Polaris 2020 ENDGAME – A tribute to Stan Lee

EXCELSIOR Collector’s Edition



Stan Lee was born in December 1922. In tribute of the creator of multiple fantastic universes and fictional heroes that inspired generations, we assembled (literally) a Collector’s Edition of 24 unique Polaris hilts to celebrate his genius. The hilts will be revealed one by one on LamaDiLuce Facebook page as part of ?POLARIS 2020 ENDGAME?, where everyone will have one chance to guess the name of the fictional character associated to each hilt.


✔️ LamaDiLuce Facebook page will post regularly one picture for each hilt of the Collector’s Edition. Everyone can play!

✔️Within 12h from the picture publication, participants can comment on the ORIGINAL POST ONCE with the name of ONE character that you believe the hilt refers to.
Clearly, having your friends joining the game to reach the goal is totally ok!

✔️The Facebook profile name of the first who guessed the character association will be shown in the picture caption on LamaDiLuce Facebook and Instagram accounts!

✔️If each fictional character will be guessed right in less than 12h from publication of the corresponding hilt, at the end of the game, all unique Polaris hilts of the Excelsior Collector’s Edition (without electronics, but suitable for Arduino-based Anima EVO) will become available for purchase until the end of 2020.

✔️For each unique correct guess provided in time for a hilt, price of that hilt will be lowered by 1€ (Max. 50 times). Edited comments or multiple comments by the same account will be disregarded.

✔️Collectors who will have purchased one hilt will have the access to “Polaris Endgame” closed group on Facebook to keep in contact, share pictures of their beauties and eventually, maybe even Assemble and duel together!

Learn more about Polaris EVO, the combat-ready modular lightsaber hilt that can be powered by an Arduino-based soundboard.


Stan Lee è nato nel dicembre 1922. In omaggio al creatore di molteplici universi fantastici e di eroi immaginari che hanno ispirato generazioni, abbiamo assemblato (letteralmente) una Collector’s Edition di 24 esclusive else Polaris per celebrare il suo genio. L’aspetto delle else sarà rivelato uno alla volta sulla pagina Facebook di LamaDiLuce come parte del gioco ?POLARIS 2020 ENDGAME?, nel quale tutti avranno la possibilità di indovinare il nome del personaggio di fantasia associato a ciascuna di esse.


✔️La pagina Facebook LamaDiLuce pubblichera periodicamente un’immagine per ciascuna elsa della Collector’s Edition. Tutti possono partecipare al gioco!

✔️Entro 12 ore dalla pubblicazione dell’immagine, i partecipanti possono commentare UNA VOLTA SUL POST ORIGINAL con il nome di UN personaggio che ritengono essere corrispondente all’elsa.
Ovviamente, se dei vostri amici si aggiungono al gioco per raggiungere l’obiettivo, è assolutamente accettabile!

✔️Il nome del profilo Facebook della prima persona che ha indovinato il personaggio associato sarà incluso nella didascalia dell’immagine sui profili Facebook ed Instagram di LamaDiLuce!

✔️Se tutti personaggi di fantasia saranno indovinati entro 12 ore dalla pubblicazione dell’immagine dell’elsa corrispondente, alla fine del gioco tutte le Polaris uniche della Excelsior Collector’s Edition saranno disponibili per l’acquisto fino alla fine del 2020 (elettronica non inclusa; else già compatibili con Anima EVO basata sull’architettura Arduino).

✔️Per ogni volta che il personaggio associato ad un’elsa sarà indovinato nel commento di un profilo univoco entro le 12 ore dalla pubblicazione, il prezzo di quell’elsa sarà scontato di 1€ (fino ad un massimo di 50 volte). Commenti modificati o ripetuti non saranno considerati.

✔️Coloro che avranno acquistato un’elsa della Collector’s Edition avranno l’accesso ad un gruppo chiuso su Facebook “Polaris Endgame” per tenersi in contatto, condividere le foto delle loro else speciali e magari anche unirsi e duellare assieme!

Scopri di più su Polaris EVO, la spada laser modulare, personalizzabile e pronta al combattimento equipaggiabile con una scheda audio basata su Arduino.

#stanlee #tribute #game #lightsaber #polaris #combatready #customsaber #endgame #xmas

Polaris Assembly Instructions


A Modular System, endless customization possibilities!

