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Combining the simplicity of Spark 3™ with the legendary color-mixing engine from Igniter 3™, Spark Color 3™ satisfies the needs of those who want 4-channel color-mixing without as many complicated settings to configure. A great board for simple sabers where color-mixing is desired.

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RealSwing™ V2 - Precise and Realistic Motion Tracking Engine

The next iteration in the MotionSense algorithm, SC3-R3 comes equipped with RealSwing™! Utilizing RealSwing™, the saber is able to track the motion in real-time, continually selecting the appropriate pitched sound and amplitude for the motion. This allows for precise swings that match the motion at any velocity. Further, all swing sounds are based off the same swing files, so they have the same timbre and thus sound better together than other algorithms like smoothswing.

RealSwing is now updated to V2! This includes the fix for the dead spot, lower latency, multi sound triggered when doing a “windmill” or continuous spin, and major noise reduction at low volumes/slow swings. This is the best motion experience, with amazing tracking! See the R5 video below to see it in action.

A Unique Way to Experience Colors

Spark Color 3™ allows changing colors in a slightly different way than both Igniter 3™ and Spark 3™. Spark Color 3™ has up to 9 global Color Sets (color-sets), where each color-set is comprised of the blade color, clash/lockup color, and blast color. Every font cycles through all the defined color-sets, with each font being able to define its default starting color-set. Changing the fonts can be performed via twisting the wrist or holding the aux button and twisting the wrist depending on per-font configuration setting that is selected. While the saber is running, colors advance until the end color-set is reached and then it starts back at the beginning.

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Each font independently remembers what color it was on previously. For example, let’s assume font 1 starts on color-set 1. After advancing to color-set 3 by flicking the wrist, font 1 will be on color-set 3. Now, the font is switched to font 2, which starts on color-set 4. Activating this font will immediately go to color-set 4, regardless of what color the other fonts are at. Finally, upon advancing back to font 1 and activating, the color-set will be on color-set 3 since that was the last color used by this particular font.

16bit DAC

Spark Color 3 uses the same 16bit, 22050Hz crystal clear audio that is present on Igniter 3™. Paired with the MaxAmp™, it is a loud and awesome sound that can only be fully appreciated in person.

Pixel Support for the Brightest, Realest Experience Yet

Spark Color 3 now supports Pixel strings! Use any WS2812b, WS2813, SK6812, or even SK6812 RGBW strip! This allows the smooth extension, enhanced Alternating Clash, ImpactBlast™ and much more in the most evenly lit blade seen.

Color Fan, the Intuitive Way to Select Color-sets

The quickest way to select all the color-sets, the Color Fan is here! Now when the saber is running, press and hold the aux button then quickly tap (or unlatch) the main button, and the saber enters Color Fan mode. From here pointing the saber from straight up to straight down will show the 8 non-selected color-sets, using the main blade color as the preview. This eliminates the need to cycle through each color-set to get to the desired one, and allows a live preview of the blade using the actual blade pulse!

One Button Support

For those looking for an easier install without sacrificing features, look no further as Spark Color now supports a single button install. By changing the config to use “One button with Motion” in the master tab of the NEC Editor, all features can be utilized with only a single momentary button. Full experience, with the easiest install possible.

X-Saber Replicates Menacing Feature from the Big Screen

We all remember the first moment seeing the trailer with a loud buzz of the blade extending, followed by another buzz as two small blades extended as well. Now you too can create this terrifying effect in any saber color with X-Saber! X-Saber allows delayed ignition of secondary blades while still retaining RGB color mixing for all blades used! This allows for one saber to have the new effect for any color. It can also be used for a staff to delay the second ignition.

X-Saber requires the separate purchase of the X-Drive module. Buy X-Drive Module

For those not wanting to purchase and wire the X-Drive, a cross-guard configuration utilizing single-color side-blades with the main blade still having a classic flash-clash is possible.

Saber Configuration Allows Editing in Real-Time

Saber Configuration mode is a new way to edit color-set and motion parameters on the fly, without removing the micro SD card. When in idle of the main firmware, point the saber down and hold the aux button to enter the Saber Configuration menu. From here the Color-set Editor and the Motion Editor can be accessed, giving the ability to edit these critical parameters and see the effects immediately, in real-time! No more pulling out the micro SD card multiple times to get settings right; do it once, in the hilt, from anywhere.

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  • 16bit DAC and integrated MaxAmp™ for the best audio on the market.
  • 9 color-sets that can be used with each font.
  • Saber Configuration, enabling color-set and motion editing on the fly.
  • 6 Sound fonts.
  • Equipped with Pixel support, to run any WS2812b, WS2813, SK6812, and even SK6812 RGBW string blade!
  • Saber Cinema™, a music/wav player that can play up to 99 music files, while still using the saber!
  • MotionSense V2 motion detection engine from Igniter 3™.
  • X-Saber feature for an RGB cross-guard.
  • 99 sounds per bank.
  • 3 accent pads that can be sequenced per mode with one of the 16 pre-configured values.
  • Runs on a single 3.7v battery.
  • Board dimensions: 2.07” (1.75” w/o TruDrive) x 0.85” x 0.26”.
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The following table highlights the differences between the Igniter 2™, Spark Color 2™, and Spark 2™ line.

Feature Spark 3™ Spark Color 3™ Igniter 3™
Audio Quality 16bit DAC 16bit DAC 16bit DAC
Clash Detection MotionSense V2 MotionSense V2 MotionSense V2
Sound Fonts 3 6 Up to 16
Music SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse. SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse, and color change. SaberCinema to play up to 99 tracks while using the saber with all functionality, just the hum is the track.
Colors 3 Channels for RGB mixing over each of the 3 fonts. Up to 9 color sets for RGBA mixing. Up to 16 color profiles, with 32 independent RGBA blade colors.
Color Variation One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per font for a total of 3 One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per color-set, up to 9 One blade, blast, clash/lockup, and dual phase (secondary blade) color per font, up to 16
Color Switch Font switch only Switch font to get to its default color-set; every font can cycle through every color-set Switch font to get to each font's profile; twist wrist to perform dual-phase color
Color Variation NA NA ClashShade™, BlastShade™, and BladeShade™
Cross Guard Built-in Single-color quillions with effects on blade only Single-color quillions with effects on blade only Single-color quillions with effects on blade only
Cross Guard w/ XDrive NA RGB mixing on blade and quillions RGB mixing on blade and quillions
Saber Apps NA Configuration only Up to 16 apps
Accent LEDs 3 3 8
Extra Sounds NA Single 'dual.wav' on the root 99 dualA, dualB, smsh, and fx sounds per font


The following properties are shared across all my sound boards.