So This is Pretty Cool

Guy builds cool balloon-destroying laser from hollowed-out flashlight and a laser diode from a Blu-ray burner drive.

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  • Nick Ruedig

    I gotta get me one of those…

    • tedseeber

      You don’t even need a blu-ray drive, though that makes for a neater color. Just tear apart an old CD writer.

  • Clare Krishan

    That last shot on camera was a little too close for comfort for me, if it had been the cameraman’s eye in line with the laser beam his retina could have gone permanently ‘puff’ also, not so cool, so pls be careful Nick.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety#Class_3B

    “Class 3B lasers are used inside CD and DVD writers, although the writer
    unit itself is class 1 because the laser light cannot leave the unit.”