Introduction: Cardboard Laser Pistol ~ Fallout 3 Inspired

Laser gun I built inspired form Fallout 3 after staying up all night with my friend. Made in about 3 days with cardboard, hot glue, plaster, and junk. Best paintjob so far.

Enjoy :D


qwertyasdfqwert (author)2016-02-22


FPHD (author)2013-06-17

looks more like the laser detonator from the Fallout New Vegas DLC Lonesome Road

dofo nofo (author)2011-02-05

Look at a pictur ofe it.much difrent.

Kaiven (author)dofo nofo2011-02-06

Um yeah, I know. It's inspired by Fallout 3, not a replica.

spark2FLAME (author)2010-12-06

Very well done! With the release of New Vegas, a group of friends and I have all gotten obsessed with Fallout. For Christmas, I am making each of them something from the game. Some of this may include Fallout 3 Food, a Pipboy, and now...this! While it isn't something directly from Fallout, you sure did a good job of making it something that could possibly be seen in the game. I also very much enjoy some of your other creations on Instructables. 4.5* and subscribed!

Kaiven (author)spark2FLAME2010-12-08

Thanks, though there will be much to improve upon ;)
I went from a hardcore Fallout 3 player to a die hard New Vegas addict.
I hope to make something better in the future from New Vegas... not sure when... maybe this Christmas! (depends)

spark2FLAME (author)Kaiven2010-12-09

Haha, I'm with you on the New Vegas addict part :) I am currently working on a pip-boy and seeing that there is not a single instructable on it so far, I would love to see what you could whip up.

Kaiven (author)spark2FLAME2010-12-09

Oh man.
That has been an idea for a while. Would include all twisty knobs and lights.
But I can't really make any electronic thing, so it might just have to be an mp3 holder or something.

spark2FLAME (author)Kaiven2010-12-10

Yup I was thinking the same thing. What I might end up doing is maybe finding some old GPS or iTouch and creating a sort of arm case for it if I am not able to figure out the wiring.

Kaiven (author)spark2FLAME2010-12-12

Oh man, an touchscreen iPod or something would be seriously legit.
Hmm...What else is there? Well a copy of a medical wiki or something to cover personal stats, possibly some text documents/spreadsheets to maintain items and finances? Haha, I seriously want one of these now!
(and it would have to have a flashlight too)

spark2FLAME (author)Kaiven2010-12-13

Yes! The flashlight is the most important part! How else am I supposed to find the rad roaches? I just began working on it today. If you want I'll send you a pic when i start to make some progress.

Kaiven (author)spark2FLAME2010-12-13

Awesome, take pictures of the progress and upload as a slideshow :D

(YOUR N (author)2010-11-22

u dident make this it said made by spinafire

Kaiven (author)(YOUR N2010-11-22

. . .
I am spinafire.

(YOUR N (author)Kaiven2010-11-23

oops sorry

InvaderIggy (author)2010-08-23

did you make many layers of cardboard or did you make boxes

Kaiven (author)InvaderIggy2010-08-23

It's hollow

InvaderIggy (author)Kaiven2010-09-05


superjail3 (author)2010-06-06

u sir our incredible ive been trying to make one since i beat fallout 3 and well i just cant do it lol it would go great with my nuka cola,caps,pipboy from survival edition,and all my other fallout 3 stuff lol so sir i salute u :)

superjail3 (author)superjail32010-06-06

oh and is there anyway u could tell me if i can make a shishkebob out of this?

Kaiven (author)superjail32010-06-07

Shishkebob... now that's an interesting idea! Just make it the way you would make anything (for me, I would use cardboard, glue, junk, and plaster). Also, make sure to add pieces to it from the game to make it more real (lawnmower blade, gas tank, hand brake, etc) Also older is better... make it look dirty if you can.

superjail3 (author)Kaiven2010-06-07

hey ty man ill try making it if i pull it off ill send u some pics :)

Spycrab (author)2010-05-11

''To invent, you need a strong imagination, and a huge pile of junk.""
Nice job, man :)

Kaiven (author)Spycrab2010-05-12

 Thanks :D

Spycrab (author)Kaiven2010-06-03

I've got a question for you, if you accept to answer it :p
Did you paper mache this?
If not, what do you use so it's ''smooth''/doesn't look like it has any tape on it/all one piece when you spray paint it?

Kaiven (author)Spycrab2010-06-06

No paper mache, I used a plater called joint-compound. It's used to patch holes in drywall. I put tons on the gun and in every crack, then sanded it. Leaves an interesting texture. Also, I never use tape. Tape is evil... I only use glue. Hot glue is fast, but hard to fix mistakes with it. PVA glue works best.

Spycrab (author)Kaiven2010-06-06

cool, thanks man :D

Biohazard1194 (author)2010-05-19

That's sweet! I love the little details like the cord in the back, and the wiring in the barrel.

Dr.Squirrel (author)2010-05-12

Awsome!! Does it shot? 5*

Kaiven (author)Dr.Squirrel2010-05-12

 LOL! No, it doesn't, and especially not lazors :P

Dr.Squirrel (author)Kaiven2010-05-13


gmjhowe (author)2010-05-12

 Best to date! Keep it up.

I love the kind of reactor clip you got going on there.

Kaiven (author)gmjhowe2010-05-12

 Thanks! It means a lot from someone like you :D

And yes, the clip I decided to make look electrical because of the laser idea... and I was actually inspired by a blender motor I have dangling from my desk via magnets. Also, I was inspired by a sprite bottle to use the green as a sort of plasma effect, but decided clear plastic showed the wire detail better.

Next gun... Plasma pistol! It's gonna be epic, with more planning....

gmjhowe (author)Kaiven2010-05-13

Can't wait!

albylovesscience (author)2010-05-11

 I gave you a five for craftsmanship ! it looks really sturdy.
one question also,how long did it take you and what materials did you use other than foam board and the basic hot glue ?

Kaiven (author)albylovesscience2010-05-12

 Actually, I only used corrugated cardboard, hot glue, and joint compound (it's like plaster for walls).

I did use a bunch of junk, like paper fasteners, a paper tube, wire, a mechanical pencil spring, magnet wire, 2L bottle, tongue depressor, and a very small piece of tape inside the trigger :P

Also, the description says it took me 3 days... so  guess it took me 3 days...

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Bio: AKA Roborovski, and Cowscankill for several years. I'm a mechanical engineering undergrad.
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