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How does a Lightsaber work?

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The most fascinating technology in the Star Wars universe is the lightsaber. In this video I show you how they work! Okay so...lightsabers aren't real...but it's still fun to think about. Thanks for watching! Get your light saber here: https://amzn.to/2WDj49Q Follow me on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredowenanimations/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaredowenanimations Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jaredowenanimations Help me subtitle this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=KduIzGhnb5c Music: "Microchip" by Jason Farnham (youtube audio library) Sources: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/lightsaber3.htm http://cja27.tripod.com/lightsabers.html https://www.jediholo.net/archives/documents-2/lightsaber-components/ Made with Blender 2.79 #starwars #lightsaber #b3d
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Jared Owen (1 year ago)
Hey Everyone - thank you for so many views and for all the feedback! Yes, I made a few mistakes in this animation: -The lightsaber color should blue not green (I noticed this 24 hours after I had uploaded it but it was too late!) -This is really Anakin's Lightsaber not Luke's -You can get a Lightsaber on the black market - this was mentioned in the Clone Wars -Lightsabers are mostly used by Jedi (and Sith) but there are a few exceptions
Prikly -Roblox and more! (21 hours ago)
Jared Owen and your grammar is wrong.
JakeSnake07 (16 days ago)
+KoLBE CHEESE It does take weeks to learn how to construct it properly with the force, minutes is just to do the actual assembling. The lightsaber's color does depend on the crystal. A warrior will be chosen by a Blue crystal, while a Jedi with a stronger focus on the force itself will be chosen by a Green one. Then you have special cases like Mace Windu who's blade is produced by a Hurikane Amethyst, or the DarkSaber, which was made by the only Mandalorian Jedi. Also, while you are correct that a Sith saber was turned Red, and a White saber is made by healing the crystal, I have yet to read or watch a source that states that a White blade is stronger than any other color.
JakeSnake07 (16 days ago)
+Darth Turtle Kyber Crystals have a K, not a C in their name. https://www.starwars.com/databank/lightsaber-crystal
JakeSnake07 (16 days ago)
Just one more: Only the focusing crystal is a Kyber Crystal. The primary crystal is another kind entirely, although we've never been told what. Most lightsabers have exactly one Kyber Crystal, although there have been cases where a single saber held two. In those cases they crystals could either be constructed to swap between the two, or to modify the existing blade to be longer, shorter, thinner, or wider.
Noxmiles (1 month ago)
TheRealToaster2 (17 hours ago)
How does the power button turn the saber on or off? You only explained the beam and the energy, but forgot to mention the part you interact with.
Intercity125 (1 day ago)
this guy works for disney?
Jared Owen (5 hours ago)
Nope! Maybe someday
Lemon alam (4 days ago)
No, people who r not Jedi can also use lightseber.
Beyblade and cars (4 days ago)
Please how does a RC works
FascoGT (4 days ago)
Alright facts...
Nichole Dlp (5 days ago)
I am a Jedi!
Fun With Little Oliver (36 minutes ago)
THEY ARE REAL?!?! Edit: Thanks For The Reply Jared!
Fun With Little Oliver (6 days ago)
Oh, I never knew.... I thought they were a fake star wars object
Jared Owen (6 days ago)
Of course!
MS GAMING! (7 days ago)
His videos are so good I’m like’in them without thinking!
Jared Owen (6 days ago)
Tarash Sajaia (7 days ago)
i've built one. crystals work great, but only one problem. beam is going to infinity... how are they limiting its length???
Astrolab (9 days ago)
It may be possible to build a working lightsaber in the future
cl nv (9 days ago)
What the phuc
SqiffyMarlin (12 days ago)
It’s starting to sound and look like some kind of iPhone but for jedis and siths
kwalm (12 days ago)
This is incredibly nerdy and I love it
cobrafett o (12 days ago)
thumbs up for gonk droid 0:23
Jorge Saenz (12 days ago)
Thank you for this.
waterartists 2 (14 days ago)
Pfffffttttt I thought you mentioned a real light saber silly me😏
Thomas James (15 days ago)
Does watching this make me a "nerd"?
Jared Owen (15 days ago)
Dominic Trapani (16 days ago)
should've went into detail about how the actual electronics and buttons worked, still a great vid though
Jared Owen (15 days ago)
Thanks Dominic - this was as much detail as I could find on the internet
Chico Haze (16 days ago)
So what are the red light saber crystals called for like Darth Vader are they also called Kyber Crystal
Chico Haze (16 days ago)
I hope mine doesn’t explode in my face. May the force be with me.
