Introduction: Battle Worn Plasma Rifle

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This is a project i have been working on for a while, ive always wanted a cool sci-fi gun, so i have decided to make one! The main bit is made from an old toner cartridge from work, my colleague pulled it out of the digital press and said 'woah plasma rifle, pop, pop!' and that was it, i knew it had to be made, basically i stuck various bits of crap on it, then spray painted it, there is a basic metal frame under there, but its hard to describe, this really was a make it up as u go project!

Anyhow, let me kno what you think, ive looked at it so much now that i cant tell if its good or not anymore!


thatinventor1 (author)2010-07-13

looks like ronon's gun from STARGATE ATLANTIS

batman96 (author)thatinventor12012-03-20

It looks NOTHING like Ronon's gun!

teslasrule (author)2012-02-15

Sweet what gave you the idea.

sonofstone (author)2011-05-05

dude, nice, kinda sad that you did'nt make an 'ible from it, but it's really nice

odivalq (author)2011-01-08

How I wished that my "make it up as u go" projects looked that nice... =P

teddy1998 (author)2010-06-16

well, this isn't halo but its ok. heres an idea that would work here but not on the halo version: hollow out the barrel if it isn't already, assemble a small gauss rifle barrel inside, then attach a spring into the displacer and TA DA! you have a gauss gun that could potentially backfire and hit you! ps if u didnt know a gauss rifle is a miniaturized MAC gun pps MAC = magnetic accelerator cannon

Apple_4_life (author)2010-03-31

 wow wow wee waa! thats awesome! to bad it can't shoot :(

randomgerbil (author)2009-08-20

You coul build a simular looking rifle that could use aluminum foil and a fair bit of voltage to generate plsma, that would rock, coil gun would also work

Nevermind (author)2008-11-14

Does it shoot?

gmjhowe (author)Nevermind2008-11-15

I hope thats your attempt at humour! :D

Nevermind (author)gmjhowe2008-11-15

I was serious.

NetReaper (author)Nevermind2009-08-02

could be made into a coil gun

ItsTheHobbs (author)2008-07-08

Oh my god, I love all your work, it's all so cool.

gmjhowe (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-07-08

thanks again!

ItsTheHobbs (author)gmjhowe2008-07-08

Yeah, *twitch*.......*twitch*...must make more nice comments...more nice comments........

thegreatnerd (author)2008-06-27

Wowee we wow. I'm impressed.

SuperCoPilot (author)2008-06-13

dude that is awesome

gmjhowe (author)SuperCoPilot2008-06-13

thanks, check out my other ibles, if you like this, you will like my handgun!

Dominion-Network (author)2008-05-08

What parts did you use? like what toner cart was it etc? I'm interested in making a BB Gun version as I have a lot of electric air soft parts laying around and a lot of free time as well

gmjhowe (author)Dominion-Network2008-05-08

hey! The main section (the barrel) is the part made from the toner cartridge. I then used a metal bar ontop to form the handle, The actual handle is made from cardboard and an old lynx shower gel bottle. everything ontop of that is quite specific, and really is just for decoration! Luckly for you, i do have replicas of most the main parts laying around. i will pop then together into a quick instructable for you if you like?

Dominion-Network (author)gmjhowe2008-05-09

That would be awesome, still wondering what printer the toner came from...

gmjhowe (author)Dominion-Network2008-05-09

it was from an Oki 4 colour digital press. Expensive machine! We have loads, so if needed i can send you one for free, providing your in the uk!

Dominion-Network (author)gmjhowe2008-05-09

yeah i live in the UK, and I can spare some cash for the effort :)

gmjhowe (author)Dominion-Network2008-05-10

ok! i will make the instructable, and if you like it, i can send you most of the main parts!

Dominion-Network (author)gmjhowe2008-05-10

That would be awesome _

trojanmccoy (author)gmjhowe2008-05-29

Impressive stuff man, you've def got a talent for futuristic weaponry. Dunno if you've mentioned it but am I right in saying that those are wing panel things from a star wars "Virago" kit at the back? Resourcefulness abounds!

instruct08 (author)2008-04-12

Do you got a video

gmjhowe (author)instruct082008-04-13

im working on a wall stand for it, so mite slip a video into that one!

jakee117 (author)2008-03-28

cool!!! if you do totaly post an instructable!!!! be like a custom airsoft gun or something!!!! blow your friends away! with a plasma rifle lol

gmjhowe (author)jakee1172008-03-28

Yes, you understand perfectly - ive been wanting to make a true bb shotgun (as in fires an actual shot, rather than just 3) for a while, would fit perfectly with a plasma rifle!

jakee117 (author)2008-03-26

put a cap gun in it some how and see if you can post an instructable!

gmjhowe (author)jakee1172008-03-28

Well, this was one those projects that ive been working on for about a year, so didnt have any photos for most of the construction. Altho it would be cool if it could fire, i constructed this for its aesthetics. Im planning a sidearm, which i think it will construct a bb gun inside for.

knexismathing (author)2008-03-01

does it actualy do anything, e.g. fire?

gmjhowe (author)knexismathing2008-03-04

i was going to rig something up inside, but the i didnt like the idea of trying to clean out all the toner in the cartridge, it can make an awful mess. I was going to try and make some kind of glowing nuclear core, but have decided to build that idea into another gun.

thebboy (author)2008-02-25

sweet, does it work?

gmjhowe (author)thebboy2008-02-26

if it did do you think you would be allowed to kno it exists? i intend to photoshop some images involving plasma blasts etc, but i figured i would wait till i have finished my time machine, so i can make a bit of a story line!

thebboy (author)gmjhowe2008-02-26

oh of course.

Patrik (author)2008-02-25

Looks great - nice job!

gmjhowe (author)Patrik2008-02-26


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