Mix one part Guitar Hero with a dash of any Star Wars game that lets you Adam Savage decided the systemâ€™s controllers were in desperate need of a Luke Skywalker upgrade with his latest one-day build.
Wanting to further enhance the Beatsaber experience, Savage bought a pair of lightsaber-inspired extensions for the Oculus Questâ€™s wireless controllers on eBay, but since they were 3D printed from lightweight plastic they lacked the satisfying heft of the metal lightsabers wielded by the Jedi and Sith. Given Savage actually worked on the Star Wars prequels before his MythBusters days, there are few as qualified as him to turn the Questâ€™s controllers into a pair of lightsabers.
Giving credit where credit is due, the controller extensions Savage bought online incorporated a clever mechanism for attaching to the rounded, bulbous handles on the Questâ€™s controllers. So instead of reinventing the wheel, Savage designed his own custom aluminium lightsaber handles to augment the 3D printed plastic ones, which almost certainly helped ensure this build only spanned a single day.
The results look like something right out of Lucasfilmâ€™s prop shop, not surprisingly. And while Savage could probably make a small fortune selling his creation to other Beatsaber fanatics, the risk of accidentally bashing a limb, a wall, or someone who gets too close with the now hefty controllers means the only way you can realistically get a pair for yourself is to get started on your own one-day build.