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Offline CET

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RGB String Blade WIP
« on: May 31, 2016, 06:20:57 PM »
I've been pondering the concept for a little while now of how an RGB string blade could work. I'm a fan of the consistency of string blades, but have been pondering how I could get the full use out of more advanced boards, like the CF.

Basic LED blades usually require a ladder of LEDs, but how could that work with 4 legs? I'm still pretty new to string blades in general, so this is definitely going to be a work in progress, and not a build log.

The legs are not trimmed or reinforced at all at this point, they are simply bent and crimped together.

I've become fond of crimping as far away from the joint as possible to create a hinge, which allows the LED to move around. I then weave a very high gauge wire to keep consistent contact up and down the string while keeping that flexibility. I've had very good success with this process and made blades that can go into the heaviest duels with no issues. I'm not sure how well this "hinge" concept will work with 4 legs, because they're going in 4 different directions, creating more of a cage than a ladder. Just playing with it I can feel a little big of flex. Hopefully this will give my blades the kind of resiliency I've been able to develop in the past.

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« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 06:23:59 PM by CET »

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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 09:40:02 PM »
Wish I could see the pictures...

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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 09:48:17 PM »
Wish I could see the pictures...


Thank you, the album wasn't set to public. Should be visible now.

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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 07:33:38 AM »
Still can't see the pictures. Looks like these might be posted from google photos, if so, try reading this:

How to post pictures from google photos

Another tip: Try incognito mode to make sure you can see the pictures when not logged in.

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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 10:01:23 AM »
pictures would be handy ;)

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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 09:08:48 PM »
I just added a link to the album. If the images aren't visible, the album is public.

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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 11:18:12 AM »
That's a lot of work! Sweet results though.




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Re: RGB String Blade WIP
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 06:05:47 PM »
That's a lot of work! Sweet results though.

Yeah, it is slow going. I'll work on it some more tonight.