This Youtube channel, Quint Builds, is back again with another impressive yet thrilling experiment that left us in awe. Like father like son, the pair come up with this mind-numbing laser-sighted gun that can literally throw knives. This is definitely an exception, as this laser-sighted, automatic, knife-throwing machine gun makes the whole endeavor sound a lot more dangerous than it may seem. The weapon is equally frightening and bewildering, thus exciting us to see what’s in the details. For this purpose, a video has been embedded below that sums up the whole process pretty nicely:
As you can see in the video, it takes a lot of effort as well as time to construct this mind-numbing and incredible laser-sighted gun, but the end result is a sight to behold. The knives are subjected to shooting according to the direction of the laser beam, and so this makes the process full of “trial and error” based. When the laser beam hits a certain point on the target, the knife shoots instantly. However, it should be noted that the system has been designed to extract multiple knives all at once, thus making it a nightmare for the target.
The construction process requires four servo motors, which have been integrated with the two belts in order to make the design in a parallel dimension. This parallel knife-slinging mechanism will ultimately make the process smooth and go in the right direction. Moreover, the process doesn’t end here. As you can see in the video, the duo elaborated on the mechanism through which they became able to both spin and launch the knives at the right angles. This is amazing, isn’t it?
It has been done by aligning a 3D printed knife welding sled between the two belts and altering the top belt just a little bit in order to make it move faster during launch. Along with this, an advanced electromagnetic system has also been integrated with the belts that determines the timing of the belts so that they can be pulled out “just at the right moment”. Quint’s senior stated in the video, “It’s accurate enough that I have to spread [the knives] out on the target so [they] don’t hit each other.”