The New Hope Obi Wan Kenobi Weathered Lightsaber - Pre Sale Rebuild - CFLS 7.4V 14650
Seriallel segment 1 soldered and ready to test fire...
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At 6 volts from the benchtop supply, it lights up pretty good. Good enough test, will now do the other 5 segments.
Welp, thanks to Chris, I got off my butt and went out there to the garage and fought the mill till I could get this SD card access slot and recess machined into the endcap...
Works nice, fingernail on the card ejects it, recess lets you grab it.
Blade is fully wired for the anode, cathodes coming, but a quick test of the anode connections seems to prove functional.
A 7.4 v Li-Ion battery pack will run them just under their max voltage at 2.3a. I'll probably only crank them up to 2 amps, depending on the new batch of CF-LS. If the new batch of CF-LS has similar firmware to the CFv6, I'll be able to drive these past 2 amps right up to the edge of their capability. At least for some things.
So here you notice I have machined out the switch and jack section. That's a three position jog switch, that you'll see fits through the slot in the Graflex clamp quite nicely...
You'll probably also notice a R.I.C.E. port jack installed. This will be where the forward transistor goes, it will be hidden by a transistor cap much like the rear transistor covers the recharge port.
I also got the set screws drilled and tapped for the rear SD card slot cap, the screws for mounting the two main underclamp sections, and a few more odds and ends machined and fitted.
This will be the main activation/Aux switch. It fits perfectly in the slot, and can be pressed left, right, or down into the saber. I'll have one extra switch position than I need, which I don't like. It's inelegant, but I think the switch is perfect other than that.
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