First off thanks to DFRobot for the parts for this project!
I love Unreal Tournament (UT) and I definitely love the ASMD Shock Rifle in the games weapon roster – so I thought why not make one?
Also because the new UT is now no longer in development (EPIC, please please please resume this), I needed something to sate my need for UT.
From the above link – it’s basically a plasma rifle that fires purple beams, with a secondary fire of a purple orb that can also be shot with a beam to make a tertiary attack.
After some experience with SimplePlastics in my Arduino Lightsaber project I was sold on the idea of them – although I realised that instead of a tube I should have used a solid rod for the project in order to propagate the light more – I realised this plastic would also be perfect for creating a real life Shock Rifle!
So I pitched the idea to DFRobot and they agreed and then I ordered the plastics from SimplyPlastics and got to work.
- Make a real life ASMD Shock Rifle.
- Make sure it lights up and makes noise from the game (both firing modes) as well as a screen telling the user what mode is currently on.