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Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« on: October 09, 2010, 10:13:03 AM »
HI All!


A few times through-out the year, Casey and I donate a saber or two here and there to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to obtain one. They are usually just stunt hilts, ...but the kids love them.

This year we want to something different.
Our acolyte series stunt hilts are fairly popular with the kids.

Here is a sample of Acolytes:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=18593.0

So this year, we are making a run of 20 hilts. We'll sell 10 of them here on the forums for around $110.00, no blade.
For every ONE hilt sold, we will give one hilt to a child.

Here is where we could use some help.

20 hilts means:

30  1.25 sink tubes
20  buttons
20 battery packs
20 TCSS 1.25 sink tube adapters -OUCH!!
20 Lens
20 Lens holders
5'  1/8" shrink tubing
10' red wire
10' black wire
20 LEDs ---again OUCH!
10 blades <----for the giveaway hilts, ....can't give a kid a hilt without a blade now can we. LOL
20 retention screws.
Batteries, ...Oh noes, ..don't forget about batteries, .......80 AAA batteries. lol

The above is the MINIMUM, if the outcome is good, we could possibly see more hilts given away.

While the sabers being sold are meant to cover the costs, ...it wont cover ALL the costs.

I'm reaching out to anyone who can help. Donating ANYTHING,  retention screws, ...buttons/switches, ....LEDs, 1.25" sink tubes...anything. The rest will be covered by Gemini Concepts. If a whole bunch of stuff is donated, and we get in the clear,...then we'll use the rest to make additional sabers.

A little bit from a lot of people goes a long way, ...if 20 people send a screw, ..and LED, ...some lens/holders, .... It makes a HUGE difference.

The bottom line, ....this forum, our internet family and the great folks, members, moderators, arbiters, admins and staff that make FX-Sabers is some of the best people the world wide web has to offer. Very seldom can you find such a group, ...such a LARGE group of people who can agree to share such a passion that we all hold so dear to us, ...and do it with tact and style. We have our differences here and there, we had our little spats, but at the end of the day, ...we can all agree on the same thing. Star Wars, Lightsabers and the various props that draw our attention,  captivate our minds and make us all kids again is a experience like no other, ....let's help spread the goodness that is Star Wars!
Let's make this a group effort!


Thanks.



Side note:
I know of 3 or 4 kids in my local area who could benefit from this. If ANYONE knows a kid whose parents can't afford these toys, and really digs Star Wars, ...let us know via PM.



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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 10:26:45 AM »
I've got a lux 3 green star led that I am more than happy to donate.

I also have (10) Cree XR-C Amber LED Lamps (no stars) if you are interested, as well as
(5) cree lens/lens holder combinations. Just let me know!

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 10:28:50 AM »
PM sent, Chewie.

Nice work, guys; this is absolutely great. I love this community.
    


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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 10:45:15 AM »
Cool!
Thanks CourdaroyFog!
 I can use the LUX III Green for sure, and maybe 1 or 2 of the ambers and matching lense holders. I'll send u a PM later tonite/tomorrow morning!
Rock on!


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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 11:07:25 AM »
Do you guys need any resistors? I have a few of a few different kinds, like 3.3ohm 5W and 3.9ohm 5W. I also have a little slider switch, and 5 degree Lens and lens holder from LEDSupply. If you are interested in any, let me know, and I'll see if I have a way to mail them off campus easily. I wish I had more to offer, but I don't have all that much to offer... My parents are fairly specificm to what I am working on at the time, and I can't afford much myself.

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 12:09:41 PM »
I'll pick up the batteries and send them down to you guys.  ;D


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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 12:12:01 PM »
Thanks guys.  This has been up for an hour and I'm overwhelmed with the responses so far!

We have said MANY times that there are a lot worse things that kids could be doing other than swinging a saber around in the back yard.  This is the "higher" thought process that drives Gemini Concepts and we appreciate you guys participation!

 

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 12:13:12 PM »
You can count me in for a $50 TCSS gift certificate so you can order some of whatever you need more of if that works for you.

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010, 01:42:04 PM »
I have the following:

2  LXHL-LL3C AMBER LUX3
4  LXHL-LH3C RED/ORANGE LUX3
8  LXHL-LD3C RED LUX3
1  LXHL-LM3C GREEN LUX3
3  LXHL-LR3C ROYAL BLUE LUX3
1  LXHL-LW3C WHITE LUX3
1  LXHL-LB3C BLUE LUX3
6  LXHL-LE3C CYAN LUX 3 (bin 1 color - the ones everyone wants)

If you want some, let me know.

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 02:40:10 PM »
Wow, ACE!  I don't wanna take all your LED's .... but how about a red and Royal Blue.  PM sent. Gracious, mi amigo.

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2010, 03:04:39 PM »
You have a pM from me at JSS with most of the rest of it.  ;)

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2010, 03:22:27 PM »
You have a pM from me at JSS with most of the rest of it.  ;)

Thanks, Doc! 
Looks like we're getting there pretty quickly!  I foresee a few extra happy kids this year! 

From the General:
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30  1.25 sink tubes  may have 1 or 2
20  buttons  If you mean switches, I have at least 10 silver latching that  may work well for initiates if you want them.
20 Lens  I got 5 or so of this
20 Lens holders I got 5 or so of this
5'  1/8" shrink tubing  I got this
10' red wire  I got this
10' black I got this
20 LEDs ---again OUCH!  I got 5 or so of this
20 retention screws.  I got this

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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2010, 03:47:18 PM »
Double Post:

For those still wondering, we still need:

20 1.25 sink tubes  (PnemoniaProne's generous gift cert will buy about 9 tubes.... THANKS!) + 1 or 2 from GG
20  buttons (down from 20....about 10 from GG and 10 from Vader's Vault...Thanks guys!)
20 battery packs (Thanks BARRIS OFFEE!!!!)
20 TCSS 1.25 sink tube adapters
13 Lens  (Down from 20... Thanks GG and cordoroyfog!)
13 Lens holders  (down from 20...Thanks GG and cordoroyfog!)
5'  1/8" shrink tubing Thanks GG!
10' red wire  Thanks GG!
10' black wire Thanks GG!
20 LEDs  (ALL the LED's are accounted for...a nd them some. Thanks to Acerocket, GG and Cordoroyfog!)
10 blades <----for the giveaway hilts, ....can't give a kid a hilt without a blade now can we. LOL
20 retention screws.
80 AAA Batteries ( a batch is being donated by Darth Gius...thank you!!!)
20 resistors (I just saw DS3's post!  Thanks Buddy!  I believe we need 3.3 ohm 5w)

So far, some very generous offers... but like Dusty said, even if all you have is ONE retention screw that you can part with... we'll take it and be very grateful for it!  

Thank you all!

(I went through the list again.... but send me a PM if I missed anyone!)
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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2010, 04:03:49 PM »
We have 10 latching illuminated switches we can send you in both red(5) and green(5), with matching resistors.  We also have (10) 5W 2.2 ohm resistors which will run the Luxes with a 6V battery solution, if you would like them.



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Re: Acolyte Series LightSaber Charity Event!
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2010, 04:07:49 PM »
We have 10 latching illuminated switches we can send you in both red(5) and green(5), with matching resistors.  We also have (10) 5W 2.2 ohm resistors which will run the Luxes with a 6V battery solution, if you would like them.

First, LUMINARA, thanks for preventing me from TRIPLE posting and ...
secondly.... YES!  Thanks a bunch! 

Also, BARRISS OFFEE has thrown in all the Battery packs. 
Thank you Barriss!

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