• Upgraded Boba Fett Chest Displays

    Dec 2020 brought new episodes of the Mandalorian which blessed fans with the reappearance of Boba Fett and his faithful armor.  The chest display refresh gets me excited.  Instead of a blocky bargraph lightshow, we get a fully animated larson scanner!  Remember larson scanners? Classic sci-fi light animation that sweeps back and forth, night rider, bsg cylons, etc. My previous boba fett chest display circuit is not wired for a fully animated bargraph.  The ESB and ROTJ style animations both used 5 animated blocks above the character displays.  So I designed the bargraph to be run on 6 wires.  Five control wires from the chip and one common for ground.…

  • Guide: Boba Fett Chest Display

    If you are making a Boba Fett costume, the display on the chest piece can be especially troubling.  Outside of a one or two available on thedentedhelmet.com, there isn’t a lot available.  Leaving a builder to come up with alternate displays.  Such as using a decal or placing a light behind a printed graphic on transparency sheet.  Cheap and it looks ok, but is not animated.  An animated display is much more appealing. In this guide, we will go over how to create an animated display for the boba fett’s chest armor.  You will need at least beginner soldering skills to complete the circuit.  All the parts add up to less…