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ill try the shock mall then when im older ill make the powersword

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So if I understood everything well, you want to build a sword with a dozen of Plasma cutters on it, powered by a sit on lawn mower with an air compressor attached to it?
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That's an awesome idea!!! (but totally useless in combat, if I see a man riding a lawn mower with a flaming sword if his hands, I'll quickly headshot him, or, even funnier, shoot the argon tanks). However I would recommend you to build a power spear, not a sword, because if you make a sword the plasma cutters will be far to close to your hands. It also suits the "lawn mower riding" idea more.

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I would still say any of these ideas are insanely dangerous, but I do think the Plamsa Sword might be possible but so dangerous that would almost certainly die in the process of trying to use it.

Shock Mauls would be easy to make but again without a good knowledge of electrical based weapons such as tasers etc you are likely to make something fatal rather than shocking.

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Didn't anyone look at my picture?
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I looked at your picture and I was very amused.

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When I said shock maul, I meant the principle.

I fully intended it to be lethal voltage. This is my alternative to power weapon.

If this works, I`ll make a tesla gun (RA2) for my other arm, then I1ll need some sort of insulated power armour suit.

Shit, I`ll probably be in my forties by the time I finish this...



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If this works, I`ll make a tesla gun (RA2) for my other arm, then I1ll need some sort of insulated power armour suit.
Weaponised Tesla Coils are highly impractical, to have one actually function you have to spray some sort of conductive inert gas at the enemy, or a cloud of iron filings or something.
While such a weapon would be magnificent for crowd control (basically a group tazer), it would be pointless as a lethal weapon.

Functioning by similar principles is an Electrolaser, it takes advantage of energy wastage that occurs when the photons make contact with particles in the air, this contact makes a thin stream of plasma (highly energised matter), which is by nature highly conductive; the device (not exactly a weapon) works by firing a laser (not sure if there's any way to increase the blooming (the energy wastage) of a low-powered laser) at the target, and then running an electrical charge through the resulting plasma stream.

This technology could theoretically be used as a non-lethal weapon, however some damage would result from the laser itself, which limits the merits of such.
It can also be used as a way to set off explosives (its primary application in current developments I think), as it simply applies electricity to the device, which in many conventional explosives is the required trigger.
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Wait what?

I guarantee if you continue with this plan you won't make 40.

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First you would need to define exactly what a "power field" is.

Passing a current though the blade doesn't make it a power weapon.

All of this has happened before.
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I`m well aware of the impracticalities.

I was a student in electronics, engineering and physics, so I know damn well this is the most pointless thing i could do with my life.

But it`s so hilarious... Isn`t that reason enough?



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