POLARIS is made of modular components that allow the creation of Daggers, Long Saber or Saber Staff.

Sizes in illustrations above are not proportional.


Customization / Maintenance


Electronic components and a protected Li-Ion battery are located inside Polaris Main Body and Emitter. Wiring connects the electronic parts in the Emitter with the electronic core in the Main Body. Apply caution when you dissassemble and assemble Polaris following instructions detailed below after having watched the tutorials listed below:

a) How to mount a blade with a SSe-1/SSe-2/SSe-3 Emitter or Artiglio;
b) How to dismount / mount Emitters on Main Bodies (SSe-1/SSe-2/SSe-3, EVO, Artiglio);
c) How to remove an Anima core from a Polaris;

Polaris has no glued parts, making the maintenance operations fast and reversible. To disassamble mechanical parts, you will need:

  • Allen key
  • Flat head screwdriver

To perform maintainance on consumables (LEDs, Speaker), in addition of the corresponding spare parts, you will need:

  • welding iron
  • soldering paste

CAUTION: performing any maintenance on the soundboard with no written approval by LamaDiLuce will result in the immediate loss of all warranty services!

– Main Body –


EVO Anima (5.)
EVO Main Body (6.)
Anima Screw (14.)
Screwdriver (not included)

On the side where there is the LAMAdiLUCE word there is the USB port.

On the side where there is the LAMAdiLUCE logo there is the activation switch.

Insert the EVO Anima, starting from the threaded Support LED.
Match the side with the USB port to the side of the Main Body with the small threaded hole above the flat opening.

When the USB port is be aligned correctly, tighten the Anima setscrew.
On the opposite side of the Main Body, the activation switch will be aligned with the other opening.

– Emitter –


Emitter (1.)
Ring (3.)
Lens (4.)
Blade Screw (15.)

Place the lens and tighten the threaded Support LED (5a.) on the Emitter.

WARNING! Make sure the cables are in the appropriate compartments to prevent clipping them.

While tightening, keep the Lens straight and centered, so that the LED matches the Lens.

Turn emitter 3-4 times counterclockwise before tightening it clockwise to the Main Body, it will prevent excessive cable twist.

Make sure not to cut the cables by pinching them in the Main Body thread. If you feel that a clear lock doesn’t occur at the last rotation, cables might be obstructing the thread.

– Pommel –


LamaDiLuce Ring (8.)
Weight Disk (9.)
Weights (10.)
Pommel Adaptor (11.)
Pommel Mask (12.)
Pommel Plate (13.)
Screwdriver (not included)

Tighten the Pommel Mask at the Pommel Adaptor

Tighten the Pommel Plate in the Pommel Adaptor

Make sure it is screwed until the end.

Insert the LamaDiLuce ring and the Weights

Over time, during fights, it is possible that the Weight Disk could become loose. It is perceived from the tinkling of weights. If so, unlock the Pommel and tighten the disk again.

Weight Disk must be tightened firmly to lock the weights.

Tighten the Pommel to the Main Body.

Polaris EVO User Guide



1. Components

1. Emitter
2. Ring (optional)
3. Ring
4. Lens
5. Anima
5a. Support LED + LED RGBW
5b. Speaker
5c. Battery
5d. USB Port – Switch
6. Main Body
7. Ring (optional)
8. LamaDiLuce Ring
9. Weight Disk (Weight Cap)
10. Weights (maximum 4)
11. Pommel Adaptor (Main pommel body)
12. Standard Pommel Mask
12B. Extra Pommel Mask
13. Pommel Plate
14. Anima retention Screw
15. Blade retention Screw
16. Blade (Long, Short or Staff)
17. Coupler (replacing numbers 9 to 13)
18. Artiglio Emitter
18a. Artiglio Mask
18b. Artiglio Adaptor

2. Combat Blade mount

Traditional (requires set-screw and Allen key)

Insert the blade all the way in, it will enter up to the dashed line (approximately). Screw the Blade retention Screw into one of the threaded holes in the emitter.

