How to turn a NES Zapper into a real laser pistol. After seeing Fun With Lasers by Stephanie Maks, I got inspired when playing Duck Hunt so here is my little project.This isn't a difficult project as long as you know some of the basics of soldering. Please be extremely careful, this laser is dangerous. This is my first instructable so I'll try my best.

Disclaimer: CAUTION! As you know...lasers can be dangerous. Never point them at any living object!T his is not a toy, and this should not be used like a conventional laser pointer. In other words, don't use it in presentations, or to play with pets, or allow children to use it. It should only be operated by responsible persons who understand and respect the potential laser safety hazards.

Step 1: What we need-

1) Hacked DVD laser from Fun With Lasers

2) NES Zapper

3) CR2 camera battery or comparable battery

4) Momentary Push button

5) Some extra wire, wire cutters, soldering tools, screwdrivers

<p>Got a Zapper for free at garage sale. I dont think they even knew what it was! </p>
<p>I love this and plan on making it soon once I'm able to get a working laser diode. I have a bunch of them but none seem to be working for me at the moment. The main reason I'm commenting other than to tell you what a great instructable this is, that the link to Fun With Lasers is sending me to a wiccan site called felesmagus. Not sure if you are aware of that or if I seem to missing something. Anyways, thank you.</p>
<p>I made one that runs off usb and has a 5mw green laser.</p>
It's been a wile since the last conment, but does any one know where to get a laser assembly like this? the fun with laser link seems to be out of date.
<p>My attempt is coming on nicely: waiting on a key switch on/off as a safety and a CR02 battery holder</p>
can I use this diode........http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-808nm-CW-300mW-High-Power-Burning-Infrared-Laser-Diode-Module-DIY-Lab-New-/290740097804?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&amp;hash=item43b175d30c
hmm. sure thats cool but i need a nes pistol, plus 1 to keep :-P. Idk i think finding one of these may be a little pricey (a lil.) so mabe use something els, like mabe a cheap airsoft pistol instead of the nes pistol?
naw man, these things are dirt cheap, i got one in really good condition for 4 bucks<br>
Late reply! Ebay
just go to a pawnshop,game store or a yard sale they shouldnt cost too much after all they are pretty old.
yeah. just one thing about old awesome things, is the quantity of working things is limited, but lol i could probably find a couple :-)
You could also get a nes zapper from jjgames.com for $6, with shipping and handeling, it will be like $11.
I just got a couple from eBay so I can do this. There are hundreds of them for sale there for about $10 including S/H. I'm going to use a green laser pointer so that I can use it for presentations. Good luck,
red would match the nes color scheme better.
ok. thx
you could use a paper one from<a rel="nofollow" href="http://members.home.nl/saarloos/othermodels.htm">here</a> <br/>
put an extra barrel on top of gun w/ laser inside then it will have an airsoft gun and a burning laser. ):D
Hi this instructable was very easy to follow thx!!!! :P
I wish I had a zapper.
The obvious progression from this is to do the same project using a Super Scope... And MULTIPLE LASERS. Bwahahahaha.
any one who says this isn't in the caegory of people he described
Awesome! It'd be great with a fancy blu-ray burner laser diode.
how do you make the laser burn stuff? :D
read the Instructable lol :D
Late reply lol :D
even later reply to that lol :D
you need a high power laser and a lens to help focus the beam.
Realy cool<br /> Maybe you can ad a sound effect?
&nbsp;nice this is a great idea
do you just need&nbsp;the diode module and the diode? cuz it looks like that from the picture or do you need the whole DVD laser?<br />
the &quot;Fun with Lasers&quot; thing doesnt say how to extract lasers
could this project instructable be used for the same for a LED light instead of a laser?
Please people, if you like this design and duplicate it at least try to mention this instructable. Thank you
I'm working on a Laser Pistol made from a broken airsoft gun. You say it needs the diode from the burner drive, right? My friend stiffed me, then, when he gave me a reader. Crap! Now I gotta buy a bloody burner.
Will this work with any DVD player?
Will it also work with a mouse to?
mouse laser? no, it's just a bright led, not powerful enough
any DVD burner laser should work
have you tried mirroring the barrel to get it to burn more stuff?
If you left in the infra red LED instead of the laser, but did the battery mods, you would have a really cool gun to use in "lazer" tag, which usually actually use infrared LEDs, not real lasers.
whoa! I have a Zapper AND a blu-ray laser :D This will be a possible project in the near future!
This is amazing, me and a friend are trying to put this together right now. My friend and I are trying to use green diodes to give the thing a little more kick. We still need to gather all the parts but I'll post again once its complete with our minor deviation from the plans to see what kind of results we get.
I have 2 of these in our kitchen closet. And a old dvd burner besides my PC on the floor in a box. I am sooo on this! :-D
u should make it rechargeable
how powerful can u make this
do i need the hacked dvd laser im not great with tools so im not sure about it i dont want to mess up and have to buy like 5 dvd players
well, i messed up my first attempt but i did find a website where they had hacked lasers for really reasonable prices (under $30). heres the link, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://stonetek.org/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products_id=192">Stonetek</a>, they have excellent service and quality. you can always just buy a little laser pointer but you wont be able to burn stuff and the beam wont be as strong<br/>
go to : <a rel="nofollow" href="http://thelaserguy.stores.yahoo.net/">http://thelaserguy.stores.yahoo.net/</a><br/>
I just might look for an NES Superscope to do this with.Really cool!!! +1

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