The barrel is made from the battery compartment of an old Honeywell "potato-masher" photo flash unit; the other visible gun parts are built of Plexiglas, and the battery belt was sewn from Naugahyde. A surplus Harley-Davidson motorcycle ignition key in the grip cuts off the power, to prevent anyone from firing this dangerous toy without the owner's permission. The power cord is an extra-heavy-duty power tool cable; anything smaller had too much impedance and the laser wouldn't fire. It plugs in using a heavy-duty 1/4" headphone jack.
The beam is not actually visible in the photograph; it was added in post-processing. However, it shows up quite nicely in fog.
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