Quick (requires Artiglio Emitter)

  • Artiglio Emitter (18) is composed from Mask (18a.) and Adaptor (18b.)
  • Untighten the Mask (if there is already a blade, hold it while you unscrew)
  • Insert the Combat Blade
  • Tighten the Mask at the Adaptor while holding the blade

3. Power on and charging

Operate the switch with a pen, a screwdriver or an allen key. The switch is intentionally not easily accessible with the fingers to prevent undesired power off during duels.


POLARIS is charged via a USB cable (micro type B) not included.

  • When connected to a power supply while ON the blade blinks Red Green Blue and White.
  • Charging occurs also when switch is in OFF position.
  • When switch is moved to ON, a “click” sound can be heard from the Speaker.
  • In ON mode, blade will flash RED every few seconds during charge and BLUE when charge is complete.

4. Modes of operation

  • OFF: Kill Switch is in OFF position, no power is supplied to Anima EVO preventing battery discharge. This mode must be used when shipping POLARIS.
  • ON: POLARIS emits no sound, blade is not illuminated by LEDs but Anima EVO detects saber position and movements. While ON, battery is slowly depleted.
  • ARMING: Keep POLARIS vertical -emitter upwards- and rotate it (either way) until the blade blinks, then turn it downwards with no delay. Keeping the vertical position will activate COLOR MENU (see below).
  • SILENT MODE: If you tap once on the hilt during the ARMING sequence, POLARIS beeps twice to confirm SILENT MODE. The Next ARMED state will be without sound.
  • COLOR MENU: POLARIS plays a beep and blade starts blinking in different colors. Turn the hilt downwards to arm POLARIS with the color you like. That color will be used until another is selected using the COLOR MENU.
  • ARMED: POLARIS plays sounds and blade light Fx depending on motions and impacts detected by Anima EVO.
  • DISARMING: Keep POLARIS horizontally for few seconds to disarm. Once disarmed, POLARIS is still ready to detect position and movements
  • Find out new functionalities on our Github repository

5. Gestures

STEP 1: With the power switch ON (See 3. Power on and charging ), hold POLARIS in a vertical position, with the blade up.

STEP 2: Turn the wrist slightly until blade blinks. Skip Step 3 for immediate ARMING.

STEP 3: POLARIS beeps and blade blinks in different colours. Proceed with step 4 to confirm color and ARM POLARIS.

STEP 4: Turn POLARIS pointing the blade downwards, approximately 45° from the vertical position.

STEP 5: Keep POLARIS steady in horizontal position for more than 3 seconds to DISARM it.

Silent Mode

If you want to ARM POLARIS without sound, tap on the hilt anytime between STEPS 2 and 3.

6. Conditions of use

WARNING: Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to POLARIS  or other property. Read all the safety information below before using POLARIS.


POLARIS is made of metal (Aluminium), plastic and has sensitive electronic components inside (Anima™ Module). POLARIS can be damaged if dropped, burned, punctured, or crushed, or if it comes in contact with liquid. Don’t use a damaged POLARIS , as it may cause injury. POLARIS  is a device designed for sporting activities.


Don’t open the Anima™ Module and don’t attempt to repair the Anima™ Module yourself. Disassembling the Anima™ Module may damage it or may cause injury to you. If the Anima™ Module is damaged, malfunctions, or comes in contact with liquid, contact LamaDiLuce.


Don’t attempt to replace the Anima™ Module battery yourself—you may damage the battery, which could cause overheating and injury. The lithium-ion battery in POLARIS  should be replaced only by Abridge or an authorized service provider and must be recycled or disposed of separately from household waste. Don’t incinerate the battery.


Charge POLARIS with a microUSB cable and power adapter compatible with USB 2.0 or later, or power adapters compliant with applicable country regulations and with one or more of the following standards:
EN 301489-34, IEC 62684, YD/T 1591-2009, CNS 15285, ITU L.1000.
A Micro USB or other adapter may be needed to connect POLARIS  to some compatible power adapters. Only micro USB power adapters in certain regions that comply with applicable mobile device power adapter interoperability standards are compatible. Using damaged cables or chargers, or charging when moisture is present, can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to POLARIS  or other property.
When you use any USB Power Adapter to charge POLARIS, make sure the USB cable is fully inserted into the power adapter before you plug the adapter into a power outlet. If not used for an extended period of time, in accordance to good practices for lithium-ion batteries, recharge the battery and set the Kill Switch to “OFF” position to prevent undervoltage with potential malfunctionings.

