in this instructable you'll learn how to light a fire with a laser!
You will need:
- Laser and the laser mod found here:
2. Match head
3. Blitz/ fire starters or a candle (then you'll need multiple match heads)
Step 1: Getting the Fuel Ready
Place the match head(s) on the fire starter of your choice
Step 2: Tips Before Trying to Burn
First try and find the laser mod's focal point. (where the beam is the smallest) my laser mod's focal point was about 3-5cm away from the laser
Make sure there isn't any wind or light drafts ( this may prevent you from lighting the match head and/or blow the lit match head out.
Always wear safety goggles
Step 3: Burning
focus the laser mod's beam on the match head ( the focal point, where the dot is the smallest)
Wait until the match starts smoking, the smoke should start to get thicker.
Within about 4 seconds of heavier white smoke the match head should light and start your fire starter thus starting your fire
Step 4: Be Careful
Fire can kill
Make sure any objects that are not meant to burn are far away
Only start fires outside or in a fire place with a fire extinguisher near by
I will not be held liabile for any damages or loss sustained during the build and/or operation of the product everything you do with the product is entirely at your own risk!
Have fun and please send me the pics of you starting a fire with a laser
Please feel free to comment and give me advice for future instructbles