This kit is inspired by Luke Skywalker Retrun of the Jedi ligthsaber.
It's a sectioned print, with threads to make it sturdy and easier to assemble.
It comes with files for a "control box" with a slideable lid and cutouts to insert triangular leds (sanding normal bulp leds works just as fine).
The files includes also sanding tools. Attach them on the threaded parts and use a power drill to make the sanding procedure a breeze.
You have my blessings to print and sell your prints, but the STL are not for further sale. I would appreciate being mention should you share pictures of your prints.
Designed to be printed with a 0,4 nozzle.
Very little if any supports are needed on most parts.
0,16 - 0,2 mm layer height.
20 - 50% infill depending on how sturdy and how heavy you want it to be.
Atleast 3-4 perimeters.
The control box lid is best printed solid, using more perimeters or going higher on the infill. But be carefull stil with the "Control Box Lid Frame", its a delicate part until its glued in place.
If you feel that the threads are too loose, print them with support with about 0,3-0,4 mm horizontal distance from the model. When you remove the support, some minor support material will be left and act as a friction to make the threads tighter.
If you feel the threads are too tight, you can sand them lightly and use normal cooking oil to grease them up a bit.
NEVER EVER over tighten threaded parts. If you feel resistance, better sand some or double check all support is removed. IF you overtighten the threads, theres a risk the parts will fuse, never to come a port whole again.
If you want more details on the "curcuit board" use a 0,2 mm nozzle if you have one. You will gain much more detail.
My name is Erling del Castillo.
Im a 3d printing specialist (hard earned title) who started using CAD software about 10 years ago.
At that time, I was doing CAD because it was fun and in a way I used to make what I consider art.
At that time renderings was the result of the cad work, what I could show to others. 3d printers was heard of, but stil to expensive for non professionals.
About 4 years ago, the printers had dropped in price and it was time to start to take the next step. Now renderings wasnt the only visual media, but now I could also produce physical models and I could interact with them.
I was hooked, this was gonna be my life from that day forward.
I had recently started to get an intrest for cosplay just prior to the 3d printing intrest and to try and combine them two was a given for me.
I started with some 3d printed lightsabers, because I love Star Wars, but I couldn't find it reasonable for me personally to spend 100's of dollars on metal hilts and electronics.
I started posting my creations on Etsy.com and it soon picked up and people really liked my work.
I focus a lot on details and functionality when I design something. Modular design is almost a must, because my creations are meant to be finished by someone else, not me personally.
If I can make that work easier somehow, Im gonna spend extra time and make it so.
So almost all my creations are sectioned, to ease both the printing process and also post printing work, such as sanding, priming and painting.
When "The Last Jedi" came out, things really picked up. I had done the Kylo Ren's iconic crossguard lightsaber replica kit and when I saw the look of Ben Solo's lightsaber, I had it redesigned and printed the day after.
Shortly after that this happened:
and today, with over 125 sold lightsabers and lots lots more printed I've taken the step further.
You will soon find designs to allow YOU to print ligthsabers that can take electronics and actually be more then just shelf decorations.
BUT I'm much more then just a SW replica designer and I intend to post all of my creations here.
AND my creations, you have my blessings to reproduce them (the actual prints, not the STL files) and use them as you want. All I ask in return is that you please mention me as the original creator of the 3d model.
I hope you will like them.
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