I wanted to share my personal Korbanth Crossguard 2.0. This is a Proffieboard neopixel saber with dual 21700 batteries controlled by a SPDT 3-position switch. I have one 21700 in the top portion of the hilt and the second is in the reveal chamber section along with the ON-OFF-ON switch to toggle between batteries and turn the saber off. I have a full build thread on TCSS
and TRA under Fett263.
Here's the basic wiring diagram:
And here's what it looks like, it's not pretty on the inside but works great, can go for a couple of hours at an event without needing to recharge or swap batteries.
I also made all of the necessary accuracy upgrades to the hilt:
- KR Sabers accuracy kit
- Gustavo's emitter insert printed in metal
- Goth's Pommel Insert
- theProplicator's clear greebles
- (3) M3 button head screws added to the body
- Painted pommel ring black (instead of silver)
For the neopixel blades I opened up the side ports to 7/8 inch and am using theProplicator's unstable quillions and main sleeve:
And using the Proffieboard I have developed my own unstable effects and also implemented Localized Lockup, which allows for a much more screen accurate lockup. Instead of the entire blade changing color, only the cross-section of the blades are affected and they spark and flash like in the films while the rest of the blade remains the standard color and effects. Here's a few videos of the effects I'm running on the Proffieboard:
Comparison to film reference:
Quick demo of Localized Lockup duel (with my son):