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Post  LonerStoner on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:32 am

loving this look SQUEE...

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Post  h20samurai55 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

Squee your pics are amazing and green is my favorite color and squadt combo u did! No way is it annoying keep posting is my vote!
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Post  TheMalkiWay on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:40 am

Ballou34 wrote:
TheMalkiWay wrote:
This is so awesome! I just picked him up last night at rotofugi, and for the life of me I cannot get these lenses out. I even took the helmet apart and tried to push em out from the inside with no luck, they're not budging at all. What did you use to get em out? Thanks again for any help!

It seems that those lenses are glued on. That's why they are not easy to remove. To remove the lenses on mine, I pushed them out from the inside using a micro screwdriver and a small hammer. I ruined the lenses but got some orange ones from Rotofugi.
I hope this will help you.

Thank you so much! I'm definitely gonna try that! Can't wait to get some new eyes in
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Post  mechanizer on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:46 am

Yea real nice with the green led/bug lenses.
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Post  h20samurai55 on Mon May 06, 2013 8:03 am

Thanks Gatiio and Greg M really appreciate the feedback! Very Happy
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Post  h20samurai55 on Thu May 09, 2013 7:36 am

Bookmarking this page cause its 2 tight!
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Post  squirmy on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:19 pm

Anyone have any suggestions about how best to gently remove the existing LEDs from inside the Germ helmet?

I was hoping to salvage the LEDs in the event I want to swap them into a future release... not sure I have the right tools for the job or otherwise if these suckers are impossible to get out without destroying them in the process...

Any ideas, let me know... thanks!
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Post  patrick40 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:32 pm

squirmy wrote:Anyone have any suggestions about how best to gently remove the existing LEDs from inside the Germ helmet?

I was hoping to salvage the LEDs in the event I want to swap them into a future release... not sure I have the right tools for the job or otherwise if these suckers are impossible to get out without destroying them in the process...

Any ideas, let me know... thanks!

here you can see how to do it !!

http://jamungo.forumn.org/t2632p15-best-way-to-pop-out-the-eye-lenses
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Post  SQUEE on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:48 pm

Taking apart the Germ will cause no harm to the LEDs. As long as you have a soldiering iron you can gently pull the LEDs out and replace them. The lenses are another story as they are glued in.
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Post  Patrickkellyx on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:19 pm

I realize this is a Retail version, But does anyone know how many are released?
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Post  ontheDL on Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:23 pm

The retail numbers haven't been announced for a while, but I think it's safe to assume 300-500.
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Post  JasperF on Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:33 pm

ontheDL wrote:The retail numbers haven't been announced for a while, but I think it's safe to assume 300-500.

I've even heard from retailers they can still order some, so there should be enough to go around Wink
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Post  Patrickkellyx on Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:33 pm

I know there is nothing wrong with retail...yet I do believe this may have been better as a limited edition version.  It so captures the eye! What do others think? I don't have it, but what keeps me from getting it is not that it does look pleasing to the eye but rather it is readily available!confused 
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Post  Colossus of Destiny on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:24 pm

That's dumb. Buy it if you like it.


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Post  itsa_mia on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:34 pm

Patrickkellyx wrote:readily available 

for now
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Post  patrick40 on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:42 pm

why not got it if you like it ???
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Post  Gatiio on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:08 am

Patrickkellyx wrote:... what keeps me from getting it is not that it does look pleasing to the eye but rather it is readily available!confused 

This is so backwards it hurts my head.
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Post  Colossus of Destiny on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:03 am

itsa_mia wrote:
Patrickkellyx wrote:readily available 

for now

Good point! You can be a FNG if you want and overspend on old rare shit, or you can buy the new good shit while it's affordable. If you don't think that the retail Squadts get harder to get as time goes by, then try to find the first Playge Doctor for less than $300.
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Post  chase1319 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:49 am

Colossus of Destiny wrote:
itsa_mia wrote:
Patrickkellyx wrote:readily available 

for now

Good point! You can be a FNG if you want and overspend on old rare shit, or you can buy the new good shit while it's affordable. If you don't think that the retail Squadts get harder to get as time goes by, then try to find the first Playge Doctor for less than $300.

Thats what I'm screamin!!! "Some" of the retails get harder to get rather than the OG piece...Mainly because "most" of the retails get turned into customs or failed/dead projects!!!
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Post  cripery on Sun May 11, 2014 7:55 pm

Only _slightly_  Laughing late to the LED changing party, here's some pics of what I did this weekend.  I thought it would be quite nice to make it so the different LED colours were kinda 'modular', so that I could change LED colours whenever I wanted, without having to break out the soldering iron every time.

I replaced all the wiring in my BYO helmet and soldered some pin connectors onto the end of the resistor wire and the one battery wire, so I could connect my different LED sets easily.  Then, I made up a couple of LED sets with a socket type connector on the end of each one.

It works pretty well, only takes a minute to pull apart the helmet, disconnect the LED module, reconnect a new colour.  I've ordered some different colours off ebay as I only had green and red to hand.

Only one stupid mistake I made was using a heatgun to shrink the heat shrink tubing on my solder.... - Slightly warped the helmet. - Can't really tell but the lenses don't fit in as well as they might any more!  Very Happy 









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Post  mazdevilz on Sun May 11, 2014 8:32 pm

Awesome stuff Ben!!!! I knew I should have bought an extra BYO to mess with.

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Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Sun May 11, 2014 8:57 pm

Nice job bro!

Would just plain white LEDs be fine behind a color lens?
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Post  Guest on Sun May 11, 2014 9:44 pm

Great job Ben!!  Changed a few myself but never thought to put in connectors.  Love the idea!!   What a Face What a Face clap clap

BTW, hard to get cooler than purple led's behind GID bug lenses.  Wink 
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Post  patrick40 on Sun May 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Awesome job you did there !! Wondering if there will be more Squadts with led's ??
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Post  geopina on Sun May 11, 2014 10:54 pm

ilovefreestufftoo wrote:Nice job bro!

Would just plain white LEDs be fine behind a color lens?
If you send me some clear lens, I can test that out for you. Smile
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