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TRON (un)limited edition WIP


By ecurtz

8 years ago



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#101 8 years ago

No doubt very exciting... wish someone would open up that code to make it sync

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#143 8 years ago

I'm down for a set as well. I have the ELs to put on mine but I might wait or just go ahead and remove them when this mod is completed.

Looks great!

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#207 8 years ago

Me too I can't wait... I'm dragging out my restore on Tron hoping these will be ready but it looks like I am going with the EL wire. Since I should be done in week or 2

#209 8 years ago

Sorry that did sound like I wanted EL over Fiber... I already have the EL here but I found out about this afterwards. I will use the EL for now until Eli is done then remove them and install the fiber kit.

Working on wiring up lightcycles and other mods to my PIG now

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#353 8 years ago

I hope all us 3D people are still in line waaaay before these new blood 2Ds get them

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#907 7 years ago

I need to get the bar. I just used a tiny screw into the tall plastic stand offs included... not as secure as I'd like. I'll be going the bar route soon. I just spent the last 2 evenings removing me EL wire and moving over to the fiber.

Using the stand off method you really need more fiber Eli. If the engines are facing the PF using the bar you are probably good but if you have to find a spot and use the stand offs I was kind of short on fiber. Also if you mount them facing to the side using the stand offs you will need to make a blinder on the bottom of the engine to stop the light from bleeding up through the inserts.
The bar method you would probably need the heat shrink tube.

They look unreal... now to update the code this evening

#914 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Wow nice job. It never occurred to me to install them that way and with the heat shrink tubing to eliminate the light Escape on the inserts. Excellent idea.

The instructions mention installing it this way with the stand offs that are included.

Thanks for the pictures it will other to get an idea of how to use the stand offs for mounting.
I have to get the black poster board too

#915 7 years ago

How close to the emitter should I put the fiber cable? Right on it or level with black divider?

#921 7 years ago
Quoted from ecurtz:

The closer the better, it should be touching the LED, that also means it runs through those black spacers for best alignment.
Also it might not require a light shield if you use a separate piece of heat shrink on the "interior" part of the LED engine, it should fit through the hole in the circuit board easily and reach all the way down to the top of the black delrin spacers leaving only a bit of light exposed.

Good idea Eli I'll try that today

thanks again

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#1701 6 years ago

I'm still on beta code from the first batch. I know mine has bugs in it as I get left over modes still playing when I'm already out of that mode. I just don't know how to update the version I have.

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