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Lasers and popcorn kernels?

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Look up an old MythBusters episode...

They did it on one of their shows...


Jerry

And to think I thought I had an original idea. D'oh! Must think of another....zapping embossing powder perhaps...
 

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i believe this trick needs melted butter applied to the kernel. it takes a high temp to pop a kernel i believe. correct me if im wrong.
 

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or... two high powered lasers and rotate it :D

I plan on doing this if I'm bored enough tomorrow :p
 

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Could just use a pan....mehehe :p

I tried it with a 1.2W 445nm, burnt 12 pieces and ONE popped!!! :D I guess it would take at least 10 hours to get a decent portion of laser popcorn :rolleyes:
 

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You would probably need to have someone else working on melting the stick of butter, just so you have everything ready at the same time :)

For rotating the kernel, you could use an audio turntable at 33 rpm... oops, did I just date myself? Music AND popcorn, what could be better?
 

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Hey a turntable would work awesome, except... I don't have one and I don't think a CD player is quite the same thing. Though, I can steal the spindle out of one and only give it a tiny bit of power. Thanks for the idea... indirectly :D

I agree about music and popcorn. I always gotta have some munchies when I listen to music.
 




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