Go Back > Thundercats Forums

View Single Post
Old 09-12-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
Thunder Kitty
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Upset just as much as I am that the back of the Sword of Omens doesn't light up like the front. Problem solved. Just follow the Steps listed below and you can have it light up just like in my video below.

Things you will need:
-Phillips head screwdriver
-dremel/power drill
-Soldering iron
-Solder (Lead free)
-Bright Red LED (one of the medium sized ones 5mm I think)

1. Disassemble

Take all the screws out and part the two shells/halves of the sword apart like pictured below.

Make sure to put all the screws in a safe place as well as the battery cover and batteries.

2. Innards

This next pic will be your best friend and save you a headache. This shows where everything goes and how it should look when you reassemble.

3. Switch and catch

Next put your thumb on this switch and push it up to swing the catch out so the blade can be removed and put out of harms way.

4. Trigger

Remove the trigger assembly. Set aside.

5. Led installation

You will be working in the area primarily. The back of the led and the board it is mounted on.

Your LED will need a good length of wire on it to give it some wiggle room. So that it wont be stretched to the point of breaking.

Next make sure you have your wires connected properly and the positive is to positive and minus is to minus before soldering. Once you do solder your new Red LED onto the respective posts like so.

6. Drilling and mounting


Grab the other halve of the sword that doesn't have the electronics.

Take a dremel or power drill and using a drill bit 1/8 th size and drill a hole in the center most area of this piece. Be careful not the drill out and right through the eye. Also use the drill to widen the hole a bit as well to fit the new led.

This next part call for being somewhat fast with your hands. Super glue around the hole you just drilled. And set the led inside the newly made hole.

7. Reassemble

Once the glue has dried put everything back together(use innards pic above if stuck on where things go back to) and if done right everything should work as it normally does. Expect both sides now light up.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	gloweye2.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	14.7 KB
ID:	694Click image for larger version

Name:	diassembled.JPG
Views:	153
Size:	169.6 KB
ID:	695Click image for larger version

Name:	innards.JPG
Views:	152
Size:	130.2 KB
ID:	696Click image for larger version

Name:	switchcatch.JPG
Views:	148
Size:	67.3 KB
ID:	697Click image for larger version

Name:	switchflip.JPG
Views:	150
Size:	53.0 KB
ID:	698

Click image for larger version

Name:	removeblade.JPG
Views:	151
Size:	77.1 KB
ID:	699Click image for larger version

Name:	trigger.JPG
Views:	149
Size:	67.7 KB
ID:	700Click image for larger version

Name:	LEDboard.JPG
Views:	146
Size:	73.0 KB
ID:	701Click image for larger version

Views:	146
Size:	102.1 KB
ID:	702Click image for larger version

Name:	solderprong.JPG
Views:	144
Size:	85.0 KB
ID:	703

Click image for larger version

Name:	LEDmount.JPG
Views:	144
Size:	116.8 KB
ID:	704Click image for larger version

Name:	drillspot.JPG
Views:	143
Size:	72.5 KB
ID:	705Click image for larger version

Name:	drillhole.JPG
Views:	143
Size:	78.6 KB
ID:	706Click image for larger version

Name:	glue.JPG
Views:	143
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	707Click image for larger version

Name:	length.JPG
Views:	144
Size:	74.1 KB
ID:	708

Click image for larger version

Name:	gloweye.JPG
Views:	145
Size:	40.6 KB
ID:	709

Last edited by Lionar; 09-13-2011 at 12:22 AM..
Lionar is offline   Reply With Quote

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS