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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: http://amzn.to/2BCNs9l Follow me on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredowenanimations/ google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JaredOwen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaredowenanimations Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jaredowenanimations 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
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Jared Owen (11 months 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
Anonymous Shawn (3 days ago)
Crimson Wing ......... (Waves hand) You don't want to have this conversation.
Crimson Wing (3 days ago)
+Anonymous Shawn I'm not the one who's failed here.
Anonymous Shawn (3 days ago)
Crimson Wing "That, is why you fail." ;)
Crimson Wing (3 days ago)
+Anonymous Shawn that is both a stretch and a bad play on words.
Anonymous Shawn (3 days ago)
Crimson Wing According to science, the Force is real. It is Mass times Acceleration squared. Hehehe Much have you to learn of the Force, young Padawan.
Decired (1 day ago)
Oh just like the titanics inside
Plo Koon (4 days ago)
All these idiots in the comment section don’t know what they’re talking about.
Bag O'chips (6 days ago)
lmfao glorified flashlight stick that burns
SWF (8 days ago)
You are amazing.
CrispyMeow3000 (14 days ago)
Can I buy the components on Amazon?
MrPooPooJohn (16 days ago)
can you show me how pee is stored in the balls? i still don't get it
BlackSwarm 28 (17 days ago)
What do the knobs do?
MineCVid MCPE (22 days ago)
I try making this but i no working
the doctors toolbox (23 days ago)
A sith can also use a lightsaber
Kleropunt YEET (23 days ago)
"One mistake and the whole thing will explode" Cuts it in half....
Kidlol_ 597 (24 days ago)
Only a Jedi can use a lightsaber Than HTF do the sixth exist Do you even Star Wars bro?
VikingLord 960 (24 days ago)
Haha. I love how serious your acting even though this is fiction 😜
Andrew 42 (24 days ago)
How do you activate it?
Andrew 42 (24 days ago)
How do you know whats inside a Lightsaber? Did you cut it through?
I Love Pandas (25 days ago)
Here is a short version on a how a light saber works....... You have a light that sabers things
joshua estrada (25 days ago)
To me sci fi means science that has not happened yet
cool stop motion pics (25 days ago)
But Look’s lightsaber belongs to his father (Anakin Skywalker)
Titanic Truths (26 days 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 (27 days ago)
Can we make it
Ferroth (1 month ago)
tysm i can finally build my own
Ape (1 month ago)
I'm gonna start building my own lightsaber this weekend, wish me luck so i don't explode.
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Good luck!
David Henderson (1 month 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.
Adika- Roblox and More! (1 month ago)
What is the name of the program you are using?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
www.blender.org
Brinley 04 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
it doesnt-its pure fiction
Ted Thegamer223 (1 month ago)
1. thats anakins 2. its not green
Glitched Blox (1 month ago)
Does a lightsaber exist?
the real PewDiPie (1 month ago)
If we know how it works then lets make it real Edit : thanks for the likes
AB 77 (1 month ago)
I have a real life lightsaber in my house. It’s a flashlight
Freddy Li (1 month ago)
Can I receive good marks for making a lightsaber in a school project?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
You'll have to ask your teacher that!
GD Galatune (1 month ago)
this guy knows everything
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
not everything...😉
Lil Bigga (1 month ago)
Yodas lightsaber is the Kolibri in the Star wars universe
juny and benson (1 month ago)
That lightsaber of luke is blue not green
Nick Shvelidze (1 month ago)
But what about a Plumbus?
Victor Múzquiz (1 month ago)
what program do you use for this animations??
Victor Múzquiz (1 month ago)
+Jared Owen thanks!!
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
www.blender.org
Drew Spicer (1 month ago)
How about a sonic screwdriver
Oscar the Great (1 month ago)
Are any of these materials real?
Minecraft Heaven (1 month ago)
Where does he get all this info from?
Minecraft Heaven (1 month ago)
+Jared Owen Now you are very dedicated my man. Btw love your vids keep it up
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Lots of google searching
roblox.Production 123456keean1 [JUSTINW.] (1 month ago)
This is the best DIY video out there
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Moth Nibbas (1 month ago)
All we need is KYBER CRYSTAL!
