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ANDREW LAMSON

Hello, and welcome to The Ray Gun Project! My name is Andrew, and I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. Former gamer bro turned entrepreneur, I have a degree in Mechanical Engineer and a love of 3D printing. The combination of these traits is what led me to start making ray guns, videos and products. When I'm not elbow deep in element 115, or buried under a spaghetti of wires and breathing in solder fumes, you're likely to find me on the trail, with loved ones, or making music.

The Picture of Happiness: Andrew on the Table just below the summit of Mt. Katahdin after completing a full thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2022. 

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The Ray Gun Project

The Ray Gun Project is a 3D printed prop service with the goal of making fictional things functional in the real world. It all started with the ray gun from Call of Duty: Zombies. While he was in college, Andrew was introduced to 3D printing. He was soon met with 3D printing's most fundamental question, "What am I going to print?". Andrew's answer to this question, with the help of his friend Mike, was the ray gun from their favorite game.

An avid viewer of prop-maker and former Mythbuster, Adam Savage, Andrew felt inspired to make a ray gun replica that not only looked good, but had all the bells and whistles too. When he looked online for a model from places like Thingiverse, he was disappointed at what he found: inaccurate models with no functionality and ugly seams. Fortunately for Andrew, he had just taken a class on 3D modeling. 

After graduating in 2017, Andrew came home to start a YouTube channel with the hopes of one day selling ray gun replicas in mass quantities. The very first video he uploaded to YouTube, intended to be a Kickstarter trailer, has over 1 Million views today thanks to the YouTube algorithm and the release of Call of Duty: Cold War. After riding the massive wave that was Fortnite, Andrew returned to his zombie replica roots with a functional replica of the Wunderwaffe DG-2; a project that took 5 months to complete!

After a long break, Andrew is back in 2024 with a new perspective, new energy, and a new and improved ray gun to show off to the world. Will this version finally scratch the itch he's had for 6 years? Will he finally fulfill his dream of selling fully assembled ray guns? God only knows! Stick around and find out. 

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