An industrious inventor has created an incredibly powerful 'laser bazooka' using only scrap metal and broken electronics.
Going by the moniker 'styropyro' on YouTube, the proverbial mad scientist detailed how he easily acquired the elements needed to create the monstrous device and gleefully demonstrated its enormous power.
"It feels like I am holding a bolt of lightning in my hands," he marveled while wielding the futuristic homemade weapon.
The source of the laser comes from a basic digital light processing projector that has been modified to focus its output into one incredibly powerful beam of light.
According to its creator, the bizarre bazooka's discharge is 200 watts, which makes it an astounding 400 times higher than what is allowed by the FDA for devices that emit light that could hit human eyes.
Styropyro also claims that a direct hit from the weapon would be comparable to 33 million times the intensity of staring at the sun!
Physical objects were also no match for the weapon during its demonstration, with a computer case, gunpowder, and a bevy of balloons all igniting after being shot with the device.
Fortunately the weapon does include a safety mechanism which is in keeping with its DIY aesthetic: a screwdriver inserted into a circuit breaker.
While we applaud styropyro's remarkable creativity in building the device, one wonders if showing the world how to build their own 'laser bazooka' is a particularly good idea.