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Old 11-25-2008, 11:57 PM
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Electronic calculator? What's that?



Should I assume that a Blue Ray Phaser is going to beat a HD-DVD Phaser?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:15 PM
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Oh, we used to dream of having an electronic calculator...
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I want oooone...
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That's cool. I built one of those out of a Star Wars Solo blaster about five or six years ago. I just used one of those old red laser pointers and wired the diode emitter into the trigger switch in the gun. It still works to this day. I also have one of those TNG cobra phaser laser pointers that were for sale 10 years or so ago. Bought it at a convention in Raleigh, NC where I met John DeLancie. It runs on a 9V and still works today. But I do plan to build a TOS phaser with one of those new 1-watt green lasers that can burn a hole in just about anything. That should be fun.

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:48 AM
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I'm dating myself. When I was in high school, "the school laser" was locked up in the physics lab. It weighed about 10 pounds, not including the "wand" portion that was the size of a Bounty paper towel roll, and you were lucky to get a few hundred feet out of it. Now, the green one in my breast pocket can shine from my apartment on the East Side to the top of the Empire State Building. In college lab, we got our hands on a big old model and were gleefully intimidating people in the parking lot across the street. My TA couldn't understand our amusement. He said "Don't you guys get laid or anything? You probably all watch Star Trek, too."
Yeah. I kinda know what you mean. Our "school laser" was an old helium/neon laser about the size of a shoebox with a collimator lens about as big as an old VHS cancorder lense. It put out a nice green beam and was very interesting to watch in science class. The power supply for the thing was enormous and sat on the other side of the room while the instructor demonstrated the laser's uselessness .
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