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How To Make a Green Lantern Ring

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the halloween-is-coming dept.

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Malfourmed writes "Step by step instructions for making the ultimate comic book geek jewelery — Green Lantern's power ring. Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner and Alan Scott variations all included. Now someone find me a Katma Tui or Arisia to go with it, and we might just have ourselves a proposal!" The bigger problem of course is that there's no battery available to charge it, so it's just costume jewelry. Anyone have other good costume ideas?

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What? No John Stewart ring? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16536924)

Is it because he's black? Also, these rings seem to be lacking in actual power, so I'm rather disappointed.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537040)

John Stewart uses his ring to fight loud mouthed conservative polititians. He wanted to avoid the politics.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (1)

Broken scope (973885) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537580)

If memory serves he fights stupid politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (1)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537594)

"If memory serves he fights stupid politicians on both sides of the aisle."

While going light on the politicians who are on his own side of the aisle, of course.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (1)

Broken scope (973885) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537668)

Still it is the fact that he can make fun of his own side a bit that i like him.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (2, Insightful)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537772)

(Crickets chirping; assorted other night sounds indicating)

That's what you get when you play a recording of Rush Limbaugh's insightful and biting humor directed at right-wing targets.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (1)

WilliamSChips (793741) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538642)

I don't think you even need the "directed at right-wing targets" bit--there may be intentionally funny rightwingers but Rush Limbaugh is not one of them. But what you're trying to actually say is true--he never says anything negative about a right-winger who hasn't already been declared apostate.

Re:What? No John Stewart ring? (1)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16540358)

"--there may be intentionally funny rightwingers but Rush Limbaugh is not one of them"

He's often funny with his song parodies, but that might be more of him taking credit for another's work.

Green lantern ring? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16536958)

I don't get it. Why would you want a lantern hanging from your ring? And a green one on top of that...

Re:Green lantern ring? (5, Informative)

Steve001 (955086) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537350)

Anonymous Coward wrote:

I don't get it. Why would you want a lantern hanging from your ring? And a green one on top of that..

I think the lantern on the Alan Scott ring is a replica of the lantern that was used to charge his ring. It is green because that was the color of the metal used to form the ring, and Scott was guided to give the ring that form when he created it. The form of the ring's charger, in turn, was based on a old railroad lantern. Scott wears a logo on his chest of the same type of lantern.

The rings that Jordan and Stewart wear (and Rayner used to wear) are based on the Green Lantern icon worn on the uniform, and reflects the central power battery on Oa. The reason Rayner's ring looks different is that his ring was an improved version with no yellow weakness and no 24 hour time limit on its charge. He is the only Lantern that comes to mind that has a ring of that design, the other Lanterns wear a ring of the Jordan/Stewart design.

Rayner recently evolved as a Green Lantern, becoming The Ion. His ring and power has been internalized and he is much more powerful than the other Green Lanterns. He is the next step in the evolution of the Green Lantern Corps.

On the ring mentioned at the beginning of post, I like the design and think that it is how a green lantern ring would look in real life.

Re:Green lantern ring? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537494)

Way to add extraneous detail without actually letting on what the hell you're talking about.

Re:Green lantern ring? (4, Informative)

Braxton_the_Covenant (838765) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538042)

Actually Rayner's ring along with Stewart's were just the same old tried-and-true ring technology as the Corps had already had for 10 billion years, but the reason it had no yellow weakness is because the yellow impurity was actually the immortal yellow alien being named Parallax who corrupted Hal Jordan and took over his mind. Parallax was living fear itself in some sense and so the Green Lantern power was corrupted over that spectrum of visible light. So you see in the graphic novel, Green Lantern : Rebirth, that the yellow weakness 'has a name' and that name is Parallax. Jordan/Spectre managed to purge Parallax from Jordan and then Jordan (resurrected), Rayner, Gardner, Stewart and Kilowog with the help of the Guardians cast Parallax back into the Green Lantern battery 'prison cell'.

So the end result is all the power rings (excluding of course Alan Scott's magic-based ring) are once again susceptible to a yellow weakness, but it caused by fear generated by the Parallax Fear Anomoly. So any powerful Green Lantern can overcome the yellow weakness now, but it is considered a mark of a novice Lantern to still have their constructs blocked by yellow.

Phew!

