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    Electronic prop building, particularily lightsabers and blasters.

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  1. The airsoft Sterling is great for a blaster build. I love the mods you're making with the grip and other parts.
  2. Yeah I think I'll stick with the regulator for now. Thanks again for your help! I started working on my circuit yesterday and everything is going very well!
  3. Ahh! Hence why we hook it up to the 12 volt line as opposed to the 5 volt. Gotcha.
  4. You'll probably have to click a link since I'm posting on a mobile device but I've drawn a (crude) wiring diagram of my own outlining how I<br><br> believe the voltage reg should be hooked up to the SHA. Tony could you confirm this or notice any mistakes? Thanks!<br><br> <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff484/Machinimax05/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfqs8n0q4.jpg'>http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff484/Machinimax05/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfqs8n0q4.jpg</a>
  5. Gotcha and (hopefully) one last question and then I can stop being a pain lol. <br><br> Why use the 5 volt regulator on the SHA? I thought it used a 9v battery normally.
  6. Also a question of curiosity. Is there a reason there aren't any capacitors used with the voltage regulators in these circuits? I thought they were used in conjunction with the regulator to help maintain a steady output voltage.
  7. So what do you guys think about this? I'm going to use an iComm as my effects module. I was thinking of modding it so that it would be powered by the XP-5 instead of that little lithium battery. It should be simple enough. I'm thinking just swap the battery out with a 3.6V voltage regulator and then hook it up to the the 5v output of the battery. Any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns?
  8. Does anyone here know if the iComm can safely accept 5 volts? I'm following Ukswrath's tutorial for building an external power supply for your helmet electronics and I was thinking of modifying the iComm to run itself off the power source rather than the battery.
  9. If it helps anybody I picked up these:<br><br> Fuse holder: <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://www.amazon.com/Vktech-Inline-Screw-Holder-5X20mm/dp/B00J95SJRI?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00'>http://www.amazon.com/Vktech-Inline-Screw-Holder-5X20mm/dp/B00J95SJRI?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00</a><br><br> Fuse: <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-GMA-5A-Acting-Cartridge-Listed/dp/B000HOSZVA?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01'>http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-GMA-5A-Acting-Cartridge-Listed/dp/B000HOSZVA?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01</a>
  10. Thank you, Tony. I will be using this for my own armor build.<br><br> I wasn't a fan of having to use batteries for each system in the bucket but this will change everything! I just got the XP-5 yesterday and am now waiting on a few more small parts as well as my SHA system. I'll be sure to post pics of my SHA wiring to confirm everything will be properly in place and to provide reference pics for you guys.
  11. Mine just came a few days ago if anyone would like to take a look. I typically wear a size 12 or 13 shoe so I got the 12. Love 'em! They fit nicely and are very comfy. I look forward to trooping in them!
  12. So today I decided to do some helmet work since I now have all my upgrade goodies! I tore everything out and started by cleaning up the eyes. Much better now. Sorry I forgot the "before" pic. Next I toughened up the bucket using the Plasti Dip and cheesecloth technique. This was actually kinda fun and I'll be happy knowing I gave the helmet I little extra support. I now need to decide If I will put the lens back in the way Anovos had it or if I'm going to cut out smaller sections from the larger piece. More to come soon!
  13. How's this? Picked up from WalMart yesterday. Full black and the chest armor should cover the Russell logo up.
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