Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


An intelligent fifteen-year-old crafted his own powerful home-made laser gun after with a 3D printer.

In a galaxy far, far away, or rather Inverness, Scotland, young Gabriel McFarlane was inspired by tech videos and decided to warp speed ahead and live in the future with his very own home-made laser gun.

Crafting the sci-fi weapon in his bedroom over a period of six months, Gabriel faced many hurdles and problems in order to bring his idea to life.

With the invention powerful enough to explode balloons, light matches and even melt metal, Gabriel is living in the year 3000 with his invention.

Gabriel said: “I 3D printed the case from models I designed and I have a safety switch which is connected to an indicator.

“It’s unreal having a sci-fi looking device. It really is amazing.

“Most people I showed it to were very impressed and somewhere slightly concerned because it is a dangerous device.”