Re:Green lantern ring? (1)

MLease (652529) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538116)

I haven't read GL since I was a teenager (30+ years ago), but I was under the impression that originally, the yellow weakness was intentionally placed in the ring by the Guardians to give them a way to counter a Green Lantern gone rogue. Am I misremembering, or did they change the backstory as the DC universe evolved?

-Mike

Re:Green lantern ring? (4, Informative)

Braxton_the_Covenant (838765) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538234)

For all I know, the backstory now in place might be incompatible with explicit statements from 30 yrs ago. The whole Crisis on Infinte Worlds / Zero Hour / Infinite Crisis mega-story arcs retconned (altered the history of the DC universe) each time.

The current spin is that Parallax was a super-villain destroying planet after planet with fear, feeding off it, and the Guardians imprisoned him in the Battery and stripped him of his sentience billions of years ago. Since then the Guardians hid the fact that they did this because they didn't want any crazies to try to release Parallax. But recently, they imprisoned the renegade GL turn villain Sinestro inside the Battery, and while in there with his yellow power ring, he awoke Parallax. Then Parallax and Sinestro worked to take over Hal Jordan, and briefly turned Hal Jordan (to the outrage of nearly everyone) into a super-villain who single-handedly killed almost every single active Green Lantern in the universe and then destroyed the Battery, releasing the Fear Anamoly in full-force. He (that is, Parallax, which is how Hal Jordan became known) then tried to recreate the universe in his own image and started the Zero Hour story arc where Parallax kicked hte Justice League's butts time and again. But then Jordan's good side won over at the last minute and he saved the Earth from destruction by restarting the sun which had been "put out" by a Sun Eater intergallactic weapon.

Only two years ago or so, did it emerge that Jordan was possessed by Parallax. To the outrage of everyone, when the story arc was being played out, no mention was made of possession and it appeared that it was Hal Jordan himself of his own free will murdering Green Lanterns left and right.

Re:Green lantern ring? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16541028)

What scares me is how well you guys all know this despite never having had a date for 20 years. Worse, you all can fly, too.

nostalgic .... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16536982)

In brightest day, in blackest night
        No evil shall escape my sight
        Let those who worship evil's might
        Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!

Re:nostalgic .... (5, Insightful)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537048)

Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!

Of which we have none. The article is about how to make an investment casting. The web is full of them. The library has shelves of books on the subject. I've shown grade school kids how to do it.

This is Slashdot; I was really expecting (hope springs infernal) an article, however shoddy and silly, about how somebody put an LED and lens into a ring to make it give off Green Lantern's light.

Slashdot, reporting on copper age technology; today!

KFG

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537368)

Surely an electroluminescent light would be better?

Re:nostalgic .... (3, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537476)

Well sure, if you happen to have a selfcontained, portable nanotech delivery system for electromotive force just lying around the house.

KFG

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537808)

That one's easy. Hold it near a power cable and use a similar method to that which causes flourescent tubes to flouresce. Then you can even look cool striking silly poses.

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538432)

That one's easy. Hold it near a power cable. . .

Silly me. I was just going to wire up a few potatoes.

KFG

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 7 years ago | (#16540028)

For whatever reason, Electroluminescent lights usually require a large power converter... alot (all?) EL wire is AC powered, so you need a DC-to-AC power converter, and a large battery pack to power the assembly.

An LED + Watch Battery will consume very little space. You could fit all of the wiring inside the ring.

Extra-geek points for painting the ring's details using phosphorescent paint and an Ultraviolet LED to make the paint glow ;)

Re:nostalgic .... (2, Funny)

The Walking Dude (905913) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537712)

I'll stick with my MOTU Warrior's Ring. It was an included accesory with Trap-Jaw [he-man.org] in the 80's. Not only does it glow in the dark, it also has a little compartment inside where you can store tiny notes. Sure the compartment is not as large as the pocket on a pair KangaROOS [wikipedia.org], but there's enough room in there to store your locker combo, or a reminder to buy more Hubba Bubba [wikipedia.org].

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538090)

This is Slashdot; I was really expecting (hope springs infernal) an article, however shoddy and silly, about how somebody put an LED and lens into a ring to make it give off Green Lantern's light.
Drill + tiny led + tiny hearing aid battery
or
Tritiated polymer (tritium + plastic)

Tritium is good for ~10 years of decent glowing power & in small amounts isn't anything to worry about.

