Introduction: May the Force Be With You - Lightsaber in 5 Minutes Method

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In this instructable, I'll show you how I made The illuminating Lightsaber, Star Wars Sword.

It only took me 5 minutes and it is made from leftovers and recycled stuff.

I had an old microwave motor that I used couple of times before.

Here is what a Microwave turntable motor is capable of doing.

You can measure its output on a Voltmeter and get about 500 V AC .

It can give you a serious electric shock if you touch its terminals and turn it. So please be Careful.

It can be used to charge your phone through the normal phone charger of you connect its terminals to the charger input plugs that connects to 220 V AC mains of the wall.

And it can also be used to light an EL Wire or EL Stripe

Step 1: Components

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  • I had an old microwave oven turntable motor. The motor that moves the turntable.

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  • An old Electroluminescent stripe

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  • A long rod of plastic ( I used a long plastic trail that contained ICs inside it )
  • Wires
  • Transparent Tape

Step 2: Assemble and Test

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Use the tape to fix the Electroluminescent stripe around the plastic rod.

Connect the wires to the turntable motor. Then connect the wires to the Electroluminescent stripe.

Caution:

Please be careful when you turn the motor as it really makes a strong electric shock when turned.

Don't touch the motor terminals. I warned you.

Thank you for reading.

Comments

inconceivable1 (author)2017-10-06

probibly should be a little thicker

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