Man Builds Insane 40 Watt Laser Shotgun

styropyroPublished: June 8, 201512,240,806 views
Published: June 8, 2015

Now this is something that you thought that you'd only see in the movies! The future is now and this 22-year-old laser enthusiast named Drake Anthony shows off his latest gadget, a homemade laser shotgun. It's made up of 8 parallel 5W laser beams totaling to 40 watts of power. According to Drake, "The parallel beams are manipulated with lenses, sort of like how a choke modifies the spread of a shotgun blast."

The massive diode array is powered by a huge lithium polymer battery pack (capable up dumping 250A) and the laser array is regulated by a whopping 24 LM317 drivers. It's powerful enough to burn through a ping pong ball!

Who said science is boring? Sure, maybe in school you may have found the sciences boring, but in reality science can be really awesome! After all, if it was not for the sciences, our world would not be what it is today!

Fun fact: Laser is actually an acronym. It stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation! The word laser is derived from that acronym and now has become an everyday word! Who knew?

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