1. Member Since
    Aug 2011
    Feb 2, 2012, 2:10 PM - Chest Panel idea. #1

    Having seen various methods of lighting up a boba fett chest panel (from transparencies and bicycle lights to custom circuit boards) I was struck by the the cost to effectiveness factor.

    Sure the bicycle light/ transparancy method is cheap but not very realistic.
    The custom circuit board/ Led setup looks great but is (by necessity) expensive.

    So I was pondering if there might be a better (and much more accessible) way. Then it struck me. Many of us own smart phones or similar devices with a LED screen. What if there were an Android/ iOS app which had the Boba chest lighting as its display. The smart device could be placed in a pocket behind the chest armor and hey presto instant chest display.

    The app would ideally have an ability to scale the output to allow for different screen/ armour sizes plus have the ability to choose your lighting sequence.

    Now I don't have the ability required to program such an app, but I'm sure somebody here does. I for one would be willing to pay $5 for such an app and if enough people wanted it, it might be commercially viable.

    What do you all think?
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  3. clonecollector's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Feb 2, 2012, 3:32 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #2

    Interesting idea!
  4. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Feb 2, 2012, 6:29 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #3

    Interesting as far as having the App for fun but, Id rather have a chest light display be a permenant attached piece...also its not that expensive for what you get and considering this is NOT a cheap hobby to do right.
  5. Member Since
    May 2015
    5 Days Ago - Oct 5, 2015, 1:49 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #4

    I just had the same idea.. did anyone ever find one?
  6. toolguy301's Avatar
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    May 2009
    5 Days Ago - Oct 5, 2015, 2:06 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #5

    This sounds interesting but I think a phone would be too heavy & bulky under the chest piece. It would also be hard to get the phone to sit up against the back of the armor & the display would be too far away & won't look right.

    For what it costs for the circuit board kits it is not all that expensive when you look at what you are going to spend on the entire costume.
  7. thebeans's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2012
    5 Days Ago - Oct 5, 2015, 2:23 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #6

    This is a good idea and has a lot of potential ,i think it could work well enough with the right approach
  8. 3 Days Ago - Oct 7, 2015, 9:11 AM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #7

    just download this to your phone and throw it a loop for a simple set up..
  9. bzb's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    3 Days Ago - Oct 7, 2015, 10:36 AM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #8

    Some folks do this with R2 units now for the logic boards. But there's a whole lotta room in a R2 dome to make a phone mount

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