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    Asok/Animefan RF Light Kits Now Available

    These light kits are designed to fit the Asok and Animefan RF toppers. They run on a 3v coin cell battery (either the 2025 or the 2032). They are self contained and do not need a hollow stalk. There are 2 red LEDs that alternatively flash on the back of the board behind the tilt switch.
    In the second pic, the area where the pen is shows where the Rf topper will need a bit of sanding to get the kit to fit properly, this is due to the type of tilt switch used and the excess resin in the toppers, as well as a little sanding around the inside of the red LED holes.
    The vids below show the two versions I will be building; one with a white LED and one with a green LED. While not movie accurate, I like the green one and it is also the one I will have in my own FP lid. The clear piece in the vids sits inside the topper with nothing added to help hold it in, but a small magnet glued to the topper and a small piece of metal like a washer glued to the clear Perspex piece should be enough to hold it in place.





    UPDATE FOR ANIMEFAN HELMET BUYERS
    Animefan has made some changes to his topper and stalk. His kit now includes a stalk that has a hollow tube for wires as well as a threaded mounting post. With these new parts on the stalk, the light kit will not fit inside the topper due to new stalk.
    The light kit still fits his RF topper, but due to the changes to the stalk, some extra work will be needed for it to fit. The tube and threaded post will need to be removed for the kit to fit, along with the sanding referred to in the pics below.
    If any animefan buyers have any questions feel free to send me a PM and I will try to help as much as I can.
    ​Check out post #226 for pics and a video of the kit (with a few modifications) installed in the new Animefan RF topper.
    If there is interest in this new modified kit, I can make this a permanent item and ad it to the sellbuddy ad.

    THESE CHANGES DO NOT EFFECT KITS INCLUDED WITH THE ASOK HELMET KITS.



    Green kits are also available, but they will not be sold through sellbuddy. If one of those is desired, please send me a PM and I will let you know the timeframe of availability, and the price is the same as the white kit.
    Once the kit is shipped I will send you a PM with the tracking info, and I will be using the US Postal Service for shipping.

    Thanks,
    JC






    UPDATE
    I just found out from WebChief on the bounty hunter's guild (he is the detachment leader) that the new Boba Fett ESB CRL lists the perspex light as white, and the ROTJ is white as well for level 2/3 approval. This information as of right now is correct, but I will keep an eye on the CRLs for any changes.
    I will offer these with a green Perspex LED, but only by request.
    I also made a slight change in the board, the ones that I will be offering from now on are a little smaller and the Perspex led is more in the center of the Perspex piece.


    The tilt switch on the kit is very sensitive, so when installing the kit make sure that the topper has been sanded out like in the picture below on the right, otherwise the tilt switch leads could be bent, which would cause it to not work correctly.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails asok-rf-jpg   asok-rf-topper-jpg  
    Last edited by Jc27; 2 Weeks Ago at 10:51 PM.

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    Pm sent

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    Any chance this can be made to fit in the TF topper?

    I'm guessing not... but I thought I'd ask.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    I have one in the works that will fit the TF rangefinder that also uses the grain of wheat bulbs. That one will need a hollow stalk though. I will keep everyone posted on the progress.

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    I have one in the works that will fit the TF rangefinder that also uses the grain of wheat bulbs. That one will need a hollow stalk though. I will keep everyone posted on the progress.
    Color me interested on that one! I have a TF topper and am using a microswitch so I'd prefer a kit that took advantage of a hollow stalk anyways. I was beginning to doubt the right GoW bulbs would ever be found!

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    I have a vid of the TF prototype. I can post it later tonight.

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    Sure! I didnt't mean to derail your sale thread but I'd love to see it!

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    As would I...


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    Since the green ones seem to be the more popular of the two, I will make a few more. I will start a new list once I get the first 5 in the mail.

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    Nice to see you offering these Jc. I might pick one up in the future

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    Thanks man, it took a lot of time designing it.

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    Great work with the working RF lights! Can't wait to see the new TF style RF lights!

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    Deleted, new TF kit shown in other sales thread.
    Last edited by Jc27; Oct 5, 2013 at 8:07 PM.

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    Looks good! Might need to slow the flashing down on those red LEDs...

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    With the chip I'm using it can't be slowed down. I may be able to make a double sided board that uses caps and transistors, but that's going to take time to try to figure out.

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    As far as I'm concerned, I think ANY solution for the TF topper is a good one. But I know there are folks who will see the rate of flashing and pull the accuracy card on ya.

    Great work - looking forward to the final product.

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    has any one tried fiber optic strands?

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    That may be the only option due to the current draw of the GOW bulbs. There may be lower voltage GOW bulb that will fit the clear piece, I will need to do some research.

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    Looks like a great start! Any chance of one that can take advantage of a Honeywell microswitch rather than a tilt switch?

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    I don't know much about that switch. Is it the one that was mounted to the ear on the original helmet for the movie? I am sure I could come up with something, but the problem would be how would I integrate it into the circuit since it would need wires run up through the stalk. That may be something I could work out on my own lid at a later date.

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    I am going to try to get my Paypal info sent out to everyone that is on the list by Thursday at the latest. I want to get the shipping sorted out before I have everyone sending their payments. All the boards for the lists are made, now I am figuring out the safest way to ship them. I will keep everyone posted.

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    Re: Asok RF Light Kits

    This is fantastic. I might have to snag one in the future. Great work BTW!

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    Thanks. This will probably be an ongoing run so don't worry about the lists getting full.

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    Yes, this would be the movie accurate switch. Unfortunately I'm not sure of the technical implications involved with using such a switch. Maybe someone could comment on that?

    Jc27 said: View Post
    I don't know much about that switch. Is it the one that was mounted to the ear on the original helmet for the movie? I am sure I could come up with something, but the problem would be how would I integrate it into the circuit since it would need wires run up through the stalk. That may be something I could work out on my own lid at a later date.

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    Yes, this would be the movie accurate switch. Unfortunately I'm not sure of the technical implications involved with using such a switch. Maybe someone could comment on that?
    Here is an explanation image I did regarding the Pre-Pro #3 helmet interior, but it stands for all helmets:

    pp3-helmet-wiring-jpg

    Note: disregard the wire color code names as the colors are not essential in this case.

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