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(io9)   From the man who brought you the wrist crossbow, the saw blade crossbow, the worlds first functioning laser pistol I give you a functional laser armed Iron Man Power Gauntlet   (io9.com) divider line 34
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2013-01-20 08:27:32 PM  
I could have used one of those today at Target. Some schmuck had their car alarm going off for what seemed like 10 minutes.
 
2013-01-20 08:31:58 PM  
The first laser pistol? Do you even internet, subby?
 
2013-01-20 08:40:57 PM  
Meh. If you pull the laser diode out of a bluray drive, it'll be powerful enough to pop black balloons, too.
 
2013-01-20 08:43:47 PM  

RexTalionis: Meh. If you pull the laser diode out of a bluray drive, it'll be powerful enough to pop black balloons, too.


Also, Iron Man has that tank killer missile, not a laser pointer.
 
2013-01-20 09:27:30 PM  
KnifeWrench!
 
2013-01-20 09:58:03 PM  
I don't get it. When does Iron Man fight balloons?
 
2013-01-20 11:08:59 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2013-01-20 11:29:50 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. When does Iron Man fight balloons?


The dweeb doesn't post schematics, either.

He's just an Adam Savage, making advanced cosplay.

There's a reason real crossbows were big and used bodkin points.
 
2013-01-20 11:30:33 PM  
Black balloons huh...

[thatsracist.gif]
 
2013-01-20 11:40:16 PM  
Aside from the color scheme, that had f*ck-all to do with Iron Man. Still impressive though.

Did it look to anyone else like that popup laser pointer was not under control at all? Looked totally random.
 
2013-01-20 11:40:42 PM  
Cadderly Bonaduce?
 
2013-01-21 12:05:08 AM  
I'll leave my comment to Stephen Fry (NSFW language)
 
2013-01-21 12:09:50 AM  
Pussy.

If it can't burn a hole in an inch thick slab 'o' steel it ain't sh*t.
 
2013-01-21 12:43:21 AM  
Rocket City Rednecks did it already.
 
2013-01-21 12:51:39 AM  
What if you hooked up several blue-ray burner diodes by splicing fiber optic cables together?
 
2013-01-21 12:58:14 AM  
I liked his gauss gun better. While the model he made was not super practical, I can see that kind technology being very useful in punching through body armor and such.
 
2013-01-21 12:58:39 AM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: What if you hooked up several blue-ray burner diodes by splicing fiber optic cables together?


Nothing. Without a power source, you ain't much goin' on.

Now add a battery to the mix and things get interesting.
 
2013-01-21 12:58:57 AM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: What if you hooked up several blue-ray burner diodes by splicing fiber optic cables together?


That'd be some delicate work, wouldn't it?
 
2013-01-21 01:20:14 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Slackers.
 
2013-01-21 01:31:34 AM  

Mega Steve: I liked his gauss gun better. While the model he made was not super practical, I can see that kind technology being very useful in punching through body armor and such.


You can stab through most bullet proof vests. They only work because lead and brass are soft. AP rounds have a steel core which, as the name implies, pierces the armor. With larger shells, like the infamous yet fictional .88 magnum, you can also pierce things with pure kinetic energy.

Or, just look in a book on knights and pick something pointy. A 300lb test crossbow with a bodkin point (think ice pick) would probably do the trick if it's just going through armor on a range. Using one in war would be ill advised.

A gauss gun is really just a big solenoid. You can fire a projectile fairly fast using only magnets, which is really cool. But the size of the capacitor bank you'd need to shoot a big one and the time between shots would make it a very impractical device as a weapon. Railguns need to be mounted on a boat and hooked to a nuclear reactor for similar power reasons.
 
2013-01-21 02:22:13 AM  
So this is vaguely more impressive than taping a couple of glow-sticks to my old Red Ryder...
 
2013-01-21 02:32:14 AM  
Totally useful against this alien menace:

thethunderchild.com

/hot like an overused elevator coil.
 
2013-01-21 05:32:26 AM  
This guy makes cool cosplay stuff, but a link from his channel lead me to a slingshot guy who made a working chainsword that cut through a table and a flail that could dent a melon out of a ruler, a hole punch, and a USB cable.
 
