The Making Of The Wicked Lasers Blu-ray Laser

Posted: Nov 24 2006, 1:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:25am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 

The Making of the Wicked Lasers Blu-ray Laser
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In case you did not believe the story that the Blu-ray Laser we reported about 10 days ago, here are photos of how Wicked Lasers is building one.

Wicked Lasers took the sparse blue laser diodes used in Blu-ray Disc drives and made a cool limited edition Laser gadget out of it called Sonar. If you wanto own one it costs you $1,999.99.

The photos show Wicked Lasers lead laser engineer, Dr. John Garner Ph. D. and his assistant.

The steps to create a Blu-ray pointer from a Blu- ray disc player are:
1 - The player covering is removed and the Blu-ray diode is extracted carefully from the drive.

2- The company has developed a PCB board to pair with the Blu-ray diode and optics are added to focus the laser beam.

3 - After testing the power output, the laser module (Diode + PCB + lenses + brass housing) is inserted into another brass casing for heat dissipation and to fit the casing.

4 - A single Cr-123A Lithium Ion battery is used to power the unit. The blu-ray laser dot has purple color and registers to have power of 23mW.

See the photos of the Blu-ray laser making of in our photo gallery.
More details about the Wicked Lasers Sonar can be found on their site.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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