Homemade ‘CD gun’ turns useless discs into deadly projectiles

An angle grinder powers this surreal 'weapon.'

 

Dylan Love

Tech

Published Jun 26, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:44 am CDT

The compact disc may be a dying medium, but it’s not going out without a fight.

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YouTube user and mad genius JZSlenker harnessed the awesome kinetic power of an angle grinder to fling CDs at great speed. Let’s just hope that the target isn’t human, because this thing looks like it could easily kill somebody.

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The creator of the “CD gun” wrote on YouTube that the comical weapon was born as a way to destroy old CD-Rs that hadn’t been copied correctly. Just look at how far and fast these CDs fly with help of a $15 handyman tool.

With great CD-flinging power comes great CD-flinging responsibility.

H/T The Next Web | Screengrab via JZSlenker/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2015, 12:50 pm CDT