The newest Hyson T2 Mini Series spring, the T2-50 nitrogen gas spring is tiny, with a 12mm-diameter body and 6mm-diameter piston rod. It includes over-pressure protection and a two-step piston head for safety, and comes in stroke lengths from 7-125mm. It allows easy charging and discharging and gas spring hosing with an M6 charge valve. It can be ordered in color-coded pre-charged pressure ranges from 6500-2610 psi, and contact forces from 30-112 lb. Custom charge pressures are available between 300-2610 psi.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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