In Progress: Silvana

This saber, tentatively “Silvana,” is almost ready to go, just waiting on some final pieces that I’ve changed as the project has take shape. ┬áThe specs are:
DIYino Prime 2.0 prototype with FX-SaberOS
Orbtronic 3500mah 18650 battery
TCSS MHS based hilt, painted and enameled
Custom 12mm pixel switch
Mad Science Workshoppe chassis:
– DIYino + Battery
– Speaker Holder
– Chassis Retainer/disconnect
– Choke Adapter
– MHS pixel blade adapter w/10-pin aviation plug
(some chassis pieces aren’t pictured)
– hand machined brass switch plate

This build was initially supposed to be a quick build, but ended up taking on a life of it’s own. It features a lot of experimentation in building, and reflects a the development we’ve been doing in FX-SaberOS (formerly LSOS/LightsaberOS). This is my first MHS build, and I can’t say I’m disappointed in the quality and ease of use in the pieces from TCSS, their reputation is well deserved. My future builds will most likely be hybrids that leverage the fantastic components while augmenting with custom pieces machined from raw tubing. Silvana also features the first time I’ve tried painting a saber. I really like the look of it, and the look would have been very difficult to achieve otherwise, but this also renders this hilt a bit of a “shelf dandy” if I want to keep it looking clean.

The chassis pieces expand upon the MSWS adapters, and with permission from Tim of TCSS I’ve introduced the MHS pixel/string blade adapter. The piece mirrors the dimensions of the MHS LED housing which makes building a MHS pixel or string blade hilt that much easier. The DIYino chassis is also going to be a shop addition, and it will also support any 22mm board including the NEC boards.

I’m looking forward to wrapping this one up and sharing! I will also be using this saber to introduce FX-SaberOS with a reveal video and walkthrough of all of the features we’ve been working on!

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