This may not be something MacGyver would make, but it would be if he was dropped into the Death Star with a horde of Imperial stormtroopers hot on his trail. Especially if he found himself temporarily trapped in the trash compactor with some friendly Jedis, because this DIY li ...more
Bradley Lewis is a visual effects artist for BioWare by day, but in his spare time he runs Slothfurnace, a blog dedicated to showcasing his incredibly realistic lightsaber replicas. His latest, which took 18 months to build, is Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reveal Lightsaber from A New Hop ...more
Have you become a Jedi in your Star Wars delusional mind? If so, break out of the the asylum with a Jedi lightsaber. Oh, but you don't have a lightsaber yet, okay. Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a very inexpensive LED light saber with the most basic parts ...more
Backyard FX shows how to build a real lightsaber. Erik Beck unearths the original lightsaber blueprints from the special effects creator for Star Wars, and show you how to buy parts to a real lightsaber so you can have your own custom Star Wars weapon. In the test film you'll ...more
For all you Star Wars fans, or George Lucas wannabe's, you can finally learn how to add lightsabers to all your movies. Watch this tutorial on creating lightsaber effects in After Effects and see how it's done.
Darth Maul and his double lightsaber were by far the coolest part of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. If you've got some DIY knowhow and want a costume / prop lightsaber that will stand out from the pack, watch this video to learn how to make a Darth Maul double lights ...more
This video show how to make a realistic looking Star Wars Lightsaber for costumes and props from materials found at any hardware store.
There are tons of uses for a flashlight. You can turn it into a laser, hack it into a night vision flashlight, or make it super bright. Or if you're a Steampunk Jedi, you turn it into a steampunk lightsaber. Jen from EPBOT started with a vintage flashlight and attached a piece ...more
Who doesn't love Star Wars? No one, that's who. And if you love Stars Wars, logic would follow that you like lightsabers, so central are they to the tale's mythology. It's part sword, part laser, and makes a sound like a humming motor have multigasms. If I saw one in real life ...more
There are many ways to make a lightsaber. You can turn a flashlight into a steampunk lightsaber, you can make a lightsaber from junk, and you can make one that looks totally real (if you've got the money and time). Heck, you can even make one in Photoshop. And now you can make ...more
This video will show you how to make some cheap Star Wars light saber movie props with a few hardware store items such as pvc pipe, pool cues, duct tape, electrical tape, and spray paint. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make a cheap lightsaber prop from Star Wars. Part 2 of 3 - How to M ...more
This origami light saber actually needs a rectangular piece of paper, instead of the traditional origami square paper. This video demonstration uses foil origami paper, for an authentic look and finish. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold an origami lightsa ...more
Star Wars season is definitely upon us. No matter where you turn, you can't go a day without being bombarded by merchandising and co-branding advertisements that attempt to draw a parallel between some character from a galaxy far, far away and a galactic cruiser like the Dodge ...more
Watch as Novastar and Gundamaniac demonstrate detailed wiring for a crystal focus board for Star Wars Lightsabers! Making your very own Jedi Light Saber may be a daunting task if you don't know what you're doing, but this four-part video tutorial will save the day from evil fo ...more
The lightsaber is one of the coolest weapons in the history of cinema, and the original props came from a junkyard. Funny how that works right? If you want a lightsaber for your own film, costume, or just because they're awesome, watch this video for a guide to making three ty ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a light-saber effect using Adobe Premiere Elements. Begin by adding your video into the program. Then go to the effects and select the lightning effect. Configure the effect settings to the settings provided in the video. Now ...more
In this episode of the popular web series Systm, you'll learn how to make your very own lightsaber prop from the "Star Wars" movies. Many of the components are surprisingly simple - old flashlights, windshield wiper blades, etc. But when you them together, you can have an effe ...more
Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about lightsabers. Kevin from Shudder Pictures shows you how ...more
In the second part of creating the Style D One Sheet movie poster for REVENGE OF THE SITH, Artist Matt Busch begins painting and takes you through the complete process. Learn how to paint a light saber from Star Wars by watching this video art tutorial.
