Star Wars fan makes his own lightsaber and posts YouTube video

Device spits a fuel of methanol, acetone and butane, through a nichrome ignition

Will Worley
Sunday 24 January 2016 18:21
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Allen Pan with his homemade lightsaber
Allen Pan with his homemade lightsaber

The Star Wars hype might be mostly over but an electrical engineering student and YouTuber seems determined to capitalise on what is left of it.

Allen Pan devised his own ‘lightsaber’, seemingly mainly for the purposes of scaring bystanders and looking cool.

The device has a colourful neon flame 'blade' about a metre long, and can apparently double as a lighter.

It spits a fuel of methanol, acetone and butane, through a nichrome ignition, as can be found in a model rocket. It also uses a syringe valve in 3D printed casing.

This design causes it to look like a very slim version of the iconic Star Wars weapon, and also features authentic sound effects.

It’s also been recorded landing fiery strikes on various on Star Wars geeks, fully realising their fantasies to duel with a lightsaber, albeit in a somewhat one sided fashion.

Previously, Mr Pan developed a Thor’s Hammer which only he could lift.

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