19 Year Old Teenager Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

by , 02/02/11

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Concentrated solar power has the potential to generate immense amounts of energy — but it can also be amazingly destructive. American student Eric Jacqmain has assembled over 5,800 mirrors into his own parabolic ‘solar Death Ray’, which can reportedly melt through metal and concrete – hit the jump to see it in action!

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Jacqmain created his ‘solar ray’ from a normal satellite dish and 5,800 small mirrors. The project reportedly only took 24 hours to finish before he then recorded the results for all to see. The 19-year old claims that his solar device has the intensity of 5,000 suns.

Speaking about his R5800 solar ray, Jacqmain said, “I drilled a small hole in the dish and glued a piece of PVC pipe on the back. Light shines through the hole and hits the translucent plastic on the end of the pipe. All I had to do was aim the dish once and mark the spot.”

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  1. Tony B January 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Very nice. I am one of the original builders of the Solar Death Ray 3K…..I also have a friend who uses a converted search light as a solar ray to drive chemical reactions in a reaction chamber.

  2. Vibe Matters December 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

    It’s a fucking parabolic lens. LMFAO – This child isn’t an inventor. He’s a hobbyist. Hahaha.

  3. Flamethrower February 3, 2011 at 6:30 am

    The power of the sun in the palm of my hands.

  4. doomsdayblaze February 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    And he will dismantle it… for the light sum of ONE HUNDRED… MILLION… DOLLARS!!!

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