Our group is half Star Trek — half Star Wars.So half of our team is very happy for the opening of the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On the other hand, something that our whole team is excited about is the possibility for us to get our own light-sabers.
Though it's fun to pretend battle each other with light-sabers, what we really like is that Valence's design was created with Autodesk software. The light-saber's 31 colors and 240 sound effects are controlled by the user's smartphone.
Autodesk AutoCAD was used in the design of the polycarbonate tube (blade), blade cap, and USB-C and speaker hole positions on the model in detail.
Autodesk Inventor will be used to design and redesign the hilt/handle as the community of sword wielding users grow and virtually prototype new designs.
Autodesk Spark will be used to help fuel the 3D printing makers who want to customize the weapons' handle.
Jousting in jest is alive in the lab.