Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Star Trek Phaser Laser


Blu-ray Laser Phaser


Star Trek Phaser. The future and the past come together as we build a Blu Ray Laser Phaser. I picked up a playstation laser assembly for $45 bucks and a Star Trek classic phaser for $30 bucks. To get to the blu-ray diode, I removed the necessary screws from the laser assembly and carefully extracted the precious Blu-ray diode. After soldering two wires to the diode and installing it in an access laser housing. (mfgcn.com)

I set it aside and moved to the phaser. This was easy to disassemble by removing the light bulb and some screws. Now its time to install the blu-ray. After making some cuts, the laser housing fit perfectly in the phaser light bulb bracket. I also picked up a 150 own resistor 9 volt battery, 9 volt battery snap and a new switch that replaces the phaser trigger. After soldering the connections to the Blu Ray diode, 9 volt battery, the resistor and the new switch, it was time to assemble the phaser.

I had time to make a few more cuts just to get everything to fit right. The 9 volt battery fits snugly where the two double lays originally were. I ran all my wiring and closed the phaser up. Now its time to TEST the Blu Ray Laser Phaser. It glows a very cool violet colour, I've boldly gone where no-man has gone before as I think this is the first time ever a blue ray diode has been put in a Star Trek Classic Phaser.



Dr. Rings is an Ophthalmologist in the US Navy had this comment to make:


Yes, these DVD lasers are QUITE CAPABLE of rendering permanent retinal damage. There are DVD laser mods on the web, including this website, etc., that if performed and "just for fun" aimed at a person's eyes (even from hundreds of yards!) can render permanent and irreversible vision damage.

The Blu ray laser phaser is a cool Star Trek toy for the shelf and demonstrations only. But you've got to ask youself.....where's the fun if you can't play good guy, bad guy? Still feel like building one?

Live Long and Prosper, trekkies and troglodytes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's extremely creative. It would be even cooler if it the phaser could emit the same phaser sound too.

Pete said...

It's a great day to be alive. How cool is that!

Anonymous said...

hellow my name is eric i wanted to know is the phaser the one popping a balloon for sale if so how much and is it 50mw or 100mw of power i seen it a few years ago on ebay for sale and tried to locate the iteam for a while and could not find it.until now my number 310 514 1199.

Chicago Laser Hair Removal said...

Wow. I wish I had the money, knowledge and time to do things like this.

Just the same, hats off for the sheer creativity here. Of course, if one was devious, they would put a 10 mW green laser in one of these and do some real damage.

Spacerguy said...

Its interesting to discover that this Blu Ray Laser Phaser video has over 8,300,000 views on youtube.

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