Okay, for super nerd-dom I have to hand this one to Jay Rob from the Laser Pointer Forums. Jay took a 12X Blu-Ray laser (from that great supplier AixiZ) and stuffed it into one of those old Star Trek phaser toys. So now, instead of being on stun, it’s set on “I’ll Burn You, Mofo.”
That’s right. Check out this video – Jay opens up a can of ButtKick on some balloons from across the room:
That is freaking awesome. Jay posted the entire how-to on the Laser Pointer Forums – definitely check it out! He’s even added a safety to his modification!
If you’re gonna be playing around with lasers, especially this kind of laser project, you need to cough up some bread and get a pair of laser filter glasses so you don’t burn your eyes out. Here’s a pair from OEM LAser Systems, Inc that will do the job fine, and here is a bunch from Amazon. Don’t mess around with this, you need them. Playing with lasers isn’t worth your sight. Oh, and also – you’re not gonna blame it on me if you screw up. Play smart.