Finally… Blu-ray Has A Use – Star Trek Phaser

Just kidding don’t worry, however I thought this was quite amusing…

I found this article on Gamespot, regarding how a PlayStation 3 Blu-ray laser could be used to create a Star Trek Phaser effect:

KipKay, a site with a host of videos showing users how to do everything from improving gas mileage with acetone to quickly chilling a can of warm soda, has posted a video detailing how to use a Blu-ray laser assembly from the PlayStation 3 to create a convincing Star Trek phaser for under $100. Using a laser assembly and a toy replica phaser both purchased off eBay for a total of $75, a dremel tool, a soldering iron, and other handy tools, the video shows how a user can replace the toy’s existing light bulb with a Blu-ray diode.

Shame the Star Trek original series is out on HD DVD instead. Yes I know I am being very cheeky now!

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.