And after watching season 2 of the Mandalorian I decided that a LIGHTsaber wouldn’t cut it. So I got to work. First I printed out 3DPRINTINGWORLD’s collapsing Sith Lightsaber so that I could take some measurements and get a feel for settings I would have to use to make a saber of my own. I then reverse engineered my own circular lightsaber, mirrored it, and made Darth Maul’s dual bladed lightsaber. Then finally after 5 or so different Fusion 360 files and about 22 different iterations on the final one to get a product I was happy with. I really wanted a saber with sharp faceted edges, a sleek overall feel, and something that was… darker.
Although the idea of a collapsing sword wasn’t mine this saber however. was completely made from scratch. However as mentioned I will credit 3DPRINTINGWORLD for the idea and some of the base measurements that I took from his printed file (not the digital one). The specific file I printed was this one https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3668138
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.