This is officially awesome:
This would be so much better than playing with magnifying glass on a sunny day. I wish I had one of these when I was a kid. You know, we would really put it to use. It would be the ultimate tool for setting off fireworks. Yes I grew up in a big city – blowing up glass beer bottles with the biggest firecrackers or potassium-nitrate with sugar was one of our favorite past times. The fact that I have all limbs and fingers intact is something of a miracle.
Anyway, I’m really tempted to do this. I actually have a broken DVD burner lying around somewhere at work. The only problem is – I would probably get 3rd degree burns, set myself on fire or fry one of my eyes out of my head. And that’s just with a soldering iron. God only knows what damage I could cause with a functional laser. But I know it would be awesome, and quite dangerous for everyone around me.
[tags]laser, dvd burner laser, flashlight laser, burning laser[/tags]