Harambe (19 days ago)
I guess I’m confused how tf he know this
Thanos Patrick (21 days ago)
How can one man know so much
Jared Owen (21 days ago)
Lots of searching on google...
Robert Raymond (25 days ago)
Some one made a less heated light saber but very close although it is very hot and has a big battery
Tom McDaniel (29 days ago)
One of my favorite 3D videos
c_t_c 007 (30 days ago)
that is actualy anakins and its supose to be blue
Jared Owen (30 days ago)
Yeah I messed up on that...
Ethan Bryan (30 days ago)
Awesome i love when you teach 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😄😄😄😄😁😁😁💜
Jared Owen (30 days ago)
Thanks Ethan!
Mich TV (1 month ago)
The Skywalker first lightsaber is BLUE STUPID GUYYYYYYYYYY
INeedHelpBro GT (1 month ago)
I can't believe u pulled this off even tho these are not Real
Noxmiles (1 month ago)
There is an 18650 inside
Yuanda Liu (1 month ago)
It is better to label it as fictional incase people really try to build one
Petr Vyhlídal (2 months ago)
Everyone is bitching about how it's Anakin's lightsaber plus it's supposed to be blue. Don't you think that this was just an example?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Z0JU (2 months ago)
Oh just like the titanics inside
Caesar (2 months ago)
All these idiots in the comment section don’t know what they’re talking about.
Bag O'chips (2 months ago)
lmfao glorified flashlight stick that burns
SWF (2 months ago)
You are amazing.
LuaConstructor (2 months ago)
Can I buy the components on Amazon?
MrPooPooJohn (2 months ago)
can you show me how pee is stored in the balls? i still don't get it
BlackSwarm 28 (2 months ago)
What do the knobs do?
MineCVid MCPE (2 months ago)
I try making this but i no working
Legend Hunters (2 months ago)
A sith can also use a lightsaber
Kleropunt YEET (2 months ago)
"One mistake and the whole thing will explode" Cuts it in half....
Kidlol_ 597 (2 months ago)
Only a Jedi can use a lightsaber Than HTF do the sixth exist Do you even Star Wars bro?
VikingLord 960 (2 months ago)
Haha. I love how serious your acting even though this is fiction 😜
Andrew 42 (2 months ago)
How do you activate it?
Andrew 42 (2 months ago)
How do you know whats inside a Lightsaber? Did you cut it through?
Grey Cactus (2 months ago)
Here is a short version on a how a light saber works....... You have a light that sabers things
joshua estrada (2 months ago)
To me sci fi means science that has not happened yet
cool stop motion pics (2 months ago)
But Look’s lightsaber belongs to his father (Anakin Skywalker)
Titanic Truths (2 months ago)
You dont have to be a jedi to use a lightsaber, you dont even need to be force sensitive. Thats not lukes saber, thats his fathers. Anikan.
Chui Ivan (3 months ago)
Can we make it
Ferroth (3 months ago)
tysm i can finally build my own
Ape (3 months ago)
I'm gonna start building my own lightsaber this weekend, wish me luck so i don't explode.
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Good luck!
David Henderson (3 months ago)
At one time lasers only happened in books and TV but they are real now. Who is to say that one day a lightsaber could not become real. You can now take a little box out of you pocket and talk to people on the other side of the planet like they were beside you. Now think what people 50 or 100 years ago would think if you told them about this.
AdiGaming (3 months ago)
What is the name of the program you are using?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Brinley 04 (3 months ago)
How come there’s two crystals, though? Yeah, the clone wars and rebels aren’t 100% cannon, but they’re still somewhat cannon, and when they make lightsabers in those two shows, there’s only one crystal
jadekayak01 (3 months ago)
it doesnt-its pure fiction
TheGamer223 (3 months ago)
1. thats anakins 2. its not green
Glitched Blox (3 months ago)
Does a lightsaber exist?
Loli4lyf (3 months ago)
If we know how it works then lets make it real Edit : thanks for the likes
Freddy Li (3 months ago)
Can I receive good marks for making a lightsaber in a school project?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
You'll have to ask your teacher that!
GD Galatune (3 months ago)
this guy knows everything
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
not everything...😉
Lil Bigga (3 months ago)
Yodas lightsaber is the Kolibri in the Star wars universe
juny and benson (3 months ago)
That lightsaber of luke is blue not green
Nick Shvelidze (3 months ago)
But what about a Plumbus?
Victor Múzquiz (3 months ago)
what program do you use for this animations??
Victor Múzquiz (3 months ago)
+Jared Owen thanks!!
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Drew Spicer (3 months ago)
How about a sonic screwdriver
Oscar the Great (3 months ago)
Are any of these materials real?
Minecraft Heaven (3 months ago)
Where does he get all this info from?
