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Date: 08/10/07 02:14 AM

77 Responses to Turn a Mini-Maglite into a Burning Laser

  1. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    Link: Turn a Mini-Maglite into a Burning Laser - Popping balloons? Lighting matches? Oh my!
  2. Profile photo of fabricant
    fabricant Male 18-29
    503 posts
    August 9, 2007 at 10:10 pm
    Amazing.
    I`d like to make one, but I dont have a spare DVD burner.
    Hm.
  3. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:19 am
    Seems horribly impractical, but for the price of a DVD burner and the parts, it`s surprisingly affective.
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Aw. Exactly what I was thinking Sarah. I was just thinking "Heck, I`d get a lot more use out of a DVD burner than a laser that burns."
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:22 am
    but does it kill? is that the same guy as the change channels with a flashlight guy?
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    Xeroshade932 Male 13-17
    78 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:27 am
    I dont think it would kill, it would give you a nasty burn, but not life threatning... But personally I think that living a life with no eyeballs isnt a life worth living ><
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    stereotypic Male 18-29
    356 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Dang, you need soldering tools...
  8. Profile photo of spikyfred
    spikyfred Male 13-17
    128 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:31 am
    eh too much work
  9. Profile photo of Jay2645
    Jay2645 Male 13-17
    140 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Woo! Another step towards the Spartan Laser! (For those who don`t know what I`m talking about, PLAY HALO!)
  10. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:33 am
    seems like a bit of work but lasers like that usually cost in the thousand range, so if you`re really wanting one a little bit of time + minor costs shouldn`t be too bad.
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    FrcknA Male 18-29
    151 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:45 am
    It`s easy!
  12. Profile photo of tannerwoody
    tannerwoody Male 18-29
    134 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:03 am
    shine it at the neighbors dogs eyes and watch their confusion as their dog runs around aimlessly until he rams into the fence
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    punk1n Male 18-29
    226 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:06 am
    shinu
    Male, 13-17, Midwest US
    832 Posts Friday, August 10, 2007 2:22:34 AM
    but does it kill? is that the same guy as the change channels with a flashlight guy?
    ---

    I didn`t bother clicking the link, but I`m pretty sure it is.
    Like I said before, its Kipkay. Some guy that posts his vids on MetaCafe and made a pooload of money...all stuff you could find on the net. =\

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    speedsta Male 18-29
    609 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:11 am
    Sure!, lets tell kids how to BURN OUT THERE FU<KING EYES, good job non-nice individual
  15. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
    609 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:11 am
    non nice individual lmao .. arse hole
  16. Profile photo of taha1
    taha1 Male 13-17
    21 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:24 am
    dude that is so sikk i would make 1 but im too lazy
  17. Profile photo of GrnFantasic
    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
    602 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:29 am
    Rather those Green lasers...for obvious reasons of course. <----name(for those slow heh)
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    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:41 am
    the concept is cool, but the guys voice kinda slurred through my mind and i could remember all those complicated instructions lol. so sleepy...
  19. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 4:23 am
    Man I have all the stuff but I`m way too lazy
  20. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 4:38 am
    I suspect Jay2645 is referring to either HALO 2, or the HALO 3 beta. Well, either way: Behold the Spartan Laser. Quite a bit stronger than a mini-Maglite.
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    Sundance_kid Male 18-29
    13 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 4:58 am
    woah.. lol there is a simpler way to do it. same guy maybe on metacafe, turn a cheap 15 dollar laser into one that burns by tightening a screw and heating up a piece or something... i forget. and it`s a lot cheaper, and easier if u don`t have a spare dvd burner like everyone else.. .^_^
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 5:25 am
    Was anybody else a little disturbed by his initial enthusiasm over turning a flashlight into a "powerful burning laser?"
  23. Profile photo of AK-047
    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 5:26 am
    This isn`t "turn a mini maglite into a powerful laser". More like "Turn a mini maglite, dvd burner, and laser pointer into a powerful laser". Complicated and wasteful. I`d rather buy one of those blue ones.
  24. Profile photo of Torizo
    Torizo Male 18-29
    316 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 5:36 am
    This is dangerous. Most dvd lasers are housed so that you are not exposed to the laser. Of course this depend on the dvd player.

