Step 1: Starting point
Step 2: The design
The blade comes out of the mount (shown left of first picture) goes round a guide at the top (shown to right of first picture)
Second picture shows the actual top end.
Third picture shows the rotating laser mount
Step 3: Laser mount and power
Second shows the slip rings which will connect the supply to the lasers.
Third shows rings fitted and the brushes ready to fit
Fourth shows it all assembled.
Step 4: Motor drive unit
Second photo shows it rotating....at speed!
Third shows the lasers when stationary
Step 5: Assembly
Step 6: What next
The sleeve at the right hand end of the handle will hide the end of the blade when closed.
There are 3 movies, the first shows the blade extending in daylight.
The second shows the lasers lit and the blade extending.
The third one shows the lasers lit and the blade retracting.
This is a work in progress and I know it will never look like a real light saber but as a punk build it has an appeal to me