Apr 14, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Make a Laser Pointer from Mini Maglite Flashlight

Mini Maglite (or MiniMag) flashlight is a normal flash light that uses normal light bulb mainly for personal use. While laser flashlight is a high power beam that does not mean for everybody, and often more costly. If you have a unused CD/DVD optical drive that you no longer wants, it’s possible to retrieve and take out the laser LED diode on the optical drive to mount onto Mini Mag-Lite to make the flashlight to become a laser pointer with burning power capability.

The video above shows detailed instructions on how to hack and turn a Mini Maglite flashlight to become a burning laser pointer that can light matches and burst balloons. For detailed instructions, visit instructables.com.

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