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How does a Lightsaber Stop?

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posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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Hi everybody, sorry for all the Lightsaber questions, but I just want to know, you how when you turn a Lightsaber on, it stops at like 5ft? I was wondering (if Lightsabers were real) how you would get it to stop like that?

Also, come check out my Website, the website is a Discussion Forum on How to make a Real Lightsaber.

See ya




posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:45 PM
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The lightsaber stops because the wielder uses the Force to contain it. Without mastery of the Force, the "blade" would be an infinitely continuous beam.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:47 PM
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:shk:

Ok, repeat after me please, Lightsabers aren't real, I am not a jedi, Metichlorians are just like body thetans proposed by scientoligists, they do not exist.

:shk:



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:52 PM
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Ok here is a theory for you. Take a Laser beam, and combine it with a shaped stasis field. The Stasis field would contain anything within it. Presto, lightsaber!

From the film however, it has to do with the amount of "force" the user puts into the Light Saber. It is not made of a laser, but of pure "force" energy, Thus it does not need to be "stopped."

Basically, it's magic.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:52 PM
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i think they just hit the off button.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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The answer doesn't matter because lightsabers are NOT real. There is no point in making one either because a cheap gun will kill someone faster.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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i don't know, but darth maul's was TWICE as long!
and, oh those tats!
star porn.

i think it's a finite length, like the planck unit to the power of 666(to the power of 666) or something.

star beasts.

it's an interesting question, actually.

it's a light saber, so the blade is made of photons. so, what are photons? is light a particle or a wave?



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:10 PM
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Theory:

There are known scientific phenomen, namely black holes, where light is bent. Also in understanding light as a wave form and also light as responcive to megnetic phenomenon, this alows for 3 ways to stop a rod of light and bend it back in upon itself.

Perhaps a combo of:

Gravational Pull
Megnetic Bending
Refraction of light

could be used to make the science of a lightsaber work.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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doesnt the lightsaber work like the sword of thundercats works? THUNDER HOOOOEEEEEEE



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:22 PM
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Well, to respond in the context of the movies (and not real world, because I just can't bring myself to do it. If they were possible, I for one would be one of those missing at least several fingers and most probably a foot) if it's to do with the Force containing the length, in Empire, how did Han Solo, not a Jedi in any sense of the word, use Luke's lightsaber to make a comfy but smelly Taun-taun sleeping bag?



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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reply to post by kkahluadarkj
 


Let the force guide you
young one

dont let these newbs take you into the Darkside





seriously

wtf?



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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ohh thundercats those were the days!



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:29 PM
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To all of you that claim that lightsabers are not real, you're under a delusion are you not?

I mean, sure from you (VERY LIMITED) perspective of all of creation throughout all galaxies and to the very ends of the Grand Universe, you assume understanding over all.

That's quite foolish.

Sure, you think you understand that there is no psyical item as such here on this small planet. You assume your basic limited understanding of mankind's science, that has been proven time and again to be limited, that there is no object.

However the limit is within your own mind. You've introduced block to stop you from thinking thoughts beyond your understanding.

You've placed yourselves in a very small black box of understanding all that which you have no understanding over.

I feel bad for you.

I personally know you have no right to assume you understand everything outside your understandings of basic life.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by Incarnated
Theory:

There are known scientific phenomen, namely black holes, where light is bent. Also in understanding light as a wave form and also light as responcive to megnetic phenomenon, this alows for 3 ways to stop a rod of light and bend it back in upon itself.

Perhaps a combo of:

Gravational Pull
Megnetic Bending
Refraction of light

could be used to make the science of a lightsaber work.


Yeah and anyone of those if used somehow would be in the handle meaning the beam would never leave.

Just a rather big flaw well that and the fact you would be sucked into the handle yourself if it's gravity was that strong.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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Exactly what I was thinking. The lightsaber is a technological weapon, not a force weapon like telekenisis. Also, though Luke was strong with the Force, he started playing with the thing as soon as Old Ben handed it to him, without any training whatsoever. Seems to me that there are other examples of non-Force-sensitives using the lightsaber too, in the books.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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Okay and now for the serious answer.

The focusing crystals of a lightsaber causes the light to reflect back into itself at the focal point which is the tip of the blade. Some constructions allow for an adjustable blade length such as Luke's in Return of the Jedi.

As for real world physics, a lightsaber can not be built at this time by those focusing mechanics as part of the mechanic might involve a slowing down of light enough for it to take on some physical properties much like how particles of water can manipulate other particles of water in confluent streams causing a redirection.

Then again having the ability to keep the frequency of the light to cause a lightsaber blade to be stopped by another would be another matter altogether. Let alone containing a beam of light powerful enough to melt steel faster than the I-beams in the Twin Towers cool enough to not cause the wielder to spontaniously burst into flame upon ignition are other real world feats to overcome. Provided a powersuply can be found to fit in the hilt among the other electronic controls an focusing crystals.

Once you figure that one out, next step would be to figure out why didn't they use teleporter beams as tactical weapons to deep space the crews on enemy ships in Star Trek? They had no qualms about using phasers that took a long time to vaporise an ememy, so why not cut your down your own losses by eliminating the enemy forces while boarding another ship?



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by Teknikal
Just a rather big flaw well that and the fact you would be sucked into the handle yourself if it's gravity was that strong.


Not if the assume "real" scientific understanding of anti-gravity was implicated in the handle.

Look above. Don't you all have anything better to do then to assume you know everything throughout the known and unknown universes? Can't you do something else to bloat your egos? I don't know everything but I know you don't know everything.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:59 PM
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i don't know, but darth maul's was TWICE as long!


Maybe it's a race thing.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 08:09 PM
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You know what astounds me? The sheer hubris of the people on here that say "They aren't real", or "That will never happen", or "it can't be done".

If you took the top of the line scientists from all over the world 150 years ago, and said..."One day, we will be able to instantly communicate with people all over the world, at all hours of the day and night, and this machine will have more information in it than all the libraries of the world", they would have locked you up in an insane asylum.

You want to see the future of the world? Read science fiction.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by sir_chancealot
You know what astounds me? The sheer hubris of the people on here that say "They aren't real", or "That will never happen", or "it can't be done".


It shouldn't astound you. People said there would never be a horseless buggy. People said there would never be a flying machine. People said there would never be a talking box with pictures or one you can interact with or a calculator or electric light.

People like to say alot of things because it keeps them from having to think.




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