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The MAKASHI RENEGADE an original LED lightsaber design that includes custom lights and sound. Read more

Seattle, WA Art
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The MAKASHI RENEGADE an original LED lightsaber design that includes custom lights and sound.

Seattle, WA Art
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Photos and video above shows the working 3D printed prototype proof of concept.
Photos and video above shows the working 3D printed prototype proof of concept.

The production version of the saber will be made on a CNC machine  from 6061-T6 aluminium and the package will include one complete Makashi Renegade with black anodized grip and permanent mirror finish. It will have a media blast accent on the step downs behind the chamber/overlay and the ring in the middle will be polished brass. The covertec knob will be polished brass as well as the buttonhead accents in the pommel. The emitter will hold a 1 inch or 7/8 inch custom polycarbonate blade. 

Depending on the package selected the saber will be using the Plecter Labs Crystal Focus 6.50 or Petit Crouton 2.0 for controlling the LEDs and sound. Main LED and custom 7 color SMD LED bar-graph are controllable with a feature called R.I.C.E. that gives you the ability to set the configuration of the lights in real time through a program on the computer. For sound clarity and depth of field a 3watt 4ohm speaker will be used... For size comparison look to the static MR Anakin from AToC. This saber will be comparable to that in size and finish.  Available in 5 LED color options ... 

Option A - Tri Cree GGW  green with white flash.

Option B - Tri Cree BBW  blue with white flash.

Option C - Tri Cree RRW  red with white flash.

Option D -Tri Cree RBW  purple with white flash.

Option E - Tri Cree RGB multi color setup includes Plecter Labs Color Xtender (CeX)

Also included in the package will be a custom emitter plug, custom saber stand and custom name plaque.

Above are 3D renders of the production design. Below are photos showing a 3D print of the production model.
Above are 3D renders of the production design. Below are photos showing a 3D print of the production model.
Photos and specs below show the Crystal Focus Saber Core™ V6.50 Color Xtender and Petit Crouton™ V2.0 courtesy of plecterlabs.com and thecustomsabershop.com
Photos and specs below show the Crystal Focus Saber Core™ V6.50 Color Xtender and Petit Crouton™ V2.0 courtesy of plecterlabs.com and thecustomsabershop.com

Features & Maximum Ratings

Power supply: 5.5 to 11 V / 2.5A (with the High-power LED). 2 li-ion cells (18650 or 14500) batteries recommended.

Idle current consumption : 3 mA (deep sleep mode)

2A high-power LED driver

Speaker: 4 to 8 ohm.

Audio output Power : 2W

Accent LEDs: for CF= 7 for PC= 2

32 stages sequence with stop and loop instructions (using either 0 or 65535 for the delay)

Accent LEDs pad current source: 18 mA max per pad

Handles momentary or latching switch for on/off control

High end motion sensing technology

Has 8 clash, 8 swings, lockup, force sounds.

Mini SD card storage for sounds and LED configurations

Blaster Blocking & Lockup Fx

Blade Flickering Fx

Blade Shimmering on Clash

Anti Power Off technology (A-POP™)

Foc™ Flash on Clash™

WAV file support

CF= 6 sound fonts

PC= 1 sound font

Mute on the go

Photos below show the rewards that are available throughout the different pledge levels. More to come... 

Risks and challenges

I've spent the last two years doing the research and development for this project and I have access to a great group of suppliers and vendors within the saber community who are lined up to produce the different parts. I am confident that by working closely with everyone involved we will be able to overcome any unexpected circumstance that might arise during the production process.

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    9 backers Limited (9991 left of 10000)

    1 key-chain and 1 sticker commemorating the saber run..

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    4 backers Limited (4996 left of 5000)

    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker of the MAKASHI RENEGADE...

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    Pledge $40 or more
    About $40 USD

    2 backers

    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker and a T-shirt of the MAKASHI RENEGADE...

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    Pledge $80 or more
    About $80 USD

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    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker and a T-shirt of the MAKASHI RENEGADE... Plus a .45 scale mini replica of the saber..

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    Pledge $120 or more
    About $120 USD

    2 backers

    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker and a T-shirt of the MAKASHI RENEGADE... Plus a .45 scale mini replica of the saber package.. includes mini stand plaque and emitter plug ...

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    0 backers

    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker and a T-shirt of the MAKASHI RENEGADE... Plus a .45 scale mini replica of the saber package.. includes mini stand and plaque... Plus the Plecter Labs PC2.0 soundboard..

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    Pledge $600 or more
    About $600 USD

    0 backers

    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker and a T-shirt of the MAKASHI RENEGADE... Plus a .45 scale mini replica of the saber package.. includes mini stand and plaque. Plus the full scale MAKASHI RENEGADE package in kit form including one Plecter Labs PC 2.0 ready for assembly... Meaning everything you need to put the saber together yourself and get it running with the lights and sound... LED, batteries, speaker, wire, switches, chassis, etc.

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    About $1,200 USD

    2 backers

    2 key-chains and 2 stickers commemorating the saber run.. And an illustrated bumper sticker and a T-shirt of the MAKASHI RENEGADE... Plus a .45 scale mini replica of the saber package.. includes mini stand and plaque... Plus the full scale MAKASHI RENEGADE package including one Plecter Labs CF 6.10 completely assembled and working...

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Funding period

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