I'm an electronic engineer and my daily job is about designing hardware electronics for live performance, stage application and gesture capture / motion recognition.
Back in 2005, I stumbled upon the universe of illuminated sabers when I was looking for some info about EL wire for a contemporary dance costume. I then decided to build my first saber in october 2005, and further discovered the numerous forums about SW, props, costuming... and saw there was not a lot of electronic specialists in this field, virtually nothing in France, compared to the USA. I therefore decided to bring my own stone to the saber community, sharing my skills and knowledge of my job and background and proposing specific and hard-to-find hardware /parts through my e-shop.
As a result, the specific Saber Sound Board called Crystal Focus was born and evolved since then, giving birth to a complete product range dedicated to illuminated sabers and blaster props. Our products are designed and manufactured in France, in our worshop, and with Industrial techniques, tooling and equipment.