Build a Functional, if dangerous Lightsaber Prop.

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Build a Functional, if dangerous Lightsaber Prop.

Every Geeks wet dream Is a lightsaber (or a creation from Weird science), the science just isn’t there yet and besides, I don’t think it’s the best idea to hand superheated death blades to the masses. With that, I’m about to hand you your very own flaming death wand. Well, the basic plans on how to build your own and isn’t that what any good Jedi master or sith lord would do? The only way we can get something real is for people that want it to be real to make it. First the videos.

Yep, that’s right this mad engineer made a very scary functional lightsaber. Ok well it’s not super heated plasma and it won’t cut anyone’s hand off but it is damn scary and cool as hell, in a burn your house down, don’t try this at home kind of way. Just real quick if you add a crossguard it is Kylo Rens saber. Now this guy was crazy enough to start a build series on this but it’s slow so if you want one now you will have to be able to think outside the box.


The build

Ok, he says it in the video but I’m saying it now. This thing is dangerous. Don’t Do this at home. But if you do be safe, I take no responsibility for your future Darwin award. On with the build.

So far so good. We just have to wait a while for the next video but he has shown enough in these vids to give us pretty much everything we need to replicate it. Let’s see what you can build.


Thoughts and potential Improvements.

This is a great Idea and a show stopper of a prop but it runs into some issues like that syringe system. I don’t like it because some parts are hard to get and finicky to use. Other parts just make a complicated system to fill.

Charging system

Let’s loose the butane and go with CO2 you can build the same system and charge it with a co2 bike pump. Faster and safer. It could also be set up to discharge the co2 without fear of setting yourself on fire.

The Valve system

Electric solenoid valves are much easier to get and would remove the need for a medical part that is hard to get. You could also more safely use this because you can build in an electric kill switch should you drop it. Just one of many things possible with an electronic valve.

The needle tip

This one still has me scratching my head. I thought about using a .25 3d printer nozzle but I doubt this can be replaced.

Ignition

He uses a vape style setup which works well I see no reason to change that.

Effects

I wonder about using a laser or 2 in line with the flames to give a better effect or making a multi-jet system to make a more solid looking blade.

 

What do you guys think?

32 thoughts on “Build a Functional, if dangerous Lightsaber Prop.

  • September 14, 2016 at 4:03 am
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    This is pretty bad*ss. I’d make mine in orange.

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  • September 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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    Cool…. I want one 🙂

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  • September 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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    This is pretty amazeballs.

    I can’t decide if this is the best idea ever, or the worst idea ever. LOL. It looks pretty fab, though. I wonder if you could do a double sided one……… *looks innocent*

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  • September 16, 2016 at 5:23 am
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    Ok, we are near to create the way to use the force!

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  • September 16, 2016 at 6:08 am
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    I’ll give him props for the invention but it’s closer to a glorified narrow butane torch than a light saber, still it does do damage.

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  • September 16, 2016 at 7:12 am
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    this is some quality work there!

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  • September 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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    I think I see a new project in my future!

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  • September 17, 2016 at 8:46 am
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    Cool, this was fun reading

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  • September 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    Look’s cool xD

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  • September 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm
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    That is cool

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  • September 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm
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    That’s pretty awesome.

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  • September 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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    Awsome DYI project 🙂

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  • September 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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    Haha that was so awesome.

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  • September 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm
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    The CO2 idea sounds interesting, it is a much safer alternative if it can be implemented

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  • September 26, 2016 at 5:08 am
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    I really hope my 11 year old doesn’t find this blog. I am always worried what comes next while I’m still at work…

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  • September 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm
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    Pretty cool idea! Now if you can implement some kind of a high strength glass tube to house the flame…. Oh yeah, now your brain is firing on all cylinders! Would “Glass Steel” work? Well I hope you figure something out, becuase I would love to own a real Light Saber! 🙂

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  • September 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    I’dd put my boss’s picture instead of that dog and light it up 😀

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  • October 3, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    Cool! But dangerous…

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  • October 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm
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    Don’t blow yourself up!

    Famous last words of a redneck:
    “Hey ya’ll, watch this!”

    Cool idea tho…

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  • October 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    Outstanding stuff, don´t see it being sold at Toys R´ Us though.

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  • October 14, 2016 at 5:21 am
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    Purple would be nice
    but a rainbow colored lightsaber though 😛
    Now that seems cooler

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