Modding The Maverick For A College Class
Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:42 PM
I just recentally was assinged to Reverse Engineer the NERF Maverick in an engineering class I'm taking in college. I have to make it so that a parapledgic woman can use the gun to shoot objects which will tell her dog what object to fetch (I know its stupid but at least I get to mod a NERF gun instead of a stupid radio). Anyway, I wanted to somehow have a automatic pump in the gun instead of the regular one and have it powered by her blowing into something, but I don't really know how to do that exactly so I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to do this. I will post anything I do later, once I make I design and finally do it. Thanks for the help.
Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:54 PM
That's the only thing I can think of for auto-cocking. Otherwise I'm sure one of the engineering geeks (title not used negatively) around here will come across this topic soon enough.
As for triggering by blowing out of her mouth... I dunno. But paraplegic just means lower limbs, right? Wouldn't she still be able to use her arms?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:14 PM
P.S. Thanks for the quick reply to everyone
Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:15 PM
Just an idea, but how experienced are you with modding? That might get you a better grade than just a bought airsoft part.
I'm not an expert but I sure couldn't blow enough pressure into something to make it shoot a dart any reasonable distance... but you could make it balloon-powered...
Edit: found another one, the original one done by THIRST. Here it is.
Edited by TheVeg, 23 October 2006 - 08:17 PM.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:11 PM
Measure the tension on the button, and create a piston set-up to depress the button. Now is where the search button on the top of this sites page comes in handy. You need to find a maverick mod that includes the modification to allow the turret to come out further than it does. It is really quite simple. Once you have modified the blaster (as long as that is permitted), on to the piston set-up. I say have something with 6 darts aimed at the turret in the front shove the darts in the barrels much like this:
But obviously in a cylindrical fashion, and on a piston that pushes backwards into the barrels.
Now, that comvers cocking, firing, and reloading. Proof of consept is what those guys are looking for, so there you go. You are basically adding a box on the side of the gun by the handle that holds the gears and motors to operate the button to release the turret, pull the trigger, and cock the gun. Along with a cylindrical tube in the front holding the piston to shove the darts into the barrel, and an arm to move the turret back into place.
You will have one full cycle done. As long as your prof. doesn't make you ahve to reload it again, you should be done.
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