There are tons of uses for a flashlight. You can turn it into a laser, hack it into a night vision flashlight, or make it super bright. Or if you're a Steampunk Jedi, you turn it into a steampunk lightsaber.
Jen from EPBOT started with a vintage flashlight and attached a piece of plumbing extension pipe. Screen splicing was glued on with E-600 for the grip and brass mesh with buttons and rhinestones makes up the 'control panel.' She added a silver gear to cover up the logo on the end.
The LED was dropped through a hole cut in the end of the flashlight. The end result is pretty impressive, especially for such a quick project. Here's the before and after:
Visit Jen's tutorial for more information on how to make one yourself.
But this isn't the end of the line for DIY Star Wars lightsabers. You can make one out of practically anything, like balloons, paper, and even trash. Or if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can try out this near-perfect replica that even has a crystal in it. What are some of your ideas?