I think there are many who like Star wars because of the Light saber. At least I do.
I always wanted one, but was not available... now it is easily available, but I wanted to make it.....
So in this instructable, I will share how to recycle old toys and make one, with simple parts to get.
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Step 1: What Do We Need ?
- Bubbles toys ( long tube ones )
- 9v battery
- led strip 50cm
- push button switch
- some wires
- paper tape
- GI wire ( hard metal wire )
- acrylic paint
- Soldering iron
- Wire cutter
- print brush
Step 2: The Battery ?
The biggest challenge I had was the battery SIZE. How to get inside the handle ?
I tried using 2 AA batteries but not enough space. So I fixed it at the buttom where I had just enough space to fit it.
Step 3: Led Strip Connection
I used a 60 SMD per meter led strip.
On a hard metallic wire, I secured led strip using some transparent tape.
The lead strip was now in a rigid and linear structure.
Solder +ve and - ve of the strip to a battery and a switch
Step 4: Handle Assembly
I used a small piece of pcb to solder buttom. This can be then fixed on the handle using a small screw
Place all the components carefully inside the handle and using paper tape cover the handle and battery
Step 5: Painting
There are many designs, based on characters....
I used grey arcylic paying as base color. then tried using a plastic sheet as stencil to make some designs.
The plastic sheet was to thin, the paint did not come out as I wanted.
Happy that my first attempt on stencil was a good learning
Step 6: Play Time !!!!!
I need to fix a way to scatter led light. may be will use butter/tracing paper ...
My kid was happy with this much, so I stopped here....
I took some photos him playing with light saber and setting exposure time as 2 s