Lightsabers & Blasters Custom made LED lightsaber

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Hento, May 7, 2009.

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  1. Hento Jedi Padawan

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    May 7, 2009
    Greetings from Croatia!

    Being the first lightsaber i built this little thing gave quite a scavenger hunt to find all the parts necessary... The blade is polycarb tube and the hilt is made from PVC/vacuum cleaner tube. It runs on 4 AAA batteries and the light source is a 5 LED 3,2v 10000 mcd clear thingy

    Well, here's the pics...

    View 1 [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/LS00138.jpg] View 2 [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/LS00139.jpg]

    View 3 [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/LS00140.jpg] Lit up [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/LS00141.jpg]

    Let me know what you think [face_worried]
  2. Furiafelina Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 18, 2008
    star 3
    Nice hilt design, I like it.
  3. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Mar 9, 2004
    star 4
    That is a sweet looking lightsaber, I'm impressed!

    - Bill
  4. Hento Jedi Padawan

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    May 7, 2009
    I'm glad you guys like it. I thought you were gonna be all fire and brimstone at how n00bish it looks :-B
  5. Evil-Henchman Force Ghost

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    Jul 17, 2004
    star 4
  6. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Mar 9, 2004
    star 4

    That would make me an elitist a**h**e.... something in which I pride myself in not being. I always try to give support to other costumers whenever I can.

    It doesn't look nOObish to me. It looks like you invested some quality time into it and didn't just settle on a partial effort job on it. I think it has some pretty inventive features to it, some that I wouldn't have even thought to add. So kudos to you, my friend!

    - Bill
  7. DarthBane95 Jedi Master

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    Jun 18, 2009
    star 4
    That is really good. Just wondering but how much did it cost to come up with all the parts?
  8. Hento Jedi Padawan

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    May 7, 2009
    About 5$ for the hilt and 15$ for the PolyC tube [face_dancing] Batteries not included.

    Most parts for the hilt are scavanged from old junk like old-vacuum cleaner tube, a piece of PVC tube, old bottle opener (the emitter and horn like thing part) and the battery holder is custom made from a bit of aluminum and a 1/2 inch od PVC. The power switch is torn out from the old fax machine, and the bottom spike from and old windshield wiper.

    I've made some modifications to the hilt as well as the blade color and I'll post a few new pics when I find time.

    Also, here's a little teaser:
    [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/Lightsabers/LightsaberStab.jpg]
  9. jediknight88 Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Awesome job! I think it looks great.
  10. Hento Jedi Padawan

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    May 7, 2009
    Ok, so here's a few pics of the disassembled blade, should give you an idea how it's done.

    [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103863.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103864.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103866.jpg]
    [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103867.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103867.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103869.jpg]
    [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103870.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103871.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103872.jpg]
    [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103875.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103876.jpg]
    [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103880.jpg] [image=http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu167/hento666/P7103882.jpg]

    The last two pics are taken in a room with sunlight coming on the blade and the other one in the dark room.
  11. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Mar 9, 2004
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    Awesome work... thanks for the pics! It just goes to show that it isn't as complicated as some might think, right?

    - Bill
  12. DarkTirade Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 22, 2009
    Nice design. I've been looking for the right blue and green LEDs to make a light-up saber like that. Radio Shack only seems to carry red superbright LEDs and the greens and blues they have are all a little too dim.
  13. opt1muspr1me Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 11, 2009
    Hento,
    Good job on your first saber. Are you a part of the FX-SABERs.com forum? You can get a lot of good input and help future saber projects.

    opt1muspr1me
  14. AramysStrael Force Ghost

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    Mar 9, 2004
    star 4
    The same would be said true of the TCSS, as well....

    -Bill
  15. Pac-El Oahu FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Aug 28, 2008
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    Very nice hilt! It almost looks Sith until you see the blade color. Great job!

    Pac-El
  16. GreytaleNovastar1138 Jedi Master

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    Dec 8, 2005
    star 4
    Nice work for a first build.

    I haven't been on TFN for about a year, but... I've done my best over the years to offer some help in the way of creating LED sabers--so if any of my vids help... great!

    I do indeed realize that the post is from January 2010... but I think you would great benefit from mounting a Luxeon III or Seoul P4 LED (+ optics) upon a heatsink... and powering from a single Li-Ion 3.7v cell (or even Alkaline 3AA for ~4.5v).
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