MacGyver Season 2 Episode 6 Science Notes: Jet Engine + Pickup Truck
DVD Burner Laser
Warning: don’t mess with lasers. You might think everything is fine, but later you start seeing spots. It’s possible that your eye doesn’t respond fast enough to intense laser beams leading to eye damage. So don’t do anything stupid with lasers.
That being said, it is indeed true that a DVD burner has a nice laser in it. Here is a nice video showing how that works.