According to the man, nicknamed Syropyro, the gun was assembled from "scrap metal and a pile of broken 'hybrid' DLP projectors."
This "laser bazooka" runs on a stack of lithium polymer batteries, which generate several laser beams that are focused into one powerful beam with the help of a special lens.
Even though videos featuring similar laser guns from science fiction movies are not uncommon on YouTube, this one is unique in that Syropyro's laser bazooka has a power of 200 watts.
The gun's beam was so bright that the man even had to wear a welding helmet during the tests. The video showed Styropyro using his weapons against metal, wood and even gunpowder.
On his personal website, Styropyro identifies himself as 23-year-old Drake Anthony who currently studies at Southern Illinois University and is known internationally for his "DIY Laser Guy" YouTube series.