Wiring the blade and crystal lights

This is a big day. I’m wiring things up. Got the hiltnside connector working. The Blade doesn’t turn on though.

On the hilt side:

  • removed the R1 resistor
  • bridged the jumper J
  • another 330 ohm resistor on the blue wire before it gets to the PCB

On the blade:

  • 10k resistor between the D and Negative
  • VIN - positive
  • VDD - Data line

What am I doing wrong? How to debug this? The photos are below. Thanks!

Hilt side:

Blade Side:

Turned out I mixed up the Negative and Data wires. VDD → Negative, VIN → Data. The blade now turns on!!!

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