2013-01-21 05:33:21 AM  
 
2013-01-21 06:15:14 AM  

buckler: Totally useful against this alien menace:

[thethunderchild.com image 187x200]

/hot like an overused elevator coil.


Last seen in Benson, AZ

/we know who we are
 
2013-01-21 08:33:02 AM  
stupid
 
2013-01-21 09:16:13 AM  

doglover: Mega Steve: I liked his gauss gun better. While the model he made was not super practical, I can see that kind technology being very useful in punching through body armor and such.

You can stab through most bullet proof vests. They only work because lead and brass are soft. AP rounds have a steel core which, as the name implies, pierces the armor. With larger shells, like the infamous yet fictional .88 magnum, you can also pierce things with pure kinetic energy.

Or, just look in a book on knights and pick something pointy. A 300lb test crossbow with a bodkin point (think ice pick) would probably do the trick if it's just going through armor on a range. Using one in war would be ill advised.

A gauss gun is really just a big solenoid. You can fire a projectile fairly fast using only magnets, which is really cool. But the size of the capacitor bank you'd need to shoot a big one and the time between shots would make it a very impractical device as a weapon. Railguns need to be mounted on a boat and hooked to a nuclear reactor for similar power reasons.


Bulletproof vests aren't useful against knives due to the weave of the Kevlar. The weave of the Kevlar is designed to stop blunt-force/crushing trauma by spreading the force over a larger surface area. Since knives and AP rounds are designed to focus the force in a smaller surface area, it can get through the weave of the Kevlar.
Hence you get a stab-resistant vest, or in the case of AP rounds like rifle rounds, you get a ceramic insert that protects better against piercing trauma. Then again, once you get past 7.62mm rifle rounds and into something like .50 caliber BMG, even a ceramic insert won't do you much good.
 
2013-01-21 09:32:07 AM  
Noooooo! Balooney!

mousejunkies.com

/hot like Vanessa Doofenshmirtz
//can you tell how old my kids are?
 
2013-01-21 01:22:24 PM  

RatMaster999: So this is vaguely more impressive than taping a couple of glow-sticks to my old Red Ryder...


you can still shoot your eye out.
 
2013-01-21 06:21:07 PM  
Call me when it's more powerful...

It is possible to synthesize excited bromide in an argon matrix.
Yes, it's an excimer frozen in its excited state.

Impossible...you say? (paraphrasing)

It's a chemical laser but in solid, not gaseous, form.
Put simply...it's like lasing a stick of dynamite.
As soon as we apply a field, we couple to a state that is radiatively coupled to the ground state.
I figure we can extract at least ten to the twenty-first photons per cubic centimeter which will give one kilojoule per cubic centimeter at 600 nanometers, or, one megajoule per liter.

/...genius
 
2013-01-21 07:42:23 PM  
1. Iron Man doesn't shoot lasers from his gauntlets. He shoots repulsor rays.
2. This same thing was done YEARS ago with Star Trek phaser toys.
3. This is proof that nerds shouldn't have gotten their revenge after all.
 
2013-01-21 08:05:31 PM  

rogue49: Call me when it's more powerful...

It is possible to synthesize excited bromide in an argon matrix.
Yes, it's an excimer frozen in its excited state.

Impossible...you say? (paraphrasing)

It's a chemical laser but in solid, not gaseous, form.
Put simply...it's like lasing a stick of dynamite.
As soon as we apply a field, we couple to a state that is radiatively coupled to the ground state.
I figure we can extract at least ten to the twenty-first photons per cubic centimeter which will give one kilojoule per cubic centimeter at 600 nanometers, or, one megajoule per liter.

/...genius


Only a real genius would get an anal intruder.
 
2013-01-21 08:35:38 PM  

doglover: Chainsword


He's menacing a nun at the end, so I respect his weaponry.
 
2013-01-22 01:37:07 PM  

ZeroCorpse: 1. Iron Man doesn't shoot lasers from his gauntlets. He shoots repulsor rays.


actually...

comicbook.com
 
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