Fan Creation Feature: M-6 Carnifex Rubber Band Gun

The BioWare community sends us the coolest things.

Travis Ng, an industrial design graduate from San Jose State University, created this one-of-a-kind rubber band gun based off the M-6 Carnifex heavy pistol from Mass Effect. Using sheets of birch wood and a laser cutter, Travis designed the pistol from the ground up, layer by layer. Complete with a loading mechanism, the model is actually semi-automatic! See it in action:

 

We took a moment to talk to Travis about his creation.

What inspired you to make the Carnifex?

I was inspired to make the Carnifex after successfully making a test prototype of the M-3 Predator. I decided to go full detail with the Carnifex, as it’s one of the most iconic weapons in the Mass Effect universe. It is a weapon most gamers and cosplayers would easily recognize.

How long did it take you to build it?

Although designing the laser-cut pattern did not take too long, it was the test fit of the firing mechanism that took the most time. The firing mechanism was designed based off another rubber band gun that a YouTube user had originally designed (RBguns). All in all, adding up all the time it took to design, test fit, and fully finish: 2-3 months total. It was truly a labor of love.

Want to make a Carnifex yourself? Travis has created an instructables page with all the necessary materials and steps to get you started. Thanks Travis!

You can find more of Travis’ work on his personal website.

Safety disclaimer: This is not a toy and is not intended for use by children. Never shoot rubber bands at other people, pets, and do not shoot it at yourself. Eye protection is recommended when using the rubber band gun.

N7 Day Recap

This year’s N7 Day was one to remember. Fans across the globe came together to celebrate the friendships, alliances, loves, and stories we’ve all built as a part of the Mass Effect universe. We are constantly inspired by your energy and enthusiasm, and N7 Day is a testament to the strength of the community. Thank you for being a part of the celebration.

Here are some highlights from N7 Day:

A tribute to exploration and a look at the future:

Because we are all explorers.

A selection of new eye candy to feast your peepers on:

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In the spirit of exploration and N7 Day, we created these travel-themed posters:

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We’re looking for the daring, the brave, and the adventurous. Explorers Wanted.

Download the posters here.

 

Fans showed off their N7 pride and favorite Mass Effect moments:

And last but not least, a thank you from the Mass Effect team:

Thank you for celebrating N7 Day with us this year. Your support is invaluable to us—it keeps us doing what we do. We’re excited about what’s to come.

In Case You Missed It #3

Welcome to “In Case You Missed It,” a biweekly recap of the latest and greatest floating around the BioWare social media universe.

After seeing your reaction videos to #MEAndromeda, we got meta and recorded a reaction of our own.

Let con season begin!

Are Cassandra and Leliana angry ’cause they’re in the wrong universe, or are they just focused on blowing up some husks?

Billy died one time too many during our last #DAIMP stream, so the community gave him the title of Noobtella. Remember to use your health potions, Billy. A+ Photoshop work from Luana.


June 26 was an important step forward for equality and one we’re thrilled to see.

That’s it, folks. Tweet us with photos, screencaps, anything BioWare-related that you think is cool, and we might include it in future installments.