Building Your Own Lightsaber on a Budget!
Happy Monday Evil Geeks!
To commemorate Star Wars day, we’ve got a guest post for you from our friend Haggis from Haggisandtoast. Anyway, looks like he’s found a way for you to become a badass Sith Lord on a budget…check it out!
With Episode VII on the way this holiday I really wanted to get into the spirit of things with a new lightsaber, unfortunately I am broke and have no knowledge in regards to electronics. As such I went to various cosplay sites and eventually tracked down the potential for Lowe’s to be the birthplace of a weapon for a more civilized age.
Here you will see all the parts collected, a pop up sink drain, some brass pipe, various washers and gaskets, and a sink hole cover.
Starting here I put washers on the pipe to create my grip and affixed some parts of the drain kit to make the emitter.
The power button was the trickiest thing. I spent almost an hour in various local craft stores looking for something when i found a bag of spare Chinese checkers and discovered they fit perfectly.
Of course I had to make a Sith blade to go along with it!
Make sure to check out more from Haggis at HaggisandToast and look forward to more of his guest posts here with the Evil Geeks!
May the Fourth be With You!
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