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Color Me Impressed: A Homemade Lightsaber

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Alternatively, color me all messy and not even stay inside the lines. But whatever you do, don't color me with permanent marker. I have an important business meeting tomorrow and I can't be rollin' in there with penises drawn all over my face. Yes, yes I can too. THE GW KNOWS HOW TO SEAL A BIDNESS DEAL!

The Return of the Jedi lightsaber was made by Bradley Lewis and he documented his entire process over at Slothfurnace. Follow every step of the way, from pre-planning, to cutting, to wiring the lights and testing. It's a truly remarkable piece of work.

Hit the jump to see a video of the saber in action. It's got everything: lighting effects, sound effects, ground effects, domino effects, the Doppler effect -- you name it. Potentially life-threatening side effects? You better believe that shit'll kill ya!

Hit the jump for a couple more pictures and a video demo of the VWOOSHin' action.


Build Page
(with a TON of high-res pics of the process)
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DIY Return of the Jedi Lightsaber [make]
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This Is Probably the Best DIY Lightsaber Ever [gizmodo]

Thanks to Blooper, who -- OMG, the one where the kid hits the baseball straight into his dad's nuts? Classic!

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