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Hi, I am very new to this. I put on lightsaber performance shows and I plan on adding something new to it. I need a wide beam laser (RED) that I will be mounting to a blaster gun with a momentary switch to simulate a Star Wars like blaster laser like from the storm troopers. I will have mister machines in place to make the lasers pop out more but the lasers need to be wide enough to be seen from maybe at least 150' away and wide just like the movies. Any thoughts?


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check out jayrob's phaser mod using the search. You can most certainly build a storm trooper blaster version, or find someone to build it for you. DTR's multimode 635nm modules should do the trick. That way the actual blaster trigger will be your momentary switch

If you are going to be scanning the crowd with it. Make sure you look up NOHD, its the shorthand for how powerful a laser can be at what distance to not injure eyeballs.
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If you plan on doing this in front of an audience then AFAIK It would need to be treated as a laser show. I would check out this page before even considering building the laser.
Laser safety information from the International Laser Display Association

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You will need a pretty powerful red laser along with a beam expander to get a nice wide beam. I think this (link) is something you would be looking for. It's not cheap but will definitely do it's job very well. The host is good looking too, so it will look nice when mounted on a gun.

Of course you could also get a DIY kit from Jayrob like people above me said, but you have to be willing to assemble it all yourself.

It will however be dangerous with pretty much any powerful laser if you have a crowd in front of you. Be sure to take proper safety measures before deciding what to buy.
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Ok thank Ill check this all out. I should have mentioned that the laser will be mounted inside the barrel to make it more realistic.
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I made a Starwarz gun with PVC pipe. It looks like this:



Mine has more power than you want but the PVC can give the look you want. White pipe and lots of room
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can anyone make me a laser with beam expander and a long cord with a momentary switch? it doesn't need to be complicated unless it has to. I would like to be able to open up my blaster mount it inside the barrel and run the cord with momentary switch just to the outside of the trigger so someone can press it. but then optionally be able to take it out and place it in another blaster if you know what I mean. I saw the Star Trek phaser video I don't need something that complicated unless it has to be.and there is plenty of room in any of the trooper blaster guns to fit a pretty large size laser. I really don't want to do it myself so I will be willing to pay someone for all the setup. any help is appreciated thank you. If you might be interested I can give you more details as to what I need.

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Is it possible to get the look I desire with a 5mW or less laser? That way I won't have to get a varience.

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