Hi all, first time poster here.
I’m creating a plan to build a saberstaff (double ended lightsaber) that can separate into two individual sabers.
I’ve done a smidge of research into pre-built, and realised I don’t have the budget. However, I did find out what I want out of the project. The blade and hilt are somewhat off topic for this forum I believe, but I need to find out everything from the light source to the charger for the batteries. If you can help, I greatly appreciate it! Please read on.
I currently want to use an RGRb Tri-Cree LED to light both blades that I have found from The Saber Armory (https://thesaberarmory.com/). I would like to use a momentary switch and switch board to actuate it, and finally, a decent Li-Ion battery to power the thing. I’m opting out of sound for now.
I’m likely to get a pre-made hilt from The Saber Armory (https://thesaberarmory.com/products/kr-sabers-krs-v2-flagship-diy-empty-hilt?variant=31995297267748) with some other bits to make up the hilt I want. They have a detailed ‘details’ section on that link that has all the compatible components for them.
This is where I leave my realm of expertise!
I would like to have an illuminated switch on both blades (colour decision pending), but otherwise I’m unsure as to what to pick for the rest. There are templates for sale to house everything inside the hilt, once I figure out what I need.
My questions to this community:
- How do I wire everything up?
- What batteries should I use?
- Are there any better lighting options for an in-hilt solution?
More to follow when I get back to the research!