By using a 1994 Classic Star Trek Phaser, this project will demonstrate how s super powerful Blu-Ray Star Trek Phaser has been created. It features 320mA with 465mW beam shot for good longevity, as seen in the image below. It has a room for a nice size custom heatsink and safety switch with LED. It uses the stock trigger button from the phaser and custom cone tipped EzFocus adapter. The 12X Blu-Ray diode comes from Pioneer BDR-205 drive.
During the assembly, care must be observed since this is a class 3B laser which could damage the eye when pointed directly or even from its reflections. For 405nm wavelength, proper eye protection is recommended. As seen in the next image, the beam does not touch the drilled out nose cone but still glows when turned ON.
The device is being powered by 3V source or two AA batteries located in the handle. From the image below, the brown wire is the negative connection to the driver since the hot wire to the stock bulb is not used. For a red or Blu-Ray build, the same heatsink will design will work properly although the set screw position would be different. The Green module on the device is set on the screw location.
A momentary switch against the board can be used if the stock trigger button is desired. After the stock switch is removed, the size of the stock plastic trigger can be sized for the right fit so the new switch can be activated. The momentary button provides a kind of “hair trigger” which causes the addition of a safety switch. The switch and stock trigger can be seen in the image below. Also shown is the laser being armed when the safety switch is pressed, with a little snap to it, which produces the laser as well as the sound.
The best part of this build is the “feel” of this switch when the trigger button is squeezed and the trigger feel will have a much more comfortable squeeze by finishing it off with a nice cap.