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    Feb 2, 2012, 3:10 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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    Feb 2, 2012, 4:32 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #2

    Interesting idea!
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    Feb 2, 2012, 7:29 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.
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    Oct 5, 2015, 2:49 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #4

    I just had the same idea.. did anyone ever find one?
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    Oct 5, 2015, 3:06 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.
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    Oct 5, 2015, 3:23 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. Oct 7, 2015, 10:11 AM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pILaEBUE0to

    just download this to your phone and throw it a loop for a simple set up..
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    Oct 7, 2015, 11:36 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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    Oct 17, 2015, 8:33 AM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #9

    guys i made a video of chest lights + boba suit sounds MP4 . maybe someone need for a budget chest lights
    https://instagram.com/p/88EVTBMsij/?taken-by=mk_cln_lab
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    Oct 19, 2015, 2:37 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #10

    here is the perfect ipod that stay under your chest xD20151019_200510-jpg
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    Oct 19, 2015, 6:42 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #11

    @ Emme3 -

    Sorry, this page isn't available

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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:33 AM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #12

    Quote runFettBoyRun said: View Post
    @ Emme3 -

    Sorry, this page isn't available

    what???
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    Oct 20, 2015, 2:09 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #13

    Sorry - the link to you video in post #9 is broken.
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    Oct 20, 2015, 2:55 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #14

    Quote runFettBoyRun said: View Post
    Sorry - the link to you video in post #9 is broken.
    ohh it's the post with my ipod nano and the chest light video
    https://instagram.com/p/88EVTBMsij7l...-by=mk_cln_lab
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    Oct 20, 2015, 3:14 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #15

    Links isnt working, it may be because i dont have an instagram account though. But just from the pic alone it looks like a brilliant idea!
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    Oct 22, 2015, 6:47 PM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #16

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Links isnt working, it may be because i dont have an instagram account though. But just from the pic alone it looks like a brilliant idea!
    oh sorry again, i think link works for small time.. however i can say that is working great! i just extend the video for 10 hours so i can be sure the video continue all the trooping day. and i have to ask that is very confortable because ultraslim and without any other cells battery and no one holes on the flak vest )
    if someones need i can sent the video via email with the boba fett sound anche chest linghts in mp4
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    Oct 23, 2015, 1:08 AM - Re: Chest Panel idea. #17

    here are some photos of the sock in which i put the ipod20151020_010450-jpg20151020_011830-jpg20151020_011820-jpg20151020_010934-jpg20151020_012622-jpg

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