This Guy’s Awesome Homemade Laser Lightsaber Can Actually Destroy Stuff

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This guy could be about as close to a true Jedi as it’s possible to be – he’s only gone and made his own lightsaber. 

According to Mashable 23-year-old YouTuber Drake Anthony (AKA styropyro) was inspired by Allen Pan’s now infamous flamethrower lightsaber and decided to have a go at putting his own twist on the Jedi weapon. He used a 7-watt blue laser instead of fire and the result is a lightsaber that’s powerful enough to cut through stuff.

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In the video, Anthony demonstrates how his homemade lightsaber can set fire to tape, burn a cup, ignite plasma, cut soldering wire in half and even engrave wood.

Just in case you want to have a go at making your own, Anthony doesn’t go into detail of how he built his but he does provide a look at the inner workings:

My device uses a Nichia GaN laser diode, which was overdriven to 7W of output by running it at 4.6A with a couple high efficiency buck drivers in parallel. An anti-reflective coated glass lens focuses the beam, and the whole device is powered by two unprotected 18650 batteries in series.

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Impressive no? Anthony assures us he’s working on even bigger, stronger and more badass laser projects including a ‘laser bazooka’ and another ‘ruby laser’ that projects a beam through a ruby crystal and is powered by explosives.

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As long as he puts up more videos showing his progress i’ll be there. The force is strong with this one.


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