and onboard PLI
- Blasters, lockup, force, force clash everything
- battery depletion drive compensation
- flicker, shimmer yada yada
- multiple sound banks, audio player

no reason it can't drive any sort of led strips.
Once I get the PCB, I'll just need a short time to do minor tweaking to the firmware to accommodate the new architecture / blade topology (it's really easy, when I did that on the proto back in the day, it took me like one day of work to get 90% of the features ported.

Of course, I'll keep you posted about that project. In the mean while, please keep the topic clean. When asking a question about a feature, check first if it's in the CFV5 manual. If it's there, there's a huge chance that it will be in the LS version. That includes a RGB color changing blade if you can build it (or ask makoto). FoC is kind of easy to implement too (and that remains my favorite over color changing).

The board is for now 23.5 (W) x 48.7 (L) mm. Yes it's shorter than a CFV5. The upcoming month is busy at work but I expect to get this started anyway.
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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 01:39:00 PM »
Woohoo!  LED string blades with the best soundcard on the planet and Clash Flash ;D!



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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 01:48:47 PM »
Taking it up ANOTHER notch...gee, and WHY do I never change my sig?  :D

That's great, man...another huge win for the saber community thanks to you.  ;D

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 01:52:28 PM »
Maaaan oh man. Between this and the Bakery, Erv is SO going on my Christmas Card list. :D

Two questions: How many "steps" will the card support, and what kind of price difference do you anticipate we'll see over the standard CFV5?

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 01:58:17 PM »
guess I should finish this LED ladder I been working on.

Thanks Erv, ...u da MAN!

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 02:05:57 PM »
Oh sweet jeebus... the sound and authenticity of CF with the brightness of a makoto style setup?

DO WANT.

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 02:32:15 PM »
Aww, I might have to buy one of these. 

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 03:38:20 PM »
Just for giggles....

Uh... so if we were to say connect all the negative leads together and positive leads together, does that mean you could potentially just run a regular star off of these??  (just thinkin' outloud cause there seems to still be a relative lack of buttered / baked toast around these parts... ) ;)
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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 04:06:09 PM »
Awesome! Now I really have to start training my F5-fu.

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 04:16:45 PM »
And so begins the era of the ultimate show/display/spin lightsaber!   8)


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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2010, 04:20:56 PM »
And so begins the era of the ultimate show/display/spin lightsaber!   8)

What's that?

Hahahaha

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 04:43:51 PM »
Brilliant news! I've been quietly hoping for this to re-emerge for ages. Cheers Erv, look forward to hearing more  ;D

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 06:30:00 PM »
This is shocking news. :o

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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 08:11:45 PM »
This is an extremely cool development for show sabers! :-)
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Re: Crystal Focus for Led Strips / CFV5-LS
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2010, 09:41:32 PM »
WOW.... cool stuff Erv.... Definitely exciting news!!!  :)