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Default Daisy Rifle Scope Lightsaber Mod

Why pay several hundred bucks for a beam expander, when you can buy a silver Daisy rifle scope for under $20.00? * The main tube takes CR123A's perfectly. *It has all glass optics. *The aperture lens housing is finely threaded for highly accurate and stable focus length adjustments. *Don't settle for a 'needle' beam, when you can get 5/8" beams at aperture and much further range with one 'Daisy' of a long distance lightsaber!









I'm working on adding digital diode temperature display as there is no active cooler on this unit. *




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Techstuf,
This is exactly what I have been looking for. I started buying lenses to build my own beam expander, but I was sure that there are existing assemblies that would work perfect, and because of mass production, would be better/cheaper than what I could ever build from scratch.
So just to clarify, you used the whole scope for a host? Cool idea, but I would prefer to have an assy that I could add to whichever laser I want to light matches across the lake with. Is this doable? I would just have to cut-off the scope-tube just behind the expander-lense maybe?
Any further info on this would be incredibly helpful.
Great job, ;D ;D
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What is the minimum distance that you can focus to a point?
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Minimum convergence distance is about 7 1/4". I may post a how to for this mod, soon. This scope is eminently moddable. As for an add on expander, I'm sure one could put one together. I will try and get a video of it in action. The beam at aperture looks weak, and hardly shows up except in fog, but greatly increases in brightness nearing convergence. Too cool!



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That is sweet! How about a beam shot with a LOT of smoke and maybe a long exposure for starwars fans?? :
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Default Re: Daisy Rifle Scope Lightsaber Mod

Hmmmm,,, think I may have to stop at Big 5 or Sports Authority on the way home and see if they have those. Looks too cool to not try out...

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Their lightsabers have shadows...
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Yea, those are really nice POST PRODUCTION effects : ;D
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Although I'm sure Switch, being a true fan and all, could tell us ALL about the post production effects in Star wars....


It has been my experience that Pre Production Effects are where the real*fun is.



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