Secure NeoPixel Jewel to Mount

The NeoPixel Jewel is secured to the jewel-mount.stl using M2.5 x 6mm long screws and hex nuts.

 

Install Hardware for NeoPixel Jewel

Place the NeoPixel Jewel into the center of the jewel-mount and line up the mounting holes. Insert 2x M2.5 x 6mm screws. Secure PCB using 2x M2.5 hex nuts.

Install Switch to GEMMA Mount

The slide switch JST adapter is press fitted into the built-in holder on the gemma-mount.

Installed Switch

Insert the body of the slide into the built-in holder at an angle.

Install 5V MiniBoost

The 5V MiniBoost is secured to the mounting tab on the side of the Gemma mount.

Secure 5V MiniBoost

Use a single M2.5 x 6mm long machine screw and hex nut to secure the 5V MiniBoost to the Gemma mount.

GEMMA Mount

The GEMMA M0 is press fitted into the center of the Gemma mount.

Install GEMMA

The GEMMA M0 is inserted at an angle with one side of the PCB fitting under the nub. Carefully flex the gemma-mount to fit the other side of the PCB.

Secured GEMMA

The GEMMA M0 should be secured to the mount with the wires and cables accessible.

Installing GEMMA and Fan

The fan and Gemma are secured to the tabs built-in to the top cage.

Install GEMMA Mount

Flip the top cage so the tabs are facing up. Place the Gemma mount over the bottom and line up the four mounting holes.

Install Hardware for GEMMA Mount

Insert 4x M3 x 30mm long screws through the four tabs. These screws are intentionally long in order to fit through the fan and various mounts.

Secured GEMMA Mount

Insert and fasten four M3 hex nuts onto the threads of the screws. Finger tighten the hex nuts to secure the Gemma mount to the top cage.

Install 5VDC Fan

Place the fan over the top cage and fit the holes through the screws. Press the fan down into the cage so it rests on the hex nuts.

Secure 5VDC Fan

Insert four more M3 hex nuts onto the threads of the screws to secure the fan to the top cage.

Install JST for NeoPixel Jewel

Insert the JST connector from the NeoPixel Jewel through the top of the cage and through the opening on the bottom. Reference the photo for correct placement.

Install NeoPixel Jewel Mount

Place the NeoPixel Jewel mount into the top cage with the tabs fitting through the screws.

Secure NeoPixel Jewel Mount

Install and insert four additional M3 hex nuts onto the threads on top of the NeoPixel Jewel mount.

Connect NeoPixel Jewel to GEMMA

Plug in the JST cable from the NeoPixel Jewel to the Gemma.

Connect Switch to GEMMA

Ensure the 2-pin JST cable from the slide switch is plugged into the Gemma M0.

Install Crossbar

Place the crossbar over the tips of the screws. Press down to fully set the standoffs into the threads of the screws.

Flame Test

Test out the placement of the crossbar and silk fabric. Connect the 2200mAh battery to the JST connector on the slide switch. Use the slide switch to power on the circuit.

Install Battery to Cage Bottom

Insert the 2200mAh battery through the cage bottom. Reference the photo for correct placement.

Installed Cage Bottom

Double check all of the wires are fitted inside the cage before snap fitting together.

Assembled Cage

Fully install the cage halves by firmly pressing them together. Test the circuit again to ensure everything is still working properly.

Install Battery through Collar

Fit the 2200mAh battery through the collar. Begin to install the collar by screwing in into the bottom of the cage.

Threaded parts are righty tighty, lefty, loosey.

Install Battery to Handle

Fit the 2200mAh battery through the handle. Begin to install the handle to the collar by screwing it in.

Install Pommel to Handle

The pommel is screwed into the bottom of the handle.

Final Build

And there you have it! Be sure to tighten all of the parts before handling. Use the slide switch to power the circuit on and off.

Fueling the flame

Getting the flame to move in a realistic way can be a bit tricky. We found the effect looks the best when it's in low lighting, while in motion or interacting with an additional air stream. 

Recharge Battery

Remove the battery from the handle and disconnect from slide switch. Use a lipoly USB recharging breakout to recharge the 3.7v 2200mAh battery.

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This guide was first published on Aug 25, 2020. It was last updated on Aug 25, 2020.
This page (Assembly) was last updated on Oct 31, 2020.