New 007 Laser Weapon - Revealed!




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The world's first look at James Bond's new blu-burning laser weapon! Watch it burn through things and learn how to make your own!

That's me playing James Bond in the video intro!
(I built that in After Effects)

Step 1: What You Need...

1. Walther PPK CO2 Pistol
2. Laser guide for pistol. Mine was from a JKX-313. The Umarex just didn't fit the bill.
3. Get the Blu Diode Here
4. Housing for Laser Diode also from Build-a-Blue-Laser
5. LM317, 100 ohm variable pot, 1 ohm resistor, circuit board.

Step 2: Get the Diode...

You can skip this step and just buy the Blu Diode HERE
Disassemble the XBOX360 HD DVD Drive. Here is a good tutorial from The LLAMA
Then extract the diode from the drive carriage. Use care!

NOTE: Not all XBOX 360 HD DVD drives have a 150mW diode. You have to bench test it to measure the mW rating or just buy the diode.

Step 3: Install It in the Housing

Install the diode in an Aixiz-style housing which you can get here and add 2 wires observing the pinout diagram.

How to Install it: First remove the laser warning label and unscrew the housing so it is in two parts. You may have to use pliers or vice-grips or a vice to unscrew it. If it came with an exisiting laser diode in it (5mw), remove it and the circuit board leaving on the housing. The new blu-ray diode gets pressed into the housing. Be sure it is straight and flat around all the edges. I used a pair of vice-grips and carefully squeezed the diode into the housing. Once you have it in your hands, you will see how it is done.

Step 4: Build the Driver Circuit

Build the driver circuit on the smallest circuit board you can find. I built mine and then "dremeled" the board down to size. Using a multi-meter, measure the mA output and adjust the 100 ohm pot so that it is just under 150mw. DON'T run it higher than that. Be sure to discharge the cap before soldering in the diode.

Step 5: Modify the Laser Guide

Remove the laser and the LED from the laser guide leaving the wiring for the batteries intact. I bent back the tabs in the battery compartment and added one more button cell battery to make a total of 6 volts. Then I installed the circuit and laser diode in the laser guide and attached it to the pistol.

Step 6: Use It

The blu diode should be real bright. Use the collimating lens on the housing to focus the beam to a point. It will burn a number of things. It will also "write" on thermal paper but that did not show up good on the video.

Disclaimer: CAUTION! As you know...lasers can be dangerous! Never point them at any living object! Do not look at the beam! This 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.

Have fun, Be safe!



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    151 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Scary to think that this is a stepping stone to the real near future of bigger and better laser guns! Star Treck has arrived!

    2 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    NO, 1984(Orwell) is coming there will never be Star Trek. Sorry,,no one more than myself. Just watch Raytheon exoskeleton on Youtube, not one mention of helping crippled people ,just get that soldier to kill faster , better, and for longer. ANd now the Gov't has a new boogie man for us to fear for us to cry take our rights away, Xrape me at the airport. I intend to get a Hickory Farms Sausage and slip it down my pants next time I fly. I wonder will they find it funny, I know I won't find the cavity search funny , but someone has to do the absurd to these jerks. Yesterday this guy wasn't qualified for garbage man, now he gets to see me NAKED(virtually), 19 terrorists made it on board. HOW, incompetence? Or, did the Nation of Islam infiltrate airport security? They know this already. Gun Control laws, Criminals don't obey laws,hence the word criminal. Star Trek is a dream that will never be.


    4 years ago

    Dissecting an Xbox for James Bond?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    can i use this or is the mW and nm to high.......

    one word liability. He'll say NO. (probably) . He has 1st amendment protection for now, but he probably won't build one for you, if you want him to , I suggest you contact him somehow without using a media monitored by the government. Every word U or I have ever typed on the net is still available for "THEM" to pull it up and "use against you in a court of law". Go underground.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yup you said Xbox 360 dvd drive. You also gave a site to order a diode. I ask this of you. Most of us aren't electrical engineers, can you slow it down to laser gun construction for dummies speed?

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    10 years ago on Step 4

    Do we want one of these because if not the laser could explode form to much power? Just trying to figure out why we would need one.

    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    according to prophecy we're already f*****, and RUN TO THE HILLS is the best advice, oh and take a sword, it doesn't run out of ammo.