You'd think that a lethal weapon that shoots bolts of electricity would be impossible to make without advanced facilities and the like, but we are now looking at the irrefutable proof that that's not the case. At all.
The Tesla gun is something whose purpose pretty much everyone can guess at. It's been part of strategy and shooter games for decades after all. More than that, it's actually a real weapon.
And now, it's a weapon that you can build yourself, just like DIY expert Flickenger did
. Sure, he got help from a bunch of hacker collectives, and he had to learn porcelain and metal casting the hard way, but he still built it.
Powered by nothing but an 18V drill battery, the Tesla Gun fires 100,000 volts of electricity in lightning bursts that can reach across 8 to 24 inches (20 to 61 cm).
For those curious, the Tesla Gun's main parts are a nerf gun cast in aluminum, a custom porcelain high-voltage switch, some coils and an aluminum toroid.
Ah yes, we're definitely worried about the implications of this. If some random dude can build something like this, who knows what other people will do? At least it's not something easy to sneak past airport security, although we've seen stranger things.