DNA20D Lightsaber

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  1. killjoyken

    killjoyken Full Member Verified Member

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    Being the huge Star Wars geek that I am, I've been wanting to make a full size lightsaber PV for a while. I originally wanted to use a Force FX saber, but couldn't find a good deal on a broken one and didn't want to sacrifice mine. I happened to find a cheaper alternative with a $7 lightsaber flashlight that looks good enough even though it's made of plastic.

    Everything was a tight fit and the USB port on the back didn't come out very clean, but overall I still love it. It's currently running on a single AW IMR 18650 and has a 510 connector from a broken eVic. I've been extremely happy with the DNA20. It's the only VW device I've tried that compares to the Provari. Personally I don't care if it's VV or VW, but having the resistance and battery always on the display is mighty convenient. Plus the USB charging and pass-thru capability is really handy since it's a pain to remove the battery.

    Here's a size comparison with a Provari Mini and Provari with the 18650 extension. Not exactly pocket size. :blink:

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  2. jamesrocco

    jamesrocco Full Member

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    This thing is awesome! Keep up the good work man
     
  3. DietSalem

    DietSalem Super Member ECF Veteran

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    So, you're selling these now and I'm buying one and would like to inquire on price and how far from last week I can own one and hold one and cherish it and love it forever.
     
  4. Ta2ooz

    Ta2ooz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    funny thing, i built a lightsabre a few years ago with all the sounds and crap and now i am wondering if i can mod a vamo into it and keep the sounds etc.....hmmm
     
  5. Dannyboy5691

    Dannyboy5691 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There's a guy on YouTube that has made a lightsaber mod that makes the sound of a lightsaber when you move it around. I think he used a hasbro lightsaber.

    Op- that's a great build. How sturdy is the plastic, and how realistic is it in person?
     
  6. killjoyken

    killjoyken Full Member Verified Member

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    Thanks!

    I was planning on keeping the sound board and LEDs, but ran out of space. I had to cut and dremel out a lot of plastic just to fit an 18650 in the base. This flashlight is a little smaller than the replica Force FX lightsabers that would easily have more room for electronics.

    Honestly, not very sturdy. I wouldn't expect it to survive a 5 foot fall onto concrete. Probably a little more durable than an eVic. ;) Realistic? Kinda. It looks and feels like plastic, but looks good sitting on my desk unless you put it next to a Force FX saber.
     
  7. stauglocal

    stauglocal Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Awesome, nice work man. Now all you need to do is fill up that tank with some Bobas Bounty and your're all set!!
     
  8. txredxj

    txredxj Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    that thing is HUGE lol. so cool though!
     
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