Prolonged heat exposure

POLARIS complies with applicable surface temperature standards and limits. It’s important to keep POLARIS and the power adapter in a well-ventilated area when in use or charging.

Radio frequency interference

Observe signs and notices that prohibit or restrict the use of electronic devices (for example, in healthcare facilities or blasting areas). Although POLARIS is designed, tested, and manufactured to minimize emissions, these can negatively affect the operation of other electronic equipment, causing them to malfunction. Turn off the POLARIS using the dedicated Kill Switch in case of restrictions, such as while traveling in aircrafts, or when asked to do so by authorities.

Medical device interference

POLARIS contains components that emit electromagnetic fields. POLARIS  also contains magnets. These electromagnetic fields and magnets may interfere with medical devices. Maintain a safe distance of separation between your medical device and POLARIS. Consult your physician and medical device manufacturer for information specific to your medical device. If you suspect POLARIS is interfering with your pacemaker, defibrillator, or any other medical device, stop using POLARIS.

Explosive atmospheres

Charging or using POLARIS in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere, such as areas where the air contains high levels of flammable chemicals, vapors, or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal powders), may be hazardous.
Obey all signs and instructions.

High-consequence activities

This device is not intended for use where the failure of the device could lead to death, personal injury, or severe environmental damage.

Choking hazard

Some POLARIS components (e.g. screw) may present a choking hazard to small children. Keep these items away from them.





1. Componenti

1. Emitter
2. Ring (optional)
3. Ring
4. Lens
5. Anima
5a. Support LED + LED RGBW
5b. Speaker
5c. Battery
5d. USB Port – Switch
6. Main Body
7. Ring (optional)
8. LamaDiLuce Ring
9. Weight Disk (Weight Cap)
10. Weights (maximum 4)
11. Pommel Adaptor (Main pommel body)
12. Standard Pommel Mask
12B. Extra Pommel Mask
13. Pommel Plate
14. Anima retention Screw
15. Blade retention Screw
16. Blade (Long, Short or Staff)
17. Coupler (replacing numbers 9 to 13)
18. Artiglio Emitter
18a. Artiglio Mask
18b. Artiglio Adaptor

2. Montaggio Combat Blade

Tradizionale (richiede Blade retention Screw e brugola)

Inserire la lama fino in fondo, entrerà fino alla linea tratteggiata,  circa. Avvitare la Blade Screw in uno dei fori filettati dell’Emitter.



Rapido (richiede Emitter Artiglio)

  • Artiglio Emitter (18) è composto da Mask (18a.) e Adaptor (18b.)
  • Allentare la Mask (se c’è già una lama, tienila mentre sviti)
  • Inserire la Combat Blade
  • Stringere la Mask all’Adaptor tenendo la lama.

3. Accensione e ricarica

L’interruttore è intenzionalmente di difficile movimentazione manuale per prevenire spegnimenti indesiderati durante i duelli. Usare una penna, un cacciavite o una chiave a brugola per movimentarlo.


POLARIS si carica tramite un cavo USB (micro tipo B) non incluso.

  • Collegata a un alimentatore mentre è in modalità ON, la lama lampeggia Rosso Verde Blu e Bianco.
  • La carica avviene anche quando l’interruttore è sulla posizione di OFF.
  • Quando si muove l’interruttore verso l’ON lo Speaker emette un “click” .
  • In modalità ON, mentre è in carica, lampeggerà un LED rosso, quando la batteria sarà caricata lampeggerà di blu.

4. Stati di Funzionamento

  • OFF: Posizionando il Kill Switch in posizione OFF, si previene la scarica della batteria e non viene trasferita energia ad Anima EVO. Questa modalità deve essere utilizzata quando si spedisce POLARIS.
  • ON: POLARIS non emette alcun suono, la lama non è illuminata dai LED ma Anima EVO ne rileva la posizione ed i movimenti.
  • ARMAMENTO: per armare POLARIS è necessario orientarla in verticale (Emitter verso l’alto) e ruotare il polso fino a quando non lampeggia, quindi inclinare senza indugio l’elsa portando la lama verso il basso. Mantenendo la posizione verticale si attiverà invece il MENU’ COLORE.
  • MENU’ COLORE: POLARIS emette un segnale acustico e la lama inizia a lampeggiare in diversi colori. Ruotare POLARIS verso il basso per impostare il colore dell’ultimo lampeggio ed armarla. Tale colore viene memorizzato e utilizzato come default.
  • ARMATA: POLARIS riproduce i suoni e la luce della lama in base ai movimenti e agli impatti rilevati da Anima EVO.
  • DISARMO: Tenere POLARIS in posizione orizzontale per alcuni secondi per disinserirla. Una volta disarmata, POLARIS è ancora pronta per rilevare posizione e movimenti.
  • Scopri nuove funzionalità nel nostro progetto su Github!

