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    NIMBOON V0.01

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    SuctionCup

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    NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  SuctionCup on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:48 am

    THE NIMBOON V0.01


    Hello, [/lametopicstart]

    A while ago I had decided that I should make a Homemade Nerf Gun. I was partially stuck on how to do this, since my hardware store is small-pipe-ally challenged.
    So I got my Dad to drive me down there one day, and asked the man where I would find piping that could be attached to each-other. He directed me towards the plumbing section (No Duh?) and I found many different sizes of black twist-on piping. These, I believe, where irrigation pipes. Thus meaning that they had many connector, and fitted some ball valves perfectly.
    So I bought a few pipes, a few piping connectors, 2 ball valves, and a bike tire valve. (Whatever its called)
    When I got home I drilled a hole in the end cap of a pipe and fitted the BTV (Bike tire valve) into it, and secured it with silicone glue until it made an airtight seal.
    I fitted all of the pieces together, and tried to pump it up with a hand pump. Too much work.
    So it sat in my room, gathering dust, being used for sword fights, losing pieces, for about a year.

    So finally, we got a small automobile air compressor, and compressed the air in the tank to about 20psi.

    When shot, this thing shoots around 20m+ with med-high velocity.

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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  littlebro05 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:00 am

    Haha you know that this reminds me of? A walking stick. The ultimate air powered gun that shoots darts (or other things) all in one stick. I'd like to see the final product =).
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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  SuctionCup on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:19 am

    littlebro05 wrote:Haha you know that this reminds me of? A walking stick. The ultimate air powered gun that shoots darts (or other things) all in one stick. I'd like to see the final product =).

    Lol

    The 'Handle' is actually the air tank. The sizes in the design are not really the same IRL.
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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  oxymoron on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:56 am

    That's actually kinda cool. Would have a much better range with 40+ psi though if you can get it up there somehow.


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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  SuctionCup on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:51 am

    oxymoron wrote:That's actually kinda cool. Would have a much better range with 40+ psi though if you can get it up there somehow.

    Lol, I want to get past to the 40-60psi mark, but I'm afraid of it blowing up

    The only problemo with ther homemade, apart from having a sligth air leak easily fixed with thread tape and a spanner, is that I have to use a automobile compressor to (inflate?) it. This means that Mum has to sit in the car, with the compressor plugged into the cigarette hole, and turn the car on when I want to inflate it

    Eventually I'm planning to change the shape into more of a U, so that the bend can rest on my shoulder like a stock, and so I can get a handle in the middle somehow.

    EDIT: I just bought a female dend + a male connector piece. This makes the bend, but makes it a little smalll. I would have bought the other 2 peices so I could have a bigger resting point, but I was limited to $10 and to do that is around $12.65
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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  Arkham on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:54 am

    there is a way to re-wire the compressor so it works off batteries. I see it in Perth with sounds systems all the time for those Street Perfomers.
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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  Psykka on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:09 am

    Yeah you can rewire aircompressors rairly easily. There's a good car charger one in kmart for about 15 bucks it suits nicely.


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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  littlebro05 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:43 am

    As a previous 'homemade air gun' hobbyiest. You should use PRESSURE RATED PVC, just to be on the safe side.
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    Re: NIMBOON V0.01

    Post  SuctionCup on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:16 am

    littlebro05 wrote:As a previous 'homemade air gun' hobbyiest. You should use PRESSURE RATED PVC, just to be on the safe side.

    It's some fairly thick plastic, and I will only go up to around 20-30psi until know what pressure it can hold.

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