Superior (1 month ago)
I thought it was made out of plasma.
Avocado Sauce (1 month ago)
Your intro is great I love it
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Thank you Avocado Sauce!
Staitz (1 month ago)
*movie magic*
Cønnør J (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I got more coming soon!
Neil Philip VP (1 month ago)
big kyber cristal fall in the yard an next year
Digital 01 (1 month ago)
Where can i buy the parts especially the crystal?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Try Coruscant 😜
Digital 01 (1 month ago)
Lmaoo😂😂
L00PdeL00P's Channel (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
😎
Tarang Patil (1 month ago)
Show how The Eye Of The Agamotto works
psirvent8 (1 month ago)
Looks a lot like a ruby laser actually.
NetherStarIndustries (1 month ago)
Ya forgot about the super conductive magnets which would produce a field to keep the plasma stable.
Mr. magic man (1 month ago)
Neeeeeeeeeeeeerd!
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
That's a good thing😎
GoodGuyDaks (1 month ago)
Why is Elon musk here
theguyttissy bob (1 month ago)
how did you know how lightsaber works if it's just a fictional weapon
Glenda Salter (1 month ago)
Find the difference OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Okay right in commets wich is the wrong thing
Dylan Risney (1 month ago)
Best video I’ve seen on YouTube!
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Thank you Dylan!
Count JJ Of Saint Germain (1 month ago)
You should do more Starwars fictional technology! Maybe make a video on how astromechs work
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Yes I plan on doing more just like this! Thank you for watching and commenting
Your royal Randomness (1 month ago)
How did he get this information?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
google and star wars books
Ezekiel Gultom (1 month ago)
My boredom is gone
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
yeah!
ZiggyZeg 2005 (1 month ago)
Wait.. Is this supposed to be a fictional video? Oh. Didn't see the end
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
😎
jakzen vanpatten (1 month ago)
if u actualy want to make a lightsaber there is a video game called starwars the old republic
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
I've played the game a little but I guess I never got to that part... is the game accurate?
77Pacer (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
What about the blaster saber
Remi Al-Sett (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Lots of google searching! That's how I know
Peter Wagner (1 month ago)
what happens when water gets into the lightsaber?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Good question! Maybe they are water proof?
Driftliketokyo34 Ftw (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Neat!
Ikram Hakimi Mohd Hassan (1 month ago)
we can but not with today's technology
Code Hurricane (1 month ago)
Lets make one
Code Hurricane (1 month ago)
+Jared Owen hmmmmm....
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
maybe someday :)
Code Hurricane (1 month ago)
Oh wait
The Dingalingaman (1 month ago)
Do you use blender for your animations?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Yup! Do you use blender also?
A View Bot (1 month 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..
FBI Agent 911 (1 month ago)
Lmao, is this a satire joke?
America Yong (1 month ago)
How do u get all these info from?
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Lots of googling :) ...and a few books too
Jasper Bayless (1 month ago)
Actually, you can make a lightsaber. People are trying to make it so these atoms will become solid, slow down, when they come in contact with others. They will create a stream of these atoms, like light, and when they touch, they become a superheated solid. Pretty crazy.
Cyber REAPER (1 month ago)
How with the light range?
Formula Fox (1 month ago)
hey jered would you happen to have an STL or 3D File? id love to 3D print this an show you the saber.
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
I've decided not to give out the 3d files I create - I would be happy to answer any questions you have about Blender though.
superkraf (1 month ago)
this first lightsaber is not from luke is from anakin man
ABID Inc. (2 months ago)
Now I'm gonna make one. (Sorry FBI for school project)
Striker (2 months ago)
I have one and it’s called an arc welder
Catandthefunk (2 months ago)
I just need the crystals now as bath salts yield a different result 🔥🎸🔥🎸🍎👍👑😎
theshadoowchannel/ /theonlycutecuteben (2 months ago)
Now I'm just addicted to you since i saw your first video At a hour ago
Andrew Glawson' (1 month ago)
XD
Ankit Bhadola (2 months ago)
Can you please teach us to how to make this type of animation ,it's very interesting.
