DIY Wunderwaffe And Others Make Up This Open-Source Arsenal

A functioning model of the Wunderwaffe DG-2 from Call of Duty: Zombies.

Unless you stay up all night and have a dozen printers going, it’s probably way too late to make one of these beautiful prop weapons designed by [Andrew] of The Ray Gun Project in time for Halloween. Most of them are from Call of Duty: Zombies, though there is an awesome little disco grenade from Fortnite as well.

All of the projects are fantastic, but we chose to highlight the Wunderwaffe DG-2 from COD: Zombies because, well, vacuum tubes. For those unfamiliar with the ‘waffe’s operation, those vacuum tubes act as ammo magazines. Once they’re empty, you power them down with that big red switch and eject them one at a time with the lever, just like in the game.

Inside is a Feather M0 Express that runs the RGB LEDs and uses a Hall effect sensor to read magnets in the quick-change ammo magazine. You can see how it works in the demo video after the break.

There are BOMs for several of the prop weapons, along with assembly drawings and support forums for anyone who wants to build their own. Don’t feel like gathering all the bits and bobs yourself? [Andrew] is selling hardware packs for the ray gun, but you’ll have to scrounge the parts yourself if you want to build the Wunderwaffle.

Are you a Grinch who wants to keep kids off of your lawn? Scare ’em off with a giant NERF gun.

17 thoughts on “DIY Wunderwaffe And Others Make Up This Open-Source Arsenal

  1. Why does the term, Wonderwaffen, seem offensive to me? And how does a propweapon, or any other weapon qualify for being beautiful. This is all ugly stuff, especially when wrapped in German/Nazi terminology.

    Just sayin’

    1. Triggered, huh? Those all sound like personal issues to me. How would any of us know why you are offended by things? Furthermore, your inability to find beauty in things that aren’t “traditionally beautiful” is something you’ll have to figure out for yourself. Have you never seen some old dilapidated industrial area and think, “There’s something beautiful about the colors and textures of this desolation”?

      It’s also strange that you equate German terminology with Nazi terminology. I’m guessing you’re from the UK given your opinions, so tell me, are you equally offended by English words and people that are related to colonialism or racism? Does apartheid make your stomach churn equally as much? It should, and probably more so.

      Anyway, don’t be so judgey. If you don’t like weapons, don’t click on articles that are obviously about weapons, even if they’re props. If you hate Germans, keep it to yourself and avoid anything with German sounding words. We don’t really need to hear about your personal problems on this.

      s Just sayin’ /s

      1. Just sayin’. Ain’t no such as a beatiful weapon. Weapons are not tools to accomplish beautiful things, to me that is. But I guess to some, death and destruction are beautiful in some way. A way well beyond my ken.


        1. It is a word… Wonder weapon…
          It was used in the second world war, but it was also previously used and has been used after 2 world war… Has nothing to do with nazis lol
          It is literally only a word

  2. This made me get out on old prop I made back during the US Marine invasion of Grenada back in the 80’s. Black crinkle finish WW2 era device bearing “AS 147/AP” it was an antenna field strength or tuning indicator. Real US military cred, serious ugly finish! With a glued on black wooden handle it looks like a ray gun of the retro-future. I was a Panglactic Marine part of an observing force stationed here on Earth during that operation. This was back during the Ronald Ray-gun era, it is about the size of a 22 pistol.

    A child I made fun of the Axis in those classic fighting films as the loose-waffle. I hoped their planes fell out of the sky like such, dripping syrup. Aunt Jemima brand, or Karo.

    Look up flak-towers they’re still standing in some places. Reminders.

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