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What He Did With The LED Lights Will Leave You Awestruck

Star Wars is a cult film series, loved by everyone world-wide. All of us who love the series eagerly wait for the new movies, dress up like the characters in the series, collect items from the movie and definitely have Lightsaber fights with our fellow friends, which are totally cool and badass for us, btw. 
But, then, not everyone is rich and can go out to get a lightsaber, so, here's a way you can get it. 
This guy used some LED lights and did brilliant stuff to it. And the best part? It's functional. 
Read on, you'll definitely want to try. 
Images via boredomtherapy 

What He Did With The LED Lights Will Leave You Awestruck

What He Did With The LED Lights Will Leave You Awestruck

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LED lights

LED lights

The major thing you need is LED lights, a lot of them, this guy used 120. These have to be soldered together. This is what makes the blade.

Divide it in sections

Divide it in sections

After soldering the lights together, you have to divide it into four sections so that the batteries would not fry them.

Power Up

Power Up

Now, you have to make it functional so just add these so that your lightsaber has power.

Place this driver to regulate the power that will go to the diodes that were placed along the blade.

Place this driver to regulate the power that will go to the diodes that were placed along the blade.

 By doing this you make sure that there is no "terminal meltdown"

Chrome steel cylinder

Chrome steel cylinder

The next thing you need is a chrome steel cylinder which will help you to make your handle.

Blade

Blade

This guy used polycarbonate to make the blade of the lightsaber. It measured 30mm in diameter and had 2.5mm thickness.

Add a cap

Add a cap

After joining them together, you need to use THIS cap, which has to be placed at the end of the saber. It will house the switch and was 3D printed specifically for this.

Almost there

Almost there

After wiring the whole thing together, you are almost done with making your own Lightsaber. Isn't this totally cool?

The force is strong in this one

The force is strong in this one

And, this beautiful item is finally done. It looks real and downright amazing. Take a moment to be proud of yourself for making a functional lightsaber.

Pick a side : light or dark?

Pick a side : light or dark?

This guy made two of them, of course for the crazily amazing fight with his friends. So, pick a side and have fun.

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