Hey all. As technology moves forward, more techniques are being used to make sabers. The most promising of these new techniques would have to be Makotosai's blades IMHO. Since info on these blades is few, and hard to understand, I have decided to show what I believe to be his most current technique. He uses 40 degree LED's, and I'm only using 20. Any ways here we go.
What you need
LED's 40 degree
Needle nose pliers
Solder iron and materials
First, you must now which side is your positive and negative. Once you have that figured out, trim the legs so they are equal size.
Next, bend the legs at a 90 degree angle
Next, spread the two metal legs apart, then place on bread board.
Repeat until you have about 5 LED's.
Next cut a length of wire as long as the LED segment. Strip the whole wire and twist it together.
Now solder each led to the wire, remember to tin the led first and make sure they are all the right way around.
Repeat on other side then remove segment from bread board.
Now cut off the excess metal legs