VIDEO: This guy made a laser shotgun and it’s awesome

Drake Anthony studies chemistry, physics and mathematics at Southern Illinois University and, in his spare time, he makes lasers.

VIDEO: This guy made a laser shotgun and it’s awesome

No big deal.

His latest creation is a huge 40W laser shotgun, capable of bursting balloons, igniting wood and incinerating ping pong balls.

It also looks incredibly cool.

As Drake says himself, the gun is pretty dangerous.

"The output of this laser is complete insanity, and is made up of 8 parallel 5W laser beams totaling to 40W. The parallel beams are manipulated with lenses, sort of like how a choke modifies the spread of a shotgun blast."

"This is definitely the craziest thing I have ever built, but I hope to beat this invention with something even crazier before too long."

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