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This Now Exists: A Real Life Lightsaber

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It’s finally starting to happen. Technology is becoming advanced enough that Star Wars gizmos and gadgets are actually becoming a reality. Need proof? Take a look at this homemade lightsaber.

Created by 17 year-old Drake Anthony, this lightsaber is handheld, just like in the movies, and when turned on, emits a laser that can burn through small objects! How cool (and dangerous) is that?

“I usually try to refrain from using the term ‘lightsaber’ when referring to my lasers but there really isn’t much else out there to describe this laser,” Anthony writes in the YouTube video description.

Anthony’s lightsaber is, according to him, perfectly legal in the US, uses a 9mm 450nm laser diode, is powered by two 18650 Li Ion batteries, and is fully enclosed in a custom made “Sirius” host.

Check out the video of Anthony’s lightsaber burning stuff up. Then give us all your money. Sorry, we’re working on our Jedi Mind Trick, which obviously still needs a lot of work.


- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio

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