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Offline LightSaberScroll

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Tri-Guard Retractable LightSaber -- beta version
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »
This is the beta version of the retractable Tri-Guard LightSaber ... currently working on adding an electric torque motor so it can be motorized and automatically extend and retract at the push of a button.


Offline Wilson McDermot

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Re: Tri-Guard Retractable LightSaber -- beta version
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 09:33:19 PM »
Very impressive! I couldn't see any joints and the extension appears to be smooth. This has great potential. Congratulations on coming up with a new idea!

What is the tube made of? I'm guessing a spiral wound tube like the ones magicians use to make a magic wand appear out of nothing.

Keep up the good work!

Offline Seth Skywalker

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Re: Tri-Guard Retractable LightSaber -- beta version
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 10:39:31 PM »
Very promising concept. Excellent work, keep it going! Ill be watching. :smiley:

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Re: Tri-Guard Retractable LightSaber -- beta version
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 04:43:07 PM »
Looks great for the effect if you can get it to extend and retract at the push of a button it would be cool

I experimented with this effect also a few yrs ago using a spring loaded blade ...

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Re: Tri-Guard Retractable LightSaber -- beta version
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 05:04:56 PM »
The only problem would be is that you could not duel with them, wich is essential for me. :evil: Still would make a VERY nice display saber though.

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Re: Tri-Guard Retractable LightSaber -- beta version
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 07:11:32 AM »
Very impressive! I couldn't see any joints and the extension appears to be smooth. This has great potential. Congratulations on coming up with a new idea!

What is the tube made of? I'm guessing a spiral wound tube like the ones magicians use to make a magic wand appear out of nothing.

Keep up the good work!

Initially I used bi-stable composite tubes, but found them to be a bit expensive; however, for this video, I'm simply using a standard inexpensive polymer based tube.