While Military Spends Millions, Two Guys Make Puke-Ray Gun on the Cheap

By Brett Israel | September 29, 2009 5:03 pm

puke_gun_webThe U.S. Military has been after a vomit-inducing weapon for years. The idea is to use flashing lights that can make an enemy so dizzy, he hurls (and thereby becomes disoriented and unable to fight).

But while the government has sunk millions into creating the perfect spew-ray gun, a couple of hardware hackers recently slapped one together for around $250.

From Wired.com:

Using a flashlight from Sears, a set of three-dollar LEDs, a nine-volt battery, and a heat sink ripped off a PC processor, they managed to put together a functioning dazzler-cum-vomit-beam. And then they published step-by-step instructions on how you can build one, too.

Click here for the video, if you think your stomach is strong enough.

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Image: ladyada.net

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Technology Attacks!
  • http://sacrilicio.us madcap


    Sounds like a typical Saturday night on the internet.

  • Michael

    I hope this doesn’t fall into the wrong hands!

    Or ANY hands, for that matter…yuck.

  • Art

    That’s messed up. I wouldn’t wish nausea on anyone.

  • jjjjjj

    Hahaha made one myself

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797555164 Pierce R. Butler

    Let’s start tw betting pools: one for when Taser ships the industrial-strength puke beam; one for when & where its light first shines on Occupiers.

    For the latter, I call dibs on the Republican National Convention of 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

  • ass



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