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

Luteus (899852) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538188)

Just don't eat the H3(Tritium). Generally, radioactive materials aren't that good for you.

Re:nostalgic .... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16540392)

In small amounts, tritium is not harmful, even if you eat it.

http://yarchive.net/gun/tritium.html [yarchive.net]
"The biological half-life of tritium (how long it stays in the body) is only a few days because its tritium oxide, the most common form, is chemically almost identical to water."

Re:nostalgic .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16538094)

I've shown grade school kids how to do it.
Is there any subject you aren't an expert on?

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538296)

Is there any subject you aren't an expert on?

Post Columbian American ball sports. Can't stand 'em. I've played the precolumbian kind in precolumbian courts. Obviously I'm not very good at them though; I'm still alive (they were a winner lose all affair).

Oh, and I've never played double reeds. Maybe this winter I'll make an oboe or something.

My father was a jewelry maker and my mother a ceramicist. They often combined their talents in copper enamel work. From where I'm sitting I've got a clear Nerf(tm) pistol shot at two kilns, one a large pottery kiln, the other a small, benchtop jewelry makers kiln. I cook on a 110v hotplate. The 220 line is reserved for the kilns. It's not that I'm an expert, it just happens to be one of those things that I grew up with going on around the house and "picked up" along the way.

KFG

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538606)

The point is, this is a subject that a quick visit to the library or simple Google query could turn up plenty of results on. It's not surprising, new or unusual. It's a bit like posting how to boil an egg... there are people who could benefit, but the subject is common enough to not warrant a post.

This is like an Ask Slashdot "How do I format a hard drive?". Yes, it's something that many people don't know how to do, but it's also not hard to find the information how, and it is quite common. Same goes for the various lost wax casting techniques using resin, metal or other materials... heck, the full instructions are usually on the boxes of materials that you can pick up at any crafts or jewelry supply store.

I will support you in a slightly different vein... there was the followup question looking for other neat costume ideas. kfg could have made his comment about how the ring wasn't really special and then mentioned something neat... like using textured hard floor mats for trucks as part of costume armor (something I've done but very rarely seen done elsewhere).

--
Evan

Re:nostalgic .... (5, Interesting)

biglig2 (89374) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537226)

In loudest din or hush profound,
My ears catch evil's slightest sound.
Let those who toll out evil's knell,
Beware my power: The F-Sharp Bell!

Re:nostalgic .... (5, Informative)

jmoriarty (179788) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538246)

In loudest din or hush profound

This isn't just a cute parody. This is from an Alan Moore [wikipedia.org] Green Lantern story where they tried to recruit someone to the Corps who lived in a lightless world. The inhabitants had no word for "light" or "lantern", so they translated the concept to that of sound... which these inhabitants were intimiately more familiar with.

The story appears in the collection DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore [amazon.com]. Highly recommended.

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

Mr. Slippery (47854) | more than 7 years ago | (#16539036)

The story appears in the collection DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore [amazon.com]. Highly recommended.

Thanks for the link. I have the TPB of "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow", which rocks (Moore's two-issue take on the end of the original Superman continutity, before the mid-1980's reboot); I'll have to pick this up.

Re:nostalgic .... (1)

biglig2 (89374) | more than 7 years ago | (#16539128)

Moore wrote great Superman, and terrible Batman, but his contributions to GL are my favorite of his work in the long underwear genre. I want instructions on making a replica of Mogo's ring...

Re:nostalgic .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537260)

In blackest day or brightest night
        Watermelon, cantaloupe, yadda yadda
Erm...superstitious and cowardly lot
        With liberty and justice for all!

Oh man (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16536996)

This is way cooler than tronguy.

My god, the significance of it all! (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16536998)

We really do need to know about these worthlessly obscure things, here on slashdot. Sunday sure is slow.

Would it be better if... (1)

pestie (141370) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538538)

Would it be better if we had yet another fucking video game article? "OMFG T3H PS3 1S T3H 3>P3NS1V3!!11!1!eleventy!!1" Yeah, I'll take investment casting over that shit any day, thanks.

Either get a Sony laptop battery or... (3, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537004)

The bigger problem of course is that there's no battery available to charge it, so it's just costume jewelry.

Attached a wire to the ring, stick the wire into the wall outlet, and get the charge of your life!

Re:Either get a Sony laptop battery or... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537746)

The bigger problem of course is that there's no battery available to charge it, so it's just costume jewelry.
I'm sorry, wouldn't it still be costume jewelry even if it were battery powered?

