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#51 Flaming Hilt

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:39 PM

Yes, that was really cool. Why didn't you show us at any MN wars? ...that would have been awesome. Anyways, yes, more please.

I'm really happy with the way this thread turned out. Keep 'em coming guys, if you have em.
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#52 NerfCrazy

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:25 AM

Here is my home made air conditioner. Each fan plugs into a usb port. The fans aren't sufficient enough for my taste so I am going to get a larger one some time.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:05 PM

I made another usb item while the haven was down. I show you my dangerous homemade fan.
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(The guitar hero2 is for a different project I am working on)
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#54 bobafan

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:56 PM

I have a few other hobbies

helm
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This is a pempridge style greathelm i made from 14 and 16 gauge mild cold rolled steel. It was done cold for the most part.

shield
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3/4" of oak with a painted canvas covering, It is slightly curved. I made the enarmes form belts from goodwill.

breastplate
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My least favorite piece. I don't wear it.

bag with sheath
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Pockets weren't invented until the 1600s so people had bags.

maile hauburk
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6-1 pattern maile shirt with mittens (5 finger gloves weren't invented until the 1400s)

most recently, shoes
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Hand stitched leather turnshoes.

my litttle anvil
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Someone posted bikes

chopper
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double bike
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thaygor: all i remimber is pumping it hard and shooting than trying to pump again

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#55 Ambience 327

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

I have a few other hobbies


All very cool there BF, but um...

double bike
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Do you actually ride that???!!! :ph34r:
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#56 bobafan

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:43 PM

Yeah I do. I don't have a picture of me, so here is a friend taking a ride.
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I just have to post this one.
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thaygor: all i remimber is pumping it hard and shooting than trying to pump again

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:52 PM

I don't think it compares to chainmail, or double bikes but..

So for comic-con this year, I wanted to go as Cloud, or Zack, from Final Fantasy VII( I didn't plan it too well so I didn't go as him). Any way, I also discovered boffer swords a little while ago too. So I thought why not kill two birds with on e stone?I could make a boffer buster sword! It still needs a little more work and duct tape, and I realize there no materia slots, for anyone who played it. So yeah here it is.
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And, a keychain-made into-a-necklace-thing
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I Know the camera sucks, and it doesn't do them any Glory.

Edited by raw shrimp, 06 August 2008 - 07:18 PM.

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#58 Ambience 327

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:34 AM

Quite funny Bobafan. I can't believe it, but the little double-bike actually looks comfortable with your friend riding it. How hard is that thing to turn though?
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:49 PM

Something I have always wanted to do but never got around to until now.
A stereoscopic camera.
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Minolta Dimage F100 x 2
Cameras are triggered simultaneously by an optional IR remote. Image pair is then combined into a single anaglyph or stereo pair image.
Anaglyphs are the 3D images you can view with red/blue glasses.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:48 PM

Slug, whenever you do something, it's never simple, is it?

That's awesome.
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#61 Mr BadWrench

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

Nice pic Slug, I have clip on r/b 3d glasses next to my monitor at all time..

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my crawler

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I also have 2 fullsize arcade machines in my garage.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

Well, I decided to put up another card trick for you guys...and just so I don't get flooded with PM's, no I will not tell you how it's done. Or maybe I will...MAGIC! Enjoy!

http://www.metacafe....ing_card_trick/
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:00 AM

Sorry dude got no pics.

My other hobbies are:

Im a music addict

I read girl books (The Clique, Twilight)

I collect Naruto manga.

I cook. Stuff.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:51 AM

Sorry dude got no pics.

My other hobbies are:

Im a music addict

I read girl books (The Clique, Twilight)

I collect Naruto manga.

I cook. Stuff.


This thread is about projects, like stuff you made, not cries for a boyfriend in a personals ad.

For me, there is a lack of non nerf related projects. I am currently working on a Big Blast integrated into the shell of a longshot and its eating up my time fast. Seriously, yesterday I put 8 hours into it..... that, and Okami....
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:36 AM

I have my fingers in many pies!

water rockets!

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two liter water rockets, they go up 200+ feet, cheap fun! I've also made the rockets from the polycarbonate sleeves you put over flourescent lightbulbs. they fly higher but are boring to watch.

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my RPG-7 water rocket launcher, the rocket is a 1 liter sprite bottle. the gun pumps up by sliding the front section in and out like a bike pump. there is a piston built inside.
the only problem is the water shoots out of the rocket and nails you right in the face!

I like to build replica blasters and custom guns too.

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super light experiment, the gun is lightweight plastic and styrofoam. its hanging from thread on my pinky.

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star wars blaster built on a cheap airsoft mauser, still works fine.

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darter painted and the cocking handle modded to look like the ring on a real gun. still shoots!

a gun based on world of warcraft concept art

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a pirate blaster, all metal and wood with LED in power cell.

