Why are people so dumb to think a colored led is a laser? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img], The same that are always asking if that red, blue, green or whatever color led of the day may be, will harm their eyes?
I was leaving my kids at school the other day and there was a lady(Teacher) talking with the principal about the "really bad" kid that brought a "nasty blue laser" to school.
Blue laser?...this might be interesting, I tought, Looking at the weapon of terror, it turned out to be a piece of a write in the dark pen with a very dim blue led. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]
I waited a bit after leaving the kids to say hi to the principal and tell about the blue led she had confiscated.
Led? It's a laser! she said, we talked several minutes about the difference of leds and lasers, and being a flashaholic the end point was me getting a real red laser out and a red led and shinning them at a wall. After the demo it was pretty clear to her about the difference, and the "poor bad kid" with the nasty blue laser didn't get suspended over it.
Maybe it was my good action for the day.