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Offline Darth Cephalus

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RGB for dummies
« on: July 29, 2017, 07:56:44 PM »
So this is one I was asked for quite some time ago and I had been holding off. I am filming it now as part of a set. I figure you fine people already know all this stuff, but maybe I can be the subject of some morbid curiosity as I answer some of the questions I get asked by people new to the hobby. This video is the first in a set on color changing options with lightsabers. It deals with the cheapest option out there, which is color discs. I look at what color discs are, what LEE and Apollo filters are, how the two compare, and what you can and cannot do with them.

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This video is the second in a set on color changing options with lightsabers. It looks at dayblades or colored blades. I look at products from Saberforge, Kyberlight, Vader's vault, the Custom Saber Shop (TCSS), and some premium options from Ripper blades. I look at features, differeces and similarities, and fuction. I also discuss how they work to alter the color of the LED.

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This video is the third in a set on color changing options with lightsabers. It looks at a specific type of day blade called a photon blade. I look at products from Kyberlight, Vader's vault, and a couple home brew options and discuss how florescent dyes can impact the brightness and color of your LED saber.

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I will be shootine one more long one on a cross brand look at RGB boards.

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Re: RGB for dummies
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 10:51:21 AM »
Excellent stuff!

I'd like to mention two more ways to get changing colors:

1: Neopoxels, quite popular nowadays, and gives you full RGB mixing, plus super-smooth in/out animations and more.

2: Replacable LED modules. (like this: LED star adapter) This lets me have separate red, green, blue, etc. modules for the same saber. Each specialty-color module is about twice as bright as if I just used an RGB module. It's more of a proof-of-concept though as I like my neopixel and string blades a lot more. As far as I know, nobody else has actually built anything like this.

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Re: RGB for dummies
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 02:01:08 PM »
Thanks for that. I had forgotten about the LED swapping. I will cover that in the next video since you reminded me. A lot of companies offer quick disconnects. I don't intend to cover the string blades though. I don't have one and don't ever see myself having one. The weight and fragility is a deal breaker for what I do with my sabers.