    I know for certain that you should not do this with a Gamecube because its laser is above the national standard for health and safety. Its only safe in its housing and thats why it turns off automatically when you open its lid.

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    1avatar2 Male 13-17
    195 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 6:01 am
    that makes me want to do it even more with a gamecube
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    spatty Male 18-29
    27 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 6:07 am
    i am going to try this lol

    that guy loves the word diode doesnt he??

  27. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 6:46 am
    That or buy a laser.
  28. Profile photo of pwn112
    pwn112 Male 13-17
    39 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 7:53 am
    I dont have a dvd burner and im too lazy to get one. lol
  29. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 8:06 am
    why?
  30. Profile photo of Kragoth
    Kragoth Male 13-17
    154 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 8:08 am
    it`s easier to sell the dvd burner on ebay for 30$ go buy a laser for 5$ and get 25$ + a laser without removing your maglight.
  31. Profile photo of MyCompSux
    MyCompSux Male 13-17
    60 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 8:09 am
    o darn and i alraedy own a high power burning green laser i bought from wicked lasers :P
  32. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 8:46 am
    who understood any of those instructions beyond "disassemble your dvd burner"
  33. Profile photo of Figgy
    Figgy Male 18-29
    314 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 8:49 am
    Google `People killing laser`. Buy. Wait for shipping. Voila.. Probably quicker than trying to work out what he said, taking it apart, and doing it all right.
  34. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
    390 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 9:37 am
    Saw this on metacafe yesterday.

    Basically, some random guy worked out it would burn out your retena`s in a 100th of a second, and was something like 3 times more powerfull that those Wikedlaser things (I think it`s around 350-whatever the measure is-)

    You should try it with a HDDVD Burner. that would burn a hole the earth!

  35. Profile photo of xx-keegs-xx
    xx-keegs-xx Female 13-17
    11 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 9:38 am
    But I like my retenas :(
  36. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 9:50 am
    I have heard some women say that a burn from a powerful mini-maglite laser is comparable to the burning sensation caused by a Chuck Norris induced orgasm.

    This is in all likelihood factual, since it would explain why there are only two types of women in this world...

    ...those that want Chuck Norris, and

    ...those that want Chuck Norris again.

  37. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 9:50 am
    it would make for an awkward and LONG mugging
  38. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 10:32 am
    Im so doing that
  39. Profile photo of PinkChaos28
    PinkChaos28 Female 13-17
    198 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 11:21 am
    You see I would do that,

    But his voice is annoying me. I don`t want to hear it over and over again while I make it.

  40. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 11:42 am
    And turn it into...... WHAT turn it into what!?!?!?! But i definitly wouldnt have time money interest or knowhow to do this... Id probley hurt someone
  41. Profile photo of rook187
    rook187 Male 30-39
    210 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 11:47 am
    Am I the only one that heard the McGyver theme song in their head while watching this?
  42. Profile photo of SilentxEm
    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 11:52 am
    Yeah, because we need a couple of douche bags running around, lasering people.
    Too much time, too much money... and really, if you can`t light a match in the typical striking fashion, just buy yourself a goddamn lighter.
  43. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5976 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......wat
  44. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    ..whaaaaat?
  45. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    dam i want one
  46. Profile photo of tamuru
    tamuru Male 13-17
    36 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    did that guy sound like the guy from those infomercials or is it just me?
  47. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    Build one if you have safety goggles, otherwise you risk going blind. It`s powerful enough to cause permanent eye damage from a mere reflection..

    Anyway, someone make it with a blu-ray!

