Guy Builds Functional Star Trek Phaser in GarageBy: Chris Gabbard - April 27, 2012
Okay, that “getting laid” part was only speculation, but the “Functional Star Trek Phaser” part is real… sort of.
In case you were wanting to up your geek level to uber-status, we present to you a life-like version of the Star Trek Phaser to complete your cosplay collection. These semi-functional Star Trek phasers were built with Playstation 3 Blu-Ray drives and toy phaser models to replicate the “real” thing.
If you fired these things at an alien, they would be left with a really unpleasant warming sensation on their skin. So, yeah. Take that, alien scum.
You will notice that some of these videos look a little smokey. A fog machine was used to show the laser traveling through the air, otherwise it just looks like a laser pointer. Mainly because that’s what it is, a high powered laser pointer.
I case you are wondering how to build your own Star Trek Laser, jayrob94561 includes a link to the laser pointer forum with instructions on how to build your own. Yes, there is a laser pointer forum.
So far these phasers can only by set to “ruin children’s birthday party” as the only thing they are good for is popping ballons. And looking cool…[via: Huffington Post]