Homemade Lightsaber Lights Up the Web

Melissa Knowles

Admit it, all you "Star War" fans out there. If you could get your hands on a real-life lightsaber, you would go for it, right? It just might be the holy grail for the biggest of "Star Wars" enthusiasts, and one man claims to have created it.

In a YouTube video that is causing quite a stir throughout the galaxy, user "The DIY Laser Guy" demonstrates his "handheld laser" cutting through objects such as paper, cardboard, tape and a pingpong ball. The blue laser itself is 3,000 milliwatts, which the laser guy says is the strongest he has ever used. He writes in the video's description, "I usually try to refrain from using the term 'lightsaber' when referring to my lasers but there really isn't much else out there to describe this laser." He also notes that owning a lightsaber is legal in the U.S.

The video is proving to be a hit, with more than 330,000 views and counting so far. Some commenters were thrilled by this potential light sword. One person was particularly enthusiastic and wants to own his very own lightsaber, writing, "shut up and take my money."

Other viewers are somewhat suspicious of the lightsaber's authenticity. One person wrote, "It's not a lightsaber. It's a super flash light who burns everything it touches, but not a lightsaber."

Whether or not it's a real lightsaber is still being debated. There is no denying it is a flammable laser, and even with my Jedi skills, I'm not sure I'd want to cross DIY Laser Guy.

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