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Patrick Priebe

  1. You Had Us At Laser Gatling Gun [Video]

    A machine gun that shoots lasers? It's all I've ever wanted, but now that it's real...I just don't know what to do. It's so beautiful, you guys!

    It's official -- German laser aficionado Patrick Priebe has all the best toys. We've brought you looks at Priebe's work before, including a working replica of the Dead Space plasma cutter, but his newest project really takes the cake, because seriously, all I've ever wanted out of life is a gatling gun that shoots high-energy lasers. Which means all I have to do to make my life complete is go and steal Priebe's.

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  2. This Replica of the Dead Space Plasma Cutter Will Burn Its Way Into Your Heart, Or Nightmares

    Replicas of video game weapons are fun, but you can only get so much enjoyment out of waving a toy laser around and shouting, "Pew! Pew!" Sometimes you want to step your game up, and that's exactly what Patrick Priebe has done. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that show Dead Space Plasma Cutter replicas, but Priebe's actually fires lasers -- and it burns stuff.

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  3. A DIY Wrist-Mounted Crossbow is What Everyone Needs

    It's a simple statement of fact: There cannot be too many do-it-yourself, hand-mounted weapons. I am apparently not the only one who is aware of this, because Patrick Priebe, who is a little more handy with mechanisms (and hands, I guess) has made this wonderful, functioning, wrist-mounted crossbow. According to Patrick, all the wrist-bow's parts are homemade, but that hasn't stopped it from being crazy-awesome.

    The wrist-bow has a laser sight, powered by two AA batteries located inside the palm along with the laser sight trigger, and fires bolts made from carbon fiber tubing that have brass and steel tips. I don't know exactly how powerful the thing is, but it can pop balloons and penetrate soda cans, so that's something. After all, you hopefully aren't likely to do much else with this. Still, it seems pretty cool, totally a thing Ezio Auditore da Firenze would have probably liked to get his hands on, although I think his standard crossbow had a little more stopping power.

    Check out a video after the jump.

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  4. Guy Builds Powerful Iron Man Style Palm Mounted Laser

    German lab technician Patrick Priebe is a pretty big Iron Man fan, and eschewing years of public service announcements' advice, decided to try it at home. Priebe built a 1000 mW laser using a 445 nm laser diode and strapped it onto his palm, and as Hack A Day points out, Priebe's palm laser is as powerful as the Spyder Arctic 3, pretty much the laser one looks to for ridiculously powerful portable lasers.

    Not many details are known about Priebe's laser, other than it was constructed out of a 2 mm thick sheet of brass, which acts as a large heat sink, but also fits comfortably on his hand. Due to the large surface area, Priebe can run the laser for about three minutes straight before he needs to shut it off so it can cool down. Priebe has gone through a few builds of the laser, so check out a video of the most recent build in action after the break.

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  5. DIY Pulse Laser Gun

    Not only does Patrick Priebe's DIY pulse laser gun look the part, but it gets the job done: Powered by four lithium ion cells, it can shoot small holes through balloons, plastic, thin metal, and Styrofoam. A four-second charge of its capacitors allows a one megawatt blast of 1064nm infrared light. Patrick is currently taking orders to build suchlike guns for other people, but considering that this gun took 70 hours to make and has stirred up a lot of interest on the Internet, it may be a long while before you get yours. (via TDW Geeks)

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