Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

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Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by AntFJ » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:37 pm

Hi all! HUGE thanks to Kite, Hoolyhoo, Wermy and YaYa for all their efforts, writeups, videos, and opensource sharing that let me build this (.stl files, code, stickers etc.) I hope I can give back to the community also - I spent hours on this build designing the 3d printed parts... they are all available here except for Hoolyhoo's screen bracket which you'll have to get from him. https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5424

Some challenges and issues I had to overcome that may help others....
- Grind away under the battery tray to make room for the audio jack. Cutting away the raised section is not enough.
- When routing the joystick wires they cannot go OVER the joystick or there won't be enough room. If your joystick is sticking you can remove those plastic disks.
- Don't forget to update the code to get the second joystick to work. When oriented this way you will need to invert X2 in the code
- When dealing with a clear color'd case the plastic has a tendency to turn white. A small amount of focused heat can turn the plastic back to clear. Be very careful you can melt, burn or catch fire the plastic.
- LOTS OF KAPTON TAPE.

- The stickers were printed on an inkjet printer with Papilio Injet Vinyl Sticker paper and then covered with their Over Laminate.
- The upper buttons were almost flush with the case so I added a very thin piece of plastic into the buttons that I cut out to make them stick out a little more

Pictures... (how do I orient them up??? they are the correct orientation in windows before upload)
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Printed Parts Breakdown
Screen bracket w/joystick - https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2553
2nd Joystick, cart w/fan, back buttons https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5424
Power switch support https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5321
Battery tray/stickers for extended samsung galaxy s2https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic ... 177#p48176
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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by em0 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:33 am

I just love the dummycart with the air vents! nicely done!

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by Adim01 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:56 am

Thinking also about making a two joystick setup, is it comfortable to play withe those two and does the lower bother while using the d-pad orother things?

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by WoWin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:58 am

How is the feeling of the back buttons? I assume they are just DMG start and select buttons with Kites back buttons PCB?

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by AntFJ » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:38 am

Adim01 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:56 am
Thinking also about making a two joystick setup, is it comfortable to play withe those two and does the lower bother while using the d-pad orother things?
I'll have to get back to you on that - i really haven't had a chance to play it yet. Already, it seems like it will be as comfortable as it can be if you've got giant hands it probably won't work.
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How is the feeling of the back buttons? I assume they are just DMG start and select buttons with Kites back buttons PCB?

For the back buttons I just cut up my extra start/ select buttons - they give a nice solid spring back to the up position. I think they work best with the fingers curled on the back. Ideally they would be a little higher but that isn't possible with kites board.

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by reipet » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:33 am

Very nice!

Do you mind sharing the 3D models for the printed parts you have used?
THX!

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by AntFJ » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:26 am

reipet wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:33 am
Very nice!

Do you mind sharing the 3D models for the printed parts you have used?
THX!
I just updated the first part with links to all the files - let me know if you have trouble with anything

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by AntFJ » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:33 pm

Changed out the joysticks! Thanks markolomew!!

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by mrdude42 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm

How did you cut out the holes for the back buttons? Did you use a guide?

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Re: Clear Blue Kite's Circuit Sword

Post by AntFJ » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:56 pm

mrdude42 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
How did you cut out the holes for the back buttons? Did you use a guide?

Yes - if you take a look at the files in my design sharing post you can see the template. I bought a drill bit kit from Amazon that included all the sizes i needed. Final size of the slot is 3mm

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