Unless I'm mistaken, the only way it wouldn't be costume jewelry is if it actually gave you superpowers.

(Or actually had jewels in it I suppose.)

cool to make, but cheaper to buy (4, Informative)

jd142 (129673) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537042)

DC will sell you one for $25. The Planet Krypton set of 5 was only $100 and had Hal, Kyle, Alan, Sinestro and Power Ring versions.

Re:cool to make, but cheaper to buy (4, Interesting)

MagicDude (727944) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537144)

Yeah, it may be cheaper, but if you don't want this ring enough to make it youself, why would you want it at all? It serves no purpose aside from establishing geek cred, which is then taken away by virtue of you having bought it. A computer is something with a legitimate purpose and necessity, yet around here it's blasphemy to admit that you bought a pre-made system rather than building your own. For little things like this, the fun is in making them yourself. You could buy a pre-constructed enterprise model to hang from your ceiling, but if you're going to do that, wouldn't you rather get the 1000 peice model with the LEDs and fiberoptic lights to build yourself?

Re:cool to make, but cheaper to buy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537590)

Rule 1 of Geek Cred Club: Do not talk about the Geek Cred Club
Rule 2 of Geek Cred Club: Do not talk about the Geek Cred Club

Re:cool to make, but cheaper to buy (1)

RESPAWN (153636) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537752)

Waaay OT, but once upon a time, I did have an Enterprise model similar to what you describe. It had blinking lights and made torpedo sounds and everything. I was so proud when I had finally completed the model... until I found out that the base wasn't weighted enough and the model was really, really top heavy. After about the third time our housekeeper knocked it over and broke it, I gave up, trashed it, and just bought a freakin' poster instead.

My point is that one may not need that sort of geek cred. They may just like to have the stuff to look at.

Re:cool to make, but cheaper to buy (1)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 7 years ago | (#16539170)

Yeah, it may be cheaper, but if you don't want this ring enough to make it youself, why would you want it at all? It serves no purpose aside from establishing geek cred, which is then taken away by virtue of you having bought it.

By the same logic, a comic book serves no purpose aside from establishing geek cred, which is then taken away by virtue of having bought it.

Some people just don't have the time, inclination, equipment, money, or skill to make things themselves. There's nothing wrong with buying things instead of making them yourself. Moreover, not everybody is worried about impressing other people (e.g. establishing "geek cred," whatever that is), and actually just want things for their own enjoyment.

Battery Casting (3, Informative)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537086)

It would be cool if we could cast rings from a material that was entirely a battery, then enamel it with an insulator, and mount LEDs on the surface, connected thru the insulator to the battery. Maybe two halves, separated by an inside insulator, and bridged by the LED. Maybe with a small airgap in the insulator, so squeezing the ring closed the circuit.

And how about some chips in there, too? A socketed LED, swapped out for a recharger? Swapped out for a photoreceptor for recharging under bright lights (or Sun + magnifying glass)? Dual-use LED/photoreceptor? Frickin' lasers?

Maybe this is how the Green Lantern's alien outfitters came up with the tech: reading Slashdot. Something about that color scheme looks familiar...

Re:Battery Casting (1)

Beryllium Sphere(tm) (193358) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537934)

Get dissimilar metals into the design somehow with a current path in between, and you have the equivalent of a "potato battery". You can get a few milliamps, enough to run an LED. Next: is skin conductive enough to bridge the dissimilar metals? If so, can you change the brightness with galvanic skin response? Think mood ring, only way cooler.

Re:Battery Casting (1)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538634)

I envision a geek approaching the girl he likes, getting sudden sweaty palms, getting a jolt through his nervous system and then going into a grand mal seizure, complete with loss of bowel function and projectile vomiting.

Kind of like how I pictured Steve Mann going down in a supersoaker fight.

--
Evan

Re:Battery Casting (4, Funny)

madaxe42 (690151) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538192)

You could always make it out of plutonium. It'd glow nicely then. Wear it for long enough and you might get superpowers.

Legion Flight Ring (1)

Yeechang Lee (3429) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537100)

I'm with the responder to the original article that wanted a http://www3.flickr.com/photos/saldana/234320198 [flickr.com]Leg ion Flight Ring instead. Yes, a Green Lantern ring is a superset of a Flight Ring functionalitywise, but I'd rather be a Legionnaire. DC sold one about 15 years ago but it was pretty crummy, alas.

