Check Out This Working Plasma Cutter from Dead Space

The first weapon you get to use in Dead Space is the Plasma Cutter (seen above), iconic for being the weapon wielded by the game’s protagonist on the cover of the box, and in most of its promotional screenshots.

Though originally designed as a space engineering tool, the Plasma Cutter has been repurposed for necromorph killing. In the game, the Plasma Cutter fires arcs of superheated plasma, and is capable of cutting through the flesh and bones of necromorphs from a distance.

We’ve always wondered what it would be like if the Plasma Cutter existed in real life. To that end, Youtuber AnselmoFanZero has put together a working Plasma Cutter that runs on Li Ion cells with three 30mW green lasers for aiming and a 1.5W blue laser for burning. It’s made entirely from scratch with mostly aluminum sheets and handpainted to look like the weapon in Dead Space.

What’s interesting about the real-life Plasma Cutter is how it even has built-in rotator cuff so it can rotate horizontally the same way the weapon in the game does. There’s even a quick loading port for swapping the batteries.

While it doesn’t quite fire arcs of superheated plasma, it’s certainly the closest thing we’ll see to it for now.


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