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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Electronics => Topic started by: Kuu on May 21, 2014, 11:00 AM

Title: Beacon
Post by: Kuu on May 21, 2014, 11:00 AM
This is for Dynas. Trying to leverage the tutorial I just posted on the Pulsing LED (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=76925.0)

What about something like this?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7O8l713nTtU/U3y_XKIjdWI/AAAAAAAAIkM/i3trm-aFbmk/w398-h833-no/DynasBeacon_v1.png)

Title: Re: Beacon
Post by: Dynas on May 21, 2014, 11:22 AM
I Have the tube and can get a cap. i was thinking if just having the light at the bottom of the tube poling out so you do not see the the plastic support beam with the wiring. What sort of parts are we talking? Power supply?
Title: Re: Beacon
Post by: Kuu on May 21, 2014, 11:40 AM
The parts list on the Pulsing LED are the electronic parts, plus a stripboard or perfboard (or we can probably do something not mounted to a stripboard if you like to live dangerously). All the parts are available at Fry's or Amazon. A 9v battery should be fine.

What color? Red? I have a metric ton of ultra bright green LEDs (2.2 volt, 20 mA)

If we build the clear acrylic part like a "combat lightsaber" blade, we can mount that thing anywhere (light at one end, reflective surface at the other, and some kind of material as a "diffuser" (like cellophane roll wrap). Optionally, there's some lens covers for guitar amps we can use (Zophar Ptay posted a link on this forum): http://www.turretboards.com/lamps_lenses.htm
Title: Re: Beacon
Post by: Dynas on May 21, 2014, 04:03 PM
Green is fine. just a blinky light like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg-F1IV1yy8

Green would match my armor. :D
Title: Re: Beacon
Post by: Kuu on May 21, 2014, 04:50 PM
Aha! Gotcha. Yeah, I'm sure Jaelie will want one also for her backpack. Keep watching this spot (though I might have to wait until after Phoenix Comic-Con since I'm at maximum effort getting 3 sets of beskar ready)

Now that I see what you've got in mind, maybe 2 AAA batteries would be better (smaller/cheaper to replace)
Title: Re: Beacon
Post by: Conner Adenn on May 28, 2014, 06:43 PM
You could get away with a single ultra bright LED poking through the bottom reflector and 2 x AA (or AAA) to power it