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Introduction: Lightsaber

About: Few words about me: I'm really interestеd in literature and different handmade things

My new project, sith acolyte's set. I've decided to start with lightsaber, so here it is an Instruction about its process

Materials you need:
1) LED (strip)
2) Chrome and PVC tubes
3) just PVC sheet
4) Button, batteries for LEDs
5) Polypropylene tubes
6) Super glue and glue sticks
7) Heater for windows (strip)

Step 1: Handle

i used a chrome tube for basis, after that i glued different PVC parts for more interesting design. Here everything depends on your imagination

Step 2: Electronics

I bought a LED strip the colour i need (red) and winded it round with heater for windows (here are photos). So, you need to make for about 3 layers for better effect. After that you need to put this "sausage" into PP-tube. Don't forget about batteries and button [You can use 8 batteries for 1,5v (series connection) or just a battery for 12v]

Step 3: Final Step

After all the steps you made, you need to glued it together (blade must be in handle for about 100mm for better connection) and paint (i used Montana Black chrome and Black acrylic paint for weathering). So, here it is, if you've got some questions, ask it please, i'll answer with pleasure.

Good luck in craft!

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First, this is AMAZING! I'm having a little trouble understanding the electronics step. Could you perhaps show a picture of what you do with the heater stuff and the LED's? I'm very visual sorry! Thanks for sharing this is truly awesome!

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How long did it take to make? Is it a good weekend project?

Can you find the materials at Home Depot or something?

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all materials can be found easily, yes. It took me for about one week of every evening work on it

How do the LEDs shine through the PP pipe? is it transparent?

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Sorry for not answering

it's bright enough to shine through PP-tube

you won't believe, ≈13$

Wow, that's a lot better than I would have guessed. Is the blade removable?

Unfortunatly, no. Actually, that's my mistake, you can make it removable of you want. You just need to place all the electronics in blade, not in handle as i did

Awesome work!

What do you mean by "led strip" ? I couldn't really find it online, only the ones that are flat and in a line. Can you post a picture maybe?
Thanks!

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Thanks a lot!
Sorry, English isn't my native language, maybe this thing has another name

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Where can you get PP-tubes that are rigid and transparent?

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No, that's not transparent, just a simple tube. And it'll be rigid enough, when you cut it, really. I didn't thought it would be, but it is :D

Great project but you dont reall explain with more pics would be awesome. good job

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Thanks! Yes, you're right, of course. Sorry for it, i just didn't know what to write more..So, this is why I've written "ask questions, if you've got them" ;D

this is cool! I made a lightsaber for my mandalorian costume, but it doesn't have a blade and I don't think I posted a photo. I'll try and do that later!

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at least, if you want. it's not really from this instructable, so your choice.

P.S. sweet glove, man!

Of course, post it, i'm really interested!
Thanks a lot, vod)

You really need to work on accuracy, vod)
Glue doesn't make your model look better, so you should try to use it less. But you're only studying, of course, you can better, you just need more practice and everything will be awesome!)