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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:hey, me and a couple of mates have thought it a good idea to make some glo swords. somewhat like lightsabers, but not the ones you can buy from toy stores for $44.90 AUS then break if you have a real sword fight.

we want to design them for full contact, have them light up with LEDs (just one color, im not as high tech as u hyperlight)

im looking at using clear PVC pipe, hard to get hold of, but i can get it, with probably a high power LED on the inside.

the plan is to make 2 (or 3) then run down southbank one night having a glowing swordfight.

cheers, pete biggrin

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Spacecow00x
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Spacecow00x

Member
Location: Ft. Myers, Florida, USA

Total posts: 170
Posted:there are more expensive versions:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/69de/
br>action shots here:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/toys/69de/action/
br>
these are exactly what you are wanting to make i think.


You've got the wings of a fallen angel
You offer peace if they praise your name
You live your life taking everything you can get
Look down, time to fly!

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:*feels geeky*

yup, but cheeper, also, make a glow staff.


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom

Total posts: 6207
Posted:three is a better one if you do a search on hop, not licenced light sabers, but they are Uber awsome! smile

Step (el-nombrie)

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Das Noley
GOLD Member since May 2005

Das Noley

newbie
Location: New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:you should check out that neon stuff they make for cars that comes in ropes of 5-15 feet. you could string it from bottom to top, and have the battery for it inside the handle.

Oh, well if he was sleeping, than i would think he was me, because he is blue, and I like to sleep. but if he is dead, then it can't be me, because that would just be silly.
-- Caboose [Red vs Blue]

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:RUN A SEARCH... there is a much more developed thread. I made one a while ago, the details are there.

Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:thanks, will start workin on it once i get money

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:If you've got metal working experience it wouldn't take much to build a pretty durable 'cage' that you could put the LED's and electronics in and would be strong enough for strikes.... the question is if you can bulid the electronics to hold up to the hits wink

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:no metal working experience whatsoever

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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KyleG4u
SILVER Member since Sep 2010

KyleG4u

KyleG4u
Location: USA

Total posts: 68
Posted:You could use a series of mirrors and lenses in the hilt to project the light up into the "blade". Then you could use a clear solid rod with a curved end and the entire thing should light up if you use enough LED's in the hilt design. You could use some JB weld to hold the mirrors and lenses in place so you wouldn't need any actual welding experience. I don't know if they sell it outside of the US but what JB weld is is a chemical mixture that forms a type of superfix glue. Well, actually if you went from a transparent rod to an opaque rod that might work even better...

It's like when you can't remember something you get.... short term.... kidney failure, that's gotta be it, something wrong with your kidneys...
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Tide
GOLD Member since Jun 2009

Future pyrotechnician...? Or something.
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...

Total posts: 111
Posted:I use a bunch of Flowlights and the tubing they sell. :3

This statement is false...?

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