LIGHTSABER - LED - Fully Functional

LIGHTSABER - LED - Fully Functional

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Description

This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied and to submit it in the #lightitup challenge

​Here's a demo video:
me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or print one with all of them already embedded... Every print can be printed on a single extruder, no print requires any supports, and the tallest print is 155mm high on the Z axis... So as long as your printer can print 155 in the Z, you can make this no problem...

​The only thing you will need to buy is this LED light and remote for $10.... 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FS7N0J8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

​I used Bendlay filament for the cylinders mostly because it lets a lot of light pass through is (91%) and it is also a lot stronger than PLA... It is pretty expensive, but totally worth it for this project... If you desire, you can also print the cylinders in natural PLA/ABS or any translucent filament you want to use... However, you wont get the same glow you get with Bendlay... Here's a link to Bendlay... 
http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/175mm-bendlay-threequarter-kg

Here's an Instructables I made on the details on how to make the light saber...
http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/

​Here is an instructional video I made that basically goes over everything that I'll go over in this Instructable...

Materials and methods

Filament, Clear filament, LED Light and Remote

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60d09cb8bbe5cbd3f97dc488dc56b8c3?default=blank&size=40Adam Karcz added this to the Fun collection ago
7010fb87c5b4e52e57e80084e13e5919?default=blank&size=40alemariano added this to the DIVERSOS collection ago
Mini bearJason Powell published this design ago