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i had a thought for making a light saber the other day. if you took a florescent tube light and put it in a tight fiting transparent tube for stregnth and added a handle on one side with a this copper wire runing to the other end then you could make a light saber. no leds just a florecent tubelight. it would glow like a real one and could be wrapped in colored cellophane to produce different colors. it is a totally workable idea and a good one. only problem is that it won't shrink but it still would be pretty cool. the handle could house the tube driver circuit and the batters with a small switch for lighting it up.

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nerd12

7 years ago

I Finally took the pictures! sorry but i could not take a video due to my camera. i hope these are good enough. my camera sucked just enough that it would allow me to take a large sweep of light.

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nerd12

7 years ago

hey every one! i am done with the saber but i need to wait until it is dark for it to look good. i will post the video as soon as i figure out how to. check tomorrow for it!

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Flintlock

7 years ago

Reminds me of when I was just a youngster at my first job. We had a bunch of old fluorescent bulbs from when we had to change them out.

We hit each other with them. They break so easily. They also make one of the most delightful "poof" sounds when they pop.

Have fun!

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nerd12Flintlock

Reply 7 years ago

those bulbs contain traces of toxic chemicals! you should vent the room for 15 minutes if one breaks.

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Flintlocknerd12

Reply 7 years ago

Yeah. I know!

I was at a warehouse. Had plenty of ventilation.

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nerd12Flintlock

Reply 7 years ago

stay tuned, my instructable will be out pretty soon! i took apart a emergency light and am using the tube and circuits for it! any suggestions?

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Flintlocknerd12

Reply 7 years ago

After looking through your instructables, the suggestions I have are this:

Pictures.

Pictures make the ible. All of your ideas and projects have great promise, but without pictures, it makes it very hard to follow.

I'm sure it will turn out great!

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KitemanFlintlock

Reply 7 years ago

Never mind pictures, we want a video of the first time they're used!


After all, there may not be a second time....

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nerd12Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

the best way to prevent the tube from being broken is to put it into a protective hollow tube of acrylic. do you know where i can get one? also which color would be cooler for this?

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nerd12

7 years ago

i got all the parts and soon i will be posting pics of a light dagger. i couldn't afford a large one.

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Kiteman

7 years ago

This will be interesting to see in action...

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nerd12

7 years ago

i will be making a short one soon! here is a schematic.

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