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Offline Darth Father

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Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:03:15 PM »
Hi everyone. I am trying to put together a Vader saber with a Crystal Shard 3.0. I cannot for the life of me get the white led to work as my FOC. Actually I canít get it to work at all. I am pretty sure that there is not a problem with the led as it was a pre owned saber when I got it and it worked but with issues. The issue was the previous owner install the battery backwards and from then on it would power up but the volume was very low and the board got extremely hot. The board it had in the saber was a NBV4. I figured that he fried the board hence why I am trying to install the crystal shard. I have wired it correctly according to Plecter labs pdf for this board. My only variables are I have a 1.2 ohm 3 watt resistor wired in line with my positive and one in line with my negative. I have all three of the positives bridged on the led itself. It was like that previous to my install . I resoldered the positive wire going to the board. I have tried tying all of my negatives together and running them to the board but still no luck. The only thing I can get out of it is both red dies working. They flicker when FOC is supposed to happen. Someone please try to help. It wonít let me post pictures.
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Re: Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 04:20:08 AM »
Did you set your colors and focmix config correctly?
Ie make sure the 3rd channel has drive for the foc color

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Re: Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 04:45:03 AM »
I have not messed with any of the settings in the sd card. It is stock. Iím pretty sure that I put the foc on the L3 and it still didnít work. I forgot to add that I have both of my red negatives tied together going to the L2 on the board. If I wire them to the L1 pad they only come on when the card does foc.
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Re: Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 07:20:29 AM »
That sounds like a setting issue in the override.txt file or the individual soundfont config.txt file. You'll have to edit those to turn on all three led's as this board does color mixing, so you'll have to tell it what colors you want to use.  Also,  I would recommend putting the reds on L1 and L2, then the white for FoC on L3,  with resistors on the negatives, and a single shared positive, just like the diagram in the manual.


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Re: Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 08:17:47 AM »
How do I change the setting on the sd card to make the foc work?

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Re: Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 09:30:57 PM »
ensure the FoC channel is getting some drive in the color definition (probably set as profiles in override.txt). As Jay suggested, rewire it this way, not that it changes much but is more "logical" to have FoC drive as the last item of the color (drive) list

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Re: Crystal Shard 3.0 wiring
« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:12:51 AM »
Sorry for my ignorance. Could someone explain how to change the parameters in the files to make the foc work?