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purgedsoul

If anyone is interested someone created a library based on the 3 line mode:

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=227435.msg2494139#msg2494139

though I haven't tried it yet.

billpealer

i hate soldering.

soooooo much.  how much flux can you breath in before you die?

JakeSoft

Just wanted to give a quick thanks to everyone contributing on this thread, I'm getting questions answered before I get the chance to ask them and have things coming together. Also great to get the hows and whys so I can learn it too, rather than just copying someones complete sketch. Awesome work everyone.
I'm glad you are finding it useful. I encourage you to share your results. Best of luck to you!

On a side note, I'm happy to see so many getting involved in their own development. The hobby of lightsaber building has been becoming more popular of late probably due in no small part to a certain movie being released later this year. I developed my project in part because I was frustrated by the options available for adding sound to a lightsaber. You have the $20 cheapie Hasbro cards out of a toy on one hand and then in the other you have expensive $70+ commercial sound cards. There is nothing in between. I find the lack of variety boring, so I crated my own solution. I'm pleased to see others doing the same.

DJWing79

I found the problem, I had a bad bin file on my WT588D, the one-line serial code works, thanks guys! will try to get my fiance to take a video of me with my saber later today and post it (it still has the 3-line in it). Now on to my next question, anyone know a good code to allow you to change the colors of the RGB (my next build) from a two button configuration and save it to the EEPROM? I found a site that has an awesome code but am having issues adapting it in a way that I can understand. I tried reaching out to the poster of the article, but I haven't heard back.

http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22838.0


jshaw

So excited to have found this thread!  I've had a 3 cell graflex for close to 20 years now and finally got around to adding the externals for Luke's ANH hilt last month.  Now I'm hooked and want to add light and sound, so I've been reading all the forums, watching YouTube videos, and came to the conclusion that if I'm going to build a lightsaber, it should be more DIY than buying a soundboard and soldering it in.  Thus, I'm here, following along with the Ardiuno builds.

At this point, I have a couple of Arduinos, but am currently working on the Mini Pro,  as well as a tiny accellerometer , and I have both the clash and swing sensors from TCSS, WT588D, and Luxeon Tri Rebel (Blue, Royal Blue, Cool White) coming in the mail.  I don't have a lot of Arduino coding experience but I've had good luck w/ getting simple switches and leds working so far. 

Looking forward to more cool stuff happening in this thread as well as contributing more to it once I have the supplies.   

darkside

well thus far i have say 80% of the stuff needed based on jacksoft stuff. still learning as i read the thread and trying to understand schematics of the setups. i may not need a battery holder since i found my old 3aaa holder that goes into an old police tactical flash light which i think should be enough juice to power the system and save me some space as well. also i cannibalized an old dino of a flip phone for the vibrator motor to and in the system to give it a small vibration to give it a more real feel to it. the way of installing it was to have it wired to the speaker power wire which if i am correct should not mess with the sound and less coding for it so it is synced with the sound. also figuring out how the line code works since i have experience in either that or wiring up a system of such. "I will do or do not, no try." suggestions welcomed   

DJWing79

Here's my saber, its my test-bed, I am already planning improvements on the design. I will be posting the finished code once I clean it up and pictures and diagrams on my next build now that I have a better understanding of what I am doing.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qj6zwcdvrho926e/Lightsaber.mp4?dl=0

JakeSoft

Here's my saber, its my test-bed, I am already planning improvements on the design. I will be posting the finished code once I clean it up and pictures and diagrams on my next build now that I have a better understanding of what I am doing.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qj6zwcdvrho926e/Lightsaber.mp4?dl=0
Looking good! All that hard worked paid off.

billpealer

So excited to have found this thread!  I've had a 3 cell graflex for close to 20 years now ...   
noice!!

jshaw

My basic goal (very simplistic) is to have "push button, receive light" all set to go for the Episode VII release, and I'm happy to say that I got that working pretty well tonight with a single LED.  Still waiting on shipping for most of the crucial parts, so spending my spare time experimenting with code and trying to figure out the best methods for testing things out.  I soldered pin headers onto my Ardiuno mini today in order to upload my sketches but am now worried that maybe I shouldn't have.  But it's a lot easier this way.

@billpealer, yeah, I love the classic Episode IV Luke saber and can't wait to have my own built up.  Child me would be stoked to know adult me will have a lightsaber.

trtebe

Hello lightsaber manufacturers.

A wrining diagram someone show would be a great help to me.


jshaw

Hello lightsaber manufacturers.

A wrining diagram someone show would be a great help to me.


In post #6, there's a basic guide that should be enough to get you going.

raphax

Help, do you have a scheme to power and upload the songs on a wt588d-16p?

Canobi

Help, do you have a scheme to power and upload the songs on a wt588d-16p?
You need the associated programming hardware and software to load sounds to the module:

Here's a download link for the software provided on the manufacturer's website:

http://www.waytronic.com/DownLoadCenter/WT588D%20VoiceChip%20Beta%201.6%20Setup.rar


Here's a link for the software manual, though admittedly I googled this one, for some reason I couldnt find it on waytronics site:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.elechouse.com/elechouse/images/product/MP3%2520WT588D%2520USB%2520module/WT588D%2520software%2520user%2520manual.pdf&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiM6M749cvJAhWFRBQKHaF6BzQQFggRMAI&usg=AFQjCNGbMQDqre-hLQXoycS6Mamn4u08YA

I bought my programmer board on ebey but seen it sold elsewhere as well.

JakeSoft

You need the associated programming hardware and software to load sounds to the module:

Here's a download link for the software provided on the manufacturer's website:

http://www.waytronic.com/DownLoadCenter/WT588D%20VoiceChip%20Beta%201.6%20Setup.rar


Here's a link for the software manual, though admittedly I googled this one, for some reason I couldnt find it on waytronics site:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.elechouse.com/elechouse/images/product/MP3%2520WT588D%2520USB%2520module/WT588D%2520software%2520user%2520manual.pdf&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiM6M749cvJAhWFRBQKHaF6BzQQFggRMAI&usg=AFQjCNGbMQDqre-hLQXoycS6Mamn4u08YA

I bought my programmer board on ebey but seen it sold elsewhere as well.
Also, see my YouTube channel for instructional videos on how to program the modules once you have the software and a programmer.


https://youtu.be/wQWYXCt8hiI

https://youtu.be/UgGT5Jxial4

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