Are you Star Wars fan? Ever wondered about creating your own lightsaber for your blog? In this video tutorial you will learn how to create pulsating lightsaber glows in Photoshop and Imageready. Create a glowing lightsaber in Photoshop & ImageReady. Click through to watch this ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to design and create four of your own Lego light sabers. All you need is six different pieces as seen in the video for the first design. Now connect them vertically, one at a time. All you need is six different pieces as seen in the vid ...more
Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about lightsabers. In the first video, Adam shows you how to ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a balloon light saber. For this project, you will need the following: long balloons. Choose the color you want to use. Partially fill it with air. Twist the tip, making a small meatball sized ball. Push that ball down inside the balloon. Twi ...more
We all know what lightsabers are. If you don't— you need to go see the Star Wars movies— NOW! At least, the original ones. Everyone needs to see those ones. Once you know what a lightsaber is, it's time to start recreating one in Photoshop! This Photoshop tutorial will show y ...more
Wii Saber is a new MAC program that allows the player to hook up a Wii remote to the MAC OSX and play lightsaber games. Finally, the long-awaited union of MAC and Star Wars nerds. Watch this video computer tutorial and learn how to play lightsaber on a MAC with a Nintendo Wii ...more
Did you ever want to know how to create Star Wars style lightsaber effects for your own home videos? Youtube user Comphelper225 has a way make this little bit of movie magic come to life using Adobe After Effects. Once you have a video of yourself or a friend swinging a base f ...more
Playing around with plastic lightsabers is juvenile; playing around with digitally generated, realistic-looking lightsabers is gangsta. Feel the power of the force by watching this tutorial for fabricating a realistic light saber on Final Cut Studio. The process is pretty qui ...more
This tutorial illustrates how to create a Star Wars Lightsaber using Inkscape v0.45. This version will show you how to make both the handle and the blade from scratch.
Are you a Star War fan? This is a a tutorial on making light sabers in Photoshop. Learn to use Gaussian blur and Color Balance to create the glowing effect of the sabers.
This tutorial creates several authentic lightsaber effects. Kramer has created a simple technique to make sabers with a breeze. Create a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
Check out this sweet DIY tutorial on how to make a nerdy lamp out of a lightsaber! HOWTO: DIY Star Wars Light Saber Lamp | Geek Crafts. Make a Star Wars lightsaber lamp for about $20. Here’s how…
News : Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges Update Lets You Turn to the Dark Side via Kylo Ren Lightsaber
Any real Star Wars fan knows that fear is a path to the dark side, as it leads to anger, and then suffering. For players of Star Wars Jedi Challenges, though, access to the antagonistic side of the Force is now available through their mobile apps. The new Dark Side expansion, ...more
There are a lot of different kinds of lighsabers in the Star Wars films. Almost every character who has one has a different one. Thus, there are many different ways to make a replica lightsaber for Halloween or as a prop. Watch this video to learn how to use two different desi ...more
In this video, learn how to trick out your lightsaber in the game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. You will need to collect Force points to beef up your saber and in this clip, learn how to collect them faster and easier so that you can get the best lightsaber in no time.
Yum, geekdom fun. A Jar Jar salad. Wonderfully silly How-To from Only Knives: "A side dish from the Dark Side: Sculpt Jar Jar Binks out of a root vegetable." You'll need some serious sculpting skills, jicama and various salad ingredients. Click through for the entire How-To, ...more
Get tips on making and animating Star Wars lightsabers using the Neon Light Engine in Effects Lab
Does a fishing rod seem like a boring thing to hold to you? Would you rather it be a lightsaber? Well now it can be, at least for the WoW characters that you are making a machinima with in After Effects. This video will teach you how to create a lightsaber in After Effects and ...more
This tutorial shows you the basics of how to make a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects. Make sure to take good video footage of your fight scene to get the best results possible. Once you have your footage, all you need is After Effects to make the lightsaber effects.
Make light saber glow effects in lsmakerThe author found freeware that helps create light sabers. The freeware is not as good as adobe after effects, but it will serve the purpose. Download the software from the website http://www.lsmaker.uw.hulpage.php?main=lsmaker.html. Extr ...more
News : Lenovo Mirage Star Wars AR App Gets 'Last Jedi' Update, Including Porgs & New Lightsaber Duel
Although The Last Jedi hype has mostly passed, there are still a good number of fans out there dueling Sith lords in augmented reality via their new Lenovo Mirage headsets. Now, thanks to an update on Thursday, those aspiring Jedi have a new AR challenge to engage in the Star ...more
Everyone who has ever seen Star Wars wants their own Lightsaber. Now you can have one! Or at least a 3D digital rendering of one. This video will show you how to create a 3D model of a Lightsaber using the Blender 3D modeling software. The force is with you.