5. Comandi Gestuali

1. Con l’interruttore su ON (vd. 3. Accensione e ricarica) tenere la saber in posizione verticale, con la lama in alto.

2. Ruotare leggermente il polso fino a quando la lama lampeggia.

3. Se si mantiene la posizione verticale, POLARIS emetterà un “beep” seguito da un ciclo di lampeggi di colori differenti. Attendere il colore desiderato e procedere col punto 4.

4. Ruotare POLARIS portando la punta verso il basso, terminando il movimento con la lama inclinata di circa 45° verso il basso.

5. Una posizione orizzontale mantenuta più di 3 secondi disarma POLARIS.

Modalità silenziosa

POLARIS si armerà in Modalità silenziosa per l’utilizzo successivo dando un colpetto all’elsa in un qualsiasi momento tra i passaggi 2 e 3.  Due “beep” vengono riprodotti per conferma.

9. Condizioni d’uso

ATTENZIONE: La mancata osservanza delle condizioni d’uso riportate potrebbe comportare lesioni o il danneggiamento di Polaris e/o a parti terze a causa di incendio, shock elettrico. Leggere attentamente le informazioni  di sicurezza di seguito riportate prima di utilizzare POLARIS .


POLARIS è realizzata di metallo, plastica e contiene componenti elettronici sensibili al proprio interno (Modulo Anima™). POLARIS o i rispettivi componenti possono rimanere danneggiati se lasciati cadere, bruciati, perforati, schiacciati o in caso di contatto con liquidi. Non utilizzate una POLARIS danneggiata in quanto potrebbe causare delle lesioni. POLARIS è un’attrezzatura progettata per attività sportive


Non disassemblate il Modulo Anima™ e non cercate di riparare autonomamente la componentistica al suo interno. Lo smontaggio del Modulo Anima™ da parte di personale non esperto potrebbe determinarne il danneggiamento o causare lesioni. In caso di malfunzionamenti, danneggiamento o contatto del Modulo Anima™ con liquidi, conttattare LamaDiLuce.


Non cercate di sostituire autonomamente la batteria, che potrebbe danneggiarsi causando surriscaldamenti. La batteria agli ioni di litio presente in POLARIS deve essere sostituita da Abridge o da un manutentore autorizzato da Abridge. La batteria deve essere smaltita attraverso l’appropriata raccolta differenziata.


Ricaricare POLARIS con un cavo microUSB e una sorgente di alimentazione compatibile con lo standard USB 2.0 o successivo o compatibile con i regolamenti nazionali di riferimento o di uno degli standard:
EN 301489-34, IEC 62684, YD/T 1591-2009, CNS 15285, ITU L.1000.
Potrebbe essere necessario un adattatore MicroUSB per collegare POLARIS ad una sorgente di alimentazione compatibile. Utilizzate esclusivamente adattatori in conformità con i requisiti della vostra regione. L’utilizzo di cavi / alimentatori danneggiati o effettuare la ricarica in presenza di condensa / superfici bagnate può dare origine a corto circuiti, surriscaldamenti, shock elettrici, incendio o danneggiare POLARIS altri oggetti.
Prestare attenzione che il cavetto microUSB sia correttamente inserito ad ogni estremità prima di fornire tensione. In caso di mancato utilizzo per un periodo prolungato, in accordo alle buone prassi, ricaricare la batteria agli ioni di litio e posizionare il Dipswitch su “OFF” per prevenire la sottoscarica della batteria e possibili malfunzionamenti.

