This is a link to something I just heard about which is very dangerous. Most definitely not for children or anyone who is not a responsible adult. Someone thought of how to put a laser from something else into a lightsaber hilt.
Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on Jun 17, 2010 21:21:05 GMT -5
Wait a minute........something does NOT compute here:
Built with the blue-laser diode of a dismantled Casio projector, the $200 Spyder III Pro Arctic is the world's most powerful portable laser. It can permanently blind you and set your skin—or anything else, really—on fire almost instantly.
Yes, you can easily blind someone with a blue light laser, but no WAY will blue light burn anything. It won't even give you a sunburn. Unless this thing is multi-frequency, and I REALLY doubt that if they salvaged it from a Casio projector.
Maybe it will burn you because the outer casing heats up when it's on? And BTW, what does it run on? Yeah, they could have batteries, but that's just good for the light. And for how long?
And a real laser would make a TERRIBLE lightsaber. You can't see the beam! You only see it when it hits something, like a wall or smoke. And a laser beam is too skinny anyway.
Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on Jul 8, 2010 20:41:24 GMT -5
Well, I guess Lucasfilm didn't appreciate this device either. I'm sure these people built something, but I doubt it looks that great and, of course, comes with a boatload of technical issues that never come up in the movies.
I'm inclined to think that one needs to invent The Force before inventing a real lightsaber. Because you really would need to have some kind of precognitive mystical power to effectively wield anything as impractical as a lightsaber without cutting your fingers off.
Photo: Wicked LasersEveryone has wanted a light saber at some point. Well, keep dreaming, it’s not going to happen. However, if you’re interested in a laser shaped like a light saber, you’re in luck. Wicked Lasers has recently released the Spyder III Pro Arctic laser. Not only does it feature a 1-watt laser that is capable of causing blindness and (under continuous exposure) setting someone’s skin on fire, it also looks like the Jedi weapon we all know and love.
Lucasfilm Ltd., however, does not appreciate the similar design, and wrote a cease-and-desist letter to Wicked Lasers, claiming that the similarity constitutes copyright infringement. DailyTech reports that Wicked Lasers CEO Steve Liu responded by saying, “Most people would feel it’s kind of ridiculous…We would never use any comparison like that to ‘Star Wars’ or a lightsaber or anything like that.” So far it looks like the company won’t be making any changes, so we will have to wait and see the response from Lucasfilm’s legal team...........