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Check Out These DIY Working Phasers w/ Video & Instructions January 15, 2010

by Staff , Filed under: Fan Productions,Replicas,TOS,Toys , trackback

How would you like to take that toy phaser of yours and make it really work? Well an enterprising fan has done just that, or something close, by taking a TOS phaser toys and installing a lasers (in both Blue and Green). You may not be able to vaporize Klingons, but balloons don’t stand a chance. Check out videos below, plus a link to instructions on how you can do it yourself.


A phaser of your own
Here new are the videos of the of the home made phaser mods.

Blue beam

and Green beam

JayRob has also posted a tutorial of instructions on how you can do it yourself at These include a full set of photos to make it easy to do for those with some experience with electronics.

One of the photos in the tutorial


1. Imrahil - January 15, 2010

Pretty sweet. Bring it to parades. :)

2. That One Guy - January 15, 2010

Oh nerds and their toys….

I love it!

3. Kertrats - January 15, 2010

Very cool! Maybe kind of dangerous… might accidently vapourize someone.

4. SerenityActual - January 15, 2010

Balloons had best float in fear…..bwahahahaha

Sorta cool, actually

5. DAK23 - January 15, 2010

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! I think I just had a nerdgasm, lol

6. Lt. Liz - January 15, 2010

WWoooooooooowwww… that’s a little scary.. :)

7. Andrew - January 15, 2010

I wish someone would show how to modify the DST phaser not the Playmates version.

8. Scooter - January 15, 2010

THAT IS one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! Now I want a working light saber.

9. Lieutenant - January 15, 2010

Boy I wish I knew how to work with those kind of things! That’s so cool

10. rm10019 - January 15, 2010

Next time this nation is attacked by the Balloon People of Niptar, the outcome will be MUCH different…. Q’aPla!

11. The Six Million Dollar Man - January 15, 2010

Will trade my .50 Desert Eagle for this now…….Awesome……….

12. Lt. Bailey - January 15, 2010

Makes me wish I paid more attention to my electronics classes. With my luck the first time I press the trigger it builds up an overload.

13. Captain Rickover - January 15, 2010

Just one word: COOL!

I want it!

14. =A= - January 15, 2010

ahhh cool!

15. CoolPT - January 15, 2010

Glad he didn’t have that laser available to shoot when Falcon the Balloon Boy was in that…oh, right, that was a hoax. Nevermind….

16. G - January 15, 2010

Throw in a working lightsaber, and I’m sold.

17. Kweeg - January 15, 2010

maj maj
way cool

18. John Gill - January 15, 2010

That is freakin’ cool.

19. Rah - January 15, 2010

Do the balloons have to be the same colour for this to work?
Very cool!!

20. ryanhuyton - January 15, 2010

The blue beam seemed to work a tiny bit better than the green beam.

21. CmdrR - January 15, 2010

Don’t let the FAA see this. They don’t like laser pointers, much less this…

But, it’s cool.

22. Navy - January 15, 2010

I think it would be very cool if someone built one and a procedure/review was posted on trekmovie!

23. G - January 15, 2010

YOU’LL shoot YOUR EYE out!

24. Alf, in pog form - January 15, 2010

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a VISOR.

25. Alf, in pog form - January 15, 2010

…and since when did the Federation declare war on the peaceful balloon people of Balunia???

26. Andy Patterson - January 15, 2010

Now THAT is cool.

27. combatkarl - January 16, 2010

Yeah, all fun and games until some jack-off aims it at the pilot of a passing jetliner. Cue the clever newscasters and their ingenious headline puns.

28. Canon Schmanon - January 16, 2010

A phaser isn’t “working” until it’ll take out a wall. Or the guy next door who plays his banjo too early on Saturday mornings. At least, that’s my opinion.

29. Dr. Cheis - January 16, 2010

I didn’t even know we could pop balloons with lasers in that short span of time.

30. Holger - January 16, 2010

Great stuff! I’m considering building one myself with the tutorial.

31. ConceptJunkie - January 16, 2010

This is way cool, but would-be DIYers need to keep in mind that green or blue lasers that are powerful enough to pop balloons cost hundreds of dollars. Still if you have the scratch, it’s a really cool nerd project.

32. Peter N - January 16, 2010


I knew I’d find you here! You are probably already trying to contact the “inventor” and will offer him outrageous amounts of money to make one of these phasers for you. Let me know when you get it….

33. Buzz Cagney - January 16, 2010

I’m sure we’ve seen these before on here. Or I’ve just had a pretty impressive attack of deja vu!

34. Jimtibkirk - January 16, 2010

Hmm, where’s the Balloon Boy reference (scrolling down) …. ah yes, #15.

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36. Naver Drol - January 16, 2010

I have a green laser. I think it has a range of about 3 or 4 miles. You can see the green beam at night at certain angles. The videos above show how much more powerfull the blue lasers are in how quickly it takes out those balloons compaired to the green laser. I’ve read that the blue beam is easier to see then the green too. Obviously you should never point it at someone or at any air craft.

37. Spockboy - January 16, 2010


It actually has a beam!!!!

: )

38. spb - January 16, 2010

What happens with a “stun” setting? Does the balloon slowly deflate?

39. KevinA Melbourne Australia - January 16, 2010

37, Spockboy:

I want one!

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41. JIM - January 17, 2010

@ Spockboy
There are no beams in the JJverse!

42. ryanhuyton - January 17, 2010

#40 What the…?

43. Charles Root - January 19, 2010

Awesome! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade here I come ;-)

44. motor city madman - January 21, 2010

i alway thought some one with way too much time on their hands would do something like this

45. motor city madman - January 21, 2010

my electronic engineer friend has to see this, he will bust a gut over this after he says i told you so

46. Matthew - February 14, 2010

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