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Engineer creates the world's first real-life retractable 'Star Wars' lightsaber

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on October 12, 2020 at 9:55 AM

Canadian James Hobson, 'the Hacksmith' built the plasma-based lightsaber

It is powered by propane gas, mixed with oxygen and is fully retractable

The beam is around 4,000°F and therefore can cut through sheet steel



PUBLISHED: 12:08 BST, 12 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:16 BST, 12 October 2020


A popular YouTuber has created the first functioning lightsaber, using propane gas burning at around 4,000°C to create a retractable plasma beam.


Canadian James Hobson, known as 'the Hacksmith', has a following of ten million subscribers and works on turning popular science fiction items into reality.


Inspired by a love of Star Wars, he has previously made various lightsabers, but wanted to produce 'the world's first, retractable, plasma-based' version.

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