DIY: Make A Star Trek Blu-Ray Laser Phaser!
Kipkay posts some awesome DIY videos on Metacafe, and here's another. His voice really convinces me I can do whatever he's talking about, even if I know I'll end up cutting off a finger or doing some other kind of harm to myself. In this installment he installs a Blu-Ray laser into a Star Trek phaser gun. It cost less than $100 to build because he got the Blu-Ray laser somewhere for $30. I gave it a go, and needless to say I burnt my damn eyes out with the laser. Now I can't see anything. Which is both good and bad. Good because I don't have to see my girlfriend's face anymore, bad because I think I may have uploaded a naked picture of myself instead of the video for this post.
Blu-Ray Laser Phaser [metacafe]
Thanks to Richard, who is cool as hell, for the tip