YouTube user “styropyro” is one smart kid.
His channel is full of videos of homemade contraptions that blur the line between science-fiction and reality, but his latest offering might just be his coolest yet.
The DIY tech-genius rigged “8 parallel 5-watt laser beams,” to build his very own “Laser Shotgun.” This pocket death-ray uses lenses to manipulate the beam, “sort of like how a choke modifies the spread of a shotgun blast,” and while it’s certainly not “Death Star” quality, it’s more than a match for balloons and other pieces of scrap.
Keep in mind, the output on this bad boy is only 40 watts. Imagine the damage Lockheed’s 30-kilowatt ATHENA laser could do. (RELATED: WATCH Lockheed’s Laser Blast A Hole In A Truck From A Mile Away)
[h/t: Bro Bible]