Archive for October, 2010

X-wing lighting boards

Posted by Lightbenders On October - 15 - 2010

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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Power Connector




(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 - 2010

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

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