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Adding a light to show the bladder is full.

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#1 orogomi ninja

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

Hi Guys

A while ago I asked if it would be possible to add a pressure switch to the bladder of the magstrike to show that the bladder is full. (I got tired of counting to 55.) It works! well, it turns on at 30 pumps (two clips). It is a simple circuit. Switch,Light,and Power. I used scrap parts for everything- The switch was from the side buttons of a 20Q(the cheap hand held game at wallie world for $15). They are a little hard to describe so I have added an image.

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No clue were to get it other than a 20Q- I added a little bit of aluminum foil over it so when it is touched it completes the circuit.

NOTE: YOU CAN USE ANY MOMENTARY SWITCH-this is all I had so I used it and it worked.


The little LED can be nearly any LED. I placed mine on the back of the yellow cap on the frame. The only disadvantage is that you can't see the light as you are pumping, so try to put it on the top near the clip hole.

The batteries are two AAA, they last days on my 12 LED flashlight so I figured they could power only one for years.

Note: I used a 2 AAA battery holder out of the 20Q-It worked well for me after a few cuts.

A picture of how everything is placed:Posted Image

Note:E-tape makes everything look sloppy, so I used a drop of hot glue here and there.
Note: the wires need to have places cut for them to fit-they will get pinched if you don't do this.

I have a video too! its a little fuzzy but you get the idea.

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Its a little short but it isn't that difficult.

Thanks!


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QUOTE(Blacksunshine @ Dec 23 2008, 06:18 PM) View Post

Thats the way I do it. Use a rag with some light fast rubbing.

Sometimes I hate my uncontrollable imagination....

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:44 PM

Very smart, saves your air tank from damage. If i ever decide to come back to my MS i might try this. Then again i probably wont go back to my magstrike.

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#3 Blue

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:55 PM

Very cool.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

Clever and effective. Good work.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

Dude that sick. Seems kinda complicated though, I like it alot. Nice work
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:18 AM

I love how you actually went through with it! Good work.
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#7 orogomi ninja

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:43 AM

Thanks Guys!

No ice spartan, this is only my second gun it is really not that difficult.

HA! Of corse I went throught with it! Ubermensch! When I say I'm going to do something, I do it.

Thanks again!

Edited by orogomi ninja, 08 September 2008 - 06:45 AM.

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QUOTE(Blacksunshine @ Dec 23 2008, 06:18 PM) View Post

Thats the way I do it. Use a rag with some light fast rubbing.

Sometimes I hate my uncontrollable imagination....

#8 spartan062

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:53 PM

nice mod i might try this.

Edited by spartan.062, 26 November 2008 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:31 PM

I had a earlier idea for the same function.... just wanted to add..

http://www.nerfhq.co...g85093#msg85093
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

Don't post in old threads. I can't believe I missed this the first time around...
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#11 Norther of Heaven

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:11 PM

VERY, Nice.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:55 PM

This also never appeared for me under the "view new posts" search.

Very nice work mate!
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#13 orogomi ninja

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:00 AM

I am glad someone did. more replys! yay! :(
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QUOTE(Blacksunshine @ Dec 23 2008, 06:18 PM) View Post

Thats the way I do it. Use a rag with some light fast rubbing.

Sometimes I hate my uncontrollable imagination....


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