3D prints are done which show the full size of the staff as a mockup. I've ordered and received some extraordinarily small LEDs to use as the shaft's inner light source.
The polycarbonate tube has been cut to length and colored blue. The lighting experiment failed, so it's back to the drawing board. Then 3D mockups of the tips.
In this part, I go over the technical challenge of picking the lighting mechanism and obtaining the raw materials to make the internal shaft structure with the right lighting properties.