*NOW AVAILABLE* Egyptian Sliders Timer

Posted by Lightbenders On November - 7 - 201235 COMMENTS

Now available for purchase.  $300 + $6 shipping in the U.S.   Contact us for an international shipping quote.





This article on Jason Eaton and his process of building the Blade Runner blimp is fantastic!
http://www.tested.com/news/449274-maker-profile-jason-eatons-blade-runner-blimp-replica/

Blimp Work

Posted by Lightbenders On March - 29 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Lightbenders worked FURIOUSLY to complete a lighting kit for the Blade Runner blimp Jason Eaton is preparing for the 2012 Wonderfest. He’s posted some great photos of his initial install.

Here’s a little teaser video, although the spotlights aren’t running in this shot. UPDATE: New video from Jason with all the lights running.

Scarab Plates

Posted by Lightbenders On February - 18 - 20122 COMMENTS

Curious Goods has been kind enough to work on creating a metal scarab plate for the remote.  Here’s the vector art in progress:

Visit http://curiousgood.etsy.com for purchase info.

Egyptian Sliders’ Timer Test Video

Posted by Lightbenders On February - 13 - 20123 COMMENTS

Video of the Egyptian timer sequence:

Sneek peek at some new boards

Posted by Lightbenders On July - 13 - 2011ADD COMMENTS


Although we have a couple of standard boards, Lightbenders specializes in custom solutions to fulfill your model-lighting dreams.  (You do dream about lighting your models, don’t you?)  Lightbenders can create boards as big as (or as small as) the job requires.  The board on the left has a tiny screwdriver adjustment on the board to allow the user to change the flashing rate of two LEDs.  The board on the right certainly seems to be able to fit in a 9mm shell casing … I wonder what it does.

X-wing lighting boards

Posted by Lightbenders On October - 15 - 20102 COMMENTS

These are lighting kits for X-wing models (but they’d work with any space ship, really).  Master model maker Jason Eaton consulted with us on the creation of this board.  Features include:

  • On / off switch
  • 8 – 5mm LEDs in a random flickering pattern (red / orange on a movie board, white on a McQuarrie-style board)
  • 2 – 5mm warm white LEDs that are steady on
  • 4 – 1mm LEDs (red, blue, green, yellow) with random blinking effect
  • All LEDs are high-intensity
  • All LEDs Connected via cable and pin connector
  • PCB supports two possible power sources – 9v battery or 9v plug pack (aka wall wart)
  • Small size:  2″ x 1.5″ x 3″
  • Professionally manufactured circuit board using fiberglass FR4 stock, soldermask over bare copper (top & bottom), plated thru holes, solder-able finish, and silkscreen
  • All parts used are first grade, new, manufacturers product meeting the full manufacturers specification.

Of course, we can always customize the LEDs performance to do whatever you’d like!  Just contact us.

$85. U.S. shipping included. International buyers, please contact us for an adjusted price including shipping. Ships in 1-2 weeks. Customizable programing available at an additional charge.

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(Note:  In the videos the LEDs have been placed inside PVC to simulate the engine cans.)

Movie X-wing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAmB6UQHw60

McQuarrie X-wing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghk50pzOF0g

X-wing board videos

Posted by Lightbenders On October - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

These are lighting kits for X-wing models (but they’d work with any space ship, really). We stuck the lights into PVC so that we could show what the engine lights would look like.  It’s hard to believe, but they are even brighter in person.  One of the other things we did is adjust the algorithm for the console lights.  Instead of going completely out, they dim.  We felt that this better simulates the interior of a cockpit.  Of course, we can always customize them to do whatever you’d like!

Movie X-wing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAmB6UQHw60

McQuarrie X-wing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghk50pzOF0g

Pulse rifle board

Posted by Lightbenders On October - 4 - 20103 COMMENTS

Lightbenders is proud to present our pulse rifle counter board.  Designed with the assistance of pulse rifle expert Matsuo, this professionally-designed and  manufactured board is the ultimate in pulse rifle upgrades.

Features include:

  • Small form factor:  1.9″ x 1.15″
  • Pre-drilled holes match the mounting plates of most pulse rifles
  • Simulated “short magazine” loading (counts down from 99 to 95 on load)
  • Magazine counter reset capability
  • 5-second push-and-hold counter reset (for those not using a magazine reset)
  • 10 rounds per second countdown on trigger hold (simulating 600 rps Thompson machine gun)
  • Off-board on / off switch for maximum flexibility of placement
  • Professionally manufactured circuit board using fiberglass FR4 stock, soldermask over bare copper (top & bottom), plated thru holes, solder-able finish, and silkscreen
  • All parts used are first grade, new, manufacturers product meeting the full manufacturers specification.

$80. U.S. shipping included. International buyers, please contact us for an adjusted price including shipping. Ships in 2-3 weeks. Customizable programing available (different countdown number start, different rps, etc.) at an additional charge.





In the workshop: Sliders’ timer

Posted by Lightbenders On September - 29 - 201010 COMMENTS

We’re currently drawing up specs for electronics for the timer from Sliders.  Thermalized Plastics, maker of the definitive Sliders’ timer kit is consulting on the project.

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