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JakeSoft

it's prop season people!!  who has a new lightsaber to showcase???!!!!

Well, duh. ;-)

https://youtu.be/-mzwswVP-_k

What you see here is the Universal Saber Library in full effect. I built the sketch from the ground up using USaber. 

billpealer

Well, duh. ;-)

https://youtu.be/-mzwswVP-_k

What you see here is the Universal Saber Library in full effect. I built the sketch from the ground up using USaber. 

wow.

tricks and nonsense indeed.

what is DIYino??  is that a thing?

billpealer

so is that it?  the ADXL, the WT sound player,  all gone?  now its this new SD card based thing and the other accelerometer? MPU thing? and a slew of .h files?

wow.  so this new sauce is Jake/Proto/Nesk 's baby!?

is these even a clash sensor now? its all just code?

wow. 

this is so transcended home brewing.


Protonerd

Hey Kiddo

"3) You're fine to drive the VDD pin on the WT588D direct from your 3.7V battery. "  - jakesoft



BUT if you are going PWM out of the WT  it will be less volume than at 5v.

won't you need 5v for the Attiny85 anyways. All my Attiny85's use 5v.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digispark-Kickstarter-ATTINY85-Arduino-General-Micro-USB-Development-Board-/122144403075?hash=item1c705fae83:g:eEMAAOSwiYFXFL2q

it's prop season people!!  who has a new lightsaber to showcase???!!!!
I'll have a DL44 blaster and a lightsaber very soon!


i got this in,  monday
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331652536370?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



What, a DL44? Pics please and a tutorial! I've just finished my first blaster too (a Nerf conversion), I'm so curious about similar projects.

Protonerd

Also worth to check out (sorry for off topic): E11 arduino blaster

JakeSoft

#1055
Sep 26, 2016, 05:57 pm Last Edit: Sep 27, 2016, 03:40 pm by JakeSoft
so is that it?  the ADXL, the WT sound player,  all gone?  now its this new SD card based thing and the other accelerometer? MPU thing? and a slew of .h files?
Oh, heck no! It's not "gone", don't be silly. This is just one more option. I'm planning to have my next build feature one of Canobi's sheet cake boards with the WT for sound. There are pros and conns to each design. I'm all about exploring, experimenting, and learning. One contributing factor to even starting my Mk. II project in the first place was because I was a little bored with seeing the same 3 sound boards in 80% of the DIY sabers I read about. I wanted something different, more open, and more flexible, so here we are.

wow.  so this new sauce is Jake/Proto/Nesk 's baby!?

Thanks! And yes, this saber is the result of collaboration between the 3 of us.

is these even a clash sensor now? its all just code?
Yeah. Neskweek was able to figure out  how to detect clashes with the MPU alone, so no clash sensor needed. It's something I still want to explore with the ADXLs, but I am only one man who does this for a hobby.

this is so transcended home brewing.
Well, sort of, but you can still build a board yourself that does exactly the same thing by buying the component parts. Like me, Protonerd has made no attempt to hide what his board is made out of. Everything is a tradeoff. In this case, time and effort vs. ease of use and money. It's the same for Canobi's boards or really just about anything that you buy but could build yourself.


Canobi

Also worth to check out (sorry for off topic): E11 arduino blaster
I'm working on blaster fx :)



I just did a test etch of it yesterday (measures just 25 x 22 mm). I used toner trasnfer, admittedly it came out a bit warped on one side and needs a little clean up so any subsequent boards will be made the using photo etch method (if it works out) but it'll suffice for a proto:



(Sorry Jake, won't happen again, I promise).....

JakeSoft

I'm working on blaster fx :)

...

(Sorry Jake, won't happen again, I promise).....
It's all good. :-)

FancyKiddo

#1058
Sep 28, 2016, 05:06 am Last Edit: Sep 28, 2016, 05:52 am by FancyKiddo
Haha, I have some boards printed!  SMD time!

rittermarek

so, not only am i a complete noob with arduino, even after reading this thread.... i am still not quite understanding a few things so here goes with the questions.
 
i have built a saber staff with RGB leds that i currently use a 100mAh buck puck with.  in each end of the saber i have a 7.4v 18650 lion battery, 1000mAh buck puck and cree xp-e2 red green royal blue LED. 

what i would like is the ability for the color mixing like you show but i dont need/want the sound.

so first, would i need to use the buck puck at all with the mosfet setup?  second, how do i wire the mosfet in line with the led.  as i said ive never used/heard of such a thing.

third, i was planning on using the adafruit pro trinket board in the 5v version.  will this complicate thingsa at all?

i enjoy building my own sabers and would love to make my own sound boards eventually, but for now i just want to be able to perfect the color changing aspects. 

thanks for the OP and diagrams included thus far.

vborgnet

#1060
Sep 28, 2016, 04:54 pm Last Edit: Sep 28, 2016, 05:05 pm by vborgnet
To make routing on a one sided PCB a little more straightforward I may have to shuffle the pin list a bit.

As a small precaution I'm going to stick to the power rail setup as it is so the WT's GND reference won't need accounting for in code as it could be a pitfall for the unwary adventurer.

Out of interst, is the accent LED you're term for the FoC LED? I couldn't see a reference to it in the diagram and only count 3 fets.
[Hello Jake.
In your project, if I will be using a ledstring, could report what would be necessary to change?/quote]

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