Did someone build a real lightsaber?
A video posted to YouTube suggests someone has built a device similar to a Lightsaber you'd see in a Star Wars movie.
YouTube users styropyro, aka “The DIY Laser Guy,” posted the 2 minute 21 second video that shows a hand-held cylinder emitting a bluish-purple laser beam.
“I usually try to refrain from using the term 'lightsaber' when referring to my lasers but there really isn't much else out there to describe this laser,” writes styropyro in the video's description.
The user then sticks various objects in front of the 3,000 mW blue laser, and it starts burning through a variety of objects.
Sheets of paper? This thing burns through them. Electrical tape? Not a challenge either.
How about a ping pong ball? Better get the fire extinguisher ready...
The video has 270,000 views at the time of this writing - watch it here.
So if this device looks so close to the weapon seen in George Lucas' sci-fi flicks, how long until we see a similar device with lethal possibilities?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets