NEWS – I’m currently learning to knit, and just like with every interest I have, I need to find as many accessories as I possibly can. While searching for knitting accessories, I discovered plans for making a pair of lighted knitting needles that look like miniature lightsabers on the Instructables website. You start with Lucite rods and pocket-sized LED flashlights. You’ll need to have some soldering skills, because you’ll need to replace the white LED in the flashlight with a colored LED. The photo above shows the finished pair of knitting needles.
If you want to take a different approach, you could use these lighted knitting needles as a starting point for your lightsabers. The NeedleLite shop on Etsy offers lighted needles in different lengths and diameters for $34.95.
NeedleLite also has 12″ lighted conductor batons for $29.95. The batons already have a small handle attached that you could use as a starting point for the lightsaber grip.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any further instructions for you. Go forth, Padawan, and craft your own weapon!