The OP title mentions a "" 1W"" laser. Of course they are gimmicksYeah but those are just gimmicks, they aren't anywhere near as powerful as a "real" phaser
Kipkay.......Any laser over 5mw necessitates the proper use of attenuation type laser safety glasses to prevent serious/permanent eye injury.
I have seen some people put lasers into toy/prop " ray-guns " however the user must be responsible for proper laser safety at all times and that includes insuring an innocuous looking object fitted with a laser capable of causing eye damage can't fall into unsuspecting hands........I understand the novelty of doing this but it also presents a hazard as people don't expect a toy/prop to be dangerous.
One of the most disturbing cases was a Bic cigarette lighter fitted with a strong laser, if this fell into unsuspecting hands it would be pointed towards the users face by default and when the cigarette didn't light a person could easily look right down the aperture....... I expect removing the batteries from a device like this when not in use would be a good idea.
Personally I have been reluctant to construct what could accidentally become a booby-trap all too easily.
Did he remove a post saying that he didn't like your reply? I don't see it anywhere. I only see him saying "thankyou"Sorry if you did not like my reply.
and while many wrote more-- the basic message from all ... is still no..
safety at LPF is #1.
any projects looking too dangerous do not get much help from most of us.
MYB you can go here and read a bit..
I go and read new stuff there every week.
be safe----hak in TX.