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Kipkay - Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.

Kipkay was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:
Blu-Ray Laser Phaser!

Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!

This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist.

Thanks to all who watched and enjoyed this WORLD'S FIRST Blu-ray Laser Phaser project!

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Brennn106 years ago
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Kipkay (author)  Brennn106 years ago
I understand. This project, although it is different than anything else and does fit well with the contest theme, is a novelty item but could still be used as a laser pointer. You sure would look weird pointing this at a screen though. Thanks!
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I don't think that will work... since they only emit red light? Someone correct me, though.
Yes, that is a huge misunderstanding of how lasers work. They are only emitting that frequency. Meanwhile, filters work by blocking all of the colors except for the color of the filter.

So, if you put a blue filter in front of a red laser you get...not much.

If that's all it took, then why aren't we seeing every color of the rainbow for lasers?
 Indeed, might I recommend Intro to Laser Theory in This Book for the uninitiated XD
you could always get a bright white led with a blue filter if you could find a reflector of some sort
 haha if only that would work. cute tho.
your just a hater of awesome people like him
larsjet6 years ago
Seriously I love your project only, I can't seem to find a blu ray laser anywhere, PLEASE could you tell me where to get one ( I live in Holland ) and also thats +1 vote!!!
http://buld-a-blue-laser.com is what kipkay typed on the laser minimag and it has both types or lasers lol
you can get a blue ray diode at http://www.hightechdealz.com at cheap prices.
Notn46 years ago
really sweet ...:D but i can't wait when we start getting blu-ray disc burners to our home PCs and what u'll do with that hoping for something like the dvd burner laser thingy but with a blu-ray :P
Mintyhippo6 years ago
kipkay, you make the awesomest stuff, i have always wanted a blue laser but they are too expensive, great job plus 1 vote! =~)
This is the sweetest thing I have ever seen... Well done!
sweet you got my vote. good luck man
guyfrom7up6 years ago
the following statement is with all do respect boooo, this thing stinks, with a few more steps it could have been great by giving it a proper, 2 dollar power supply. booooo Blue Ray laser diodes are the most fragile of the already fragile Laser Diodes. You have now mislead thousands of your fans. Any I swear if you respond and say that it still works I'm going to go crazy That's why you don't get my vote
AGREED! finally, someone else who understands how delicate these poor diodes are. come to laserpointerforums.com where the rest of us laserists are... don't worry my friend. few more days now and they will all have tiny violet LED phasers.
I've been a member of laserpointer forums for a couple of months now, I'm guyfrom7up
All this time later and it still works great for me too. They're coming to take you away, ha ha.. They're coming to take you away, ha ha..hee hee..ho ho.. To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time...
Dpad Hoopajoo6 years ago
Sup' , man! So this is the site you've been telling me about? Wicked! See you tonight and don't forget the Fosters!
Kipkay (author)  guyfrom7up6 years ago
It still works wonderfully. Well off to the insane asylum for you...
I'm typing this with my face as they put me in a staight jacket
KD7WHQ6 years ago
ANY LED is fragile, that's why there are ratings for them. Stay 10% below max, and they will go on and on. Trust me, I've fried more than a few ;) The rest still live. I voted for this instructable. Why? Red LED lasers could be used as easily, and it was a rather cool bit ;) I've likely burned up more components over the last 40 years than most will in 80 ;) If you don't make smoke once in a while, you ain't experimenting enough. :)
twocvbloke6 years ago
I voted as I'm a trekkie and an electronics fettler (I know very little about it all, but love putting things together!!!), and it's my favourite colour... :D
KentsOkay6 years ago
Space... The Final Frontier... No friggen' way I'm exploring it without my Blu-Ray Phaser! You have my vote!
Hogman6 years ago
Kipkay FOR PRESIDENT!!!! Let's face it, Kip makes the most mazin' stuff ever!!!
mamabunny6 years ago
Well I signed up for somethin' else for you. You really owe me now!