Re:Legion Flight Ring (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16539098)

DC sold one about 15 years ago but it was pretty crummy, alas.
Agreed. I always got a lot of buffeting at anything above 90 feet, and it didn't have enough power to hold a line in 15mph crosswinds.

How to dress up as a cheeto...erm... thing I mean. (3, Funny)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537116)

This guy [tripod.com] wanted to dress up as the Thing (from the Fantastic Four); But the endresult [tripod.com] somehow reminds me of a Cheeto in spandex. Still great effort though. :)

Re:How to dress up as a cheeto...erm... thing I me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537666)

Way to go slick - can't link to Tripod images directly, doorknob!

Re:How to dress up as a cheeto...erm... thing I me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537924)

copy & paste them... only too hard for a doorknob

Re:How to dress up as a cheeto...erm... thing I me (1)

SilentOneNCW (943611) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538280)

Darn Tripod's lack of hot-linking! I'll get you some day!!! (HINT: THIS IS NOT A THREAT)

My costume (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537132)

Anyone have other good costume ideas?


I dress up as Aunt Sally at weekends.

Bad article, cool site idea - poorly executed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537234)

Shame that the thumbnail images in articles use javascript links for full size view. Click "view all steps on one page" and look at the page source if you want to be terrified. Only Java coders with enterprisey experience create code that emits markup that fractured and ugly. Where's the "howto construct an accessible community website"?

Don't need batteries (3, Funny)

netglen (253539) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537316)

when you can go to garage sales and buy up 1,000 old watches. Just scrape off the radioactive materials and cement them on your power ring.

And end up like Lex Luthor? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537376)

No thanks!

I would never buy this... (2, Funny)

east coast (590680) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537392)

After how badly I got ripped off on my "one ring". Geez, for 300 USD you expect for it to at least work. That was so embarrassing.

Hmm. (1, Interesting)

hey! (33014) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537432)

If I was going through the trouble to do this, I'd definitely do it in something other than Al. Maybe brass, or even bronze, which should be as easy to melt as AL. Maybe not as authentic looking, but a lot classier.

Or if your must have it green, then make it copper and let it oxidize; prepare to have your finger turn green too.

Investment casting is boring. Try 3D printing (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537542)

if you are not so good with a dremel too but possess even minimal 3D modeling skills why not check out 3D printing. For something as small as a ring it wouldn't be too much $$$ and you have the ultimate control over the shape... say it won't be a big deal to include a battery compartment and an LED mount

Alternate power source? (3, Funny)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537560)

Given the lack of connections to the Oa battery, can't you possibly get its green energy from kryptonite? At least that stuff is found on THIS planet. An added bonus is that it can help you ensure that you are the only superhero guarding sector 2814.

Rings ??? (1)

CmdrGravy (645153) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537602)

What is this ? The fashion channel or a website where you can discuss technology, computers and have a pop at the actions of the US Administration. Honestly if I was even remotely interested in rings I'd visit a jewelers.

Re:Rings ??? (1)

Luminous (192747) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537704)

Let's consider this...

Halloween is coming. Costumes are made. Comic book heroes are considered. DIY project. God damn you are right, nerds have no need for this type of news.

Lighten up.

If you stop about halfway through the process... (2, Informative)

horati0 (249977) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537696)

...you've got yourself a nice miniature marijuana pipe on a ring [instructables.com]. Gives the name "Green Lantern" entirely new meaning.

Re:If you stop about halfway through the process.. (2, Informative)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538264)

...you've got yourself a nice miniature marijuana pipe on a ring. Gives the name "Green Lantern" entirely new meaning.

On which note, perhaps one should make a power battery to go with the ring, and make it into a bong...

This is great! (3, Funny)

kbox (980541) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537718)

At last i can put that green Ferris jeweler's wax, A furnace , a centrifugal caster a bunch of spare silver to good use.. And to think, i was just about to throw it all out.

Oh great... (3, Funny)

DiamondGeezer (872237) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537724)

From the article:

First you need to carve a wax model of the ring. I use green Ferris jeweler's wax- it's available from jeweler tool supply shops

OK. Without using Google, how many people know of any jeweler tool supply shops? I must have missed this one....

Forget that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16537830)

Who cares about having Green Lantern's Power Ring? I want Mr. Fantastic's expandable schlong!

