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No Way This Can Go Wrong: An Affordable, Real-Life Lightsaber

By Great White Snark | June 10, 2010

The evil geniuses* at Wicked Lasers have weaponized a laser for the consumer market by simply(?) rejiggering an unreasonably-powerful blue laser diode from a home theater projector and placing it in a lightsaber casing.

Meet the Spyder III Pro Arctic Series:

The Artic emits a 445nm cool blue, ultra high power 1W beam which appears up to 4000% brighter than the Sonar’s 405nm violet beam. Less than one year ago, this laser would have cost thousands of dollars to build. …it’s also the most dangerous laser ever created.

Real-Life Lightsaber

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.

But, wait! There’s more! Wicked Lasers is making this skin-igniting fun available for under $200, which puts it well-within the reach of teenagers, rednecks, and other upstanding members of our global community.

I think we can all agree that this is super, super news. (Ta-ta, society! It was nice knowing you!)

Via Gizmodo, who is available for parties, corporate events, and skin-igniting fun.

* Accessories to future felonies.

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    3 Responses to “No Way This Can Go Wrong: An Affordable, Real-Life Lightsaber”

    1. Wavatar EVula Says:
      June 10th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      I want to mount one somewhere on my car.

    2. Wavatar Laser Swords! | Geek Chica Says:
      June 11th, 2010 at 10:06 am

      [...] is all over the web already. You can read more via Great White Snark, Gizmodo, Dvice, CrunchGear, and probably a ton of others. Tags: blind, burn, laser, laser [...]

    3. Wavatar We’re One Step Closer to Having Lightsabers « SemiBeta Says:
      June 11th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

      [...] So we’re still having trouble with the “blade” aspect of the lightsaber, but setting people’s flesh on fire via laser is a significant step forward. I mean, a laser that just slices through flesh can’t be that far behind, right? Hopefully Wicked Lasers will get on this quickly, because I fully expect these things to be declared illegal as soon as some nerd accidentally sets his little brother’s face on fire with one. (Via Great White Snark) [...]

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