Weapons

Rubber Band Gatling Gun Costs $499

Rubber Band Gatling Gun Costs $499

We've seen Do It Yourself weapons made to track heat and shoot on contact, but some how this hand-made rubber band gatling gun just takes the cake. The majority of the construction is created from aluminum, and each one of the weapons is hand-made by those folks at Gadgets & Gear. And, as the title suggests, it will set you back a few pennies, but how can anyone pass up on a rubber band gatling gun?

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Taser demo three-way X3 electro-shock on own staff [Video]

Taser demo three-way X3 electro-shock on own staff [Video]

Working in the Taser office has to be one of the more unusual places you can put on your CV, especially when under "key duties" you can list "three-way tase subject".  The company has released a video demonstrating their latest "less lethal" device, the X3, which is capable of not one but three shots in short-succession with simultaneous application of up to 400 to 1,200 volts.

Video demo after the cut

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South African ATMs get pepper-spray defense system

South African ATMs get pepper-spray defense system

For most of us, the biggest ATM frustration is either the machine being out of cash or deciding to eat your card.  In South Africa, you could end up with a face full of pepper-spray.  Driven to extreme measures by the rising attacks on cash machines by South African armed robbers, some banks are fitting pepper sprays that are triggered if a camera spots you tampering with the card slots.  Unfortunately for one ATM technician last week, that trigger isn't foolproof.

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DIY Coilgun: 68mph from quad-capacitor array

DIY Coilgun: 68mph from quad-capacitor array

We obviously don't advocate DIY violence here at SlashGear, but we do have a soft-spot for homemade coilguns with trick LED lighting and bulging capacitors.  This particular beauty is the handiwork of Daniel Eindhoven, who spent around 40hrs and €100 putting together a semi-automatic gun capable of firing up to 14 shots at speeds up to 110km/h (68mph).

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Wiimote-controlled Airsoft Robot Gun

Wiimote-controlled Airsoft Robot Gun

Hacking together remote control weaponry seems to be a common pastime, and incorporating a nice, innocent Wiimote an ideal way to aim it.  Jay decided his office was missing an airsoft robot with IP webcam and internet-based remote control, so put together the pretty intimidating setup you see here.

Video demos after the cut

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