Would it be possible to link a blaster core to the CFX via IR or Bluetooth (etc) so that a blaster trigger also triggers the AUX effect on the CFX. This way my wife can blast away and my saber will respond according to her timing.
I did something similar on my millenium falcon coffee table project, really no problem. Also, I recall Frederick did just this on proffie for lazerTag guns to trigger blasters and it's a cool effect !
Erv - one for when you get back on-line: the latching switch fix has a small issue I think. I have switch=1 and it works fine. However if the saber goes into deep sleep and you wake it by switching the latching switch 'on' - I would expect it to boot with the boot sound (which it does), and then immediately ignite which it doesn't - instead it is then starts to operate weirdly: The saber ignites if you turn the switch back 'off', and retracts if you turn it back 'on' again (i.e. the logic is reversed from normal). Also there is no way to get to the menu by holding the aux switch while the saber is off. The only way out is to either wait for the saber to sleep again, or remove power and re-boot. If I ensure to wake the saber using the aux button then everything works fine.
hey mickeyX, thank you for your posts and tests, I'm glad that this update is providing some of the stuff you wanted !
All noted for the latching switch, I probably have a state machine / flag issue with this particular combo, will be on it asap. I haven't fully recovered yet, I expected the general anesthesia to have side effects on the mind and though it's been better today, I'm still very tired. I'm trying to return to coding or "do things" tomorrow