Monday, January 13, 2014

WEIRDNESS FROM THE REAL WORLD: The Homemade Spider Robot Drone With Working Laser

If your partner thinks all the time you spend alone in your room or garage is due to Playstation or 'cleaning your sinuses', this may cause them to think again. The D.I.Y. Laser Guy was left unattended for too long and now the free world is at stake. Why? Easy, he's turned an innocent Attacknid toy (available here) into a remote controlled agent of death with fully functioning laser (hence his code name). Watch;

Man, I miss the Spider-Slayers from the 90's Spider-Man cartoons. When the above robot walks, half the audience goes 'Awww', the others roll a newspaper ready to give it a swat. Then the laser fries the balloons and all witnesses stick their hands in the air, 25% to request a clean pair of pants.

How long would you expect it to take to build this avatar of doom in a hi-tech lab? 10 years? 5 years with only one toilet break? Try under ten minutes, and, well just forget about 'high-tech lab'. This beast was built at home, in a house just like that one out your window. And if that doesn't make you feel safe enough, the guy who built it may not be old enough to have seen Terminator in theatres.

Hit play and watch him talk you through the 'how' as a sign of the apocalypse burns.

 What do you think? 


  1. "This should be easier than expected!"

    The family dog has hopefully taken cover by now. (Maybe all of us should be thinking about doing the same!)

  2. I'm with you Comicsfan - today spider-slayers, tomorrow Ultron! I tell you there's a pretty fine line!

  3. science fiction has taken one step closer to being science fact. I think this guy has a future with OCP some day.

  4. OCP - yeah you know me' Wasn't that the lyric? Great call Dave. It also reminds me of those eye-checker spiders on Minority Report. Like you say sci-fi is proving just to prewarn science fact.

  5. Well I'm officially sold! I want one!