Ever because the idea of the lightsaber was launched to the world via Star Wars, many have been making an attempt to recreate it. Whereas some makes an attempt have been profitable, the success got here principally via the performance of the design, the place it appeared to have the chopping energy of a lightsaber.
Nevertheless, these designs “failed” within the sense that they have been cumbersome because the blade itself couldn’t be retracted, in contrast to the lightsabers we see within the films. Nevertheless, engineer and YouTuber James Hobson might need lastly completed what many have been making an attempt to do, through which he has managed to create a lightsaber that includes a retractable blade.
In keeping with Hobson, that is constructed based mostly on the speculation that claims that plasma may be held in place utilizing a magnetic area. He then constructed on that idea and modified it to get it to the place he needed, the place via the efforts of his crew, they constructed this lightsaber on the precept of “laminar stream”. This concerned the usage of liquified petroleum fuel and oxygen, which is then despatched via “laminar nozzles”, to assist generate a retractable beam.
They additional improved on this by including chemical compounds to the combo that altered the colour of the beam, like utilizing sodium chloride which turned the beam yellow, whereas boric acid made it inexperienced, and so forth. The tip result’s fairly incredible, though in need of excellent as a result of based on Hobson, so as to output the vitality wanted of a “actual” lightsaber, it might require the facility of a nuclear plant.
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