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looks like a chopped off black & decker spotliter!

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these seem like a step backwards from what we have now:

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this is a bit off topic, but is there a term for the effect you see when you shine a laser on a surface? Kinda looks like thousands of tiny dark particles moving about, I don’t know how to describe it, it’s cool tho.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speckle_pattern

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this is a bit off topic, but is there a term for the effect you see when you shine a laser on a surface? Kinda looks like thousands of tiny dark particles moving about, I don’t know how to describe it, it’s cool tho.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speckle_pattern
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this is a bit off topic, but is there a term for the effect you see when you shine a laser on a surface? Kinda looks like thousands of tiny dark particles moving about, I don’t know how to describe it, it’s cool tho.

thanks Snakebite thats it exactly Thumbs Up

I may need a few more IQ points to fully grasp the explanation tho Big Smile

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Interesting tidbit on speckle patterns (interesting if your into firearms accessories), it’s the mechanism used to create the reticle inside an eotech [or any other real] holographic weapons sight.

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Just thinking about this topic.

Hank wanted us to be creative…right?

Here is an idea, a light with a wider variety of types(or spectrum) of light, that worked along with improved/aided human vision (like with Gordi Lafarge’s visor in Star Trek Next Gen)., so that humans could see a wider spectrum (or different types) of light. Sort of the way some night vision already works. Much of the technology already exists.

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Science fiction. What can you come up with? And do you know any mentions in published SF?

“All tools,” said Nessus. He pointed. “These are flashlight-lasers with variable beams. At night one can see great distances with these, for one can narrow the beam indefinitely by turning this ring. Indeed, one must be careful not to burn holes in nearby objects or persons, for the beam can be made perfectly parallel and extremely intense.”

Ringworld; Larry Niven 1970

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^ 1970! Cool

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probably just some weird thing your eye does

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Okay, hank, you want science fiction, I can give you science fiction.

What say you of a torch that illuminates things and immediately scans and identifies the objects or beings it is illuminating and sending the info to display in that trusty personal digital device you’re bound to have (PDA, tablet, smartphone, datacube, whatever you want to call it)? All that with just the emitter, no camera needed.

Speaking of which, it makes me wonder what you’d get if you put a modern LED light inside SCP-914 and set it to Fine or Very Fine.

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I enjoyed reading this thread though.

I used KC Lights on my pickup just to test how it'll go for long drive. I am pleased with its performance. 

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I know its a lack luster flashlight but the fact it was so bad made the game better, the flashlight in Metro was a great tension builder.
You had to keep whipping out a home made charging apparatus to make it work. And we complain about turbo only lasting 30 seconds, image your flashlight going off whilst fighting a mutant in the future in a Russian sewer.
I think the beam looks like a dusty Convoy C8 on an el-cheapo ultra mega fire cell Wink

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Trail Trek wrote:
I know its a lack luster flashlight but the fact it was so bad made the game better, the flashlight in Metro was a great tension builder.
You had to keep whipping out a home made charging apparatus to make it work. And we complain about turbo only lasting 30 seconds, image your flashlight going off whilst fighting a mutant in the future in a Russian sewer.
I think the beam looks like a dusty Convoy C8 on an el-cheapo ultra mega fire cell Wink


At least it’s not as bad as the NVGs’ battery life and the charger is silent Big Smile

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