That's pretty ridiculously amazing o.o
Running off AC too...
edit: If you plan on selling these later one let me know
What else would it run off of?
Feel free to build your own though.
That's funny. I was thinking to myself before I even got to the first post after your original that it seemed like a Rube Goldberg thing to have such a design. I mean, I know it's not overly complicated and all.
Making quality darts is a dying art. Another bunch of master craftsmen need to emerge. Raise your hand if you've even HEARD of zero's, never mind made thousands of them (single-handedly keeping the NJ and surrounding Nerfing Community going for several years).
That's true, it does seem a bit like something he'd think of.
That is also true, I have to look up Zeros I suppose, maybe I'll make it into those ranks some day.
This is awesome, although I kind of like just cutting some blanks while watching reruns of Mythbusters...Nice work though, could you estimate how much all the components cost?
I would have no idea, the entire thing except the cutter itself and the power strip was built from components my dad had sitting around under his bench.
I applaud you sir.
I have been attempting to think of an efficient consinstent way to produce stefans, and I do believe you've inspired me. I may PM you to get some specifics but the diagram is a great help.
PM Away, I'll be working on a holing mechanism next, with a wood-burning iron and some sort of belt feed with PVC attached. The hot-glue portion of the process will be harder, with the inconsistency of glue flow and all.
If you were to make a Stefan making machine then it might be worth your while.
You just turn on the machine leave for a few days. Come back and have plenty of darts to sell at wars.
See, I was thinking about that.
The real problem comes in when the darts have to move off the hot glue line, because they need to come off with the weighted end up and stay straight upright for a while for the glue to cool so the dome doesn't get distorted.
The after-cut part of the process gets stupidly complicated to automate without some form of industrial mechanization.
I have a very serious question.
Are you asain or just bored?
Keep up the good work,
Insane AND bored. It's a nice combination, especially at work.
Thanks, I'll try.
ETA: New pictures and a Video up in the original post.
Edited by hereticorp, 17 September 2008 - 08:25 AM.