"Guy Builds a Real Phaser" video

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  1. alienscollection.com

    alienscollection.com Master Member

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  2. CessnaDriver

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    Yeah it's true. He went through all that trouble to put in a crappy Playmates phaser!


    Yes, you can use the lasers from DVD burners and such to pop black balloons or seriously blind yourself or someone else. Way not worth the risk. This kind of stuff isn't a toy and it makes me cringe when I see it done and put in an actual toy.
     
  3. thegreatgalling

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    I saw an article about this. I believe he used a laser from a Bluray player.

    The reason its visible is due to the smoke in the room.
     
  4. thegreatgalling

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  5. Kerr Avon

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    Bluray lasers are strong enough to pop balloons from 12 feet away? Jesus.
     
  6. SSgt Burton

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    I uesd to see these on Ebay occasionally. Not sure if they still come up or if Ebay put the kibosh on them... because they ARE dangerous! :eek :wacko


    It's cool and all... in a "don't try this at home" kind of way.


    Kevin
     
  7. 0neiros

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    It's a KipKay project, they also have a tutorial on altering a Bic lighter and putting in a Bluray Diode. I have a couple hi powered Green Lasers I pop balloons and light matches with. I just use common sense-a hard to find commoditty I know-and have never had any problems.
     
  8. CessnaDriver

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    Black balloons specifically.

    Black absorbs all color wavelengths,
    it might not work on other colors.
     
  9. Kerr Avon

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    Still, that's pretty insane that there's such an intense laser in the players.
     
  10. CessnaDriver

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    Thankfully it takes a little know how to remove them and get them working.
     
  11. OldKen

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  12. Michael Bergeron

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    I say treat it like a real gun and you're fine. Never point it at anyone, only use it in a controlled environment, only shoot black balloons, etc.

    Pretty awesome.
     
  13. Kerr Avon

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    It's worse than a real gun in some respects. Hit a reflective surface with it and you are just as likely to blind yourself or blind some unlucky person out and about.
     
  14. Michael Bergeron

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    Hit a metal plate angled the wrong way and you'll do the same with a gun. :)

    Definitely want to use it in a controlled environment though, no reflective surfaces. :thumbsup
     
  15. OldKen

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    That Is no where near the same... The odds are astronomically different bud.

    Waving a consistent beam vs. Random trigger pull.

    Look at the vids...

    They also make a flashlight that can istantly set newspaper on fire in broad daylight.

    Again... These are WAAY more powerful than a BD player laser...

    You can burn... Literally burn straight through a disc in like 1second with the arctic 3.

    Ballons don't have to be black... You could start a fire from across the street... These should not be available to kids... Period.
     
  16. Kerr Avon

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    Yeah, I have to agree with OldKen, this laser is more likely to result in random damage with a steady beam of energy than a single round is likely to come back at you.
     
  17. Neo-uk

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    ....and you could kill someone with a knife which are a lot easier to get hold of.
    Chill
     
  18. Michael Bergeron

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    I was talking about the BD laser, not the badass one you linked too.

    Either way, I'm just saying it's cool, not safe.
     
  19. Kerr Avon

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    What's the range on a knife? Lasers like this which have true line of sight firing, not like a rifle you'd have to adjust for wind and distance, etc, can permanently blind pilots on final approach and are fairly easy to hide. Plus, how often have you seen ****ing idiotic kids pointing laser pointers at people's eyes? These should require a background check like handguns.
     
  20. Alan Cross

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    McCoy: * it, Jim, that Klingon's wearing armor made of pink and yellow balloons! Our phasers are NO match for them!
     
  21. Dung0beetle

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    I for one am sick of all of this balloon bigotry. DO NOT SHOOT BLACK BALLOONS!...unless they shoot at you first. For many years, these poor balloons have been persecuted, put on display to be tortured and mangled at carnivals, county fairs, and countless birthday parties. Just because these balloons are darker than many other balloons doesn't mean they are bad. We just need to learn to understand them and one day, all balloons will live together in peace and harmony.
     
  22. thegreatgalling

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    All I am asking for is some frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads!!

    Please stop killing the dream!
     
  23. Scareb

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    What are the chances you're going to run into a kid that bought themself a $300 laser pointer?
     
  24. Alan Castillo

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    Speaking for myself, to hell with the dangers. I'm a big boy and can use some basic safety precautions.

    Ergo, I sooooooooooooo want one of these :lol

    I don't know if I can afford to stock up on enough balloons though :lol
     
  25. Michael Bergeron

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    Lol. That was all I was saying!
     
  26. micdavis

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    I know, really.
     

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