If you've seen Star Trek TNG (or the Austin Powers trilogy) you may have though that it would be pretty cool to have a laser-beam on your head (I did). So I bought a laser and I built this:
It features a fixed magnification scope with a narrow / wide- beam illuminating laser.
Please see the video for how fun the laser is, I used a little bit of fog for it, but not much.

(I'll edit a bit at the weekend, add some more pics)

Step 1: Parts & Tools

I used:
Epoxy glue
PVA glue
Paper (Private Eye and a birthday card)
Car-body-filler (styrene-based)
Some bits I pulled off the back of a TV tube
Some bits I pulled out of a Canon B95 FAXPHONE
Various screws, bits of metal wire and plastic
A Crosman laser (IIIA)
Cheap spray-paint (black and metallic)
A pair of very cheap field-glasses*

Fiskars scissors (good scissors)
A craft knife
A junior-hacksaw

*Binoculars have prisms in them

I scared some kids for a moment at Halloween, but you could wear it to a Sci-Fi convention (you probably get a discount for dress)<br> <br><br> <br>L
completely blown away,i was not expecting so much from a mask construction i personally like the earpiece the best five stars
<br> Thanks, the ear bit stops it falling off my head, it's mostly just functional.<br> <br> L<br>
Holy crap! thats.... thats....<br>........<br>........<br>........<br>So Cool!
That's more than just a comic book that's Viz that is.<br> <br> If I'm not mistaken that looks like the Brown Fox from Billy the Fish.<br> <br> It's not as good these days as it once was, but i still buy it mainly for Rodgers profanisaurus and the occasional Finbar Saunders.<br>
Bring out the &quot;Lasers&quot;!
Is that you? <br>I imagine you as some kind of... old guy.
Yes, you're right on both.<br><br>L
And your profile picture...
It's like a steam punk borg! &quot;Thou shalt be assimilated.&quot; I'm sending this page to my friend Brian he is an illustrator who is really into steam punk.
<br> Not really &quot;steam&quot; though. I had seen it completely as Locutus from the beginning, but I couldn't get the same effect (with the bits I had) so it evolved into that.<br> <br> L<br>
a laser of mine said it only goes up to two miles isent that&nbsp;theoretically possible if it is possible then with a burning laser make a ton of mini mirrors and angle them so that&nbsp;the laser has about 5 feet after it comes out&nbsp;and then&nbsp;tada&nbsp;
<br> I'm not sure what you mean about the ton of mini mirrors and 5 feet.<br> The 2 mile bit would be the range you could <em>see the dot</em> at I think, in very clear air, no dust etc.<br> <br> L<br>
im 11 i thought it ment that it could only go 2 miles (i have way way widder range of the therory of releitivity and other things than your more than average 11 year old should but i cant figure out that duh...) oh and by the mirrors i ment that if it could only go 2 miles why not put mirrors in so that it (the beam) bounces ad bounces decreaseing its range untill if finally bounces out and it has 4/5 feet left out of the laser
<br> OK I get it. The beam is scattered by particles in the air, eventually it's not visible. The mirrors would work I suppose, but you'd just get a feeble-beam.<br> <br> L<br>
exactly but what is a feeble-beam?
<br> Right (I get my OED out) <em>feeble; </em><strong>1 </strong>weak, infirm. <strong>2 </strong>lacking energy, force, or effectiveness.<br> Or &quot;you end up with something like a cheap laser&quot;<br> <br> L<br> <br> <br>
OED (online edcucation degree????) (no offence if thats true but for both you and kiteman impossible)
<b>O</b>xford <b>E</b>nglish <b>D</b>ictonary.<br><br><br><br>L
is that you in the pic? other than that you have a cool 'Ible on your hands here, I was looking for a steampunk monocle(y'know like the one that wierd guy wore in the Atlantis movie) and found this a few pages back.
Yes, that is I.<br> <br> L<br>
funny, because I'm only 13 years old, and I have a sense of, well, un-suckishness shall i say.
Cool instructable. Do you have any specs for the lens you used for the beam widener?
VEGETA! WH-<br /> ok sorry. this is freakin awesome.<br />
&nbsp;IT'S OVER NI-<br /> :)<br /> This is sw33t^, Lemonie. The last thing I suspected was paper mache.&nbsp;<br />
NE THOU- Oh man this is great! I'm going to make one o' these!
SAND!!!!! WHA- This would look really good with my blue-striped button down shirt.
You have a laser on your head! That's pretty rad. <br /> <br /> Good job.<br />
I like lasers, well doesn't everyone? (20 quid, not too bad, and US built too)<br /> <br /> L<br />
Thanks for helping our failing econmey
<br /> Second hand though, still I suppose someone bought a new one to replace it (the on/off switch is a bit knicky-knacky)<br /> <br /> L<br />
Ok you still helped
Now you need to use a green laser... also, AWESOME!
AWESOME!!! I love it!!!!
i have to say, THAT&nbsp;IS&nbsp;A&nbsp;LEVEL&nbsp;5 BEARD!!! AMAZING!<br />
Thank you,<br /> <br /> L<br />
You could also try liquid latex as the base layer, that stuff is used in loads of special effects things, as a bonus, its probably alot safer than putting PVA right on your skin.<br />
make it out of latex then use spirt gum to stick it to your face, thats the way they do it theatres<br />
Harder to find, and some people are allergic to latex (natural). Still a good idea.<br /> <br /> L<br />
&nbsp;That's amazing Lemonie, you make some rather creative projects sometimes.
<em>Sometimes</em>, it took ages, but I want to do a<a href="http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&amp;source=hp&amp;q=frank+sidebottom&amp;gbv=2&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=frank+side" rel="nofollow"> Frank Sidebottom</a> head next...<br /> <br /> L<br />
how much would it cost.<br />
You'll poke er burn out someones eye like that. Be careful. <br /> Pretty cool idea none the less. Not sure what the practical usage for that is though. <br /> <br /> Maybe reading a book, playing with cat, freaking out a Trekkie. I don't know. ;) <br />
reading a book?<br />
That's what the beam-widener is for. As for uses, the last two sound good.<br /> <br /> L<br />
No offence but you look a little scary in the front pic...<br />
I have a laser on my head, I should surely?<br /> <br /> L<br />
Does this fit on sharks? <br />

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