The Tesla Gun is a Replica from a Graphic Novel

By: Sarah Moore - Published: May 18, 2012 • References: hackerfriendly & gizmag
For fans of the graphic novel ‘The Five Fists of Science,’ or anyone who enjoys insanely high-powered DIY weaponry that harnesses one of nature’s most intense energy sources, the Tesla Gun will be right up their alley.

Created by Rob Flickenger, this battery-operated creation uses a Tesla coil and aluminum to exude its approximately 2,000 amperes of electric current to create some fairly impressive sparks and quite a loud bang.

While the device does pack a serious punch of electricity, its creator says it's more of a sculpture than an actual weapon and is more likely to harm the person who creates it than anyone else. The gun was constructed as a nod to technology of the past, in true steampunk style, and creates some pretty cool light effects, if nothing else.  Stats for Steampunk-Inspired Lightning Rifles Trending: Older & Chilly
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