This Dude Has Just Built A Laser Shotgun... In His Bedroom
Star Wars just got a little bit closer as an American builds this working blaster
"Wait a minute, this is the future. Where are all the phaser guns?" questioned Wesley Snipes' character Simon Phoenix in the surprisingly intelligent mid 90's action film Demolition Man.
Well, Simon Phoenix, you'll be excited to know the future is now! Some guy has just built a laser shot gun!
Just let that sink in a second. A laser shot gun...
Presumably after a massive spending spree at Maplin, our friend (of course he's our friend. He's got a laser shot gun, we're not about to piss him off) whacked together a heatsink, eight individual 5W laser beams, and no doubt a load of other gubbins to make this futuristic looking 40 watt blaster.
Now, we're not sure how legit this is. We're far from electronics experts here at Mpora, so we can't attest for whether or not this would actually work. Furthermore, there is the faint whiff of After Effects about the Daft Punk looking video.
That said, it's not impossible that this is real though. The US Navy are reportedly prototyping staggering 30,000W laster guns designed for shooting down drones. If they can make them, we're sure some dude in his bedroom can.
Now, before you all head out to your local electronics specialist and start amassing enough bits to create a real Death Star, remember two things:
1) Despite the chap in this video saying that his gun is legal, the protocol IV of the Geneva Convention bans the use of laser guns.
2) The good people of Alderaan have done nothing to you.