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Light-Up Minecraft style Sword

by GPPK, published

Light-Up Minecraft style Sword by GPPK Oct 12, 2016

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Design Tools

Autodesk Fusion 360

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Summary

Up your Minecraft Cosplay Game with this Minecraft-style Light up sword!

Features

This sword is designed to be built using a 3D Printer and a laser cutter, tools available in most hackspaces. Read through this guide to build your own!

This sword is life size, lights up and has range estimation to connect multiple swords together so that you can tell when your buddies are close or when you are on your own to battle the zombie hoardes.

3D Printing

All files will fit on a Makerbot Replicator 2 (and were printed on our CTC Replicators), other printers may vary. All you need to do is print as below:

  • Handle Pt1 V1 x1
  • Handle Pt2 V1 x1
  • Middle Hilt V1 x1
  • Hilt Side V1 x 2
  • Pommle Top V1 x1
  • Pommle Bottom V1 x1
  • Square Insert V1 x2

Then either bolt the parts with bolts and glue the wings to the hilt.

We printed ours in PLA however this should work in ABS as well.

Laser Cutting
Two files are included blade.dxf & squares.dxf. The blade file will cut out the perimiter and bolt holes at the base of the blade. The squares file is for engraving the top of the sword with the pattern.

The material required for this section is 10mm Arcrylic. We buy ours from The Plastic People as it's free shipping over £30. Best to get in a group order with your friends. You could in theory use any material here however the interface to the plastic is 10mm.

Electronics
The electronics for this sword are based off an Arduino and can be purchased on Tindie.

https://www.tindie.com/products/ThinkEngineer/-light-up-minecraft-style-sword-electronics/

Software

The software for the Arduino on the electronics will be coming very very soon. Stay tuned.

Disclaimer
This project is bought to you by the creative minds at Think Engineer and is not endorsed by Minecraft. This is simply a passion project created as a homage to a great video game.

Print Settings

Printer:

CTC Replicator

Rafts:

Doesn't Matter

Supports:

No

Resolution:

Any

Infill:

20%


Notes:

I printed these at 20% just to give a bit of structural rigidity to the parts. The acrylic blade is quite heavy however printing much over 20% takes a very long time due to the size of the sword.

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