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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #360 on: March 02, 2018, 09:47:54 AM »
Was looking through the custom saber shop for some parts for a couple sabers I was building and came across this http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/NeoPixel-PCB-connector-and-pin-set-P1338.aspx. Would this be something that could be used instead of a blade connector? its nice that it doesn't have to align to have a connection and makes it easier for an end user to use.

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I haven't tried it myself, but yes, it should work.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #361 on: March 05, 2018, 11:24:10 AM »
Using something like this http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/NeoPixel-PCB-connector-and-pin-set-P1338.aspx. from the previous comment. If I follow the diagram associated (Neopixel / WS2811 saber circuit diagram) with a recharge port do I need a kill key to for the recharge port to deactivate the saber completely or no?

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #362 on: March 05, 2018, 11:28:54 AM »
Using something like this http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/NeoPixel-PCB-connector-and-pin-set-P1338.aspx. from the previous comment. If I follow the diagram associated (Neopixel / WS2811 saber circuit diagram) with a recharge port do I need a kill key to for the recharge port to deactivate the saber completely or no?

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Yes, you would need a kill key.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #363 on: April 19, 2018, 08:35:54 PM »
Hello Profezzorn,

I am building a V3 teensysaber and I had a slight issue not sure if it is software or hardware.

I only have a battery and speaker hooked up to the V3 and the teensy. When I first built it to check if the kil key was working everythinf was working beautifully. I moved the board section place to be glued in the chassis. I thought I should check to see if it still works... to my surprise it stopped working... No more boot sounds when the kill key is removed.

I checked for loose wires and my solder joints everything looks A ok. But the weird part is I can pull the kill key out squeeze the sides of the teensy board and bam it works nearly everytime.

The link provided is a video of it happening. Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

Any insight into the problem would be appreciated as I am baffled....


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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #364 on: April 19, 2018, 09:01:19 PM »
Hello Profezzorn,

I am building a V3 teensysaber and I had a slight issue not sure if it is software or hardware.

I only have a battery and speaker hooked up to the V3 and the teensy. When I first built it to check if the kil key was working everythinf was working beautifully. I moved the board section place to be glued in the chassis. I thought I should check to see if it still works... to my surprise it stopped working... No more boot sounds when the kill key is removed.

I checked for loose wires and my solder joints everything looks A ok. But the weird part is I can pull the kill key out squeeze the sides of the teensy board and bam it works nearly everytime.

The link provided is a video of it happening. Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

Any insight into the problem would be appreciated as I am baffled....


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GMcIvor

Well that's kind of weird. You're sure it's not just booting slowly?
My best guess is cold solder joints. It's hard to tell from the video, but the solder looks blobby like it's sitting on top of the board instead of actually connecting to it.
A "cozy magnifier" picture might show if they are really cold solders or not.
Also see Common Soldering Problems | Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering | Adafruit

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #365 on: April 19, 2018, 09:32:29 PM »

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Well that's kind of weird. You're sure it's not just booting slowly?
My best guess is cold solder joints. It's hard to tell from the video, but the solder looks blobby like it's sitting on top of the board instead of actually connecting to it.
A "cozy magnifier" picture might show if they are really cold solders or not.
Also see Common Soldering Problems | Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering | Adafruit

I went over them again followed some of the tips in the adafruit article.

Here are a couple pics zoomed in. [/url][/img]

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #366 on: April 19, 2018, 09:43:35 PM »

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Well that's kind of weird. You're sure it's not just booting slowly?
My best guess is cold solder joints. It's hard to tell from the video, but the solder looks blobby like it's sitting on top of the board instead of actually connecting to it.
A "cozy magnifier" picture might show if they are really cold solders or not.
Also see Common Soldering Problems | Adafruit Guide To Excellent Soldering | Adafruit

I went over them again followed some of the tips in the adafruit article.

Here are a couple pics zoomed in. [/url][/img]



Did it help?
They look good to me at least.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #367 on: April 19, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »

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Did it help?
They look good to me at least.

No, it did not help. It is very puzzling....

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #368 on: April 19, 2018, 09:59:53 PM »

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Did it help?
They look good to me at least.

No, it did not help. It is very puzzling....

Is the battery charged? (It seems like you might be touching the vtest pin, maybe the voltage cutoff is preventing it from starting.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #369 on: April 20, 2018, 08:11:56 AM »

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Did it help?
They look good to me at least.

No, it did not help. It is very puzzling....

Is the battery charged? (It seems like you might be touching the vtest pin, maybe the voltage cutoff is preventing it from starting.

It was a brand new battery... Never thought to check I am charging right now to see if it makes a difference.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #370 on: April 20, 2018, 09:11:02 AM »

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Is the battery charged? (It seems like you might be touching the vtest pin, maybe the voltage cutoff is preventing it from starting.

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It was a brand new battery... Never thought to check I am charging right now to see if it makes a difference.

Well right now it seems be working... I will let it charge more.. but that seems to be doing the trick... I never thought a brand new battery would cause the problem....

Thanks for the suggestion.


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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #371 on: July 27, 2018, 11:42:16 AM »
I tried to search for an answer and look at the original teensy docs but couldn't find this.

How many saberfonts can be stored on the saber at one time?

The fact NBV4 is only 3 is quite annoying.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #372 on: July 27, 2018, 12:19:05 PM »
I tried to search for an answer and look at the original teensy docs but couldn't find this.

How many saberfonts can be stored on the saber at one time?

The fact NBV4 is only 3 is quite annoying.

Not sure, hundreds. Navigating that many fonts would be impractical though.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #373 on: July 27, 2018, 04:08:10 PM »
I tried to search for an answer and look at the original teensy docs but couldn't find this.

How many saberfonts can be stored on the saber at one time?

The fact NBV4 is only 3 is quite annoying.

Not sure, hundreds. Navigating that many fonts would be impractical though.

Awesome. I totally agree with you but 3 is just not enough. Also you can't even change saber color in NBV4 for a specific font. Also no blue tooth configuration.

It seems Teensy solves all these problems.

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Re: TeensySaber Software Discussion
« Reply #374 on: July 27, 2018, 04:31:28 PM »
How many color profiles per font?