How to Make Your Own Lightsaber

It is kind of ironic for a non-Stars Wars fan to be posting about it – two days in a row – but I can’t get over this DIY project that this guy shared on Slothfurnace.

This is the item that gave the guy the inspiration to create his own lightsaber: the Obi Wan Kenobi Episode IV “A New Hope” lightsaber. For the life of me, I can’t seem to find any other information on this dude, but I suppose that’s not important. He says he found the replicas that Hasbro and Master Replicas are selling have this “extra fat windvane piece that is pretty much meh.” And, just because of that, he decided to go for his own version.

You can find the step by step build log at Slothfurnace. If you are a DIY-er, I have no doubts that you will be able to follow him – all seven pages of documentation! For the basics…he used aluminum tubes, a light tube, LEDs, AAA batteries, wiring, switches, and a sound board – among many other things. He also made use of machinery such as a lathe – hardcore, methinks.

Here’s his “schematic diagram” if you’re interested.

The final result is breathtakingly beautiful.

For a DIY project, this lightsaber is quite awesome, isn’t it?

Here it is displayed beside the original static Obi lightsaber.

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