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If you're a classic Star Trek fan, you'll love this. If you feel like tearing apart that expensive Blu-ray player, you too can retrofit the blue LED into -- are you ready -- a 1969 phaser mock-up from the likes of William Shatner (sans the aging plastic jumpsuit).

I'm no trekkie, but some of you probably are. So, if you're really wanting to geek out at the next Star Trek party or even, gasp, a convention, try this hack out. In addition to the LED, you'll need a housing (as in, phaser prop), a 9-volt battery, a resistor from Radio Shack and one of those cheaper Dremel tools.

Once you have those,
the universe is yours. Well, the sci-fi fantasy universe, but you get the idea. Enjoy!


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