Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Droid Controller Modification

  • Am Vor 4 Monate

    RuthsarianRuthsarian

    Dauer: 8:04

    The droid controller has a spot on it where a red LED lights up every time a button is pressed. It has space for a second LED next to it, but it's not used for anything. I decided this should be changed and decided to add a green LED power indicator so I know when the controller is on (and to turn it off). To make it more visually interesting, I wanted to wire it in such a way that the green LED would turn off while a button is being pressed and the red LED turns on.
    I started filming my work on this, including developing the circuit schematic, choosing the right LED, the right transistor, the right resistors, and so on. The end result was an LED that would light up and draw under 1mA of current, bright enough to see, but not enough power that it'll drain the batteries by being on all the time.
    I shared the initial design to the #makerspace channel on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge discord server. There it was pointed out to me that the microcontroller used in the droid controller could probably sink the 1mA of current for the green LED and the addition of a PNP transistor was overkill. Removing the transistor also greatly simplified the wiring.
    Seeing as how everything I had filmed up to that moment was pointless, I stopped filming and focused on making the mod. This video is a review of that mod.
    Galaxy's Edge Discord Server: swgediscord.com

Rasati
Rasati

Yes light saber led upgrade plz......

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BlackWatch Squshyturtle 115
BlackWatch Squshyturtle 115

Has anyone taken the BB-8 apart? I mean, take the black internal part, apart. So we could see the circuit board and such? I'm brain storming a few ideas, but, I wanna see what it looks like inside. Also, what's the plastic made of? I've seen a few videos of the bb-8 getting easily scratched, why isn't it ABS plastic? That stuff is strong.

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Ruthsarian
Ruthsarian

This video of me replacing one of the h-bridge chips inside the droid includes a look at the guts of a BB droid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0z1to8ak70 I'm not sure what kind of plastic it is, but it is easy to scuff.

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Logan
Logan

Do you think it is possible that with so many of these droids floating around out in the wild now, that someone will figure out how to use a 3rd party controller with them? I would really like having analog sticks instead of just up, down, left, right controls. It makes the BB-style droids really hard to move around smoothly!

Vor 2 Monate
John C Leonard IV
John C Leonard IV

Savis lightsaber LED Upgrade please! 🙏

Vor 4 Monate
Ruthsarian
Ruthsarian

What kind of upgrade do you have in mind? The Burbank Makerspace has done an upgrade that replaces the blade internals with a strip of neopixels and a microcontroller. see: https://youtu.be/0tyXPJwSe80 is that what you mean? or something else?

Vor 4 Monate

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