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Litter Box Core

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#1 SonReeceSonJensen



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Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

I have two cats and MAN do they poop! So I have many very sturdy buckets with lids and handles doing nothing so chopping one up for the sake of nerf is more than fine.

The idea here is a cheep and easy way to make a core that is penetrable from all sides.

Here you can see I cut three spots open in a litter bucket with plenty of room in the bottom to hold darts. A fourth is easy to make but I'll explain more later.
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Some simple measures and cuts of cardboard here.
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Put them in as such and BAM: instant portable cheep core!
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MAJOR FLAW: after much testing it is quite the exception if a dart will acctually STAY in the core instead of bouncing out. About one in seven shots stays in. So while this prototype itself is basically useless the idea is sound and could be duplicated with larger objects.

SILVER LINING: cat litter box pannels like the ones I cut out are great alternatives when polycarbonate sheets are overkill!
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#2 Broderick



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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

Hmm... I have a cat as well and several of these. This is a great idea for ammo depot games, good thinking.
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#3 ejrasmussen



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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:38 PM

Why not just cover the holes with paper? It would be easily penetrable, and I am sure that the darts would stay in.
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#4 Eh Watt

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:50 PM

One thing you can do is drape a towel over a dowel or something, and hang that in front of the openings. I used it when I made a target for pellet rifles, so I think it should work for Nerf.
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:52 PM

Special Kitty saves the day again. I knew there was a reason I decided to hold onto a few containers. Now they are useful, and not just the by-product of a pack rat.
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#6 KaneTheMediocre


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Posted 13 June 2010 - 04:07 PM

Like Watt says, hang some cloth in there. A cross of hanging cloth would optimize dart retention.
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#7 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:23 PM

Yeah cloth or mesh instead of cardboard.

360 core. I dig it.
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#8 The one donut

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:52 PM

So.... what does it do.

Sorry. I'm a n00b
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Eat foam you pesky cats!

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:24 PM


Edited by Ice Nine, 14 July 2010 - 02:32 PM.

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But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

Theoretically solid but actually non-constructive

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