Hereâ€™s another fantastic tutorial from Jay, our DIY lasers expert. See all of our DIY laser projects! In this project, I’ll show you how to create your own super powerful Blu-Ray Star Trek Phaser using a 1994 Classic Star Trek Phaser.
Important: This is a class 3B laser and should be used with care. Proper eye protection for 405nm wavelength recommended. It can instantly damage the eye if it is pointed directly into the eye. Even reflections can cause eye damage.
- Room for a nice size custom heatsink
- Safety switch with LED
- Custom ‘cone tipped’ EzFocus adapter
- Using the stock trigger button from the phaser
- 12X blu-ray diode from Pioneer BDR-205 drive
- 465mW’s! Set at 320mA’s (FlexDrive) for good longevity (hopefully)
The DIY Laser Tutorial:
The heatsink is the exact same design and fit, as my Green Star Trek Phaser mod. The only difference is the set screw location. This heatsink is for an AixiZ module. My ‘cone tipped’ EzFocus adapter is measured for a flush fit AixiZ module using my 405-G-1 glass lens mod and this heatsink design…
I used a momentary button switch so I could use the stock trigger button. This gives it kind of a ‘hair trigger’. (but I like it) So that’s why I decided to put a safety switch on this one…
- Sound board – 120mA’s draw
- LED – 15mA’s draw
- 12X diode (FlexDrive set at 320mA’s – 3 volts supply) – 710mA’s draw
- Total Draw: 845mA’s – New Energizer e2 lithium primaries (roughly 2 hours run time.)
- Output Power: 465mW’s using my 405-G-1 glass lens modification.
EzFocus Adapter (to focus the beam):
You must be careful when threading your lens into the AixiZ module using the EzFocus adapter. There could be a possibility to â€˜cross threadâ€™ the lens. (because the nose cap and the heatsink need to be aligned) I recommend using silicone glue on one side of your heatsink, and threading the lens and EzFocus adapter in place while it dries. This will set the heatsink in the perfectly aligned position inside the phaser.
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