100,000 Volts Of Electricity, 24 Inches In The Air, This DIY Tesla Gun Is AWESOME!
The ultimate Nicola Tesla Dream has been achieved by a self-proclaimed mad scientist by the name of Rob Flickenger. He has managed to create a fully functional steampunk lightning rifle.
Flickenger says that the invention was inspired by the graphic novel The Five Fists of Science where a 19th century inventor Nicola Tesla who fights crimes using his Tesla coils which function exactly the same the DIY Tesla Gun works. So, Flickenger says that the Tesla gun is essentially a hand-held spark gap coil which is powered using an 18 Volt drill battery.
It's potential? Read on!
Flickenger says that the DIY gun has the potential to fire 100,000 Volts of electricity 8 to 24 inches into the air.
That's pretty dangerous stuff......but the mad scientist was quick to reassure that the gun was meant to be more of an art piece than as a weapon.
He also says, "If you hit somebody over the head with it I’m sure it would hurt." Meaning....you shouldn't play around with it and must take precautions before handling it.
Guess when Flickenger first tested out his DIY Tesla gun?
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"When it's running, it makes the whole room smell like a thunderstorm," says the mad scientist.
Flickengers goes by the name of 'Mad Scientist' because of his wide expertise in the field of DIY projects. According to him, the finished Tesla nerf gun took 9 months to make and with the help of everyday cheap objects such as an old TV, old cans and lithium-ion batteries from old appliances to build it up. The total cost estimate of the gun is around $800 (£500).
Learn more about it here!
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