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iFixit Tears Down the One Gadget We All Really Want: a Lightsaber

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To celebrate May the Fourth, the most important date on a Star Wars fan’s calendar, iFixit has set aside its Apple Watches and laptops and instead focused its expertise in disassembling on the one gadget everyone in this galaxy (and those far, far away) really want: a lightsaber.

For this teardown they opted for Ob-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber, one of the more recognizable and iconic in the Star Wars universe. And because lightsabers are all assembled by hand by Jedi Knights, it turns out the repairability of each one is surprisingly high. No hairdryers or pry-bars were needed to break this one down, just patience, a steady hand, and a little Force. [iFixit]


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