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Lasers could replace spark plugs in car engines.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by myname150, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    myname150

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    VanillaGorilla

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    Yeah, heard about that a while ago. Pretty neat stuff.
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    I want a laser engine :(
     
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    Great, another $1600 repair bill, available only at the dealership, just because you needed a tuneup.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    This sounds very interesting in theory indeed, however, as a guy who has been working with lasers for the past 20 years this will never come to fruition in my life time. Lasers are by far the most finicky apparatus on the planet, especially YAG lasers, they never stay aligned. They still have to pump the laser with a high voltage Q-switch, there are optics to keep clean, this is a logistical nightmare. I cannot imagine the cost of service or replacement. The YAG lasers i work with are in the realm of $16-$35K cost, now i am certain that theirs are little small pump cavities, however you still have a rod and a flash lamp and a ton of sensitive support circuitry. You have to keep the laser flash lamp cool, or the life time of the device is down the drain in a matter of days if not hours. All my YAG lasers are water cooled, so these people have go a massive hurdle to overcome.
    It would really be something if they could figure out how to install the system in the existing cars, instead of just new cars.

    [​IMG]
    Looks really cool i can tell you that!!

    Would be cool to see before i die though, especially as big as a geek i am!!! :D

    S
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    You work with lasers?!?! thats awesome, what do you do with them?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    I really really really really really really hope he puts them on sharks' heads.

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  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Agreed :D Muwahahahahaha
     
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    I can only imagine the malfunction of a laser ingniter........



    Owner: "not sure what happened....the engine started missing, then the laser began to fire randomly, burning thru the block, a cross member, and a school bus....."'

    Tech: "Thats OK sir......I belive there is a TSB for that...."
     
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    More like "Cannot reproduce the problem"
     
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    I'd like some FRICKEN LASER BEAMS attached to my truck!
     
  16. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    ummm yeah
    i can see this happening for real.....like for real yo
     
  17. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    it would be a matter of time until they come out with the BS "PLATINUM" lasers, or the "E-MC Multi beam" laser for "MORE POWWWA!
     
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    Lasers sound real crispy, yo!
     
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