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#26 NerfUK

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:23 AM

Pokechan Posted Today, 01:37 PM
This is a very good idea for an underside "Dart shotgun launcher" or something like that. Can you say more specific details on where to get then, what brand they are, etc? I really want to purchase some of these.


Since I live in the UK and not the USA where I get them from does not really matter since, as far as I know, the shop does not even exist in America. But if you still want to know, the shop is called Makro. There are well over 100 Makro stores in the UK. The one near me was closing which is the only reason I went there. They do not let in customers unless they have a Makro card (like a credit card) which you have to apply for. The only info about the brand is what is on the box (first photo in my write up). I paid £5.50 for two boxes (24 poppers). While I was in Makro I also found a cheap dremel, reactor knockoff, first shot and disc launcher all made by Lanard (apart from the dremel, obviously). I am sorry I could not be of more help. Maybe a member from America who has seen them in a store near them could PM you?

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 04:22 PM

Pokechan Posted Today, 01:37 PM
This is a very good idea for an underside "Dart shotgun launcher" or something like that. Can you say more specific details on where to get then, what brand they are, etc? I really want to purchase some of these.


Since I live in the UK and not the USA where I get them from does not really matter since, as far as I know, the shop does not even exist in America. But if you still want to know, the shop is called Makro. There are well over 100 Makro stores in the UK. The one near me was closing which is the only reason I went there. They do not let in customers unless they have a Makro card (like a credit card) which you have to apply for. The only info about the brand is what is on the box (first photo in my write up). I paid £5.50 for two boxes (24 poppers). While I was in Makro I also found a cheap dremel, reactor knockoff, first shot and disc launcher all made by Lanard (apart from the dremel, obviously). I am sorry I could not be of more help. Maybe a member from America who has seen them in a store near them could PM you?


Any brand of them will work, so long as they're spring based. You can probably find them at a number of places, but I'd check a local supermarket, come July. They'll likely be anywhere fireworks or party favors are sold.
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QUOTE(NerfUK @ May 8 2009, 11:54 AM) View Post

(I forgot to take a picture of my own poppers)

QUOTE(analogkid @ May 20 2009, 10:04 PM) View Post

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

Ridiculously unnecessary quotage.

I have done this in wars and used them like granades. I found them to be quite effective.
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#29 SchizophrenicMC

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:00 PM

I propose a new name for them: Spring-Powered Nerf Anti-Personnel Scatter, or SNAPS.
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QUOTE(NerfUK @ May 8 2009, 11:54 AM) View Post

(I forgot to take a picture of my own poppers)

QUOTE(analogkid @ May 20 2009, 10:04 PM) View Post

Every size rod you could ever want.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:16 PM

Even though it was said before, I think these would be awesome if you used them as shells for a homemade shotgun. The hardest part would be the trigger mechanism to rotate the backs of the shells, but if you got it working it would be amazing and badass.

Also, your worst nightmare, don't quote the first post. It's useless and especially for write ups it is very bothersome.
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#31 NerfUK

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:34 AM

I propose a new name for them: Spring-Powered Nerf Anti-Personnel Scatter, or SNAPS.


As valid as that idea is, I am keeping it at s.p.n.p.s as I do not want this to be confused with the SNAP pistol/bow. But thanks for your suggestion.

Captain Posted Today, 12:16 AM
Even though it was said before, I think these would be awesome if you used them as shells for a homemade shotgun. The hardest part would be the trigger mechanism to rotate the backs of the shells, but if you got it working it would be amazing and badass.

Also, your worst nightmare, don't quote the first post. It's useless and especially for write ups it is very bothersome.


That would certainly be a challenge! But not one I am capable of. There is no PVC within 200 miles from where I live.


Also, your worst nightmare, you stand very true to your name. Please do not quote my whole writeup and then add nothing useful.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:50 PM

You could attach a clothespin trigger to these so you wouldn’t have to twist the base.
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#33 NerfUK

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:42 PM

You could attach a clothespin trigger to these so you wouldn’t have to twist the base.


This is a valid idea. But I do not want to overcomplicate this design, but you are more than welcome to try it. I have temporarily shelved this project until I finish a few other things I have started.


Just Some Bob Posted Today, 08:18 PM
Is anyone else here familiar with "cleco" fasteners? You can google it to learn, and see images.

I'm already working on a similar mechanism for these party poppers, and will post a writeup [if and] when I succeed.

Basically, the T-shaped pin is replaced by three pieces, the two outer ones having "bumps" that project outward to do the job of the arms of the T. But only when the third piece is in the middle, pushing them outward. When the middle piece moves, the outer pieces flex together and release the hole they're passing through.

As a prototype, I glued a steel washer in place of the keyhole slot and used an actual (long) cleco and a huge fender washer. Then using some cleco pliers I "fired" the popper. But nobody's likely to want to carry cleco pliers around in a nerf war. I had to borrow some just to play with. By making a longer center piece which gets narrower away from the end, I hope to make a push-to-fire version out of scrap acrylic or polycarbonate.


Read my reply to alextwin007. But, please, PM me a picture of it when you are finished. I would be very interested to see how it looked.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:13 PM

I bought a box of these, and I would recommend against them. six of them have already broken, the plastic that holds the plunger or whatever you would call it in the grenade breaks, and it shoots out very fast. It almost took one of my eyes out, I was loading darts and looking into it, it shot out and hit me about a half inch above my eye. Anways, these break really easy, but if they could be reinforced they might be ok. They would probably be best for humans vs. zombies.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:43 PM

I bought a box of these, and I would recommend against them. six of them have already broken, the plastic that holds the plunger or whatever you would call it in the grenade breaks, and it shoots out very fast. It almost took one of my eyes out, I was loading darts and looking into it, it shot out and hit me about a half inch above my eye. Anways, these break really easy, but if they could be reinforced they might be ok. They would probably be best for humans vs. zombies.


Of course. They're made to be disposable. In my experience, the T-shaped end breaks off after two or three operations. Maybe five if you're really lucky. That's why I'm working on various ideas to replace that part with something else - preferably something that works other than by twisting.

Huh. I've never actually had the t part break off, only the ring that holes the thing in place. I tried reinforcing one with coat hangers and epoxy putty, but it didn't work too well. The springs are nice however.
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#36 NerfUK

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:01 AM

Wisp Posted Yesterday, 11:43 PM
QUOTE(Just Some Bob @ May 22 2009, 06:22 PM)


QUOTE(Wisp @ May 22 2009, 03:13 PM)

I bought a box of these, and I would recommend against them. six of them have already broken, the plastic that holds the plunger or whatever you would call it in the grenade breaks, and it shoots out very fast. It almost took one of my eyes out, I was loading darts and looking into it, it shot out and hit me about a half inch above my eye. Anways, these break really easy, but if they could be reinforced they might be ok. They would probably be best for humans vs. zombies.



Of course. They're made to be disposable. In my experience, the T-shaped end breaks off after two or three operations. Maybe five if you're really lucky. That's why I'm working on various ideas to replace that part with something else - preferably something that works other than by twisting.


Huh. I've never actually had the t part break off, only the ring that holes the thing in place. I tried reinforcing one with coat hangers and epoxy putty, but it didn't work too well. The springs are nice however.



I have fired the same popper no less than 15 times with little to no wear on the mechanism. Maybe it is just in difference in the quality of the brand.



P.S - I can't seem to be able to do quotes properly (see above). Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:37 PM

You could create a pin to put into the plunger of the popper, and dremel out the part that holds it, so as to make the catch very unstable and any jarring motion would cause it to go off. I don't know if it's possable, but that's my two-cents.
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