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Hey, does anyone know why I'd only have a solid blade on a CF 9 with XPE2 LED, Red, with resistor? I can connect to R.I.C.E.... this is basically the first test with this saber and I notice all the default fonts I get no shimmer or pulse and I can't get a blade effect at all during FOC or anything and R.I.C.E. can't affect the blade effects but I can adjust other stuff such as shift, dyshift, etc.

I rarely wire LED sabers and maybe overnight I'll think of something but right now I can't think of why this is happening (or not happening lol)


I did just wire another saber over the weekend that was LED no problems (a CF7) I got shimmer and all lol but for some reason I'm not seeing a pulse or blade effect on this one.

Thank you Erv and anyone else with ideas,
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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 07:54:22 PM »
Did you save the configuration after you made the changes?

Have you tried to change the values manually on the SD card?

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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 07:56:07 PM »
Did you save the configuration after you made the changes?

Have you tried to change the values manually on the SD card?

I could not see any effect on the sliders in RICE for the blade effects. I know RICE was working for other settings just not the blade effects.

Good idea I will try to do it manually in the SD card to test




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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 08:13:08 PM »
Also check the other tabs. I remember seeing them, but I donít remember which tab it was under.

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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 11:36:48 PM »
Also check the other tabs. I remember seeing them, but I donít remember which tab it was under.

Thanks. Been so busy with a work project that I had to take home that I've not had a chance to try the SD card settings yet, hopefully after work tomorrow I'll be able to nail down what the issue is. Thanks for the help I'll post here again when I try those




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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 06:57:49 AM »
Ok I took a video I'm not sure this will help you help me figure this out, but:

Aaaaarghhh no shimmer or pulse - YouTube

It's a Cree XPE2 single LED in red and I have a resistor on the LED (not sure if that's ever stopped pulse or shimmer from working, but I'm semi noob with standard LED and haven't used many reds ever) and I've shown at the end of the video here the settings in RICE that it is reading off of Bank 1.

Also, I reformatted the mini SD card and applied the settings again just to check if that helped but I've got the same result.


One more issue revealed itself. Any advice here would be great: When I save settings in R.I.C.E. and the saber shuts off as per R.I.C.E., the saber loses power. I must reinsert the kill key and remove again for the saber to work.

The battery negative is connected directly to the R.I.C.E. long pin. That's how I've done all my LS builds and pixels etc with no problems (in fact I was told to do it that way by the saber gods), but just stating that here in case CF 9 is different. Perhaps it's something else in the wiring. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 09:13:30 AM »
You don't need a resistor if you run the leds power from led 1 on any cf bud.
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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 02:01:33 PM »
You don't need a resistor if you run the leds power from led 1 on any cf bud.

Did not know this :)




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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 04:46:14 PM »
Yeah, if youíre running 7.4V, you donít need a resistor on the red if itís on the main channel. Have you checked to make sure these settings arenít in the override.txt file? Iíd have to double check on the build Iíve got going on with a CF9 to check where the settings are.

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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 11:18:21 PM »
Per bank if removing the sd card, look for:
Flks (0-20) speed of flickering.
Flkd (0-100)depth of energy fluctuation.
Pulsel (0-5000) pulse effect depth.
Pulsed (0-100) pulse effect depth.
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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2018, 06:06:31 PM »
I don't mean to laugh at your pain, Space, but I did find it amusing that someone who has done such amazing things with string and neopixel blade building is having trouble with a little ol' in-hilt LED setup. :-)


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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »
I don't mean to laugh at your pain, Space, but I did find it amusing that someone who has done such amazing things with string and neopixel blade building is having trouble with a little ol' in-hilt LED setup. :-)

Standard LED sabers are agonizing for me....  :laugh:  :laugh: :cry:
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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2018, 06:37:32 AM »
All fixed now :)

Removing the resistor cured all my woes :)

I'll post some pics and video when I have it set up with the fonts and stuff,

Thanks for all the help everyone




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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2018, 09:17:55 AM »
All fixed now :)

Removing the resistor cured all my woes :)

I'll post some pics and video when I have it set up with the fonts and stuff,

Thanks for all the help everyone
Everyone!  :rolleyes: there was only 2 of us  :laugh:
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Re: SOLVED CF 9 connected with R.I.C.E., but can't get a shimmer or pulse
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2018, 10:32:35 AM »
All fixed now :)

Removing the resistor cured all my woes :)

I'll post some pics and video when I have it set up with the fonts and stuff,

Thanks for all the help everyone
Everyone!  :rolleyes: there was only 2 of us  :laugh:

No this was big news! I had friends calling on the phone giving advice about this. Very lucky to have you guys helping :)





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