Incredible 1000 MW Iron Man Repulsor Beam


German lab technician by day, hacker by night [Patrick Priebe] has done it again, this time strapping a ridiculously high-powered laser to the palm of his hand. Earlier this year, we showed you an awesome Neodymium:YAG pulse laser pistol he built, and it seems he never takes a rest from constructing crazy laser projects.

[Patrick] is a huge Iron Man fan, and his palm-mounted laser unit was built as an ode to his all-time favorite super hero. Crafted to invoke images of Iron Man’s repulsor beam, his laser uses a 1000 mw 445 nm laser diode to get the job done. if you happen to be keeping track, that makes his DIY laser just as powerful as the WickedLasers Spyder 3 Arctic – THE benchmark in portable handheld lasers.

Like his previous builds, we can’t seem to find a whole lot of information about the laser’s construction process. We do know however, that the unit was crafted from a 2mm thick sheet of brass, which fits nicely on his hand while simultaneously acting as a very large heat sink. This large surface area allows him to run the laser continuously for three minutes before requiring a cool down, which is no small feat.

We think it’s an awesome project, and as you can see by the videos of the three separate revisions it has undergone, [Patrick] is quite serious when it comes to perfecting his wares.







55 thoughts on “Incredible 1000 MW Iron Man Repulsor Beam


    Seriously guys, this is cool BUT everyone around needs approved OD6+ goggles for safety reasons.
    Even with a diffuse image the optical power alone is enough to do serious damage, this is like looking into 50 suns.

  2. is it me off is 1000mw te same as 1 watt power
    but this thing is cool but not a toy just 1nano sec and you never can whats porn on internet or take a look on hackaday

  3. The laser is awesome of course, but I’m also really impressed by his “enclosure” or whatever you want to call it. Very very cool and it’s obvious this guy knows what he’s doing.

  4. I think it would look even better if he [word for the opposite of collimated] the beam a bit to make it fatter. Naturally it would make igniting matches and the like a bit of a hassle but I think the effect would look even better. Very polished project overall though.

  5. As Sneakypoo said, I think this would be so much more interesting if he could keep the light collimated with a beam width of a couple inches. It’d be more like an Iron Man spotlight, but still cool.

  6. A lot of haters here.. as password stated, it’s just normal for the rating to be listed in mW (example site: Disappointing to see so little actual discussion on the project in these comments.

    I, for one, thought it was a very well refined project. I’d be interested to see construction details of this device.

  7. That is a REALLY well finished product! It looks fantastic, and I really like the way it clips on one side of the hand.

    Sure it’s dangerous and probably a bad idea in the first place, but I know from experience just how much fun wielding laser beams around is!

  8. 1000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 mega billion gazillillion quadrillion micro pic nano watts !!!!11!!1!!!!

    or the same as the keychain flashlight i own.

  9. 1000mW has 4 significant digits, 1W has only one, so it’s not exactly the same thing. Using standard rounding rules 1W could actually be 0.6W or 1.3W, 1000mW could not.

    Nothing to say about the actual build, though :D

  10. Would never sell anything like this to teens or kids. I doubt they could afford it :)

    Always cool to get such a great feedback :)

    I do have other hobbies btw…dont think I am a full time nerd :) ice hockey, cardio and fitness

    Pantera \m/ :)

  11. I actually lol’ed when I saw this. 1000mW? I’m taking college classes where we’re dealing with 80+W, or 80,000+mW. Lolz.

    And, of course, props to the builder: cooling the laser is no easy task. Blue is better, of course, for temperature purposes, and the brass fittings work nicely. :)

  12. With the popularity of more and more powerful lasers and youtubes how to make them I wonder what the actual figures are in the US of people with eye damage, I mean it MUST be quite high right?

    (This is typically something that takes longer than I care to waste time on it to google and get the actual numbers rather than projections and fear articles.)

  13. I really want to buy a pair of them, please. Oh, and a helmet, chestplate, shoulder anti-personnel guns, jet-boots and an arc reactor !
    Do you accept Visa ?

    Come on, the guy knows how to build some laser !

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