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Phaser beams

Post by NCC1966 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:38 pm

I always thought if it would be possible to simulate the phasers beams. Not the strips, the beams.

Some time ago I watched a video on YT that a guy built a TOS hand phaser using a laser and made the beams to be visible by flooding the room with CO2 or some kind of smoke.

It would be nice if there was some kind of fiber optic that could be lighted along itself and not only the tips.

Any idea?
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by MEATLOAFr » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:33 pm

NCC1966 wrote:I always thought if it would be possible to simulate the phasers beams. Not the strips, the beams.

Some time ago I watched a video on YT that a guy built a TOS hand phaser using a laser and made the beams to be visible by flooding the room with CO2 or some kind of smoke.

It would be nice if there was some kind of fiber optic that could be lighted along itself and not only the tips.

Any idea?
there is a side glow fiber optic out there:
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http://shop.fiberopticproducts.com/inde ... ath=96_109
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by trekriffic » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:37 pm

That would work well for some type of space battle diorama display where you could anchor the fiber at each end and light it with an LED at either or both ends.
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by Greyryder » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:13 am

Clear acrylic rod. Sanding it with some fine grit sandpaper to make it dull, should make it leak light out the side, instead of acting like fiber optic.

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Re: Phaser beams

Post by NCC1966 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:51 pm

MEATLOAFr wrote:there is a side glow fiber optic out there:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5mm-Solid-Core- ... 4d1a615026
eBay has it by the foot
otherwise - this place, sold by the foot as well
http://shop.fiberopticproducts.com/inde ... ath=96_109
Cool! That's great!

:mrgreen:

Seems to me that it's a new technology... The price is still high and mostly of the cables is a bit thick. Also not a lot of cheap offers at eBay as the regular fiber optic stuff. Certainly we will have more options in one year or so; I am glad that there is already something going in this direction though!

:)
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by RogueWolf » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Greyryder wrote:Clear acrylic rod. Sanding it with some fine grit sandpaper to make it dull, should make it leak light out the side, instead of acting like fiber optic.
I was going to suggest this, but you can also get coloured rods as well if you don't want to light them.
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by NCC1966 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:56 pm

RogueWolf wrote:
Greyryder wrote:Clear acrylic rod. Sanding it with some fine grit sandpaper to make it dull, should make it leak light out the side, instead of acting like fiber optic.
I was going to suggest this, but you can also get coloured rods as well if you don't want to light them.
I see, but I think that light is a MUST.

:mrgreen:
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by RogueWolf » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:29 pm

Maybe you should invest in some of these for when your phasers hit something then?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281912848643?ss ... 1436.l2649
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by NCC1966 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:33 pm

Haha, cool!!! It reminds me those lo-res explosions in the old Street Fighter arcade game!

:lol:
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Re: Phaser beams

Post by RogueWolf » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:35 pm

More stuff along that line here as well:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=T ... 1436.l2658

I was thinking on using this for the Breen energy dampening effect from DS9;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamashii-Effect ... 3d21bbcc6b
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