Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Force of Light

Its an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. So you make or study lasers, it has to cross your mind to make your own lightsaber alla Star Wars. Meet the Spyder III Pro Arctic. Wicked Lasers took the direct blue laser diode components and made their own lightsaber. It is a $200 portable laser which emits a 445nm direct blue diode, an ultra high power 1W beam that appears 4000% brighter than the Sonar's 405nm violet beam.

"This direct blue laser diode is the result of the evolution of laser technology. Less than one year ago, this laser would have cost thousands of dollars to build. Don’t let the Arctic name fool you, this laser possesses the most burning capabilities of any portable laser in existence. That’s why it’s also the most dangerous laser ever created."

"Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to the power of 1W of laser power. It will blind permanently and instantly and set fire quickly to skin and other body parts, use with extreme caution and only when using the included eye protection. Customers will be required to completely read and agree to our Class IV Laser Hazard Acknowledgment Form."
So its a laser and not a lightsaber. But again, if you are making a portable laser why not make it look like a lightsaber?

Here are you links:
http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/Spyder_III_Pro_Arctic_Series-96-0.html
and...
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/14/cool-stuff-real-life-lightsaber/
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