°THE PROFFIE HOLDER BY ALEYAN & KALEÏN°
This PCB is meant to replace all wires inside the main space of the chassis in order to provide a neat and simple way of installing a saber with the Proffieboard v1.5 by Fredrik Hubinette. (We have no endorsement or partnership with him whatsoever.)
In order to do so, we have designed this board as well as a series of 3D printable chassis to implement the solution effectively. For our holder to work, two sets of pins (2 different Intensity ratings)) are required and will be provided (loose) with no additional cost.
An SSD1306 OLED display can also be connected. It can also be obtained directly with us along with the core PCB (the SSD1306 OLED display unit can always be purchased separately). It can be wired to all 3 boards or pinned for embedding on the long PCBs (not on the mini).
°ON BOARD NEOPIXELS°
The space between the Proffieboard and the soldering pads was originally made to accomodate the OLED display. However, we added 4 3535 Neopixels (SK6812mini) connected to the LED4 and Data5 to provide two original tuning possibilities.
To make things right, we decided to have them installed directly by our manufacturer along with a 0805 470Ohm resistor for the data line and 4 10nF 0402 smd Capacitors (1 for each pixel).
It can be used as a color light effect under the oled (with or without a 3D printed diffuser). But it can also serve as an on board crystal chamber. A 3D printed translucent crystal put on top of that neopixel line allows for an easy solution and amazing effects like unstable crystal or enery flow through it... that's up to you and the styles !!!
PH v1.3 and PHNp v1.3 dimensions : 90.60 mm x 20.40 mm x 1.00 mm
PHm v1.3 dimensions : 51.17 mm x 20.40 mm x 1.00 mm
Material : FR-4 TG140c
Finished Copper : 70um Cu
Surface Finish : ENIG -Electroless Nickle/Immersion Gold - RoHS
°HOW IT CAME TO BE°
The original idea behind this PCB was just to save some wires and give better and friendlier soldering pads to the Proffieboard.
With an elongated design, it gives a better situation to the wires because they aren't soldered all around the board as they are when you use only the Proffieboard.
That being said, it was also a fun way of transforming the wires into part of the chassis itself.
When we scratched the surface of that idea, we immediately wished to add the OLED display on it because, for one, it was possible and it is a cool feature to add to a lightsaber (and not that expensive or power consuming by the way).
There was no dilemma with the display since the 18650 battery provided the exact space needed for both the Proffieboard and OLED.
After the first prototype, I wanted to add a little extra blinkies on the pcb... But small LEDs were a pain to add to the desing and I went for Neopixel as an easy solution since it was natively handled by the board... Then came the applications idea...
The first one is just having a colorfull animated lighting tuning under the oled (Fast & Furious style, you know)...
But, then, I thought : "well, having a few pixels under an open partial crystal would allow to simulate the passage of energy or an unstable crystal and all that with a very easy way of doing it with no wire whatsoever..." and I definitely went for it.
Finally, it also allowed, during development, to test a theory I had on putting a low Intensity kill switch on the positive feed of the Proffieboard. It works with a 1.5A kill switch and the pads are provided to install one on the pommel side. If a classic 20A Kill Key on the recharge port is preferred, it is just a matter of bridging the 2 + pads...
So, this is meant for people who want to solder easy and/or have an oled display and/or an energized crystal chamber all with a neat solution.
But it is in no way a necessary piece of any saber install whatsoever... well, not yet that is.