Extremely Creepy Old Man Invents Fully Automatic Crossbow

Okay the combination of this guy and this weapon scares the crap out of me. It's as if the scary neighbor from Home Alone was crossbow-obsessed and got himself a Lego Mindstorms kit.

This huge, motorized crossbow is fully automatic, meaning it automatically loads, cocks, and fires. It doesn't appear to have a huge range, but it's certainly enough to make me glad it's not widely available for sale. [Ubergizmo]

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This isn't a very original design either. There was an ancient repeating ballista that was quite similar (albeit manually cranked) that used a chain for cocking and loading.

In fact the concept has been adapted for use with modern firearms. The 30mm cannon on the AH-64 is chain driven. The Cannon on the Bradley is also a chain-gun.