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[WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:55:33 AM »
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elite class custom saber


A one off unique katana inspired saber I designed from scratch with my girlfriend and making it for her as a gift. The concept was to make a very simple katana style hilt with classic lightsaber details like angle cut emitter and sort of a neck section. Will be installed with the best electronics and features available in saber building community nowadays.

Features:

- 273mm long, 35.5x19mm grip
- 1 inch Neopixel blade with x2 SK6812 5050 strips
- 50 mm blade socket depth
- NPXL lit Neopixel blade connector designed by me
- full metal crystal chamber reveal with genuine amethyst lit crystal
- 3D-printed custom oval chassis in Professional Plastic (high strength, smooth semi-gloss surface)
- Proffieboard Open Source High-End sound board
- FSC-BT909 bluetooth Remote Control with "ForceSync" app (iOS and Android)
- dual 16650 2500mAh 3.7V battery with total 5000mAh capacity and 10A drain (approx. 1.5 hour of run time)
- 2.1mm recharge port
- TCS 28mm 4 Ohm 4W high bass WOWsound speaker in the emitter area
- hidden tactile switches (activation and aux) under grip wrap
- hidden set screws
- accent leds, micro SD-card, micro USD port, bluetooth switch access through the pommel



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CAD 3D model




All hilt parts were CNC-machined in aluminum and brass, oval grip part was hand formed by me out of a 6061 aluminum tube of a specific diameter









to be continued...


3D-printed chassis design







to be continued...




Now parts are going to sand blasting and anodizing in black...
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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 12:45:13 PM »
Very nice.

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 08:48:49 AM »

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 10:49:28 AM »
Can't wait to see the outcome. This hilt is a beauty .

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 10:25:49 PM »
Can't wait to see the outcome. This hilt is a beauty .
Thank you! Added a short video showing the hilt before anodizing :)

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 08:04:07 AM »
You're work is always so clean. Always impressive.

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 05:01:15 AM »
You're work is always so clean. Always impressive.
Thank you!

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 03:30:08 PM »
Added new images of the 3D-printed chassis design, it's now being printed on Shapeways in Professional Plastic material  :undecided:

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Re: [WIP] ONYX katana custom saber build thread
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 06:28:02 PM »
awesome man! excited to see some updates soon!