Even though lasers are as common as dirt now, appearing in everything from DVD players to supermarket scanners to computer mice, there’s still a certain appeal to a beam of coherent, monochromatic light. Especially if it’s dangerously powerful.
Building a simple laser that is capable of burning small objects, such as a balloon or a piece of paper is not as difficult as it used to be. Almost anyone can do it by closely following the necessary instruction and even do it on a low budget.However, today we’re checking out a more challenging project, that will teach you how to build a DIY burning laser from a DVD-rw.
Before even thinking of doing this project on your own, mind that this laser is not an ordinary one and that it’s quite powerful.All you need is a 16x DVD burner, a laser housing, and a flashlight. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to modify a flashlight into a relatively strong laser.
As the video shows, that’s enough to punch holes in plastic and, of course, pop balloons. Add a focusing lens and the beam of laser light creates a tiny, intensely hot ball of plasma.It can seriously damage your eye, so make sure that you know a thing or two about laser and electronics before considering it. Check it out!