First LED saber

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14 Feb 2012 19:03 #50428 by Viskhard
First LED saber was created by Viskhard
With all the people posting photos of their lightsabers recently, I figured I'd throw my hat into the ring. This is the first LED lightsaber I have constructed after much research and planning via www.thecustomsabershop.com .







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14 Feb 2012 19:39 #50430 by Wescli Wardest
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Good for you and nice job! :D

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14 Feb 2012 19:45 #50431 by Gisteron
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Given that it is an MHS saber, good work; turned out well indeed. I actually looked into the illuminated saber branch, too. But I'm afraid I'm rather going to order one entirely custom after a virtual model I made for I have too little skills to dare trying it myself and too great demands on quality and exclusivity...

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15 Feb 2012 01:11 #50455 by RyuJin
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nice work, oddly i just drew one that looks similar(i'm working on a portfolio of saber designs)

a few days ago i had some free time and my camera and photoshop, i took some pics of my current saber with most of the colors i can get from it(i haven't tried all the combinations yet) i used photoshop to combine the pics and make them a managable size...like yours my current saber is an mhs, but i did the leatherwork on the handle myself(thanks to a leather works kit my bro-in-law gave me)


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15 Feb 2012 01:28 #50457 by Viskhard
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Thanks for the compliments!

I actually had come up with the design shortly before Ryan at Random Sabers stopped taking orders almost 5 years ago. Tim was pretty easy to work with, and got the main hilt part custom machined at a relatively decent price for me. It's a 9" extension machined with the grooves from teh hilt style 4.

The part that took the most engineering was figuring out how to hide the wires between the battery pack and top of the crystal chamber. It's a pretty simple design and the LED is only one color, but not bad for a first attempt. I'd do the machining myself too, but I don't have the tools available to me.

Already working on a new design that's a bit more complex, and incorporates sound and possibly an exposed crystal chamber.

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02 Apr 2012 08:24 #54978 by DanWerts
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The Navy:

Your power level is showing =D.
Very nice, very simplistic, and to the point. All in all, not bad at all swabbo.
(I'm Army, I'm allowed to tease the navy guys =D )

Again, very well done, The simplicity of the hilt is kind of telling, I'm still trying to file out some of the more sharp edges on my hilt, but it is coming along just fine.

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02 Apr 2012 22:55 #55079 by Harvestpaw
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Wow, I had no idea something like this existed. I am going to have to get involved in the "saber scene". I'd love to build my own. Very nice.

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02 Apr 2012 23:05 #55081 by Reliah
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These are awesome!
But that's coming from someone who gets excited about the $35 ones at Wal Mart so take that for what it's worth.

Nice work!

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03 Apr 2012 00:04 #55094 by Harvestpaw
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I actually bought a couple of cheap lightsabers just so I could clip them to my belt loop. /dork

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30 Apr 2012 01:51 #58339 by Jerriko
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I like it :D, how did you come up with your saber design? did you go upon how it felt to you or did you base it off of a design which you had a fondness of?

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