IR Jamming Gun

Date: Around 2004
Age: 10
Working: No
Description: We were having television wars in our home for a few weeks. Everyone wanted to watch something different, so I thought it would be nice to have a laser gun that would jam the TV remote and lock in the channel we were currently watching. It didn't work in the least, although the infrared led did turn on. I had no idea at the time how a TV actually decodes the signals from a remote, so I didn't know that I couldn't just drown out the signal with a bright light. Still, it looks cool, and it might come in handy for Halloween one of these years.