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The gems are removable and uniquely identified by the saber.  Look out, because when all 6 gems are inserted Infinity Mode can be activated!

One of my original ideas was to make this more of a traditional lightsaber with a six crystal chamber.  I ultimately took my inspiration from the original Infinity Gauntlet  comic books and imagined what it would look like in that universe.

This was a really fun and technically challenging project that. I came up with the idea a couple months ago, printed it main parts, then spent a the interim just thinking about it more than anything.  I wrote most of the code in two nights while iterating designs on the gems.

I'd like to thank Jake (aka jakesoft) and Andras (of Protowerkstatt) for their help with a couple of odd bugs I was having trouble with.


Features:
Totally custom firmware featuring the motion manager from Jakesoft's USaber library.

Gem Sensing   
   automatically detects which gem is inserted in which socket
   blade color and font determined by gem that is clicked
   color and font change if a new gem is clicked while ignited
   will only trigger infinity mode if all gems are inserted and more than one gem is clicked
   blade extinguishes if ignited gem is removed, or any gem is removed in InfinityMode
   ignited gem highlited & brightens on clashes
   
Infinity Mode   
   Bright white, rainbow shimmer blade
   rainbow clash
   all gems shimmer brightly & brighten on clashes


Fonts
Power   Vengence Starkiller      Fourzze   
Space   Hornet Sting      Novastar   
Time   Elemental Ice      Novastar   
Mind   Ancient Weapon      Darth PJs/BespinBen   
Soul   Ghost of the Grey      LordBlako   
Reality   Empress      Darth PJs/BespinBen   
Infinity   Metropoolis      The Bacon Wizard   

Hardware
Arduino Nano
MPU6050
DFPlayer
28mm 4ohm 3w speaker
GX16-10 connector
Neodymium magnets
Spring "pogo" pins
Aluminum core
PLA shell

Gems
2 part shell
SMD tactile switch
Neodymium magnets
MSWS-PS12 PCBs
3528 LED
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 12:44:05 PM by jbkuma »

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 07:19:08 PM »
This here, folks, is why I love open programmable platforms. It's the only way to get uniqueness that is more than skin-deep. This project couldn't have been done any other way. Very nicely done, JBKuma!

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 07:24:32 PM »
This here, folks, is why I love open programmable platforms. It's the only way to get uniqueness that is more than skin-deep. This project couldn't have been done any other way. Very nicely done, JBKuma!

Thanks Jake! This indeed bares very little relation to a standard saber other than it's approximate shape and size and the fact that I called it a lightsaber.  It required totally custom software and concepts I have not seen applied in other sabers.

I forgot to mention in the post that this saber uses the motion manager portion of Jake's USaber library! 

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 06:28:58 PM »
I forgot to mention in the post that this saber uses the motion manager portion of Jake's USaber library!

When I published USaber I was hoping it would be used in creative ways just like this.  :smiley:

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 06:54:16 AM »
Dude this is so crazy

Amazing achievement with the magnetic pogo connections which are also buttons.... I am stunned at this




I'm afraid the deflector shield with be quite operational when your friends arrive.

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 08:28:20 AM »
Wow that's nice.

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 04:39:17 PM »
Oh man the removable gems is just excellent so nicely done :cool:


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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 06:13:50 PM »
Thanks gang!  This spent more time in my head than in reality and it's nice to see it breathing the free air.  The miracle of 3D printing also really made those possible as it allowed me to iterate on the gems once the test was done and the end result is much simpler than what I had originally dreamed up.

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 12:09:50 AM »
Great work, next level planning here.
I don't know, i gotta bad feeling about this!
       

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 07:50:11 PM »
Great work, next level planning here.

Thank you. Sometimes projects just grow out of nothing and flow into creation, other times they need to bounce around the skull and have the edges knocked off before a bit of prototyping adds that last bit of shine.  Even knowing the basic idea of how I'd pull this off, practical application of theory is often humbling.

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Re: The Infinity Saber with removable Infinity Stones by J.B.Kuma
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 02:48:20 PM »
Wow this is just incredible.... I wish other boards had the similar open configurability...
Hope to see other creative sabers like this one :)