A Central Illinois man has built something close to a "real- life" light saber. College sophomore Drake Anthony says he strengthened the laser chip from a T.V. projector.
The beam is so powerful it can burn through paper and wood. It's about 600 times more powerful than a regular laser pointer.
While he won't sell any of them, Anthony said building lasers is a hobby he's had since he was 10-years-old.
After failing his first few times, he was able to build a burning laser from a DVD burner.
Anthony's videos have been getting a lot of attention lately, with more than 1.5-million views on YouTube.