Introduction: The Broken Butterfly: a Steampunk Aethersaber

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 Not much to say on this. I'm into steampunk, my friend is into sci-fi. Loves Star Wars and Firefly. Well one time she brought me a nice brassy headpiece of a blowtorch. I have yet to make something interesting out of that but I wanted to do something for her to say thanks. Saw some of the sprinkler system stuff in the hardware store and thought it would make a great saber, but of course I had to take my own twist on it. At first it just started with the handle but any respectable saber will light up. She requested yellow, and I decided Plexiglas may light up in an interesting way. Still thinking of etching the blade, but I may leave some of the customization up to her. Cheers

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Nanako54 (author)2013-06-12

How did you make this i wanted to make something similar and i haven't had much luck with the hilt our the lights

nerd12 (author)2011-10-27

if you sand the blade a little to make it frosted and ramp up the LED strength then it will glow better. you need to increase the strength quite a bit though. also by leaving parts of it unsanded or smoothing parts of it afterwards, you can make script for her name or whatever. also it looks like a kitchen knife than a saber because the blade is very short. you should make longer.

DSJesterXII (author)nerd122013-05-29

Don't do this. Not to put him down. but if you etch it, the etchings will glow while the rest does not.

BlackScorpion1910 (author)2013-02-15

I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please Tell Us How To Make One?!!!

Zebidiah Granger (author)2010-10-17

5 stars. Nuff said.

yamon (author)2010-10-10

This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. And I've seen Quantum Leap.

Night910 (author)2010-06-22

OMG, that is SEXY. I want one so bad!

jason the red (author)2010-06-19

oh wow ive got to try to piece something like this together at some point

Coranu (author)2010-06-18

Etching definitely would be a nice touch! It'll make it look like whatever design you etch into it is just floating.

Danielfish (author)2010-05-11

 That is very cool.

RelientOwl (author)2010-05-11
Sweet!
 
ElusiveGreen (author)2010-05-11

 I should actually be making another one for a different friend before too terribly long. I'll be sure to do an instructable on it.

Erik Lindemann (author)2010-05-11

Looks like a movie-quality prop. I'd love to see the build on this

Kiteman (author)2010-05-11

Very nice - do you have pictures of the actual build?

lemonie (author)2010-05-11

That's very good.

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