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How to Make a Star Wars Laser Blaster Sound

by Kenny Hoeschen

Adam Micolich, a physicist and associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, tells us how to use a Slinky to recreate the laser blaster sounds from Star Wars. You can use a microphone to capture the sound or even a foam cup to amplify the sound of the Slinky. The results are really good and it seems like a great technique for all you Star Wars fanfilm makers out there.

The second video, below, provides some more of the technical details behind the technique.

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