Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Ruby Laser

This custom ruby laser was built from surplus parts, and produces enough energy in a single shot to drill holes in metal. Ruby lasers have also been used to make hologram snapshots and to measure the distance to the moon.


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About the Maker

Ben Krasnow

I work on Virtual Reality and other hardware at Valve. For my previous day job, I built computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and joysticks that were meant to be used inside MRI machines.