I was experimenting with some old lasers and found that the way lasers shine through clear polycarbonate is simply incredible. It’s extremely bright and reminds me so much of a lightsaber. I designed a handle in Solidworks that accommodates common batteries and lab laser modules that are available on ebay from China. I found it much cheaper to just buy a very powerful laser pointer from China so I used this instead and found some special square swirled acrylic “rod” to use as the blade. I bought hundred of dollars in neodymium magnets that I still have to glue to the ends of the acrylic and laser to attach the two in a flexible type of joint so you can battle with friends. This project is still in it’s infancy but more pictures will come!