A Youtuber with the username styropyro uploaded a video yesterday which has already amassed millions of views in less than 24 hours.
In the video, styropyro shows off a 40W laser shotgun that was produced by using an array of 8 parallel laser beams.
Throughout the video we see him set fire to several objects including balloons, wood, paper, and flammable chemicals.
Here is the description from the Youtube video:
Just finished building my 40W(!!!) laser shotgun!!! The output of this laser is complete insanity, and is made up of 8 parallel 5W laser beams totaling to 40W. The parallel beams are manipulated with lenses, sort of like how a choke modifies the spread of a shotgun blast.
The massive diode array is powered by a huge lithium polymer battery pack (capable up dumping 250A) and the laser array is regulated by a whopping 24 LM317 drivers.
This is definitely the craziest thing I have ever built, but I hope to beat this invention with something even crazier before too long. 😀
This isn’t styropyro’s first rodeo when it comes to powerful handheld lasers. He’s had several videos go viral over the last couple of years of him showing off his powerful burning lasers that he’s built.