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 *NEW* Boba Fett Chest display project

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*NEW* Boba Fett Chest display project
« on: Jul 05, 2013, 02:01 PM »
OK, so I'm sure everybody's seen Scur's awesome "Boba Fett Chest display project"

Well, I figured I would try my hand at it because I want a chest display on the breastplate of my beskar'gam that would pay homage to the Fett-man, with my own twist of course! ;)
(Being that I have custom plates, the display will be in blue instead of red and is also angled as opposed to BF's "stacked" display. ???)

So I got to sourcing all the parts and re-drawing Scur's schematic with a few tweaks (hand drawn schematic on his page appeared to be missing a few traces/components):

I do have some knowledge of the components, but if someone with electronics experience can check my work here to make sure I didn't miss something it would be appreciated...

Details about some of the components on the schematic:
- D1 - D5 are 8mm Blue LED's ( I am looking for a source to get actual Rectangular LED's that are around 5mm tall and 8mm wide)
- ND1 & ND2 are 5 - .39" Blue 7-segment Common cathode LED numeric displays hard wired so that only specific segments come on like BF's display in sequence
     (ND1 is always on, ND2 are the missing segments that create the "HG20o" in the display
- The resistors for the number display will probably need to be adjusted for the blue LED's (these values are for red LED's) as well as adding a 1K resistor to the ground for the D1 - D5 LED's

Details about the installation:
- This will be a 2 piece design, similar to Scur's
- The display will be attached to the control box using Cat5 Stranded cable permanently attached at the display (to keep the depth down) leading to the beltpack/control box with a Cat5 keystone jack in it
- Belt pack will be a simple project box with a belt clip (more details as this project progresses)

I am starting this thread so that others can have a jump point if they want to build a more screen-accurate or custom animated display...
...The updates may be few as I am collecting components, experimenting, etc... (and actually have time to work on it :rolleyes:) but if the information is out there and clear enough to help then post your progress on this thread (or at least a link to your own) so we can share the knowledge with all your Vode in the community!

Until next time Vode!  ;D

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Re: *NEW* Boba Fett Chest display project
« Reply #1 on: Jul 05, 2013, 03:37 PM »
Something I'll have to keep an eye on.
will give the schematic a proper looking over tonight. ;)

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Re: *NEW* Boba Fett Chest display project
« Reply #2 on: Jul 05, 2013, 03:43 PM »
Something I'll have to keep an eye on.
will give the schematic a proper looking over tonight. ;)
Thanks Vod!  ;)
The original schematic can be edited in CircuitLab (click the image to take you to the shared CircuitLab.com page)

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