Remember when you were a kid and had a plastic Star Wars lightsaber? It didn't light up and you had to pull the saber part up manually, as far as I can recall. Maybe I got a cheapo one.
Anyway, Martin Beyer has set out to create a more authentic (as authentic as sci-fi can be) lightsaber and the results are pretty cool, despite it not really being able to cut anything.
But I view this as a gradual progress thing. One day he'll be slicing and dicing Jedi-style and I'll be bearing a ludicrously coloured 3D printed gun, all in the husk of a dirty-bombed landscape. Fun!
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