Minecraft Heaven (3 months ago)
+Jared Owen Now you are very dedicated my man. Btw love your vids keep it up
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Lots of google searching
Roblox.Production 123456keean1 (3 months ago)
This is the best DIY video out there
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thank you!
Moth Nibbas (3 months ago)
All we need is KYBER CRYSTAL!
Superior Gaming (3 months ago)
I thought it was made out of plasma.
Avocado Sauce (3 months ago)
Your intro is great I love it
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thank you Avocado Sauce!
Staitz (3 months ago)
*movie magic*
Cønnør J (3 months ago)
I think you should talk about how more fictional things work, even though it's not real it's still interesting to see :D
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
I got more coming soon!
Neil Philip VP (3 months ago)
big kyber cristal fall in the yard an next year
Digital 01 (3 months ago)
Where can i buy the parts especially the crystal?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Try Coruscant 😜
Digital 01 (3 months ago)
L00PdeL00P's Channel (3 months ago)
this is really great i don't know why no one has had this idea before to make this video, but i mean im glad to have it
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Tarang Patil (3 months ago)
Show how The Eye Of The Agamotto works
psirvent8 (3 months ago)
Looks a lot like a ruby laser actually.
NetherStarIndustries (3 months ago)
Ya forgot about the super conductive magnets which would produce a field to keep the plasma stable.
Mr. magic man (3 months ago)
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
That's a good thing😎
GoodGuyDaks (3 months ago)
Why is Elon musk here
theguyttissy bob (3 months ago)
how did you know how lightsaber works if it's just a fictional weapon
shadowXXe (5 days ago)
There is countless books fanfiction and other such things that detail this
Glenda Salter (3 months ago)
Dylan Risney (3 months ago)
Best video I’ve seen on YouTube!
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thank you Dylan!
Count JJ Of Saint Germain (3 months ago)
You should do more Starwars fictional technology! Maybe make a video on how astromechs work
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Yes I plan on doing more just like this! Thank you for watching and commenting
Your royal Randomness (3 months ago)
How did he get this information?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
google and star wars books
Ezekiel Gultom (3 months ago)
My boredom is gone
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
ZiggyZeg 2005 (3 months ago)
Wait.. Is this supposed to be a fictional video? Oh. Didn't see the end
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
jakzen vanpatten (3 months ago)
if u actualy want to make a lightsaber there is a video game called starwars the old republic
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
I've played the game a little but I guess I never got to that part... is the game accurate?
77Pacer (3 months ago)
Here's one theory that might add to the internal workings of the lightsaber: 1. There's supposed to be a resistor or something that limit the length of the blade. 2. The blade consists of a forcefield containing the energy, which can explain why it doesn't phase through other lightsaber blades. 3. The blade gives off heat, hence the ability to cut through anything (except other lightsaber blades). 4. There's supposed to be a safety that is only off if there's a human hand holding it. Not just any human hand, but one that has life in it, or in other words is attached to a living human being. During the Lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker on Bespin, Luke lost his hand (the one holding his lightsaber), and the lightsaber immediately shut off. This is because when Luke's hand was cut from the wrist, a sensor device linked to the safety mechanism immediately detected that the hand that was holding it no longer had life in it, or in other words was severed from the rest of Luke Skywalker, and then activated the safety which shut down the lightsaber blade.
Bossome GLDV (3 months ago)
What about the blaster saber
Remi Al-Sett (3 months ago)
Uhm i love you’re video’s and learn a lot of them but a lightsaber is not real so how do you know how they work🤔
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Lots of google searching! That's how I know
Peter Wagner (3 months ago)
what happens when water gets into the lightsaber?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Good question! Maybe they are water proof?
Driftliketokyo34 Ftw (3 months ago)
If I were to make a light saber I would make it completely modular. And also put USB port on it. And I would make parts has a go.
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Ikram Hakimi Mohd Hassan (3 months ago)
we can but not with today's technology
CodeHurricane Studios (3 months ago)
Lets make one
CodeHurricane Studios (3 months ago)
+Jared Owen hmmmmm....
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
maybe someday :)
CodeHurricane Studios (3 months ago)
Oh wait
The Dingalingaman (3 months ago)
Do you use blender for your animations?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Yup! Do you use blender also?
A View Bot (3 months ago)
Some people costumized their lightsaber, also random people and sith can still use a lightsaber... it's not just Jedi's that can have a lightsaber, and luke's first lightsaber was Anakin's lightsaber so that lightsaber you showed us was his second, and the crystal's does not choose the color of the lightsaber it is chosen by it's users and it's choosen by the users force believes or whatever it is..