Man builds working 'Star Trek' style phaser, blasts a balloon4/27/2012
We don't use the term "American hero" loosely, but it's no stretch to apply it to the guy who made a real-life Star Trek phaser that seems able to totally explode a balloon. That popped balloon means this thing is a viable weapon, and the video does not look faked. (Although who knows; remember bird man?) We will join Trekkies everywhere in holding up our hands, fingers parted at the middle, in salute to the pure ingenuity and dedication of a DIY phaser. While sites debate how it actually works and savor that sweet balloon pop, we want to know where and how soon can we buy one?
What 'Star Trek' item would you re-create?