Want to cause some trouble at work? Sure, you could launch a couple of rubber bands over the cubicle walls at your office-mates, or you could bring out the big guns. And by that, I mean mow them down with this awesome rubber band Gatling gun.
One of the finalists in the 2010 James Dyson Awards, the Longreach Buoyancy System by Samuel Adeloju makes being a lifeguard a hundred times cooler. It’s essentially a bazooka that shoots an expanding buoyancy device. Of course there’s also the life-saving aspect – using Longreach, a (skilled) user can launch a buoyancy device to a distance of almost 500 ft.
I always thought those flicks with Antonio Banderas where his guitar case is actually a gun were pretty cool. The police recently seized the weapon that Banderas should have had from a man in Sweden. The local police in Luleå, a little town in Northern Sweden, raided the home of a man and found number of illegal weapons after receiving an anonymous tip.
If you live in an area where people hunt during different times of the year, you know how hard it can be to tell which direction a gunshot comes from. If you are outside for a walk and hear a gunshot it might be nothing more than a curiosity for you and knowing where it came from isn’t that big of a deal.
I am a big fan of lasers and laser guns. Sure, they are mostly the stuff of science fiction, but the military is making some great advances in using lasers on the battlefield today. I want something a bit more portable than a laser that needs an entire jet to carry though, and a geek named Patrick Priebe has made it.
I’ll tell you LEGO gun replicas are awesome on their own, but when you combine that with the fact that these awesome gun replicas actually shoot I get all tingly inside.
These guns don’t shoot real bullets mind you, they shoot rubber bands.
I still remember the first time that I went to play paintball. For some, playing with the paintball guns was just too much and they went kind of nutty. I especially liked the paintball grenades. Now, it looks like paintballers will have another option: the paintball robot.
Sometimes there are gadgets that turn up that we look at and collectively and wonder WTF the designer was thinking. This is one such gadget – a golf ball launcher for your rifle. The accessory is cheap enough at about $20 and it attaches to the barrel of your M16, M4, or AR-15.
This motorized LEGO tank was created by Martijn Hellemans (aka “Dino_Martino”). He hasn’t posted any videos of the thing yet, but this bad-ass build is supposed to be able to fire LEGO bricks at all of your enemies, and even includes laser targeting!
That sounds pretty sophisticated.
All I’m going to say here is “do not try this at home”…
The guys at J&M Special Effects put together a set of DIY flamethrowers that are mounted on his gloves, firing intense, scalding flames from the palms of his hands.
My aunt once dated a nutbag that collected all sorts of weapons from a Howitzer to a fully automatic assault rifle. I got to fire that assault rifle once, and the volume of noise coupled with the recoil from the thing made it impossible to tell how many rounds came out each time I pulled the trigger.
Sharks with friggin’ laser beams it ain’t, but the Navy is proudly boasting that its laser program for a laser defense system mounted on it ships is ahead of schedule. The Navy is hard at work on its shipboard laser system that will be used for several things including the ability to swat enemy missiles out of the sky before they can strike.
Now, it’s been more than 20 years since Aliens hit the big screen, but that doesn’t make this movie-accurate prop Pulse Rifle any less awesome.
The guys over at ThinkGeek got their hands on these limited edition replica guns which are completely faithful to the weapons wielded in James Cameron’s classic sci-fi actioner.