Aliens M41A Pulse Rifle

I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with the awesome people at Freeside, Atlanta’s Hackerspace. We were lucky enough to be in town for one of Freeside’s ongoing cosplay group build nights, where they are building equipment of a squad of Colonial Marines from the Aliens. I got to help sand their pulse rifle master…

 That dust mask, is hiding a huge smile.  Image by Melinda Cross.

That dust mask, is hiding a huge smile.  Image by Melinda Cross.

Which reminded me…

Long ago, during high school in Alabama, I wanted to build a Pulse Rifle. At the time I was interested in so many things and didn't have a clue how to do them. I also didn't have any money, and was a little worried how my parents, dyed into wool anti-gun new englanders, would respond to their son building a sci-fi machine gun in the basement.

But now I'm an Adult, with an income, and a bunch of 3D Printers…

So I'm going to build my own very own Pulse Rifle.

I'll post updates and files as I work, so you can come along for the ride.