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I like to refinish guns and rehab stuff too, my cheapy chinese $20 air rifle. 690fps!

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a collage of all kinds of stuff ive done

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:00 PM

I build robots.

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This one, Trilo-BOT, won 3rd place at Robogames in San Francisco.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:54 AM

You know, roboman, Kbarker does this too. You should check out his thread! :D
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:20 AM

Those water rockets are amazing, but how are they triggered? I just fill mine with a schrader valve and triggger using the common cable ties trigger method. I tried to make an RPG-7 water rocket launcher and it failed in looks compered to yours.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:56 PM

Those water rockets are amazing, but how are they triggered? I just fill mine with a schrader valve and triggger using the common cable ties trigger method. I tried to make an RPG-7 water rocket launcher and it failed in looks compered to yours.


well at first I used the cable tie method of releasing and it worked ok (google clark cable system for info)
but I switched to quick connect garden hose setups. you can buy a connector with a few nipples included for a couple of dollars at the big hardware stores.
get the female threaded garden hose nipples and you can screw them over male pipe thread PVC. its a different thread but it holds fine enough. the quick connect has regular pipe threads and you can cobble something together easily. I prefer a launch rod in the setup, it acts like a piston to give the rocket a good start and to keep it straight for a split second. the rod is hollow and I epoxied it into the connector so the air travels up it and into the bottle, keeps water from backflowing into the pump. you pump it up and simply pull down on that green ring and off it goes! if it acts up and sticks, a little vaseline on the O rings and the surrounding nipple usually keeps it working just fine.

I used CPVC pipe on the last batch of rockets since it slips right into the bottle opening no problem. I use PL premium adhesive to glue the pipe in the bottle. just glob it up inside the bottle and a film on the pipe then slide in the pipe. a coat hanger wirewith a bit of the tip bent over can be stuck up the pipe to move the excess glue around and make a good seal. i try to go into the bottle about an inch and a half with the pipe, so it holds good and doesnt leak. I make the pipes about 10 inches long and the fins about 3x4 inches in surface area. 4 fins work the best for me, i cut them from the four corners of bottles and zip tie them to the pipe. they sit offset like a swastika sorta. I do that on purpose, it makes the bottle spin and come down sideways for a soft landing, you can usually catch them, they fall so softly.

thats my older launcher, someone gave me a cheap plastic Xmas tree stand and it makes a perfect rocket stand now.
I also added a throttle cable from an old lawn mower to one launcher. the handle is strapped to the bike pump and the other end is hose clamped to the green ring and the pvc pipe fittings, pull the handle and it pulls the ring. that way you dont get COMPLETELY soaked.

yeah the RPG-7 is some of my best work to date, it's actually pretty complex. I tried to reshape the sprite bottles to make them look more realistic but with no luck. the inner pump works good but the trigger assembly is rather hard to pull. I have been toying with the idea of making it a nerf type weapon. I can make passable rockets from those foam pool noodles they sell or I can also make a mold and cast them from a expanding foam rubber. the cast stuff would be a good deal more heavy, could snap a persons neck in the size the rockets would need to be, to be scaled properly.

the other launchr I need to finish is an anti-aircraft stinger missile launcher. It has an electric 12v airpump built in and it will use long skinny rockets made from those flourescent light covers. those style rockets dont use nearly as much water as the 2 liter style, so I hopefully wont get so soaking wet!
they fly really fast and they tend to straighten themselves out as they fly. it's going to look frighteningly real when it fires. I think if I add a little flour to the water for color, the water trail will look like a bit of smoke.
I started building a really complex connector to launch it but I scrapped it for a hose quick connect instead.

I bet it could be reconfigured to fire a giant stefan made from a pool noodle, FTW!!! ;)
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:24 AM

Those water rockets are amazing, but how are they triggered? I just fill mine with a schrader valve and triggger using the common cable ties trigger method. I tried to make an RPG-7 water rocket launcher and it failed in looks compered to yours.


well at first I used the cable tie method of releasing and it worked ok (google clark cable system for info)
but I switched to quick connect garden hose setups. you can buy a connector with a few nipples included for a couple of dollars at the big hardware stores.
get the female threaded garden hose nipples and you can screw them over male pipe thread PVC. its a different thread but it holds fine enough. the quick connect has regular pipe threads and you can cobble something together easily. I prefer a launch rod in the setup, it acts like a piston to give the rocket a good start and to keep it straight for a split second. the rod is hollow and I epoxied it into the connector so the air travels up it and into the bottle, keeps water from backflowing into the pump. you pump it up and simply pull down on that green ring and off it goes! if it acts up and sticks, a little vaseline on the O rings and the surrounding nipple usually keeps it working just fine.

