Saturday, January 16, 2010

Some guy made a REAL working Star Trek phaser!

Jay Rob took an old-school Star Trek phaser gun toy, cannibalized the innards of a Blu-ray player to get at the laser diode, and pulled off one of the kewlest hardhacks I've ever seen. The result: a phaser that seriously works!

Okay, it doesn't actually disintegrate anything and there's no "stun" setting... but Jay's phaser is powerful enough to pop balloons from across the room.

Watch it in action...

And if you're of the tinkerin' sort, Jay has posted detailed instructions on how you can build your own "phaser".

Great job Jay! Now, can you get to work on constructing a real working lightsaber? :-)

1 comment:

bmovies said...

"Now, can you get to work on constructing a real working lightsaber? :-)"

Never mind the lightsaber. Get them to work on building us a death star. We can use that.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Some guy made a REAL working Star Trek phaser!

Jay Rob took an old-school Star Trek phaser gun toy, cannibalized the innards of a Blu-ray player to get at the laser diode, and pulled off one of the kewlest hardhacks I've ever seen. The result: a phaser that seriously works!

Okay, it doesn't actually disintegrate anything and there's no "stun" setting... but Jay's phaser is powerful enough to pop balloons from across the room.

Watch it in action...

And if you're of the tinkerin' sort, Jay has posted detailed instructions on how you can build your own "phaser".

Great job Jay! Now, can you get to work on constructing a real working lightsaber? :-)

1 comment:

bmovies said...

"Now, can you get to work on constructing a real working lightsaber? :-)"

Never mind the lightsaber. Get them to work on building us a death star. We can use that.