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Old 01-20-2006, 04:40 PM   #41
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I've always wanted to ask a reputable sci-fi nerd-gathering one question about light-sabers... Would not a modern (led-based) shotgun blast totaly own a lightsaber wearing fruitcake? (not Chuck Norris and/or Vader)
a jedi fruit cake or a normal fruitcake with a lightsaber?

if jedi they'd probably just use the force to slow the shot down

if it was a normal person well even a normal person couldnt block a blaster bolt with a lightsaber


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Old 01-20-2006, 04:53 PM   #42
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A lightsaber would probably disentigrate a buckshot round.



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Old 01-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #43
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they probably have them now governments wouldent tell us
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:03 PM   #44
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they probably have them now governments wouldent tell us
Possibly, there are a lot of things the government doesn't tell us, like their plans for real life Star Destroyers, and Area 51. Oh yes, and I will post photos of my working lightsaber once I build it(have the amethyst crystal, need a flashlight).

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:16 PM   #45
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they probably have them now governments wouldent tell us
I doubt it very much.

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Possibly, there are a lot of things the government doesn't tell us, like their plans for real life Star Destroyers, and Area 51. Oh yes, and I will post photos of my working lightsaber once I build it(have the amethyst crystal, need a flashlight).
lol, you can see perfectly clear images of Area 51 on Google Earth.
That brings up an argument against real life lightsabers, what coloured crystal can withstand the energy of a lightsaber blade?



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Old 01-30-2006, 06:21 PM   #46
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Well, I'm going to use an amethyst crystal, and those are purple.

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:50 PM   #47
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Yes and i'm sure if the energy produced by a lightsabers blade is enough to burn through a blast door thicker than the blades length, then an amethyst crystal doesn't stand much chance against the sabers unfocused energy does it?



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Old 01-31-2006, 04:41 PM   #48
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Keep in mind my method of shoving it on a flashlight in place of the bulb, or touching its filament.

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Old 01-31-2006, 04:44 PM   #49
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lol, and what would that do?



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Old 01-31-2006, 07:56 PM   #50
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^It would give him a purple flashlight. Which, as cool as it would be to have have, just isn't a lightsaber.


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Old 01-31-2006, 08:14 PM   #51
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Probably make a poor flashlight at that.


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Old 01-31-2006, 08:19 PM   #52
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^But still purple. It would be a cool little gadget to have around, not a tool.


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Old 01-31-2006, 08:39 PM   #53
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You could also get a purple flashlight by wrapping a piece of purple plastic over the bulb or something...
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^True, but plastic isn't a precious rock.


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Old 02-01-2006, 08:26 AM   #55
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lol, amethyst is hardly precious, and a crystal covering a flashlight would probably block out most of the light.



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Old 02-01-2006, 08:22 PM   #56
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^Thanks for correcting me, I'm don't know much abot rocks. Atleast we can see someone waste time and effort to put a shiny rock infront of a flashlight to make a lightsabre.


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Old 02-03-2006, 06:41 AM   #57
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so did you use the rock alkonium?


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Old 02-03-2006, 08:14 AM   #58
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so did you use the rock alkonium?
ACtually I haven't gotten a flashlight to use for it.

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Old 02-03-2006, 10:54 AM   #59
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I hope you guys know that Alkonium is just kidding right and hes not serious...
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:58 AM   #60
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The coolest looking flashlight ever!
We have one of these at work.

Would make a killer lightsaber handle.


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Old 02-03-2006, 01:49 PM   #61
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@Sala: i know. as if a flashlight is that hard to come by. i was just being sarcastic. even if his "lightsaber" could cut through anything. there would have to be another electronics gizmo to limit the length of the "blade".


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Old 02-03-2006, 04:46 PM   #62
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it is impossible, no blade length limit and also would they sell it publically if they actually managed to make one, think about it WMD big time.
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:45 PM   #63
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I had an idea;

maybe a solid "sword" could eject from the hilt with a little deflecting plate thing at the topand bottom.. A powerful laser would then go strait along the metal sword thing bouncing off the top and bottom so that the blade length never changes!

