This Lightsaber Uses A Flame For A Blade

In what’s probably become bigger than Christmas, Star Wars The Force Awakens has finally arrived and many of you or your friends are at the theaters awaiting the early premiere showings of the movie. If your at home or are one of the lucky ones at the theater, then check out this cool new video about a lightsaber. Nerds want them, and people are always trying to make them. And every time you think someone has, it’s just them trolling you with some terrible computer generated graphics. Until now. Check this thing out.

If you look up “What is a lightsaber made out of” on the internet, the amount of information would rack your brain. And it actually would take you a bit to comprehend the amount of information out there. So we’ll skip that for now. But it may be something to look forward to in the form of a feature. However, for now, check out this video on what could be the closest thing “normal” people can get their hands on in regards to a lightsaber. And by “normal” we mean people who can’t afford the nuclear powered plasma reactor it would take to power an actual lightsaber.

This version is obviously very dangerous (and so isn’t owning an actual lightsaber), so please be cautious and don’t try to build this on your own. However, the basic concepts are there. He has a power source in the fuel mixture and uses the butane to push it out. And then he uses a heat source to make it all work. Interestingly enough, he also runs into similar problems when it comes to making the real deal.

Ideally, you’d want the blade to be more concentrated and a little shorted. But of course, there’s no real way to contain a flame like that. At least not right now. The same can be said about those trying to make a working lightsaber. Without something to contain the laser, the beam would be continuous. It’s also a big reason why he can’t swing it fast. He would just blow out the flame.

In the Star Wars universe, the lightsaber beam somehow arcs back on itself. That’s how people are able to fight with them. Also, because he’s using liquid fuel as a source to power the flame, it will eventually run out of power.

Still, you have to give credit where credit is due. First, you can change the color of the flame. Second, the best demonstration has to be when he uses the weapon on the picture of Jar Jar. Not just because it’s a picture of Jar Jar, but because when he cuts along the photo, you can see the line where the paper burned.

Star Wars The Force Awakens is now out in theaters.

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