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This laser weapon would consist of a powerful laser,
very weak laser, an accelerometer, and a range
The weak laser would shine at a slightly oblique
the powerful laser. A range finder would measure
range of the thing the lightsabre is pointing at.
the range is less than set the powerful
would turn on. The powerful laser would shine in
millisecond bursts interspaced with the weak one.
the material is cut through the rangefinder will see
longer range then permitted and turn off the
The accelerometer would serve as a second cutoff
device; As soon as the angle or position of the 'sabre
changes it would cut off the powerful laser and re-
check for distance.
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||How will it be possible to fence with a pair of these ?
||But you will get a bun if the device makes a proper lightsabre
"Whummm .... Whummm" noise.
||Nice. Whum whum noise is easy. Accelerometers and speakers. Fencing could be trickier.
||Fencing would be fine. You would definitely need to remember where it was, though. You would not be able to see it until you started to cross and it turned on. Maybe the whum whum could turn on a second in advance to give you a chance to jump back.
||No it wouldn't, you can't parry.