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Live out Your Jedi Master Dreams by Making a Real-Life Lightsaber

Use the Force (or this helpful how-to video).

Kelsey R. MarquartApril 8th 2017

Allen from YouTube’s Sufficiently Advanced is an engineer who has recreated some of the most nostalgic moments of your childhood, including Zelda’s Ocarina of Time and Harry Potter’s wizard duels, he’s worked hard to turn our favorite fiction into non-fiction.

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, Allen has got an early birthday present for you—and it’s your own lightsaber.

Okay, to be fair, it doesn’t look anything like the iconic sci-fi weapon that we see on screen, but it is currently the closest thing to that we have to it. The video outlines a step-by-step process detailing how you can make your own lightsaber with some electrical engineering. A simple, plastic toy lightsaber handle adds sounds and makes it easier for users to power their lightsaber. The YouTuber added boric acid to his fuel source to make Luke Skywalker’s emerald green blade come to life.

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While this technology involves a few complex electrical components, it seems that determined superfans anywhere can create an homage to their favorite movie.

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