This is a little scary.
Awesome! This guy must have a little Thomas Edison dna.
I hope he has some safety training. Laser light is very dangerous. When we work on fibre it’s even more dangerous because the beam is outside the visible spectrum. Accidental exposure can damage your vision and you won’t even know it. Indirect viewing is the safest way.
I don’t doubt that’s true, Dance. But doing crazy shit for no good reason is hardwired into the XY chromosomes. Ya gotta love it!
We’re living in the age of AI and rail guns…..it’s scary and exciting at the same time.
And yet, I think Elon Musk is a little more dangerous.
So it might be a very effective blinding weapon.
And we’d be the first to think of it?
Be careful with your toy son, it could take out a eye!
He should send his plans to every place in America. 3D guns from plastic and now homemade lasers, 2nd Amendment can be kept safe.
I would put this in the same danger zone as ty kwon do masters splitting end grain pine with their bare hands. They could provide the kindling and the power nerd; the match.
Step it up by 10x and put it on a car.
My enemies won’t know what hit them.
Everything he does is at the focal point of the lens
2 inches eithier way and nothing
I wonder what would happen if he pointed that thing at a propane tanker passing by on a highway.
You’d probably notice out why the military likes its future laser weapons to be “mega-watts”.
Nothing – Just like any other light.
Has anybody brought out a pigeon tracking device that could be used with it and a motorised gimbal mount yet?
This is not a 40 watt laser – It is 8 five watt lasers focused with a lens. There is a difference. Furthermore, I don’t think I could give him much credit, as all he has done is buy some off the shelf components and mount them on a piece of wood. It is kind of like buying a lamp, plugging it in and turning it on and then claiming that you built a light bulb.