Die Another Day Gadgets
After Jinx is captured – and as Bond is sometimes captured you can be assured that all non-Bond agents will be captured at some stage of the film – the audience gets to marvel at another 40 year homage, this time to one of the most popular James Bond devices of all time.
It is not James Bond that is scheduled to have his privates burned through by an industrial laser – this time it’s the NSA lady. And the laser is scheduled zip through her head – until 007 comes to the rescue of course.
And it’s not a mundane rescue, it’s in a dancing laser cage – where accidentally turned back on, the laser arms fire all over the place until eventually the henchman has a hole burned through him.
There are many types of commercially used laser cutting machines around now. You can have your eyes lasered, your tattoos lasered, but we couldn't find any lasers that dealt with your private parts, or for that matter, for burning big holes through the doors at Fort Knox (see Goldfinger).
Laser Cutters are growing in popularity with technical departments of schools, colleges and universities.
It makes sense - Computer controlled laser cutters or engravers are safer than more traditional sharp edge cutting instruments such as knives, hacksaws and drills. The risk of several school 20 students using craft knives is overcome as the sharp bit is enclosed in a box where it remains harmless.
Laser Cutters can cut and engrave a wide range of material including acrylic, wood, textiles, card and engraving laminate, so the range of projects that can be tackled is extensive.
The majority of the machines are available in standard bed sizes from A3 to A1. Apart from odour extraction and power, the costs are materials and the laser cutter itself, which start at around a £1,000 and go up to tens of thousands.
Below are some examples of the sorts of things that can be made by kids in Junior Schools. The scope is great for the education profession and keeping the children engaged and interested is relatively easy.
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