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Improving & Tips for 3A's Halo Reach: 1/6 Carter


A few points:
1. The LEDs used in the arms are most likely rated at 5V.
2. Bicep has ordinary (brighter) LED powered at [sign in to see URL] with 3 batteries, 3V with two.
3. All other LEDs are SMLEDs (Surface Mounted LED) powered at 6V from the sockets/electrical points as the 2 CR2032 are in serial. (Weaker brightness). However each electrical points are connected to two SMLEDs in serial as well, each SMLEDs are subjected to 3V.
4. Absolutely no fiber-optics was used, all the LEDs are connected by wires to the point of lighting.


Tips: Arm batteries.

1. Being physical impossible to fit three AG4 (Thickness:[sign in to see URL]), you can use AG1 ([sign in to see URL]) batteries instead.
2. For quick insertion of the batteries, you can wrap all the three batteries in a cellophane tape, bottom and top exposed, slot it in as a single unit. Few seconds to insert, instead of hours as reviewed by others.

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Improvement: Alternate switch.


There's a larger empty space behind the neck, above the battery/circuit compartment, under the rubber suit collar. The 4 white plug connectors, L to R, Left leg, Head, Chest, Right Leg (each supplied with 6V).

Location for the secondary switch:
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The PCB is just simple electrical connections/connectors, no resistor or other components.
Points to connect behind the PCB:
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A flat switch soldered onto the said 2 points:
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1. The switch was just place on top at the "said location" wires snaked down to the opening. The switch could be glued in place though.
2. The original switch remains in off position.
3. Switch on/off lights without opening the back, problem aligning the connector pins to the back cover, reduce/eliminate the need to open the back, new switch remains concealed.
4. Depressing the switch, just press the rubber behind the head/neck.

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Re: Improving & Tips for 3A's Halo Reach: 1/6 Carter


Cool tips BeastX! Thanks for sharing here!
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