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- Man builds Tesla gun that can shoot 20,000 Volts of electricity (Tecca, May 15, 2012):

Add this to the increasing number of unusual weapons straight out of a sci-fi movie: A repurposed Nerf gun equipped with a Tesla coil that can shoot up to 20,000 volts of electricity. This electrifying gun created by Rob Flickenger was inspired by the fictional Tesla gun from the steampunk graphic novel The Five Fists of Science. It may not make as much fashion statement as this crazy-looking Tesla coil hat, but it sure looks dangerous.

Flickenger used an old iron-cast Nerf gun for the weapon’s body and a 3D printed porcelain case to house both the Tesla coil and a high-voltage switch. To make this weapon work, all you need to do is pull the trigger like you would with any other gun. But since this is a Tesla coil-powered weapon, expect to see lightning instead of bullets. Check out the video below to see the lightning gun in action.

[Image credit: Rob Flickenger]

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This article was written by Mariella Moon and originally appeared on Tecca

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