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Old 03-09-2011, 03:54 AM #1
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Default What do you think about this as a host?

I have had this thing in my closet for years. It's an old EL blade light saber from a now long since gone company called LightTech Industries. It's a bit big, but it is pretty cool looking and would make a cool laser if it would work. I'm thinking seriously about trying to build a 445 in this thing. It is made from aluminium, the main body is a sinlge piece. The rubber grips are deteriorated, but they are just common rubber o-rings found at any auto parts store so easily replaceable.

It is long, but the end cap comes off(it held a sound module and motion sensor that sounded like a movie light saber). It is actually not a bad size with the sound module off, and the end cap will fit on the host minus the sound module. The main body/host is one piece of hollow aluminium. The Arctic is there for size reference.

I am a long way away from turning this thing into a working laser, but how cool would it look! I would have to send it off to one the boards' machinists to fabricate the parts and modify the endcap and host. Basically it looks like a good starting point for someone who has the skills. I would like to send it off and have it converted for a build, and maybe I could take it from there. I disassembled it so it might offer some more insight as to what it would take to convert it to a feasible host.

So what do you think?
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Very realistic looking, appears to be well made. And yes it's a little on the big side, but I think it would make a great host. I like it
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Wow that's a really nice looking lightsaber you got there.

Being so huge, I think what would work best visually would be if it had a BIG beam to match
it's size. Like a 400mW green + a BIG beam expander.

Definitely an involved and uncheap project, but the outcome would be epic.
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Hmmmm, never thought about using a beam expander, and since this thing would just be for show, green might be the best color to use for it.
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Another thought:
since you have plenty of space to spare, how about something like this?
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Default Re: What do you think about this as a host?

Oh hells yes! If that thing is aluminum, as it looks to be, should be able to dissipate a few watts of heat. Of course you would need to get a fx board to truly trick it out.

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