I know it's nothing new but I wanted to share my phaser mod with you guys.....
I bought the phaser on ebay for 10.00 U.S. dollars. Then I bought a high mw green laser and placed it in the prop. Now it pops balloons.
Step 1: The Laser
About the laser:
It is commonly known as the New Wish laser from Deal Extreme. A similar laser can be found at Radio Shack.
Mine was niether of the two brands because I bought it in Asia but usually they just rebrand the same lasers that come from china.
-Well thats what most people say:)
Step 2: Removing the laser from the pen type housing
I used a dremel with a cutting wheel to separate the laser from the housing. Be careful not to cut the housing too deep or you will cut the laser itself. Try not to keep cutting the housing for long periods of time because it tends to get really hot so take your time and let it cool down.
Step 3: First cuts
First take apart the toy with a screw driver and remove every single piece. It might help to take a picture so you can remember how it goes back together when your done placing the laser.
Your going to need to dremel the bottom half of the body in the middle where the speaker rests. You don't have to use the round sanding tool but I found that it's easier to cut the small space than using a cutting wheel. The cut just has to be large enough to fit the laser electronics.
Step 4: Light bulb holder
The laser is going to replace the light bulb so your going to need to remove the tabs.
Step 5: How the laser attaches to the bulb holder
Your going to have to enlarge the hole where the bulb used to pass through slightly. Only the back end of the laser will pass through the hole. Also remember to cut the spring as close as possible to the board because it will get in the way of the phasers 2 sound selector buttons.
Step 6: Cutting the rest of the parts
It's pretty simple.....
Step 7: Finishing touches
When soldering the positive wire to the body of the laser it will get very HOT!! -So make sure you do it quickly.
Step 8: Wiring Diagram
Hope this helps.....
Step 10: Painted
Not finished with the re-paint but it looks good enough for now....I know that it dosen't match the episode exactly but I like my weapons silver aluminum:)