Jedi Training – Use the Force & Build Your Own Lightsaber
WARNING: This blog is an April Fool’s Joke
Have you always wanted to build your own lightsaber and fight the forces of evil? Forget the old Jedi Mind Meld trick. That’s for amateurs (and presidents.) You need what all Wookies, Ewoks, Vulcans and Vogons use to protect themselves across the galaxy.
Our amazing researchers at the Steve Spangler Labs have uncovered the secret to how the lightsaber actually works. It’s only a tad complicated – but don’t worry, any padawan can make their own.
You may need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to retrieve some of the components, but trust us. It’s worth it.
The key to the operation of the homemade lightsaber comes in the two rare components, the Dilithium Crystal and the Energy Modulation Circuit. The Energy Modulation Circuit, when switched on, converts a standard electrical charge into a hybrid form of energy that emits light, heat, and sound.
Once you have your lightsaber up and running, it’s time to practice a little before going out into the final frontier to look for Darth Vader and his BFF Khan Noonien Singh.
(If you missed that long list in the video, here it all is)
- Two coated wires
- One uncoated wire
- Dilithium Crystal
- Duct tape
- Electrical tape
- Energy Modulation Circuit (EMC)
- Light switch
- Tall aluminum can
- Needle-nose pliers
- Phillips screwdriver
- Permanent marker
How does it work?
When combined with a Dilithium Crystal, this hybrid energy is intensified as it passes through the crystal. This exponential amplification converts the weak, long-wave energy into an a form of short-wave energy that is capable of cutting through most objects.
This really is a fun hack!
Really cool idea! Going to try this with my boys as they’re Star Wars nuts.
This has got to be the greatest science project I’ve ever seen! Why didn’t my high school science teachers teach me how to build a light saber!
Is there a mistake on the price of the Energy modulation Circuit? $7500????
Hi Tani – Our Jedi Lightsaber was a hoax for April Fools Day. The Dilithium Crystal is actually a Ring Pop. We apologize for any frustration this may have caused you. Watch for our next April Fools experiment next year.