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Old 02-05-2006, 06:15 AM   #64
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yeah but the laser would just cut through the deflective plates
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:58 PM   #65
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thats why theyre deflective....

anyway it looks like we might be one step further to the real deal...
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:07 PM   #66
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:06 PM   #67
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Well looks like you got your wish!

If Star Wars lightsabers are dependant on the other fantasy technology in SW then it should be obvious why we won't see them as depicted in the movies. Maybe something sort of similar to it, but the main problem is getting a blade so powerful from such a minaturized power source. It could never function as described in the EU since these magic crystals don't exist. Likewise we have no Jedi to wield them, but anyway. I imagine some giant beam with a handle at both ends that is as big as a building with all the energy of a continent powering it or something, but I'm no scientist... What would be the point? No Geek (though maybe Bill Gates) has enough money to waste on such a thing...


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Old 02-13-2006, 10:59 PM   #68
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I live by Bill Gates lol.. He has a Lightsaber in his backyard that he practices on all of his cash.
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:32 AM   #69
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Yeah. He could spend all day cutting up piles of money with it each day and still be the richest man in the world.


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Old 02-16-2006, 02:44 PM   #72
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Seriously, creating a lightsaber. What good would it make? Imagine if I stood with an AK47 and you had a lightsaber, who would win ? ^_^ And how would you brake a laser like that in the middle of the air. Impossible I say.


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sorry seem to have messed up a bit there... thats better. Just use a cutting laser rather than a normal laser and voila
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lol. i said it once. lots of practice. it could be used as a tool or quik and easy weapon. how many people carry knives? and the big robots. lol well if you can get them into space they would be a valuable tool. well the lightsaber doesnt need a reflect if its a plasma sword. laser does not cast showdows and the origanls do. they where sticks with digi while the new ones where all digi.

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actually one way of creating a sort of lightsaber would be to wrap a wire (very good conducter of a wire) round a non-iron core (if its iron u make an electromagnet) then pump alot of electricity through it while it doesn't make it slice easily through blast doors or deflect laser bolts it does get extremely hot and burns most things it touches quite severly the only problem with this is portability you could use an inverter and alot of 9 volt batteries in a pack strapped to you somehow although it would make for a good weapon


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Old 03-31-2006, 12:36 PM   #76
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bit unusable in the off hand. also, it's not just iron that would make an electromagnet. most of the transition metals in their pure elemental form can become electromagnetised, and some compunds can be chemically converted into electromagnetisable matter. But thats all complictaed. and i dont think that iron could take the heat, nor the power cells. you would probably need something very specific to work it.


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yeah how about a non-metal then like say a piece of wood bearing in mind you'd have to replace it after about 10 mins of usage lol
i dunno for a real style lightsaber we're talking about the power of a nuclear reactor in a small handle but lets just say in some far up ahead future we can actually do this they would cause mass chaos if they fell into the wrong hands although there is always the approach HUGOMAND took......


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I want to beleive they will but sadly i dont think they wont.



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Old 03-31-2006, 10:29 PM   #79
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lol. i said it once. lots of practice. it could be used as a tool or quik and easy weapon. how many people carry knives? and the big robots. lol well if you can get them into space they would be a valuable tool. well the lightsaber doesnt need a reflect if its a plasma sword. laser does not cast showdows and the origanls do. they where sticks with digi while the new ones where all digi.
Well the old ones weren't digital (I don't think, I thought they were painted or rotoscoped), and the new ones are still using sticks in just about all cases (a few cases they're completely digital, or the blade is digital in a few cases like turning on a saber). And thus you can see saber shadows in the prequels as well (check the ROTS DVD during the Dooku/Obi-Wan/Anakin fight!).


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One kid told me that all we needed to make lightsabers, that we didn't already have, was a crystal from Pluto. lol... seriously.
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