Inventor Drake Anthony, who goes by styropyro, created this 40 watt laser gun. “‘Dangerous’ is an understatement for this,” he tells viewers as he casually activates the blinding lasers. “There’s no, no good reason for anybody to own something this powerful. But, because it wasn’t illegal for me to build, I decided to build it anyway.”
The 40 watt gun is comprised of a blue laser diode array that shoots eight parallel five watt beams. It’s strapped to a massive passive heatsink, is powered by a lithium polymer (LiPo) battery pack and is regulated by 24 LM317 drivers.
As styropyro points out, dangerous is an understatement. Watch as he ignites all sorts of objects with ease. Very cool!