Whenever you think of Star Wars, the first thing that comes to almost everyone’s mind is ‘Lightsaber’ the glowing tube-light like sword that can cut through anything and let’s be honest, even as adults, we want one.
However, in reality, the replicas of the lightsabers are made of an acrylic pipe with lights inside that glows like the ones in the movies, but they can barely cut through anything.
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However, a YouTuber has actually gone ahead and fabricated a life-like lightsaber that not only looks like a real lightsaber from the movies but can also cut through almost anything you throw at it, burning at nearly 2204 Celsius. In case you didn’t know, that is a lot.
YouTuber Hacksmith is known to create whacky cool props from movies in real life. He’s known to make the Iron Man helmet, Captain America’s shield, even Thor’s Hammer. And in order to make this lightsaber cut through surfaces, he took the help of plasma.
The lightsaber is essentially a proto saber where it requires an energy-dense fuel to be able to drive the power needed. The saber is connected to a compressed liquid propane tank along with an oxygen tank.
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To get a clear stream of light, as we see on the lightsaber, they took a laminar flow nozzle that is actually used in glasswork to get a concentrated flow of gas that resulted in the stream of light. They then created an electronic module to manage the flow of gas electronically to make the beam stable.
In another video, the Hacksmith is seen destroying walls, glass sheets, stainless steel sheets, iron sheets, even concrete using the lightsaber. They recreated iconic scenes from the Star Wars movie showcasing what their lightsaber is capable of doing, including a duel between the proto saber and an acrylic replica.
Check out the video below:
Of course, a word of caution to all you budding DIYers out there: Hacksmith is a pro at building cool-looking gadgets that are potentially very dangerous, so please don’t try this at home and stay safe. For more science and technology stories, keep reading Indiatimes.com.