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DIY Tesla Rifle Is a High Voltage Mad Scientist’s Dream

Have your dreams of becoming a Tesla Trooper been thwarted by lack of a good Tesla rifle? Fear not, you can follow in this mad scientist’s foot steps to build your own.


Courtesy of Rob Flickenger, we find this polished Tesla rifle. Rob’s project guide covers every aspect of the construction including casting the body of the rifle and crafting the innards. Hit up the link below for the full run down or check out the video to see it action.

The Tesla Gun [via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/18/12

Comments (7)

  1. UltimatePSV

    I bet this would impress my Physics teacher into giving me an A. And if not– *ZAP*

  2. Dark Reality

    Forget that, give me the “I win button” from Fallout 3. Also known as the Tesla Cannon.

    Observe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNYtKzKY0Q (Not my video, just searched and found it.)

  3. ben running bear

    I WANT ONE!!!

  4. Ushindi

    Will that stop a velociraptor? If not, I have no use for one.

  5. LadyFitzgerald

    Totally useless yet…totally cool.

  6. ProstheticHead

    @LadyFitzgerald. +1, too cool. And hi, it’s been a long time. :)

  7. herb4t

    Probably the people posting before still believe Thomas Alba Edison was the greatest scientist of all times. Totally misinformed. Nicolai Tesla was. Edison was jealous of him, for he lacked Tesla superior intellect.

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