Ankit Bhadola (2 months ago)
+Jared Owen thanks for replying and suggesting
Jared Owen (2 months ago)
Thanks Ankit! I plan on doing a "behind the scenes" video in the future. For now you can look up the Blender - it's the program I use and there are tons of tutorials. www.blender.org
James N (2 months ago)
It should be noted that some lightsabers have a third crystal for adjusting blade length. You also did not include the fact that there is a magnetic field encompassing the blade.
Jared Owen (2 months ago)
Yeah I think I read about that but I didn't want to go into to much detail - hopefully I hit all the main points in this video!
Nick Miller (2 months ago)
PLEASE do something on star trek. I realize you may not be a fan, but it would be very interesting to see your animations and narrations over something in he trek universe. Many interesting technologies and ideas.
Jared Owen (2 months ago)
I am a Star Trek fan actually :) I have a few ideas - I'll see what I can do. Thanks Nick!
Jensaarai1 (2 months ago)
I was onboard with this video until you said "Kyber crystal".
Jared Owen (2 months ago)
Did I say it wrong?
Video Mojo (3 months ago)
As always, an interesting video from you. Nice work.
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thank you!
Aaron Thomas (3 months ago)
The answer is it doesn't.
Paul Currer (3 months ago)
Personally, I hate the idea that a light-sabre blade is pure energy. To me this never makes any sense. I would far prefer the light sabre blade to be an energized kyber crystal. In my mind, the hilt houses the power source, regulators and all that other stuff with a specially cut kyber crystal. The crystal then elongates when energized at the correct frequency and power level. The true secret could then be the way the crystal is cut as this would effect how the blade forms. The blade then has a physical form whilst retaining it's pure energy like blade. This makes sense when you see light sabres being used to cut through large physical objects.
Mark Gnacinski (3 months ago)
That was VERY well done. What program did you use??
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thanks Mark! www.blender.org
Bob Spence (3 months ago)
its not that big of a deal. we will have a focused laser sword in less than a few hundred years that can effectively match star wars hype without special things from rare elements.. in fact boeing industries already tossed away a patent for a focusing laser plasma type sword weapon that uses basically a welding torch focused to atomic wave length to make one kickass weapon and yes even handheld. like i said not a huge feat but not in our lifetimes.
c_t_c 007 (3 months ago)
Dont take it so seriously
『Dekother』 (3 months ago)
There were lots of problems with this video, 1st one I saw was that, sith can also use a Lightsaber, not only Jedi, and Lukes' Lightsaber crystal is Blue, all are, they change color depending on the users meaning to the force, but other then that, that's all the problems I've seen. Thank you for your time to make this video.
RubberBoss 2385 (4 months ago)
Forgot Darth sidious
Drishank My cuties (4 months ago)
I have the karan jarrus extendable lightsaber
Sergi RYANAIR J (4 months ago)
Congrats u have a new subscriber😊
kim a (4 months ago)
actually you can get kyber crystals from other planets too. Ilum is not the only kyber crystal planets..
banter (4 months ago)
Majority of the comments: "thats anakins lightsaber AND IT ISNT GREEN!!!!1"
Red General (4 months ago)
3:32 Yeah, about that. https://youtu.be/wp_Hq1f8-0E
GAB'S/AIRSOFT (4 months ago)
Why the anakin's saber is green?
Filip laskovski (4 months ago)
Well according to stupid Disney anyone can wield one! They ruined the movies I loved with their half ass attempts
LevKozlodoev (4 months ago)
You use blender! That’s awesome. Download 2.80 beta for faster rendering with cycles.
LevKozlodoev (4 months ago)
Jared Owen Not sure but you can download the beta already. There’s no installer you just dump the package into a folder and run blender.exe. Just be careful: the files you save in 2.80 will probably not open in 2.79.
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Hopefully rendering is a lot faster! I look forward to 2.8 - do you know when it will be released?