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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4575291.stm

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Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol.



Next SW movie is probaply "Attack of Jedi wannabe's". :evil:


Still, this is really pathetic... Havent they paid any attention in school what happens to fuel in closed shell? They kinda invenved Lightsaber looking Molotov-coctails!!! :lol:
 

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Definetly! :evil:
 

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Esturk said:
How are lightsaber's supposed to work anyways?
Since they're made up, they don't work in the first place. You can't build one with current technology, mostly because you need a very large power source in a small container. People have contemplated trying to build a "plasma blade" but there are still many problems.
 

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my theory is that the blades are holographic and the cutting comes from som kind of force field that only activates when something crosses the hologram to save power
 

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Hmm...
We suppose the device would have to generate a laser that bends and refracts the beam back to the source at a given point (what would be the sabre's tip), but then the source would have to somehow be able to absorb or cancel the returning beam. If it could be made that the source / handle could somehow convert the returning beam into a cycled energy source that could be used to power the generated laser it could be self containing.

Some things come to mind though...What could refract the light back to the source, and do it in a way that makes the blade seem like one continuous beam?

Obviously we are not versed in such things, but our gibberish is enough to get folks thinking ;)

Maybe if we take Boltz and fuse his mind with Demigod and ChrisRay....ok..now we are really stretching it..haha
 

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Dark Watcher said:
Hmm...
We suppose the device would have to generate a laser that bends and refracts the beam back to the source at a given point (what would be the sabre's tip), but then the source would have to somehow be able to absorb or cancel the returning beam. If it could be made that the source / handle could somehow convert the returning beam into a cycled energy source that could be used to power the generated laser it could be self containing.

Some things come to mind though...What could refract the light back to the source, and do it in a way that makes the blade seem like one continuous beam?

Obviously we are not versed in such things, but our gibberish is enough to get folks thinking ;)

Maybe if we take Boltz and fuse his mind with Demigod and ChrisRay....ok..now we are really stretching it..haha
your idea wont work as energy will be lost in other pearts of the system (heat, wire conductivity, and general movement). the bbest idea qould be to make a straight beam that disapates at a point further along the sabre based on energy strength.
 

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Greetings,

Lightsabers, while clearly cool looking, don't seem too plausible to me regardless of technological advances. I would be more inclined to think that the "monofilament stasis" blade from the Ringworld series is more likely. Mmm, Ringworld, how about a magnetically controlled lased solar jet eruption. :evil:

Of course, the coolest thing about a light saber is the fact that it makes projectile weapons (at least low calibur / energy) useless. That of course means that a person trained with one wouldn't have to take crap from the first wuss that picks up a gun and tries to be a badass. :nono:

Sincerely,
TastEPlasma

EDIT: Oh yea, on topic ... what a couple of dumbasses.
 

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Esturk said:
How are lightsaber's supposed to work anyways?

In a nutshell, they channel power thru some crystal, which emits plasma radiation and incredible heat. Then there are two magnetic fields, rotating to opposite directions. (this also gives Lightsaber a Gyroscopic effect when on. You are not just swinging a 'flashlight', but it needs some strength to wield) One keeps plasma and heat inside 'the blade', and one keeps energy and out of the blade. (thats why blaster bolts get deflected. anything material, if survives cores heat, will get thru though. Shoot a Jedi with magnum 44 with heat-resistant bullets :lol: )
 

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It's really sad to see how irresponsible people are today....you know the expression, if you look for trouble you will find it. :D

r2rX :D
 

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Lightsabers are impossible to build, at least with modern technology or anything we can foresee in the near future (barring the Singularity). There's no way you can concentrate that amount of energy in so short a space.

And the irradiating heat would be phenomenal, BTW.

I can be proven wrong in the future, though. History does this to people :p

Anyway, I find that even if lightsabers were technologically feasible, they wouldn't be built (other than for recreational purposes, with underpowered blades). There're no Jedi to wield the sabers, so it loses a lot of it's advantages (which require Jedi training).
 

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I can tell you how to make one. Get a good CG special effects crew. Damn I'm good.
 

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Boltzmann said:
Anyway, I find that even if lightsabers were technologically feasible, they wouldn't be built (other than for recreational purposes, with underpowered blades). There're no Jedi to wield the sabers, so it loses a lot of it's advantages (which require Jedi training).



Ever heard of blowtorch? :dance: Lightsabre technology based cutting tools would be incredible. Can cut thick steel like butter. :)
 
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