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AS many of you ,I'm watching " The mandalorian " series and I knew instantly that i need to do something about it , it's really cool , I love the star wars universe and the bounty hunter had been a enigmatic character since then.

The shiny armor of beskar could be a great finish for a pcb board , so i start to work on a easy design, the mandalorian helmet.

- This is the way -

Design

For the design i took many mandalorian helmets as template and get the drawings done on inkscape, add some textures as scraped metal to look more "weared".

The black color is the Front solder mask aperture , it means that metal will be exposed.

To achieve the beskar steel looking i choose the HASL pcb finish.

Mandalorian helmet designinkscape drawing

Electronics

The schematic capture was made using KiCAD , I use the same electronics to maintain things easy , the microcontroller is an small but powerfull pic10LF322.

This mcu has 4 GPIOS , 1 of them is just input.

•Operation Voltage 1.8V – 3.6V

•Up to 512 Words of Flash Program Memory

• 64 Bytes Data Memory
The electronics is powered by a  3v cr2032 battery 
Schematic
The mandalorian pin badge schematic / KiCAD Eschema

Printed circuit board 

Kicad have a huge comunity and plugins , one of them it's svg2shenzen by badgeek , an Inkscape extension for exporting drawings into a KiCad PCB.

svg2shenzen pluging
Inkscape extension for exporting drawings into a KiCad PCB.
PCB
Kicad Pcbnew / Mandalorian pin



Function

The LEDs are controlled by charlieplexing technique ,so 1 LED is running at time,this POV feature save power and works great with low pin count mcu.

Pressing the button will change the LEDs animation until go to sleep again.

Aesthetics

    • Be proud to wear this badge.
    • The PCB have HASL finish , it will be bright as the best beskar availabale in the galaxy.
    • White silkscreen on black soldermask
    • Light weight, so the pcb thickness is 1.0 mm
    • Small size, 30 x 35mm
    • The lighting will do a great effect on cloth.


Forge your helmet

  • Six  white LEDs / 0805 package size.
  • One microcontroller sot23-6 package , show your skills.
  • One push button 3x4mm
  • One cr2032 Battery holder
  • One Pin
  • One capacitor 0805 package size
  • Be ready for the diy soldering kit .

- THIS IS THE WAY -

The good looking of beskar

The mandalorian pin badge TOP & Bottom side


Programing

Schematic.pdf

Schematic / The mandalorian pin badge

Adobe Portable Document Format - 45.18 kB - 12/14/2020 at 08:02

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  • 1 × PIC10LF322-I/OT-ND Microcontroller / PIC PIC® 10F Microcontroller IC 8-Bit 16MHz 896B (512 x 14) FLASH SOT-23-6 / Microchip
  • 1 × 311-3423-1-ND Capacitor / 1µF ±10% 10V Ceramic Capacitor X5R 0805 (2012 Metric)/ Yageo
  • 1 × TS-1088R-02026 Push button / SPST 50mA @ 12VDC Vertical Round Button 260gf SMD,3x4x2.0mm Tactile Switches RoHS /XUNPU
  • 2 × 1830-1079-1-ND Green LED / Green 520nm LED Indication - Discrete 3.2V 0805 (2012 Metric) / Inolux
  • 4 × 1830-1080-1-ND White LED / White LED Indication - Discrete 3V 0805 (2012 Metric) / Inolux

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Janet Reed wrote 02/03/2021 at 02:26 point

This is absolutely fantastic! We love this show and my tech's asked me to dig into a fun project. They like tinkering and doing small challenges in the shop. Little friendly competition! haha! This is going to be our next one! Thanks!

Also! The "this is the way" is EPIC! Way to sneak it in there!

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Pops wrote 12/13/2020 at 15:52 point

Great implementation.  Do you plan to make the KiCAD or Gerbers available?

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