Dsc05105 Lots of times I’ll start a project and get a little sidetracked. Here’s a good example. I’m working on a write up of a high powered green laser, but I wanted to test out which colors of balloons would pop with the laser, I was pretty sure that the red ones would (and did) but the pink ones seem to pop sometimes, and the purples ones were also popable. Along with the laser there are some robot projects (Modding an old Nintendo bot) so anyway, here is a video and some of the pictures of my experiment(s) in progress…
Green lasers can pop red balloons or burn holes through red objects. When you shoot a green laser through the air, the green light is absorbed because of its wavelength.

Click here to view video (Quicktime 9MB).