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Some people read about some awesome but imaginary thing and leave it at that. Others want to make it a reality. Anyone that has ever fantasized about a working lightsaber can relate to one young man’s interest in the Tesla Gun depicted in the fabulous graphic novel The Five Fists of Science. The difference? He actually built it.

The final working Tesla Gun is a portable spark gap Tesla coil that is powered by an 18V drill battery. Most of the Tesla coils you’ve seen are probably of the spark gap variety. These contraptions consist of a power source, conductive coil, and capacitor. Basically, this means the the Tesla Gun shoots lightning, and it isn’t even that expensive to build.

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Christ.....
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That there is a damn CHUPACABRAS!
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Well yeah lol he would live to tell the tale. It's only 20Kv. It's not the volts that kill you it's the amps, unless you have a pacemaker or just have a bad heart then it is the volts. I have been electrocuted with 30Kv multiple times and some tasers go up to 5Mv
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Ill just leave this here
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdyNxm2Kang#t=0m29s

That's actually just what I was thinking lol
    
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The people that say this and that isnt possible always hold back society.

lets build a car

NO THATS NOT POSSIBLE

lets make a national highway system

THATS NOT POSSIBLE

lets make a microchip with billions of transistors

THATS NOT POSSIBLE, YOU CRAZZY MAD MAN!

or its YOUR A CONSPIRACY THEORIST!

now its we dont need a space program

and we cant do this and that ,and on and on and on....

its 2012 people.... anything is possible....

they already have the cure for cancer, but there is no way they are going to destroy the cancer industry and give it to you.
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its 2012 people.... anything is possible....
they already have the cure for cancer, but there is no way they are going to destroy the cancer industry and give it to you.

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Meh, now give me one that shoots rainbows. 8D...Jokes aside that probably looks even more impressive live.
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The people that say this and that isnt possible always hold back society.
lets build a car
NO THATS NOT POSSIBLE
lets make a national highway system
THATS NOT POSSIBLE
lets make a microchip with billions of transistors
THATS NOT POSSIBLE, YOU CRAZZY MAD MAN!
or its YOUR A CONSPIRACY THEORIST!
now its we dont need a space program
and we cant do this and that ,and on and on and on....
its 2012 people.... anything is possible....
they already have the cure for cancer, but there is no way they are going to destroy the cancer industry and give it to you.

Which cancer? There's a few of them.
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