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Tag: Lightsaber

Course of the Force: A Relay Race with Lightsabers!

Course of the Force: A Relay Race with Lightsabers!
Let’s be honest, not much will get your average geek to run. I mean, the typical things such as free smartphones, hot chicks in skimpy Comic-Con costumes, and obviously nachos will do the trick. You might be inclined to take a run for charity but lack the motivation. When you…

Star Wars Lightsaber Lighted Sneakers: May the Force Be with Shoes

Star Wars Lightsaber Lighted Sneakers: May the Force Be with Shoes
If you are going to buy your young child these awesome lightsaber sneakers by Stride Rite, I only ask that you shield them from the prequels and treat the original trilogy as sacred. These sneakers feature real light-up lightsabers on each one. One for the Jedi and the other for…
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Lightsaber Table Lamps Put Darth Vader and Anakin on the Light Side of the Force

Lightsaber Table Lamps Put Darth Vader and Anakin on the Light Side of the Force
These woudn’t be the first lightsaber lamps that I’ve come across over the years. As a matter of fact, they’re not even the first lightsaber table lamps I’ve seen. But what’s cool about these ones is that they really look like the actual lightsabers from the movies, not some cheap…

Star Wars’ Old Republic Forces Its Way Into Times Square

Star Wars’ Old Republic Forces Its Way Into Times Square
I’ve seen loads of different Star Wars promos over the years, but this epic Star Wars battle is a pretty good one. To celebrate the official launch of BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic video game, EA set an army of Jedi and Sith loose on Times Square, lightsabers in…

Would-be Sith Lord Assaults People with Lightsabers in Toys R Us

Would-be Sith Lord Assaults People with Lightsabers in Toys R Us
A man armed with two lightsabers went a little crazy in Toys R Us in Hillsboro, Portland, Oregon. It’s not clear whether 33 year-old David Allen Canterbury, who assaulted people with toy lightsabers at Toys R Us, was working alone, or if he had a Sith Master. Always two there…

Lightsaber Tie Tacks Keep Your TIE from Fighting

Lightsaber Tie Tacks Keep Your TIE from Fighting
What’s a Jedi or Sith to do the next time they get invited to a formal dinner party, like the one that Lando Calrissian threw on Bespin? Well if you want to look good for the Dark Lord, you’ll need to look stylish and make sure your tie stays put,…

Lightsaber Candlestick: The Force Burns Brightly with This One

Lightsaber Candlestick: The Force Burns Brightly with This One
I’m not sure whether to file this one under “why didn’t somebody think of that before” or “does the world need another piece of Star Wars merch?” so I’ll file it away under both categories for now.…

Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails

Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails
Tokyo is crazy about Star Wars. We knew that much already, but now they have gone and made the handrails in their subway cars look like lightsabers, in honor of the Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars saga.…

BT Tower Turned into World’s Largest Lightsaber

BT Tower Turned into World’s Largest Lightsaber
To celebrate the release of the Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray, last week BT Tower in London was turned into the largest lightsaber ever constructed. This is a lightsaber for the gods and may they have mercy on any mortals who get in their way.…

Stanford Engineers Create JediBot, Slowest Jedi Ever

Stanford Engineers Create JediBot, Slowest Jedi Ever
Some engineering students at Stanford get to take a class that might be the coolest class ever called Experimental Robotics. Being the geeks they are, some of the students opted to build a robot arm that could have a lightsaber fight with you using foam lightsabers. The bot was dubbed…

Lightsaber Corn Holder Concept: Use This Fork, Luke.

Lightsaber Corn Holder Concept: Use This Fork, Luke.
There are lightsaber chopsticks and even lightsaber spoons. Now there’s a new hope holder for corn-loving Star Wars fans: the Cornobi corn holder. I’m not sure I’ve ever thought of eating a lightsaber, even if it’s a rare yellow one.…

Yaskawa Industrial Robots Have a Lightsaber Duel

Yaskawa Industrial Robots Have a Lightsaber Duel
If you have ever seen an assembly line at a big plant like GM or Ford where they use lots of robots for some aspects of the build, you will have seen some bots that look like the Yaskawa Motoman robots here. These two bots are infinitely cooler than any…

Lightsaber Detects Which Side of The Force You Belong On

Lightsaber Detects Which Side of The Force You Belong On
Whether you’re Jedi or Sith, you need a lightsaber in your bag of tricks, right? But what if you don’t know if your life’s calling is to work for the Dark Side or Light Side of the Force? Grab one of these Force detecting lightsabers, and you can find out.…

Bradley Lewis’ Jedi Training is Complete

Bradley Lewis’ Jedi Training is Complete
My dad gave my son all six of the Star Wars flicks for Christmas, so over the last week we have watched them all. These aren’t the ones from when I was a kid, but the new “enhanced versions” and one of the things that sticks in my mind from…

Kinect Lightsaber Hack: First Kinect Star Wars Game (Sorta.)

Kinect Lightsaber Hack: First Kinect Star Wars Game (Sorta.)
The hacking possibilities for the Xbox 360 Kinect peripheral seem to keep growing every day. The latest hack to hit the inter-pipes: the Kinect lightsaber. Yankeyan used the OpenKinect drivers, along with image processing, tracking and rendering by OpenCV to create this great real-time lightsaber effect on his PC. All…

DIY Lightsaber is a Work of Art

DIY Lightsaber is a Work of Art
Sure, you can buy a toy lightsaber prop just about anywhere, but if you really want to look the part, you have to go the way that Bradley Lewis did with his gorgeous handmade lightsaber and build your own.…
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