Esposizione prolungata alle fonti di calore

POLARIS soddisfa gli standard applicabili relativamente alle temperature di superficie. È importante mantenere POLARIS e il relativo alimentatore in ambienti areati durante la fase di uso e ricarica.

Interferenze elettromagnetiche

Rispettate le segnaletiche che proibiscono o limitano l’utilizzo di dispositivi elettronici (come, ad esempio in ospedali o aree di servizio). Sebbene POLARIS sia progettata, provata e costruita per minimizzare il rilascio di onde elettromagnetiche, queste possono influire negativamente con altre apparecchiature elettroniche, causandone il malfunzionamento. Spegnete POLARIS azionando il Kill witch predisposto in caso di limitazioni, come durante i viaggi aerei o in accordo alle richieste delle autorità competenti.

Interferenze con dispositivi medicali

POLARIS contiene componenti che emettono campi elettromagnetici e magneti. Questi possono interferire con il funzionamento di dispositivi medical. Mantenete sempre una distanza sufficiente di separazione tra POLARIS e dispositivi medicali. Consultate un esperto del dispositivo medicale per informarvi su eventuali rischi legati all’utilizzo di POLARIS nelle vicinanze. Se sospettate che POLARIS stia interferendo con pacemaker, defibrillatori o altri dispositivi medicali, smettete immediatamente di utilizzare POLARIS e disattivatela azionando il Kill Switch predisposto.

Atmosfere esplosive

Utilizzare o ricaricare POLARIS in una qualunque area con un’atmosfera potenzialmente esplosiva o con un’elevata concentrazione di sostanze infiammabili può essere pericoloso. Rispettate sempre le segnalazioni presenti nelle aree soggette a limitazioni.

Attività a rischi elevati

POLARIS non è stata progettata per essere utilizzata in condizioni tali per cui un suo malfunzionamento possa esporre a rischi gravi.

Pericolo di ingestione e soffocamento

Alcuni componenti di POLARIS (es. viti) possono costituire un pericolo per i bambini a causa del rischio di ingestione e soffocamento. Tenete questi componenti in luoghi non accessibili ai bambini.

Polaris EVO – The Open Source Combat Ready Light Saber

Polaris, a story of the lightsaber designed for combat.


For your safety, we designed Polaris EVO and Anima EVO RGBW to comply with the electromagnetic compatibility requirements defined by:

  • CEI EN 55035
  • CEI EN 55032


Anima EVO, the core of Polaris has become an open source project! Find the code on Github and help developing new features with your skills.
Not an expert? Support the project with development suggestions on our dedicated Facebook community.

1. Emitter
2. Ring (optional)
3. Ring
4. Lens
5. Anima
5a. Support LED + LED RGBW
5b. Speaker
5c. Battery
5d. USB Port – Switch
6. Main Body
7. Ring (optional)
8. LamaDiLuce Ring
9. Weight Disk (Weight Cap)
10. Weights (maximum 4)
11. Pommel Adaptor (Main pommel body)
12. Standard Pommel Mask
12B. Extra Pommel Mask
13. Pommel Plate
14. Anima retention Screw
15. Blade retention Screw
16. Blade (Long, Short or Staff)
17. Coupler (replacing numbers 9 to 13)
18. Artiglio Emitter
18a. Artiglio Mask
18b. Artiglio Adaptor

The Sport Saber evolution

Polaris presentation to public occurred during LudoSport EuropArena on May 22nd 2015, the first and largest International lightsaber tournament organized until then. A golden Polaris SSe-1 has been awarded to the tournament winner.


Before that day, athletes who wanted to compete with a lightsaber had to use a replica or, in general, an item that was not designed with the intent of being optimized for combat. LudoSport Masters created in 2006 a combat discipline with the lightsaber that spread a common language among the people practicing it, however the athletes didn’t have a reference for their equipment yet.

LudoSport Academies had groups of sabersmiths who constantly worked to modify saber models available on the market to make them suitable for combat. It was an expensive and time consuming activity that had an adaptation as its best end result. The modified hilts still had weaknesses inherent to a design originally conceived for toys or a replicas, therefore requiring frequent maintenance to fix ruptures of multiple kinds.

With the returns collected at 2014 BootCamp, LamaDiLuce began the design of a new saber that would have filled the gap… and much more!

