Introduction: A 3D Printable AEP7 Laser Pistol (Fallout)

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A fully 3D printable version of the AEP7 Laser Pistol from fallout 3 and New Vegas. It can be printed in around 30 hours and requires 1kg of material. It requires a lot of support and is challenging to print, but the pay-off is most certainly worth it.

All the files to build it can be found at my thingiverse page

It was painted using acrylic paint and weathered with a small paintbrush and black paint. The yellow tube is a piece of coax cable that I painted with yellow paint. All the decals are printed on ordinary paper, glued to the model, then weathered.

It has a working laser diode (else it wouldn't really be a laser pistol). It has a working trigger, functioning energy cells (in the form of 3 AA batteries) that can be reloaded and a potentiometer connected to the knob on the back.


rainingfiction (author)2017-04-02


Wolfgang B (author)2015-11-17

Could you post a circuit diagram and the specific laser diode you used? Also would you be ok with me making and selling a modified version of these with kickback and sound fx?

dragonator (author)Wolfgang B2015-11-20

No circuit diagram available, sorry. It is no more than a laser, a battery and a switch. If you want to make and sell them that is fine. Just abide by the rules of creative commons.

Wolfgang B (author)dragonator2015-11-26

Ok thanks im guessing it wont be that hard to find a nice vissible diode.

Psiborg (author)Wolfgang B2017-03-28

make sure that you don't get sued by Bethesda :D

Wolfgang B (author)2016-09-07

Is this printed in ABS or PLA?

dragonator (author)Wolfgang B2016-09-13

I mostly print in PLA

Echo0 (author)2015-11-16

I am trying to figure out the circutry for it. could anyone do a tutorial with the wiring?

Tw010f (author)2015-08-06

So what are the dimensions for the biggest piece? Looking at 3d printers and don't want to get one too small.

chris25b (author)Tw010f2015-09-18

was able to print all the bits on Printrbot simple metal with a build area of 150x150x150

BaronVonGlory (author)2015-07-10

Very nice job! I have already started printing! Thanks for the files, and for the design!

The mid front piece of the main body has finished and the front main piece should be completed in a few hours
I will try to post some pics of my build as well.

anoseworthy1 (author)2015-06-29

Have you ever thought about putting the models up on shapeway so those that dont have the money for a 3d printer can buy the parts and build it themselves? I'd be willing to pay for the parts so i can build it myself personally, depending on how much it would cost. My email is if you'd want to discuss that. I'd really like to make one myself but i dont have the money for a 3D printer.

dragonator (author)anoseworthy12015-07-07

For the cost of printing this at shapeways, you can buy a decent 3D printer. The design is not optimized for SLS printing (the cheapest technique at shapeways) and all walls are way too thick for that. You can try 3Dhubs, or look for a local fablab or hackerspace. There are more 3D printers around you than you think.

ConnorS3 (author)2014-12-12

If someone out there is selling one just like this, Fully assembled, And painted if you can, I will buy it off of you. Contact me via email,

benjamyn.lyall (author)2014-11-12

can anyone explain the cruitry to me so i can do it for my self pleace ??

zwilson5 made it! (author)2014-04-30

One of the best props I've ever made. Thanks for the design

iFirefly (author)2013-08-14

Excellent! I am now playing through Fallout: New Vegas GOTY Edition. I want to see you make one of the plasma rifles, like the Q-35 Matter Modulator - which is also a great-sounding name for a 3D printer, too!

I loved your Pip-Boy 3000. Have you (or anyone you know of) has programmed anything in Android to replicate the Pip-Boy 3000? Is it time to invent the PB-4000?

dragonator (author)iFirefly2013-08-14

I have no apps for making your smartphone look like a pip-boy, I just used a picture.

Sadly there are two reasons why I don't want to do rifles (at least any time soon).
1. I have a new job and am busy getting adjusted.
2. Rifles are too large to 3D print. It would take kilos of material and 50-80 hours of printing time.

iFirefly (author)dragonator2013-10-07

I saw a tall, triangular "Delta" 3D printer on Kickstarter (The Kossel Clear) that appears to print a lot faster than the standard cube-type XYZ printers and it should be a scalable design that allows for a tall machine that a full rifle stock could be made in. Alternatively, the design could incorporate multiple sections that could fit together in a modular approach, or when replicating one-piece stocks, glue the sections together (duh).

Reko222 (author)iFirefly2013-09-04

There was a theme on the Google Play store, but it costs money. Here, dropping link:

iFirefly (author)Reko2222013-10-07

Hey it looked OK, but I don't think that loud buzzing sound when switching between screens is very attractive - but you found it and I appreciate it!

Edgar (author)2013-08-16

Great Guns of Laser!
Went to my blog, along with a shameless plug for my Laser Ray-Gun:

imrobot (author)2013-08-15

Hey, where'd you learn how to do such great weathering? Do you know of any tutorials?

Claydiz (author)2013-08-15

instructables+3Dprinting+Fallout= my universe just exploded!

TheGeekFather (author)2013-08-14

Finally someone has done this. Great job on that.

obviousgenius (author)2013-08-13

I would put a warning sign in my yard saying that I'll shoot at your eyeballs and damage your eyes. I would also warn intruders of my air powered bb gun that could pierce the skin and cause a nasty infection.

simssity (author)2013-08-13

I would buy it

SMOKINACE99 (author)2013-08-12!

adrian1234 (author)2013-08-11

Being a fan of the fallout series I've gotta say that's pretty damn cool

ynze (author)2013-08-10

Y. de Haas? Don't tell me your first name is Ynze...

dragonator (author)ynze2013-08-11

No it isn't

ynze (author)dragonator2013-08-11


efournier (author)2013-08-10

That's awesome. I LOVE Fallout 3. Though, I never use laser or plasma weapons.

cowstick (author)2013-08-10

Pew pew pew

M3G (author)2013-08-09

This is amazing.

jessyratfink (author)2013-08-09

Yep, I agree with the other folks - that it actually shoots LASERS makes it wonderful. The paint job looks perfect too!

Brinith (author)2013-08-09

Nice to see an actually working prop. Good working the painting too

oldmicah (author)Brinith2013-08-09

I was thinking the same thing. I love props, but the working ones are awesome! Very nice work!

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