If you are a big star wars fan you will love this. Using your PC, turn your Wii controller into a light saber through sound effects. Become a Jedi all over again with these cool sound effects using the program WiiSaber Use your wii remote as a lightsaber. Click through to watc ...more
Creating a 3D object in Blender is just a small part of the 3D graphics process. Now it has to move! This video will show you how to animate a 3D object in Blender, in this case a Star Wars Lightsaber. Without the benefit of having Mark Hamill to swing the thing around, you'll ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a light saber or similar image in the Final Cut Express program. First, go to the effects tab and go to video generators and select color solid. Drag this to the viewer. Go to the control tab and select the blue color. Now drag ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a prop light saber. you will need rubber o rings, a metal pipe, a dow rod, and attachments to combine the rods together. First, grab the metal pipe and dow rod, and place the rod inside of the pipe. After this, use an attachment to combin ...more
News : Lenovo's Star Wars — Jedi Challenges Now Lets You Battle Other Lightsaber Users in Augmented Reality
On this, the most cherished day for Star Wars fans, May the fourth, Lenovo has released a significant new update to its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app: real person versus person lightsaber battles. Now, any two users who both have the Lenovo Mirage Jedi Challenges system (whi ...more
Marty Schwartz demonstrates a guitar trick--how to make your electric guitar sound like a light saber from Star Wars. First, he turns his volume knob all the way down. Then, he plucks the string, keeping the front side of the guitar facing away from the camera. Then, after he ...more
News : We Found All the Silly, Wonderful People Playing with Their New 'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' Lightsabers
If you know your internet history, then you fondly remember the Star Wars Kid and his epic lightsaber display on YouTube. Now, many years later, everyone is following in the footsteps of the Star Wars Kid thanks to the Lenovo Mirage and the new Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app. ...more
Everyone knows how to make paper snowflakes, but the kind you learned to cut in kindergarten can get a little boring. However, they are free DIY holiday decorations, and they don't have to be a generic snowflake design. They can be anything you want, from nerdy math kirigami t ...more
Last year, in anticipation of the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney updated the official Star Wars app on iOS and Android which added Star Wars-themed emojis that you could use in text messages and on social media. Memorable characters such as Luke Sky ...more
Contrary to popular belief, augmented reality apps have been available for a while now. I remember using the Layar app (still available for iOS and Android) to explore nearby businesses and landmarks with varying success via an early-generation Android handset. It would be ha ...more
When it comes to melee combat, two swords can definitely be better than one. Throw a stun gun on top of that and you've got a seriously terrifying weapon. That's exactly what YouTuber jonathanj9969 did with his homemade double-bladed stun sword. Video: . The stun sword is basi ...more
Just in time for the holiday season, Lenovo has released its Mirage AR head-mounted display with the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges game and accessories. Unfortunately, while its price point is a fraction of most other AR headsets, at the moment, it does have a few issues with the ...more
Will the predicted apocalyptic date—December 21st, 2012—really be the end of the world? In this ongoing five-part series, we examine what would happen if zombies, nuclear weapons, cyber wars, earthquakes, or aliens actually destroyed our planet—and how you might survive. End ...more
While "Baby Yoda" from The Mandalorian threatens to overshadow it, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters next week, which means it's time for Disney and Lucasfilm to ramp up its promotional strategy. And there's little surprise that augmented reality is part of ...more
WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more
Video of cheats to unlock costumes in the action game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for XBOX 360! This video gives cheat codes that enable you to get all the costumes unlocked. Very cool for a Star Wars game. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a LucasArts video game and part ...more
Kylo Ren, conflicted villain of the new Star Wars trilogy, will surely be a major presence again this Halloween, with The Last Jedi fast approaching. His costume, all black and layered, complete with dark-side helmet and crossguard lightsaber, seems quite perfect for Oct. 31 — ...more
Even with so many awesome real life weapons out there that wreak jaw-dropping damage and explosions, boys and men everywhere still grovel at the feet of lightsabers, that mystal (and unfortunately made up) weapon touted by Jedi in the "Star Wars" movies. If you've never outgr ...more
It's cheap, it's easy, it's Star Wars! Filth Wizardry demonstrates how to transform two milk jugs into a Storm Trooper helmet just in time for Halloween. Click through for instructions. Plus, if you're in need of a lightsaber, she's got a quick project for that, too. (P.S. lo ...more