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How to Turn a Flashlight Into a Laser (Video)

If you have an abundance of flashlights and a dearth of futuristic armaments in your house, then you'll want to take a look at what the weaponry wizards over at and have for you. Without revealing whether the blueprints came from 'The A-Team' or 'MacGyver,' the video on provides step-by-step instructions for converting a "regular mini-mag flashlight into a powerful burning laser." Requiring only the flashlight, a DVD burner, an Aixiz laser housing, a soldering iron, and a drill, the final product generates a laser, as demonstrated in the video, powerful enough to light a match or pop a balloon.

There is one negative, though. The how-to doesn't address how we're supposed to attach the finished laser to the head of a shark. Sorry, but we just couldn't help ourselves. Check out the video after the break. [From: Kipkay via TechEBlog]

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