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Lightsaber with internal components mega project!

by sirmakesalot, published

Lightsaber with internal components mega project! by sirmakesalot Nov 20, 2012

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Be come the Jedi you were destined to be! Manufacture your lightsaber and take your place in the battle between the Jedi and Sith!
This is a complete user assembled model of one of the greatest allies a Jedi has!
"Your lightsaber is your life"

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Found the comments on Jerry_XYZ's make of this, with the solution of filing body2 in three places to make the parts slide into place and rotate to lock. That's a good idea, I'll try this and report.

I *think* body1 and body3 are meant to be glued together as well, but body3 and body2 should snap-fit. However I managed to snap off one of the three prongs on body2 several times now. Any advice on how to get these to work nicely? Otherwise you can't take the thing apart to show the internals...

There is a crystal file already up there. If one is to be a true Jedi one must collect their own. For me it meant I hand made mine. ;)

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Instructions

Use the ZIP file for all at once download. I changed some files for greater tolerances for all interconnected parts. Pleas let me know if there is a problem. I will change the files if I find any here.
Print, paint and assemble all components. Zip file has all components or download individual parts.
The Chrystal goes in the chamber and then capped.
Glue the two lower body sections together (body one and three,) ribs on body one and cap and buttons on top section (body2).
insert bottom, battery, assembled chrystal chamber, amp chamber and beam chamber in lower body sections.
Gently wiggle the body top on. You may have to sand down the tabs a little to encourage them to go over the rib without cracking.
Body three and two should snap on and hold it all together so you can open it later to service it or put it on display.
Order of components assembly to come in the form of video soon along with pictures. The parts only go together one way and isn't too hard to figure out.
Be warned the crystal may need to print with support. I had trouble rendering a good looking crystal. I may make my own by hand or harvest one!
Print some components in different colours for variations.
I can't wait to see other copies!
I am releasing a kit of parts next that you can mix and match for more variations so stay tuned!

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bjoerngiesler on Jan 28, 2014 said:

I *think* body1 and body3 are meant to be glued together as well, but body3 and body2 should snap-fit. However I managed to snap off one of the three prongs on body2 several times now. Any advice on how to get these to work nicely? Otherwise you can't take the thing apart to show the internals...

bjoerngiesler on Jan 29, 2014 said:

Found the comments on Jerry_XYZ's make of this, with the solution of filing body2 in three places to make the parts slide into place and rotate to lock. That's a good idea, I'll try this and report.

TCorgard on Jan 12, 2013 said:

I printed this off, and I noticed that the Cap and the Body2 are suppose to slide on to each other, but the slot on the cap is not big enough. Is this part of the design? or do I need to sand down Body2 so it will fit?

sirmakesalot on Jan 12, 2013 said:

The cap has a support ring on the inside that needs to come out. Use needle nose pliers and clean up the edge and it will fit the body section.

T3K1T on Dec 26, 2012 said:

can you make a youtube video about this print?

Jerry_XYZ on Dec 26, 2012 said:

This is pretty cool. Love the detail. My 0.5mm dia nozzle has proven a bit challenging on some of the thinner wall items, especially "body1.stl" and "amp chamber.stl". Better slicing success will be likely with a 0.35 mm nozzle.

HobgoblinSteve on Dec 24, 2012 said:

I made a crystal that works without support, if you want the .stl I will email it to you for your work in progress - PM me

Smitty505000 on May 11, 2013 said:

I would love the crystal .stl

summetj on Feb 10, 2013 said:

I'd like a copy of that support-less crystal!

Jerry_XYZ on Dec 22, 2012 said:

Has anyone sliced and printed Body1 with a 0.5 mm nozzle? My printer's struggling with that one (slic3r 0.9.7, and 0.7.2b both). The thin walls seem to be an issue. Suggestions welcome.

sirmakesalot on Dec 22, 2012 said:

You might try running it through Netfab cloud service. Or try scaling it up a very small amount. Perhaps that would work. I am unfamiliar with slic3r and use a .4 nozzle.

obijuan on Dec 20, 2012 said:

I definitely need one of these :-)

MishaT on Dec 20, 2012 said:

How long until Lucas sues?

sirmakesalot on Dec 22, 2012 said:

not Lucas...Disney...even worse ;)

toybuilder on Dec 19, 2012 said:

Awesome! Your pieces look really nice! I'm guessing you need supports on some of the other pieces as well (like the amp chamber)?

sirmakesalot on Dec 19, 2012 said:

All components will print without support with exception of the current crystal model.

Conseils on Dec 19, 2012 said:

The crystal looks like it could be printed in two halves and joined afterwards. If the angles were carefully crafted it might even print as a shell only.

I suspect good Jedi warriors are adept at making a crystal that correctly focuses their own energy. Because they will be attuned to the force and their tools ;-)

sirmakesalot on Dec 19, 2012 said:

I will be revisiting the crystal soon. I know it isn't the best solution and I opted to hand fabricate one for myself, it is the Jedi way.

Stuartblarg on Dec 19, 2012 said:

i am now really disappointed in myself that i haven't printed something like this before now

sirmakesalot on Dec 19, 2012 said:

Redeem yourself by printing it! :)

matrhint on Nov 28, 2012 said:

Wow, This is great!

cymon on Nov 24, 2012 said:

Do I have a choice but to make this one day?

wictro on Nov 21, 2012 said:

Nice!
Would it be possible to get a zip/rar with all the parts in one file?

sirmakesalot on Nov 21, 2012 said:

The zip file is up!!

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