  48. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 1:33 pm
    My eyes....it burns, it burns!
  49. Profile photo of D0Ze
    D0Ze Male 18-29
    147 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 1:41 pm
    whee now show us how to make a doomsday device!!
  50. Profile photo of Brick_Top
    Brick_Top Male 18-29
    14 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:23 pm
    Not complicated at all. Would be a very cool way to get back at that guy in cubicle 47 for drinking all that coffee. Heres Blindy!!
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    889 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    i wanna use this in a meeting ;D

    "i hav a question!"
    "yes?"
    *points to guy with laser*
    ....and guess the ending ;D

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    wblbqq Male 13-17
    5 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    metacafe dosent wurk on my computer kud somwun mabee rite the inrutcons?
  53. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    Torizo did you think that the gamecube cuts off when you open it because of the switch mechanism that was present on any old cd player. Not because it`s "special" but because it`s pointless to run when you open it.
  54. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    i wouldnt allow myself to make this.. i would be way to tempted to point it and my hand.
  55. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1182 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    what a freaky ass voice people actaully sounds like that?
  56. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Fake. haha he could have explained a little slower.
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    PimpMan420 Male 18-29
    181 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    I jumped when the balloon popped (my sound was too loud). Way too much work for something not powerful enough :D
  58. Profile photo of ozmins12
    ozmins12 Male 13-17
    62 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    its from metacafe, so i bet its fake
    has anyone made it successfully?
  59. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    I`ve seen an industrial laser light the wall on fire from across the shop. This just isn`t impressive.

    At any rate, it`s not fake. Think of it as putting a more powerful bulb into a light.

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    Samural77 Male 30-39
    135 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 6:09 pm
    No mention of safety? That laser will blind you/ burn holes in your retnia faster than you can blink.

    Even the reflected beam.

  61. Profile photo of Critic123
    Critic123 Female 18-29
    267 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    Start Tay Zonday on fire and I will worship you as a god.
  62. Profile photo of mcnaial1
    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
    460 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 9:39 pm
    can someone estimate how much altogether it would cost to make one of these?
  63. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 9:54 pm
    most of that depends on if you pay for the dvd burner. More than likely you could grab a "broken" one from a friend or an old computer. Maybe the spinning mech. has gone out and no one bothered to fix it.
  64. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    lol his voice was INTENSE
  65. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    August 10, 2007 at 11:56 pm
    ________*** WARNING: DO NOT AIM AT FACE ***________

    Chinese laser pointer: $2
    Mini maglite: $15
    16x DVD burner: $50
    Going blind because of a poorly-made laser device: priceless!

  66. Profile photo of rammokazamo
    rammokazamo Male 13-17
    27 posts
    August 11, 2007 at 12:08 am
    cool, but too complicated for me to do
  67. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    August 11, 2007 at 1:04 am
    you wouldn`t go blind if it was poorly made :-P you`d just be mad you went through all the work for nothing.
  68. Profile photo of thegreatbana
    thegreatbana Male 13-17
    91 posts
    August 11, 2007 at 4:00 am
    i have a spare dvd burner...now all i need is a maglite and laser pointer
  69. Profile photo of nissanxterra
    nissanxterra Male 18-29
    425 posts
    August 11, 2007 at 9:33 am
    2 words, FU*KING A!!!!
  70. Profile photo of mikeyisred
    mikeyisred Female 13-17
    161 posts
    August 11, 2007 at 9:44 am
    now strip your toaster of the meal and sodor the maglight to the tray. take apart our TV set and rewire it to the maglight. not only does it pop balloons, it changes chanels! two tutorials in one!
  71. Profile photo of nardo218
    nardo218 Female 18-29
    114 posts
    August 12, 2007 at 1:13 am
    And then get cancer. How absurd.
  72. Profile photo of robb0mayte
    robb0mayte Male 13-17
    89 posts
    August 12, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    nardo whats cancer got to do with this?
  73. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    MAYBE I CAN FASHION A STAR WARS BLASTER USING THIS CONCEPT
  74. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    952 posts
    August 21, 2007 at 6:15 pm
    You can just buy a green laser that`s stronger for like, $150. Cheaper than dissecting a DVD player.
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    garfieldfan3 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    January 9, 2008 at 9:48 am
    wonder what would happen if u did it with a new blu-ray or HDDVD burner...
    going to hopefully try it at work, i have a spare dvd burner...
    it is plausible, definately seems it...
  76. Profile photo of proof1221
    proof1221 Male 18-29
    690 posts
    April 24, 2008 at 11:20 am
    wow. spartan laser indeed
  77. Profile photo of sabreeshuh
    sabreeshuh Female 18-29
    46 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    or... just buy a lazer.

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