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What would you do with a big laser? Answered

I may soon come into the possession of three 250 watt laser heads (class 4/IIIb). I have a few ideas for projects and the like (yes, some involve fire), but I want to throw the net out. If it doesn't require multiple engineering degrees, I'm all ears. What would you do with even one big laser? What about three of 'em? Let me know!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Err, is it in the visible spectrum? If so I think I'd make an attempt upon the moon... If not I'd start threatening clouds... Probably a few very dumb things but one thing would be to make a scalable plotter that works as a drawing/etching device by pivoting a laser assembly on a fixed point and the object size is simply changed by placing it further back...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Bounce the lasers off a mirror on a speaker - Lissajous figures 2 miles wide!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Oh yes, I wonder if I can finish my skylight project, then figure a way of doing that on clouds, maybe some form of water bearing or some delicately balanced cantilevers to make a speaker move it...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Well the poor man's one shows a good concept, it would be easier to move a mirror than the whole thing which is big, hot and heavy... It's also safer, if you looked into this thing you'd be blinded...

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

NOT blind yourself?
isn't that the best idea?

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

And have some fun

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

Lol! i'll be sure to keep that in mind when i get a laser

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Use a pair to make a long-range secure communicator - the lasers sending coded pulses to a detector on the the other communicator. If somebody intercepts the signal, you'll know because it gets interrupted.

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

What if we just listened to the laser scatter how secure would that be?? but if you use quantum cryptography you'll know when some on is listing

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

12 years ago

I'd strap it to my arm, put a battery in my pocket, and "redecorate". No, I'd make a laser cutter/engraver.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

I'd make a laser cutter. I have a plotter sitting around somewhere.....