Intergalactic communicator, aka the beacon

Camp at the other end of the universe

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  • Summary

    A high power laser to communicate across the universe. Secondarily, but not unimportantly, a beacon for lost borderlings.

    Full description of yer concept

    Camp at the end of the universe has not heard from their sister camp (Camp at the other end of the universe), for a very long time and wishes to restore communications. All other means of communication seem to have failed, but as our last resort we are building an extremely powerful laser array to reach across the universe.

    What color laser? Blue of course! Everyone knows that blue photons are the fastest!

    This noble mission will have some side effects to the rest of Borderland, most notably the beam will likely be visible from the entire Borderland, perhaps even beyond (depending on weather). If you are lost, this may be your salvation.

    Disaster plan:
    Let's be clear: This laser is dangerous. It is about 5000 times more powerful than the legal limit for laser pointers, so fairly rigorous safety measures need to be taken. The plan is to securely mount it at the top of the psychonautic chill dome, well out of reach from everyone and have an operator ready with an E-stop button in case anything unexpected happens or any air traffic approaches the beam.

    Image credits:
    Ratha Grimes, 3ric Johanson, Amal Graafstra

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    No moop, only photons! In the event of any discrepancies from that plan: See Psychonautic chilldome

    Budget
    Description Amount (DKK)
    Terminal for sending messages across the universe 1200
    E-stop button 300
    Hardware for mounting laser to the dome 1000
    Laser power supply, cooling and cables 1000
    Greasing bureaucrats (i.e. getting permit for laser) - cost estimation based on Swedish regulations 1500
    How can other Borderlings co-create with you?

    Know your way around Danish laser safety regulations or have any other ideas for this dream? Please let me know on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/erikgab).

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    What is this?

    Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.

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    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Yes, approximately 200 W. One would think communication across the universe would require more. Perhaps a miscalculation - we're not entirely sure...

    • Will there be light? Yes! Beautiful, coherent, collimated blue light.

    • What is your audio footprint? Fan noise only - not much

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