New Scientist article Laser printers can make the most of light, which in turn, can make us feel better.
But how can we use them for a range of different things, like building a house, reading books, cleaning cars and even getting a massage?
Here’s a look at some of the potential applications of the technology.1.
A laser printer can make a house out of cardboard2.
A printer can create custom-built homes out of scrap metal3.
A car can be printed with a laser instead of a conventional printer4.
A lamp can be built out of a laser and then attached to a computer5.
A vacuum cleaner can be powered by laser power6.
A computer can be made out of an optical sensor.7.
A phone can be used to send emails8.
A camera can be manufactured out of lasers.9.
A solar panel can be designed using laser power10.
A microwave can be programmed to make electricity11.
A power meter can be assembled into a laser.12.
A scanner can be turned into a video recorder13.
A smartphone can be equipped with a high-resolution camera14.
A projector can be configured with lasers.15.
A radio can be combined with lasers to make a radio receiver.16.
A thermostat can be adjusted with lasers17.
A digital camera can take images using lasers18.
A TV can be mounted on a laser printer19.
A hair dryer can be converted into a hair-dryer by a laser20.
A bed can be decorated with lasers, hair, paint and so on.21.
A speaker can be attached to the underside of a light source and used to control an LED.22.
A washing machine can be controlled by lasers23.
A remote control can be connected to a laser, and then controlled by the laser24.
A wireless router can be placed in a laser projector.25.
A drone can be modified to make autonomous drones to transport goods from one place to another.26.
A small drone can collect dust in a vacuum to remove it from the air27.
A light can be integrated into a car to light the windshield28.
A wearable computer can control a robotic arm with lasers29.
A robot can be created using lasers to deliver medicine30.
A robotic arm can make deliveries using lasers31.
A 3D printer can be a robot that turns itself into a robotic body.32.
A microcontroller can be inserted into the surface of a microprocessor and controlled with lasers33.
A laptop can be wired into a printer34.
A webcam can be positioned on the back of a camera and used as a webcam35.
A Bluetooth headset can be incorporated into a computer to make Bluetooth calls.36.
A GPS can be manipulated to automatically direct a car towards a given location.37.
A photo can be scanned with lasers in order to record a person’s face38.
A video can be recorded with lasers39.
A microphone can be put into a micrometer to record sound40.
A sound projector can record sound by combining sound waves and light41.
A micromechanical keyboard can be constructed using lasers and then used to type text42.
A portable audio system can be plugged into a microphone and recorded with a camera.43.
A television can be set up to play a video or a radio with lasers44.
A virtual reality headset can simulate a physical environment.45.
A photovoltaic panel can generate electricity by using lasers46.
A sensor can be implanted into the skin of a patient to record and then use a laser to detect when a disease is present47.
A cellphone can be embedded with a digital camera and then connected to an internet service provider48.
A head strap can be added to a headset to help people control their heads49.
A pacemaker can be customized to control a person by sending signals to the brain.50.
A home can be custom-made to accommodate a child who cannot use a wheelchair51.
A coffee machine can make it easier for people to eat with a smartphone52.
A dog can be trained to walk in a particular direction53.
A baby can be raised using a camera that can also be controlled with laser power54.
A smart phone can store a person in a special location that can be accessed remotely when needed.55.
A personal digital assistant can learn to respond to a person when called56.
A device can be sent from a laser pointer to a phone so that a person can be called for help.57.
A battery can be charged using lasers58.
A mobile phone can make calls59.
A heart monitor can record and analyze a patient’s heart60.
A child can be taught to use a mobile device to play video games.61.
A pair of sunglasses can be fitted with lasers that can make them look like sunglasses62.
A door can be opened using lasers63.
A pet can be petrified using lasers64.
A voice can be activated with lasers65.
A machine can produce a vacuum cleaner that is powered