On another note, I printed the hilt pieces again, but oriented the print for them to be on their side and they warped on the bottom (grr)...
PCB over CR123A cell in a 1.25" ID tube:
Hmm... I was worried about that. Those pin headers are eating up a lot of space. Were going to have to in-line it with the battery at this rate. I wonder if there would be a way to remove those plastic spacers on the headers so that the component on top lied flatter on the larger PCB. It's that clearance that's killing us.
or a single 14500.. it would fit in a standard single AA batt holder? right?http://www.ebay.com/itm/AKKU-for-Led-Flashlight-3-7v-1500mAh-14500-Rechargeable-LI-ION-battery-CC-/161845361269?hash=item25aebc3a75:g:NFMAAOSw42JWDj15
The problem with using an AA battery holder for the cells is that the battery holder itself also takes up space. It might still fit, though. It's worth looking into.
i think this would work. it would be 2cmx1.2cmx12cm that would run the whole length of the hilt. what is 12cm 5 inches?http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-Turnigy-nano-tech-1200mAh-2S-15-30C-Lipo-AIRSOFT-Pack-T-Connector-/262150710667?hash=item3d0966658b:g:3gYAAOSwiwVWTaCYswapping it will be,.. inventive.
I've been testing with a 3.7v 1200mah lipo battery ( https://www.creatroninc.com/product/lithium-ion-battery-1200mah/ ) that fits in my hilt. There's no room for a sled on the sides of it, but I've been thinking of grabbing another, but have no idea how to run them together, if that's even possible.
It's definitely possible. You looking to double your voltage or capacity?
I'm mostly concerned w/ how they'd be wired together and how I'd then charge them; as a single unit or each individually. The latter would be exceptionally annoying.
Capacity. Running a tri-rebel w/ 3x700mA LEDs is a bit much for a single 1200mAh battery to handle, unless I completely don't understand capacity (which is entirely possible as this is my first real electronics project). I'm mostly concerned w/ how they'd be wired together and how I'd then charge them; as a single unit or each individually. The latter would be exceptionally annoying.