Sunday 5 February 2017

Obi Wan Kenobi Lightsaber - clamp activation

After watching a few specific parts of the movie again, Obi Wan activates his Lightsaber by pushing down on the clamp top (bubble strip). I have found some small switches that will fit inside the clamp and have designed a switch holder that will fit inside the clamp. Because there are quite a few sabers with graflex clamps I should be able to reuse the same part on multiple builds (Luke v2, V3 and a Graflex saber).

There are similar switch housings available but I figured I would make my own because the switches I brought are slightly different and hey if you can make your own why not!

Friday 3 February 2017

Obi Wan Kenobi Lightsaber

This is the Lightsaber of Obi wan Kenobi from A New Hope.

And this is a recent all metal reproduction of the the Lightsaber made for an electronics install.

I have started work mapping out where to put the electronics and have ensured I have enough space for a small crystal chamber. Its still a work in progress but felt it was far enough a long to share.

I plan on it being a 3d printed two part metal chamber with a 3d printed chassis to hold all the electronics and chamber together.