Turn a Mini-Maglite into a Burning Laser

Submitted by: derangedingo 10 years ago in Tech

Popping balloons? Lighting matches? Oh my!
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Female 46
or... just buy a lazer.
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Male 690
wow. spartan laser indeed
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Male 69
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...
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Male 949
You can just buy a green laser that`s stronger for like, $150. Cheaper than dissecting a DVD player.
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Male 2,781
MAYBE I CAN FASHION A STAR WARS BLASTER USING THIS CONCEPT
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Male 89
nardo whats cancer got to do with this?
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Female 114
And then get cancer. How absurd.
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Female 161
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!
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Male 425
2 words, FU*KING A!!!!
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Male 91
i have a spare dvd burner...now all i need is a maglite and laser pointer
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Male 1,111
you wouldn`t go blind if it was poorly made :-P you`d just be mad you went through all the work for nothing.
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Male 27
cool, but too complicated for me to do
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Male 593
________*** 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!

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Male 372
lol his voice was INTENSE
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Male 1,111
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.
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Male 460
can someone estimate how much altogether it would cost to make one of these?
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Female 267
Start Tay Zonday on fire and I will worship you as a god.
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Male 135
No mention of safety? That laser will blind you/ burn holes in your retnia faster than you can blink.

Even the reflected beam.

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Male 280
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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Male 62
its from metacafe, so i bet its fake
has anyone made it successfully?
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Male 181
I jumped when the balloon popped (my sound was too loud). Way too much work for something not powerful enough :D
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Male 1,129
Fake. haha he could have explained a little slower.
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Male 1,182
what a freaky ass voice people actaully sounds like that?
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Female 1,578
i wouldnt allow myself to make this.. i would be way to tempted to point it and my hand.
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Male 1,111
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.
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Male 5
metacafe dosent wurk on my computer kud somwun mabee rite the inrutcons?
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Male 888
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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Male 14
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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Male 147
whee now show us how to make a doomsday device!!
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Male 869
My eyes....it burns, it burns!
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Male 888
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!

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Male 36
did that guy sound like the guy from those infomercials or is it just me?
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Male 447
dam i want one
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Female 2,552
..whaaaaat?
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Male 5,970
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......wat
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Female 670
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.
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Male 210
Am I the only one that heard the McGyver theme song in their head while watching this?
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Male 1,361
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
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Female 198
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.

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Male 1,275
Im so doing that
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Female 1,264
it would make for an awkward and LONG mugging
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Male 756
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.

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Female 11
But I like my retenas :(
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Male 388
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!

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Male 314
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.
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Male 1,162
who understood any of those instructions beyond "disassemble your dvd burner"
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Male 60
o darn and i alraedy own a high power burning green laser i bought from wicked lasers :P
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Male 154
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.
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Male 988
why?
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Male 39
I dont have a dvd burner and im too lazy to get one. lol
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Male 1,265
That or buy a laser.
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Male 27
i am going to try this lol

that guy loves the word diode doesnt he??

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Male 195
that makes me want to do it even more with a gamecube
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Male 316
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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Male 270
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.
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Male 2,616
Was anybody else a little disturbed by his initial enthusiasm over turning a flashlight into a "powerful burning laser?"
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Male 13
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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Male 4,246
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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Male 994
Man I have all the stuff but I`m way too lazy
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Male 290
the concept is cool, but the guys voice kinda slurred through my mind and i could remember all those complicated instructions lol. so sleepy...
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Male 602
Rather those Green lasers...for obvious reasons of course. <----name(for those slow heh)
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Male 21
dude that is so sikk i would make 1 but im too lazy
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Male 609
non nice individual lmao .. arse hole
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Male 609
Sure!, lets tell kids how to BURN OUT THERE FU<KING EYES, good job non-nice individual
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Male 226
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?
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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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Male 134
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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Male 151
It`s easy!
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Male 1,111
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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Male 140
Woo! Another step towards the Spartan Laser! (For those who don`t know what I`m talking about, PLAY HALO!)
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Male 128
eh too much work
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Male 356
Dang, you need soldering tools...
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Male 78
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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Male 1,386
but does it kill? is that the same guy as the change channels with a flashlight guy?
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Female 761
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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Female 3,562
Seems horribly impractical, but for the price of a DVD burner and the parts, it`s surprisingly affective.
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Male 503
Amazing.
I`d like to make one, but I dont have a spare DVD burner.
Hm.
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Male 810
Link: Turn a Mini-Maglite into a Burning Laser [Rate Link] - Popping balloons? Lighting matches? Oh my!
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