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Some guy makes working Star Trek Phaser

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 20th 2010 11:00AM
Don't worry. It's not some lone nut with too much time on his hands and the entire Star Trek DVD collection to keep him company in his Northern Montana wilderness cabin.

He's taken a blu-ray laser from a Playstation 3 console and inserted it into a classic toy phaser. Apparently, it's only produces enough juice to burst balloons and isn't powerful enough to burn holes in walls. So what's the point of building one? Call me when you've figured out how to make a phaser that could make Scarface's "little friend" look and sound like a pea shooter.

[via Buzzfeed]

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Larry Daniel

If it was a working phaser, wouldn't it have Stun and Kill capability???

January 21 2010 at 12:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Larry Daniel's comment

well.. it did kill the balloon....

January 22 2010 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You can find out how to make the same thing from a DVD burner off a PC at the link below. It has 10 interesting projects and the burning laser is #1 at the bottom of the page. It's actually quite simple and the only thing novel the guy in this article did was to put it into a toy that looked like a phaser. You could put yours into a toy cat's mouth and make a Lasercat!


January 20 2010 at 2:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John F.C. Taylor

Did anyone see the program about Star Trek tech on the History channel? Cell phones and other stuff were only visions of the future when Star Trek aired. This guy's toy could be the first step to seeing real phasers in the future.

January 20 2010 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Man I want one.

January 20 2010 at 11:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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