Solar Death Ray

The Power of 5000 suns!

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+23 1. modder8her commented 11 years ago

Nice use of time lapse. Almost didn't notice, till the shadows from the trees in the background all moved at the same time for concrete burning @3:34.
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+41 2. paranoidandroid commented 11 years ago

Put the hand...please
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+39 3. Slap_chop_ninja commented 11 years ago

No gloves. Genius.
Great use for an old satellite dish receiver though.
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+28 4. f4de commented 11 years ago

in the last picture you can see it in his face that he wants to conquer the world with his death ray
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+4 5. mothali commented 11 years ago

Another Skywalker.......
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+4 6. JJCBigfoot commented 11 years ago

Good job Eric, using the dish gets you over the focal point calc. See frenel lens.
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+5 7. Baboon commented 11 years ago

now make one with 500000000 pieces plz I imagine that it could make a hole in a house. could use it to digg for vengence biotch
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+5 8. irishgek commented 11 years ago

They did a whole episode of this on mythbusters and ya the best thing i ever saw was WAY more simple than this , how ever nice this guys was the one the guest stars on mythbusters came up with was so simple and had adjustable focus unlike this one, it was very simple a sheet of mylar in a pot with a vacuum on it and hey presto an adjustable death ray.
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+7 9. regata4 commented 11 years ago

goog work Eric.

The Spanish did something similar to get solar energy. They used 624 large mirrors. Heres th link
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+20 10. Nifen commented 11 years ago

5800 suns my ass, Depends how close to the sun you are. I bet 1 sun would burn you if you were next to the bugger :) Lets face it. It may be 5800 bits of sunlight concentrated together, but not 5800 suns!
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+6 11. Bream73 commented 11 years ago

For those people like me who burnt holes in leaves with your Dads reading glasses when you were 5, well this guy kind of never grew out of that phase.
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+5 12. Lynk commented 11 years ago

If only I had thought of this when I used to be a kid and burn ants with a magnifying glass... >:)
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+5 13. HellsVacancy commented 11 years ago

The dude tried everything except a slice of bread or any kind of meat, would of been more fun to watch
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+3 14. Pizzathehutt26 commented 11 years ago

#1 I think it is called the wind. If it was time lapse, I don't think he would of held his arm out.
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+6 15. Ritty5 commented 11 years ago

#14 I agree with #1 it is very likely that there was time lapse... cause otherwise he is shaking quite a lot and I think he would of had to use gloves or other protection..
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+3 16. huldu commented 11 years ago

Mythbusters did one that was more interesting as it was way bigger and it failed sadly. It could however start smoke on a ship in the distance! The problem was that if the object moves even slightly it reduces the effect by far too much.
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+3 17. modder8her commented 11 years ago

#14 - Which is more likely? A: teenager holds his arm out and learns how to do time lapse to make a cool-looking video, or B: A teenager creates a solar death ray that can burn concrete in under 20 seconds.
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+3 18. Nuntchakou commented 11 years ago

Am I the only one to think about electricity generation instead of destruction of stuff ? :S
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+1 19. Esthreel commented 11 years ago

Coming soon: Sun Runner 3
R12000 coming summer 2010!
(From this guy) Source: youtube
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+2 20. Calvinius commented 11 years ago

What, no melting iPhone or iPad!?
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+4 21. asdfas commented 11 years ago

#10 What he means by the "power of 5000 suns" is that the energy concentrated on the focal point is 5000 times the energy of normal sunlight on the same spot.
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-3 22. Dubsteppah commented 11 years ago

He puts his hand in the beam.. obviously it wont be the full force but wont it be bad for his skin? Cancer etc
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+1 23. mescaline commented 11 years ago

The light is so intense, it forces the camera to adjust the luminosity level and blackens all the background. :s
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+1 24. Cvejic commented 10 years ago

2:20 It's Aluminium, not Aluminum!