Liam’s Halloween Progress

After serious deliberations over who makes the most sense playing each character, and the addition of Kristina to our costume group, I have decided to switch my role from Qui-Gon Jinn, to Luke Skywalker in “Return of the Jedi.”

The intention of this project is to bring back to life my childhood wonder in fantasy that is Star Wars. We have grouped up in order to portray multiple characters in order to world build. We will also be choreographing a fight scene for the parade.

Luke Skywalker, Episode 6

Attire

For the outfit bottom I’ll be toting black rain boots and slim black pants. For the top I will be wearing a black long sleeve shirt and a black Nuru vest that own from India. I will also be raiding my moms closet for a chunky black belt.

Lightsaber

Luke’s Lightsaber Replica

The first object as the part of my “Luke” costume is the lightsaber. I am about half to completing the handle, which I have carved into a wooden dowel using the workshop Lathe. I need to make the indented ribbing as well as cut off the top and bottom base used for securing it in the Lathe.

After the design is done, I will bore a 1/4″ hole thru the center of the handle allowing for the wires to run from the NeoPixel strip in the sword, to the battery at the bottom.

For the light part of the sword I will be using a clear polycarbonate tube 1″ in diameter and cutting it down to about 28″. I have bought a sheet of somewhat opaque “drafting paper” which I will roll up and slide into the piece of tubing. This will diffuse the light and give the sense that my lightsaber is actually glowing!

Diffusion Paper & Circuit Materials

Materials List

  • Wooden Dowel
  • Polycarbonate Tubing
  • Gemma
  • Electrical Wires
  • 3.7V Battery
  • 29.5″ NeoPixel Strip
  • Button

Other materials needed for the lightsaber:

  • Black rubber washers
  • Chrome spray paint (Silver & Gold)

Circuit Diagram

Author: Liamo

Designing sound, objects and experiences