Energizer Lightsaber project - as originally made

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E Williams

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No that part you see on the box is the part that is below the emitter shroud on the casting... However, some have speculated that it is part of the same found part as the Vader ROTJ stunt box (as in, it was originally set into the bottom of it).
 

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Halliwax

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No that part you see on the box is the part that is below the emitter shroud on the casting... However, some have speculated that it is part of the same found part as the Vader ROTJ stunt box (as in, it was originally set into the bottom of it).

Yeah that bottom part. The one we see on the motorized stunt, turned barbican saber. This is another one on the energizer saber right?!

I wonder if this greeblie was cast, or if they had multiples ?

And if they had multiples and this is related to the dv6 box, maybe there is dv6 boxes hidden somewhere else?!

Oh the excitement
 

thd9791

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Yea, for this one photo shoot someone put the little block part in the empty control box section. It had fallen off, was originally the "bulb release" up top. there used to be a circuit board in there, and the scrim tape did not succeed!
 

Halliwax

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Yea, for this one photo shoot someone put the little block part in the empty control box section. It had fallen off, was originally the "bulb release" up top. there used to be a circuit board in there, and the scrim tape did not succeed!

Crazy!
 

kurtyboy

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I'm not sure they are the same part. They share similarities, but could be variants of the same type of part. Side by side they don't seem to line up. And when I compare my own Barbican part with Obi1Kenny's DV6 part (both of which I'm sure are going to be within a mm or so of accuracy), the holes for the screws are way off.

Here are the two originals:

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thd9791

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Are the holes really that off? Looking underneath the DV6 box I can see the same type of pattern.

Interesting - I think I'm falling into the category that they're two version of the same plug or box or switch or relay or....
 

Halliwax

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Are the holes really that off? Looking underneath the DV6 box I can see the same type of pattern.

Interesting - I think I'm falling into the category that they're two version of the same plug or box or switch or relay or....

Agree Tom. These boxes have to share the same purpose... probably found in your average hardware shop back in the 70s/80s
 

thd9791

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So... hear me out... the Energizer box would be lined up with the farthest right edge of the box, not centered on the top part, yea? I'm thinking it's missing the left hand box and would be 3/4 the length of the full DV6 box. Would that bring the screw holes further to the right?
 

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Kovnyn

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Hmmm. I've already converted on Maglite to a light saber, where can one get the parts for the Energizer Vader Saber?
 

thd9791

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Doesn't matter where you move the holes to - the distance between them is way off. Also look at the seams.

related but different items..

Kurtyboy what.. what exactly are the "aerial earth" plugs people talk about for the EE-3 or Vader's neckpiece? Like, in real life. After the red safety switch discovery, I'd like to search in categories, and I don't know what those plugs.. plug into!
 

kurtyboy

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Arial/antenna plugs for old radios.

I'm hoping to do a better comparison of the Energizer/Barbican/DV6 control box parts with 3D CAD models if I can get the dimensions right!
 

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thd9791

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Thanks! I forget that multiple part stereos had separate a separate tuner, my dad has a pioneer set in the livingroom. I'll have to dig through plugs, I had an idea (probably a bad one) that those holes are for 2 prongs on this mystery box
 

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Tom, I think the Energizer lightsaber uses Maglite 5 or 6. I removed the knurling with a lathe and found that although the length of 3cell is appropriate, because the button switch cannot be hidden, suppose to use 5 or 6, and then cut it to obtain the correct size.:unsure: Knurling removal pipe diameter is 39mm.
 
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thd9791

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whoa, thank you! I may have to pay someone to lathe one down, good work!

interesting seeing the energizer shroud on a barbican style hilt :D did you design the shroud? It looks great, but does look barbican esque as well
 

Poikilotherm

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whoa, thank you! I may have to pay someone to lathe one down, good work!

interesting seeing the energizer shroud on a barbican style hilt :D did you design the shroud? It looks great, but does look barbican esque as well
I got Benjo help, and I succeeded in designing it. So far, so good.:lol:
 

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