After a brainstorming, the name “Polaris” has been selected by LamaDiLuce and LudoSport Founders. Like the name of the star it bears, Polaris was intended to become the reference for hundreds of lightsaber enthusiasts who wanted to compete with an elegant weapon.
Since the beginning, the plan was to create several saber hilts, so the name of the first in the family was added by the identificator “SSe-1”, officially standing for Sport Saber evolution 1, the first combat ready lightsaber featuring at the same time:
– ergonomic grip on emitter, main body and pommel;
– activation / deactivation with gestures;
– protected 2.900mAh Li-Ion battery
– microUSB port for charging and configuration;
– battery charge status notification;
– pommel cavity for balance customization;
– configuration software to change RGBW settings and sound fonts;

The production of the first 99 hilts has been funded by enthusiasts who financed the project when it was still on paper. These hilts can be recognized from 7 symbols engraved on the main body collar on the emitter end.

In 5 years, we collected thousands of feedbacks from worldwide users, and we did not rest. Since the first production, we dedicated resources to fix the typical issues of a totally new project and progressively set the bar higher on both quality and performance. Several improvements have been released year after year:
– simplification of gestures to arm / disarm;
– increased customization level for RGBW Fx (Clash color, flickering);
– colored anodizations for hilt parts;
– introduction of SSe-2 hilt, the shortest body lenghth optimized for dual wielding;
– introduction of a coupler to enable the union of two hilts into a saberstaff;
– simplification and increase of mechanical performance of chassis enclosing the soundboard, battery and speaker;
– introduction of X2 Emitter to increase SSe-2 hilt size to LudoSport long saber standard;
– introduction of polycarbonate tip for combat blades with increased mechanical properties while reducing weight;
– laser engraving service;
– introduction of SSe-3 with the ability to customize hilt size;
– introduction of brass and stainless steel parts to enhance the balance customization ability;
– introduction of Artiglio emitter to swap blades without need of tools/set screws;

Polaris-OpenCore, the open source revolution!

After five years of honored service, the original Anima RGBW production will be discontinued to fund a revolutionary open source project: Polaris-OpenCore
PHASE 1, known as “StarCore” and consisting in hardware Alpha testing and certification process of the new Arduino based electronic module Anima EVO is almost complete thanks to the support of Crystal Cave team.
A selected group of developers has worked on PHASE 2, performing the Beta testing and setting up the foundations of the open source code that is now accessible on LamaDiLuce GitHub repository, PHASE 3.
Now, the power to contribute with your ability to the evolution of Polaris EVO is yours! We look forward to discover the features of the next generation of custom combat-ready light saber!

Evolution has never been more revolutionary!

Anima EVO.

Significant resources and effort of the initial design have been spent to simplify, improve and enhance the signature characteristics of 2015 electronic core.
The main new hardware features of Anima EVO are:

– Smaller and more powerful board!
– No more need to calibrate! Anima EVO automatically sets up and adjusts on its own, making the gesture recognition almost immediate;
– No PC or laptop required to change colors! Blade color can be selected with a gesture among pre-sets;
– Li-ion 18650 capacity is increased to 3.200mAh granting even more time to train between charges;
– Faster charging! More battery capacity won’t require you more time to charge it;
– Kill switch accessible without needing to remove pommel;

Evolution awaits you! 

Once PHASE 2 is completed by the team, with PHASE 3 you will be able to download the Open Source code and contribute to the evolution of Polaris, are you ready?
Not an expert in programming, but you like our initiative?

You can still help the project filling in this indicating the feature you would like on Polaris EVO.

Already a Polaris owner?

Commonalities will help the many owners of previous Polaris models. The highest level of reverse compatibility with Anima has been pursued, granting:
– Same microUSB type B charge port. If you own a previous generation Anima, you can use the same cable to charge / configure it;
– Same core dimensions. Anima EVO outline is the same as the previous generation;
– Same weight. No substantial changes, so that saber balance will remain the same;
– Same spare parts. RGBW LED and speaker do not change;

Increased performances and potential could not have been achieved without few changes:
– a small hole in the main body of Legacy Polaris will be needed to access the Anima EVO Kill Switch (a set of instructions will be made available);
– a new configuration software will be needed to configure Anima EVO, Legacy FiammaManager is not compatible with Teensy/Arduino;

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