I used CPVC pipe on the last batch of rockets since it slips right into the bottle opening no problem. I use PL premium adhesive to glue the pipe in the bottle. just glob it up inside the bottle and a film on the pipe then slide in the pipe. a coat hanger wirewith a bit of the tip bent over can be stuck up the pipe to move the excess glue around and make a good seal. i try to go into the bottle about an inch and a half with the pipe, so it holds good and doesnt leak. I make the pipes about 10 inches long and the fins about 3x4 inches in surface area. 4 fins work the best for me, i cut them from the four corners of bottles and zip tie them to the pipe. they sit offset like a swastika sorta. I do that on purpose, it makes the bottle spin and come down sideways for a soft landing, you can usually catch them, they fall so softly.

thats my older launcher, someone gave me a cheap plastic Xmas tree stand and it makes a perfect rocket stand now.
I also added a throttle cable from an old lawn mower to one launcher. the handle is strapped to the bike pump and the other end is hose clamped to the green ring and the pvc pipe fittings, pull the handle and it pulls the ring. that way you dont get COMPLETELY soaked.

yeah the RPG-7 is some of my best work to date, it's actually pretty complex. I tried to reshape the sprite bottles to make them look more realistic but with no luck. the inner pump works good but the trigger assembly is rather hard to pull. I have been toying with the idea of making it a nerf type weapon. I can make passable rockets from those foam pool noodles they sell or I can also make a mold and cast them from a expanding foam rubber. the cast stuff would be a good deal more heavy, could snap a persons neck in the size the rockets would need to be, to be scaled properly.

the other launchr I need to finish is an anti-aircraft stinger missile launcher. It has an electric 12v airpump built in and it will use long skinny rockets made from those flourescent light covers. those style rockets dont use nearly as much water as the 2 liter style, so I hopefully wont get so soaking wet!
they fly really fast and they tend to straighten themselves out as they fly. it's going to look frighteningly real when it fires. I think if I add a little flour to the water for color, the water trail will look like a bit of smoke.
I started building a really complex connector to launch it but I scrapped it for a hose quick connect instead.

I bet it could be reconfigured to fire a giant stefan made from a pool noodle, FTW!!! :)

Huh. That's odd. 1/2 inch schedule 40 pvc is a perfect fit with my bottles. I just mark whare on the pipe the bottle slides to, then heat up that area and flare it. After this process the bottles will seal perfectly with the flare. For fins I generally just take another bottle of similar size, cut off the tob and bottom, use the top as a nose cone (weighted, of course!) and cut some rectangular holes in the middle portion and tape this to the main bottle. It usually looks sort of like a really long bottle with holes when complete.

Edited by MoonMaster, 21 August 2008 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:02 AM

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my RPG-7 water rocket launcher, the rocket is a 1 liter sprite bottle. the gun pumps up by sliding the front section in and out like a bike pump. there is a piston built inside.
the only problem is the water shoots out of the rocket and nails you right in the face!

Why not add a blast shield? I couldn't find any images with one attached, but here is one for an Israeli rocket launcher, so you can probably see what I mean:

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With your obvious skills in replication, you could easily put something similar on your water rocket launcher that would look nice and protect your face from incoming forced hydration.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:29 PM

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my RPG-7 water rocket launcher, the rocket is a 1 liter sprite bottle. the gun pumps up by sliding the front section in and out like a bike pump. there is a piston built inside.
the only problem is the water shoots out of the rocket and nails you right in the face!

Why not add a blast shield? I couldn't find any images with one attached, but here is one for an Israeli rocket launcher, so you can probably see what I mean:

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With your obvious skills in replication, you could easily put something similar on your water rocket launcher that would look nice and protect your face from incoming forced hydration.


I had the same thought but found a better solution, a russian gas mask! :lol:

the launcher works good shooting vertically but its lousy shooting horizontally at something.
thats why I'm thinking of converting it to a nerf style setup.

the troubles with the RPG-7 were why I started on the stinger, it uses the skinny water rockets with much less water and it's supposed to be shot vertically
oh I meant PVC pipe , not CPVC. I had a bunch of CPVC and fittings and used them up on my earlier rockets, had to turn the pipe down to make them fit. the schedule 40 fits fine.

Edited by thedap, 21 August 2008 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:40 PM

Well, it isn't really a project so to say, but more of a series of projects. I speak of my photography.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:13 PM

I don't have a lot of experience with electronics, but here are some of my devious little toys.

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FM Radio Jammer
Range of 50' at its best.
Now it's missing the variable capacitor.

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Mini EMP blaster
It was advertised to be powerful enough to stun a laptop computer. I only got it to stun a radio, so I in essense ended up with two radio jammers.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

I finally got the rest of the stuff I needed for my medieval outfit, so here it is.
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