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Wobbywoo
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« on: December 27, 2016, 06:33:43 AM »

Hey there,
So over the Christmas hols I got some money and I've been thinking about what to do with it. I've got a couple of ideas in mind and one of them (obviously!) is that I could buy an Obsidian board to add sound to the Gallifreyan Destiny (my in-progress Doctor Who mashup saber, for those who don't already know). I have two queries which I'm hoping some of you will be able to answer.
Firstly, I've basically already got a working lightsaber, it just doesn't have sound. It's powered by standard AAA batteries (ie NOT Li-Ion). Now, I live over the pond, so I won't be able to buy any Li-Ion batteries from Ultrasabers to power it - are they really absolutely 100% required, or can I get away with the standard batteries I'm already using?
Secondly, I don't have FOC in the LED module that I'm using and I don't particularly want the blade to just flicker on and off. When I'm wiring it up should I connect the two wires in question or insulate them to stop them shorting?
Thanks,
Wobbywoo
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 12:56:07 PM »

First: For the Obsidian sound board, Li-Ion batteries are absolutely mandatory! Your saber won't work properly with standard AA batteries!

Second: I'd insulate them if you can't remove (i.e. cut) them.
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Wobbywoo
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 03:07:35 AM »

Lovely, thanks Racona. Point for the assistance! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 10:59:23 AM »

Anytime Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 03:53:49 PM »

One more question (I should probably create another thread for this but oh well) - what voltage/ampage does the battery need to power the v4 board?
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 11:11:44 AM »

I think it's the same as for the v3 board - at least 5V to power both the LED and the board. That's why US uses the 7.4V Li-Ion setup because it can provide the voltage needed.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 09:33:24 AM »

Excellent, thank you! Have another point   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 11:39:51 AM »

No problem Grin
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