Cosplay and prop making are near and dear to our hearts here at Hackaday. That’s why whenever we see sci-fi tech brought to life, we can’t help but pay close attention. Enter [How to make’s] DIY Neuralyzer, from the Men-in-Black franchise. Unfortunately, this won’t wipe your memories as the real-life Neuralyzer would, but it will make for a cool prop at your next cosplay event.
What makes this project worth sharing is its use of very simple home tools and a bit of scrap metal, some PVC, a single LED, a switch, and maybe a few more miscellaneous bits. The base of the design is composed of two pieces of hollow, rod-shaped scrap metal and a single spring that mechanizes the entire setup.
The video is a few months old at this point. It took a recent post on Reddit to send this across our feed, but we’re glad we came across it.
Great project [How to make]! May we suggest a few more LEDs?
9 thoughts on “DIY Neuralyzer From Scrap Parts”
Reminds me of the wand device in the movie Control Factor… though I think that was a more deadly device.
We built something like that inspired by the first movie back in the 90s from a paint-stripped cigarette enclosure and the flash (and electronics) from a discarded throwaway photo camera. No popup function, but all the flash you wanted…
This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
” this won’t wipe your memories as the real-life Neuralyzer would”
That’s too bad, I could use some spring cleaning.
Have your tried essential oils? 3 drops of peppermint essential oil in 75cl of vodka and consume immediately.
That sounds like a dangerously high dose of ….oil.
I tried that once. Somehow I ended up with way more things I wanted to forget.
Oh come on! I just wasted a whole day watching this video over and over again. I still don’t remember what I saw!
Lol. Stop before you reach the very end.
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