Homemade. Laser. Shotgun. [Video]

laser shotgun

These are three words that should never appear together. Yet here we are thanks to YouTuber styropyro. He writes:

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.

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.

See what it can do in the video after the break…

(via Gizmodo)


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