No Silver Age science fiction fans out there? (2, Informative)

srothroc (733160) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537864)

When I first read "Now someone find me . . . Arisia to go with it", my first thought was that I'd really like to have a Lens of Arisia, as described in E. E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman novels. The Lensmen are almost certainly the predecessors of the Green Lanterns, if not in actuality, then in philosophy and form.

Re:No Silver Age science fiction fans out there? (1)

VAXcat (674775) | more than 7 years ago | (#16539440)

Stories fro the Lens universe almot certainly were the inspriation for the Green Lantern series, as well as for Star Wars (I wish Lucas had just made the Lens stories direclty into movies, instead of giving them a Hollywood haircut and making the watered down Star Wars versions). I've always wanted a Lens too - that's probably why I wear the bigges, gawdiest writwatch possible - a Rolex GMT master. THis turnip sized watch has a real lensy feel to it.

Forget the Green Lantern... (2, Funny)

wbren (682133) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537946)

I want step-by-step instructions on how to make a glowing piece of the radical rock..... THE AGGRO CRAG.

Big Let Down yet once again (2, Insightful)

Super Dave Osbourne (688888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16537974)

Slash dot has really slid into uselessness for the most part, and this kind of article is a great example of the crap I have been seeing of late here. Slashdot, clean up your moderation, your quality of articles.

An Easier/Cheaper way (1)

beadfulthings (975812) | more than 7 years ago | (#16538844)

This project might be a lot more accessible to folks by using PMC (precious-metal clay). It's pure silver in a formable plastic base, much like modeling clay. A two-part mold could be created from Fimo, Premo, Sculpey, or some other modeling compound. The mold would be baked and dried and the PMC would then be formed within it. Once dried to a sort of rubbery hardness, the PMC can then be heated (called sintering) according to manufacturer's directions with a soldering or brazing torch. The clay base disappears There's some shrinkage involved in this process; again, manufacturer's directions should be followed. (The original mold should be made somewhat larger than the finished product, but there's a formula.)

A stray thought or two: Last week's market price for sterling silver was $12.50/Troy ounce. It can take as much as 20 OzT to create something the size of a man's ring. That's a lot of silver. If you just want to wear it to a Halloween party, you could get a reasonable effect simply by fooling around with some Premo.

Casting in silver by traditional methods would certainly yield a fabulous result, but your outlay in equipment and metals will be equally fabulous.

How do I know this stuff? Well, it's what I mostly do these days. These folks [riogrande.com] have everything you could possibly need for either method.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16538972)

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Cool Costume Ideas (1)

wideBlueSkies (618979) | more than 7 years ago | (#16539250)

From The Summary:
>>Anyone have other good costume ideas

I can think of 2 that I've wanted for a while:

1. A lightsaber that feels more or less 'real', looks real (meaning that it glows) and can be used for duelling. No really....I'd pay $200 for one out of my entertainment budget if I knew that I could rough around with it. The current generation of 'realistic' light sabers, I believe, aren't intended for sparring.

2. A Bat'leh (bad spelling...a Klingon Sword). IMHO, this is the most badass TV/Movie weapon to come around in a while. I couldn't picture anyone wanting to spar with an big alluminum or stainless steel version of this, but I imagine that one would get a pretty good workout from using it as a training or martial arts instrument. Imagine showing up at a Karate tournament and doing a Kata with a Bat'leh?

A costume...maybe hard rubber...version of one, while still kind of dangerous..would be great to top off a Klingon haloween get-up.

Re:Cool Costume Ideas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16540988)

Have you looked into these guys? They're a starwars themed martial arts/fencing club in NY. I don't know what their sabres are like in person, but they're said to perform live sparring exhibitions so their sabres must be able to take more punishment than the ones sold at comic shops. http://nyjedi.com/ [nyjedi.com]

No battery available? (2, Funny)

ickeicke (927264) | more than 7 years ago | (#16539354)

The bigger problem of course is that there's no battery available to charge it, so it's just costume jewelry.

But I thought that all tech men carried batteries?

Guy Gardner's ring (1)

Reed Solomon (897367) | more than 7 years ago | (#16541130)

Guy had the best ring. Plus it was different from the regular GL rings as he got it during crisis. It'd be cool to have a yellow ring. One that worked too. though I'd settle for a Legion flight ring.
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