Laser projector zippo

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “I wish I had a laser projector hidden in a zippo”, then you’ll really appreciate this project.  [Rog8811], who you might remember from the laser lighter, has made a spirograph style green laser projector that fits inside his zippo. This is very compact and you would have no idea it was there until you open it up. Just be careful, this seems perfect for causing eye damage to someone who isn’t expecting a laser to shoot out of your zippo.

Comments

  1. beskone says:

    whats the point??

  2. J says:

    I saw one that had a blu ray diode or w/e in it and he could light cigs with it.

  3. Marvin says:

    Which, incidentally, was built by the same person :)

  4. sansan says:

    Sort of twisted minded carrying a laser to show it off.. Besides, it isn’t cool carrying a lighter anyway. Lame!

  5. Gabriel says:

    I think it’s an entertaining toy!

    “Sort of twisted minded carrying a laser to show it off.. Besides, it isn’t cool carrying a lighter anyway. Lame!”

    Lighter have more than a couple uses you know…
    and if you have issues with twisted minds can i suggest you maybe go in for cross stitching or stamp collecting? I think hacks might not be your thing…

  6. SynSlash says:

    As I always say, it’s got nothing to WHY you do it… it’s about CAN you do it. I’ve made alot of things that make people say why but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t worthwhile.

  7. andre says:

    Bonus:- modulate the power with stored video signal (there’s some code that can generate video from a 12F675 around) and then adjust the mirror speeds and sync (use a hall sensor from a dead CPU fan and mini NIB magnet interfaced to the PIC on each motor) and voila! instant headup scope display :)

    -A

  8. I don’t get it?

  9. Louis II says:

    Sorry to derail the topic a bit.. but some people were shooting a green laser into my eyes from a window last Friday as I was leaving a LAN at 1:00AM… My immediate reaction was pure anger, followed by rigid middle fingers. Had they not been safely locked behind a 3 locked doors in side of a 4 story building… I might have done more.

    Lasers in my eyes really piss me off because safety, eye safety and eye damage are topics I take to an extreme of seriousness. Some stupid kid giving me eye damage does not stop me from having no mercy for their idiotic decision and potential regulation by a fittingly pissed off individual. *rages*
    :-p

  10. daryl says:

    Very cool project. I’ve been looking at trying to hide random things that don’t belong inside other packages.

    perhaps he needs one of those laser inside stickers for the side of the zippo… but then again, i’ve never been much for reading warnings or labels.

  11. Wwhat says:

    @sansan
    “it isn’t cool carrying a lighter anyway. Lame!”
    Jesus, they sure did a number on you, melted your brain it seems, get professional help please.

    Unless you are 7yo, then I apologize, but how was I to know? :)

  12. Mike says:

    Great. I’ve loved Zippos since I was a kid and played with my dad’s from WW2. Unfortunately(?), I don’t smoke so never had a good excuse to carry one. Now I do, or maybe I could squeeze a cell-phone jammer into one!

  13. Spork says:

    Kinda tough to make a cell phone jammer work well inside a metal case.

    Also they’re not very legal, because of the possibility that a cell phone may need to be used in an emergency…

  14. supernova_hq says:

    Good luck EVER getting through an airport!

  15. dunker says:

    W.T.F?

  16. Flixssoft says:

    nice design , nicely done. suggest adding a verible resister to motor , so can adjust speed or vibration of mirror , would allow for more designs with simple turn. :)

  17. punmaster says:

    For those who are asking “why bother”:
    1) Lasers are just cool. I mean, it’s a spinning laser, cmon! :)
    2) It’s a masterpiece of miniaturization.
    3) It’s a fun project.
    4) You now have a nice portable way to impress your friends and show off your electronic / mechanical skills.

    Nice job. I like it.

  18. lorddef says:

    What’s the point in that? Very very spazzy idea.

  19. memals says:

    @Louis II, you should of faked a seizure or death and seen what happened.
    Or to play to the crowd, faked blindness and walked into lamp posts etc.

  20. dcj2 says:

    Ironic that while I’m reading these comments, my page is adorned with an ad for ‘The Original Pocket Torch. Hot Enough to Melt a Penny!’ I wonder how many of you “what’s-the-point?” people would have no problem carrying one of those.

  21. rog8811 says:

    Hi guys, Nice to see a split vote :)….

    nice design , nicely done. suggest adding a verible resister to motor
    I had a pot on there at one point but it caused problems with the motor and would not always run so I took it off.

    Someone above hit the nail right on the head, I did it to see if I could, Turning something with a specific purpose into something unexpectedly different is my thing.

    Regards rog8811

  22. g says:

    Yeah I can see someone forgetting its in their pocket in the airport and then trying to explain to the useless homeland security guards that its not a “laser guided missle system” or something of that nature.

  23. bryan says:

    why not? I want one!

  24. dan says:

    funky thing. nice to hear a british accent, too!

  25. mbailey says:

    Heh… If you’re commenting on hackaday to complain about the “pointlessness” of a posted project, you obviously don’t get this website. Go back to reading cnet.

  26. chrispy says:

    KICK A55 that is AWSOME !!!!

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