Jeffrey Blizzard shares on Thingiverse:
I modeled this COD Ray Gun to be lit. I made the internal hollow to allow the passage of wires.
I used an over-head transparency painted clear blue for the visible part of the plasma chamber. The side gauge translucent parts were cut from a 1gal milk jug. The sound effects and some lights were from a $3 fake light saber I found at Target. I used two separate circuits for the lighting and sound. The switch on the side turns on the main lighting (blue, red, green and yellow). the trigger is a momentary switch which is linked to 2 AA batteries housed in the side gauge parts. This area also has the speaker and the sound board from the fake light saber. I also had to file down the hinge so that it would properly open and close.
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