Taking a slight detour from computers today, but all in the name of geek goodness, I promise. The greatest dream weapon of all time is the Lightsaber. Just the name “lightsaber” brings visions of epic battles of good verses evil. Cloaked Jedi dueling Sith Lords in a far off galaxy. The only problem is that they are probably decades away from being developed. Well, maybe not.
Wicked Lasers has created a protable blue laser lightsaber! Okay, it’s a laser pointer, but how many laser pointers deliver 1 Watt of energy and comes with a class 4 laser warning? The Spyder is not a toy, it requires protective eye goggles (included) and can cause serious burns.
Wicked Lasers uses blue laser diodes from a home projector system in the Spyder. According to the website, “Wicked Lasers took the direct blue laser diode components and made the world’s first 445nm direct blue diode laser, the Arctic. Designed to push the cutting edge of portable laser technology, the Arctic emits a cool blue beam that is up to 4000% brighter than a 405nm violet laser with an incredible output power of 1W.”
Probably shouldn’t use the Spyder to play “chase the red dot” with your cat, but very cool indeed.