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Well the Glass Pirates returned...this time in an attempt to take my personal eye screens so I've decided pacifism is dead, and I'm fighting back. My research has proven that weapons make wonderful fighting tools, especially weapons that do not require being able to smell your adversary. I give you....

the Raygun!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

Due to my material gathering process on this one, your go at this may be different than mine, but I wanted to share it anyways in hopes for a more well-armed populous.

Materials:
Lots of odds and ends picked up from thrift stores. Basically anything I liked the looks of in the knick-knack section, candlesticks, wall decorations, vase parts, old lamps, you get the idea.
Scrap leather - pretty sure this was some other Salvation Army find
Waxed Sinew thread
Silicone caulk
Two-part metal epoxy
Green tea
Gorilla Glue

Tools:
Dremel with Dremel Workstation
Caulking gun
Curved sewing needle
Duct tape

Step 2: Design

Picture of Design
So I'm not really sure how to go through the steps on this. I wanted to make this as simply as I could, using tools I both had around and could use in my apartment, which meant no welding or power tools larger than a dremel.
I don't have pics of the actual building, because I wasn't thinking about Instructables at the time, I just wanted to build a raygun.

So heres they basic features desirable in a raygun:
Handle - for holding
Body - where the "ray" is produced
Barrel - where the "ray" travels
Trigger - where you inspire the "ray" to begin it's travel

Embellishments that I enjoy:
Grip - to make the handle nicer feeling
Liquid - for cooling the immense heat created by the travelling "ray"
Focusing Dish - placed at end of barrel for extra "ray" focusing
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Who'd have thought weapon would make good fighting tools?
Nice work though and thanks for the tip about candle sticks I'll keep that in mind.
leroyxiii942 years ago
is it a gun or a bong
I really like this, I do, but I think it somewhat resembles a hairdryer, it needs to be updated.
thepelton3 years ago
When I was young, I made a raygun out of Mother's turkey baster and a T joint from a watering system. I put the oversize eyedropper part in the straight part of the T joint, and used the downward part of the T joint as a handle.
EnigmaMax6 years ago
what's a glass pirate?
aintMichael (author)  EnigmaMax6 years ago
they're pirates...that steal glass...and fly
pirates that fly? maybe their ships can fly... maybe their ships are made of glass! then wouldn't it be easier to throw rocks at them?
What's the fun in that?
well, you can throw rocks at their ships, watch them crash, then shoot them with a raygun. concidering if they're not dead from the crash. either way its alot of fun. and its too easy to just shoot them outta the sky anyway.
yaaaay dead pirates
OR you could just hire some ninjas to kill the pirates... That'd be easier than anything else in the world you know... As long as you can find some ninjas and give them a ray gun
Ninjas will do nothing! Everyone knows that Chuck Norris is a glass pirate too! And the guy from road hose!
Maybe, but I don't think ninjas will wield guns. It might be against their code.
foxtrot46974 years ago
you want battle damage? throw it on the ground a few times... hard
Ivriniel5 years ago
 Broken, broken, broken, hairdryer [/Doctor Who reference]

Sorry couldn't resist.  Love the ray gun. :)
Green tea is somewhat a rare and valuable commodity in my sector, since our trade with Asia is strained as of late. Would implementing something as simple as water infused with *colored (chemical) dyes (and of course, pH correcting chemicals) work just as effectively? Glass pirates have been pretty wiley in my area as well...(i.e.--*food coloring)
Interesting... nice, but you might want to add bits of random junk like screws and springs and such... LOL great instructable!
Some adjustment nobs, too?
shadowfluid5 years ago
"stabalazing"? *smirk* give those glass pirates hell mi'lad! i join CapnTac in applauding your wrist printing. good show dear boy!
aintMichael (author)  shadowfluid5 years ago
thanks
I know that JB Weld does all of that and is sandable... may not be what you were thinking of, but it works extremely well.
rredmon5 years ago
if you soak your leather it's a lot easier to handle...and it will shrink a bit when it hardens, securing the hold on the handle...a little epoxy never hurts too. :D good structible btw.
DJ_JS95 years ago
is that body made from a bong??
PGAlexander6 years ago
You have a great sense of humour: 'Trigger: where you inspire the ray to begin its travel'. Classic.
aintMichael (author)  PGAlexander6 years ago
Thanks!
CapnTac6 years ago
Lol, nice "love" tatoo. Nice instructable, though.
aintMichael (author)  CapnTac6 years ago
love is god.
receiver5457 years ago
what the hell does this do ???
aintMichael (author)  receiver5457 years ago
the tea, when forcibly confined and permeated by a silicon enhanced copper and brass alloy, acts as a phonetic ray inductor actually collecting the vibratory frequencies of oral air manipulations and focusing them into stream of highly concentrated aural particles. This particle stream can be stored for short period and released as a soundless, high heat burst, or what I have termed a "Ray" (named after my grandfather Raymond L. Gunnerson).
Heeee heeee! I love it! I appreciate the DIY too. Well done!! I'm eyeing my Dremel kit now....I see a hand pump-charged vorp blaster in my future. Thanks!
in a term i could understand(i have no clue whats yoursaying) does ist shoot something you can feel?? of can you see it or hear it ?? '
I think you'd enjoy it more if you read a lot of 1800s literature like Jules Verne, HG Wells, and their less-able imitators. Star Trek wasn't the first to make up technobabble. I for one LOVE the Gunnerson explanation! Jolly good!
think about it, its made of stuff like vases and candles glued together. it doesnt do anything, it just looks nifty.
oo ok ! thats sweet! yeah it looks kool this is the cheap versoin of the raygun! I searched on the internet and the real one is pimping but it $621 !!
Shoots down glass pirates, of course. Didn't you read the intro? And it just looks cool...
I'll make sure to stop by good will and get some candle sticks and oil lamps for this ;)
bad apple6 years ago
very soon, possibly today, I will be making a small (very small) raygun. I will post a picture as soon as I can
joe570057 years ago
this would be crazy-awesome if it had blinky lights. or, a cylindrical lightning thingy. (like those lightning disc lamps sold at sprawl-mart, but cylindrical.)
aintMichael (author)  joe570057 years ago
I'm actually working on one with a kind of jacob's ladder in it. It's been giving me trouble and if I ever work it out I'll put it up.
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