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Simple camera tripod mount for a PumpSnap

22 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

Hello all,
I recently got a Nikon s6300 that takes very nice 1080P High def video. I wanted to do a simple tripod mount for my newest PumpSnap that could be removed easily, and is very easy and cheap to build.
First off, I'd like to thank EOC dragon and Make it Go for the original design and inspiration.
EOC did a Youtube video about it a while ago, so no writeup there as far as I'm concerned. MIG did do a writup on his version, but I can't find it anywhere.
So let's get to the main part of the writeup.
Almost every camera on the market uses a standard 1/4X20 screw to mount to a tripod. I wanted to do POV style shots, or something like playing a FPS game like COD.
So I wanted to mount the camera in the stock, so I did it very simply and easily as shown in the following pictures.
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That's probably what your PumpSnap stock looks like already.
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Start by measuring how long of a piece you can fit in your fitting.
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Transfer that mark onto a piece of 1 1/4 PVC assuming your fitting is for 1 1/4 PVC.
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3/4 inch flat cap, 1 1/4 PVC segment, and packing tape. Mesh these together with super glue, or adhesive of choice, these will have screws in them later, so the adhesive doesn't have to be super strong. A easier way of doing it would be to use a 1 1/4 plug, but I already had all the parts on hand.
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Finished product.
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Mark the center, and drill a 7/32nds hole, and tap for 1/4 20.
I inserted a 5/8s inch long screw which is too long, so I shortened the length of the threads by adding a nut.
I put super glue all over the bolt at the bottom of it before I tightened it down all the way. That's what keeps the screw from spinning around when you tighten it. You could cover the screw in Goop, but it's not essential.
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Than you just place that whole assembly into your fitting and your done! I secured everything together with some screws that run all the way through the fittings and that's what holds everything together. The camera is a little bit awkward to have mounted on, but I'll get used to it. I recessed the threads slightly so that the camera only had about 3/16ths inch of thread to screw into. You could reach from the bottom of the fitting to tighten the screw with a screwdriver if you decided not to tap a hole, but this was a easier, tool free process.
TL;DR here are some Photos I took with the camera. I don't have a SD card that takes good video yet, so when I get one I will take a video and put it up as well.
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And some more photos of the completed assembly.
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That's all! Thanks for reading and I hope you found this helpful.

How to Post Pictures

14 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

Well, Langley asked me to put this tutorial up for those of you having trouble putting pictures on this site.
In order to put pictures on Nerfhaven, you have to use a Image hosting site. (Such as Photobucket or flickr or whatever site you want to use.) In this example I will be using Photobucket. Photobucket is a free Image hosting site that is very easy to use. You have to have a IMG code to post a picture in your post. This should show you how to do it very easily.
Easiest way to do it is like this:
1. Join Photobucket, or other photo hosting site.
2. Upload pictures to your account from a SD card, or the Photobucket app if you have a smartphone or something like it.
3. Click the code that says "IMG" and paste it into your text, starting a new line every time you post a new photo.
4. I will demonstrate.
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After you've joined and uploaded pictures to your album, you will get that.
Click on the photo you want to get this.
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Again, just copy and paste the IMG code into your text like this.

That's what it will look like. Make sure to hit the enter key and paste your image code in a new line every time you add a photo.
That should explain it, if not, PM me and I should be able to explain it to you.
This should also end all future threads on how to upload Photos.

Best Homemade Option for Smaller People.

23 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

Pretty much, I love having/going to Nerf wars. Even if it's just a backyard battle, or a actual Organized NIC war, I love them altogether.
I have two Younger kids that live across the street from me that love having nerf wars too. They are too young to attend a actual war, but hopefully some day they will.
I have always wanted to build them a decent homemade, but no matter what I have built, they can't seem to use it because of there strength/size. Pumpsnaps are too long, and hard to prime when using a [k26], Bow's are easy to pull back, but just too long, and hard for littler kids. Same situation with Hamps.
I want your opinion on the best homemade to use for smaller kids. These kids are 10 and 12, and aren't wimps. (They are lightweight wrestlers)
I would ask for opinions from people that have experience in this, and not from people that think that "This gun might be good"
The homemade I have in mind is a Pump Action Rainbow, using a [k25], and has 5 or so inches of draw, and uses a 5-7 dart hopper. A large priming foregrip similar to Ryan's super rainbow pump, but using a standard 1 1/4 plunger tube, and 1 1/2 thinwall grip.
I want it to be cheap too, I would be willing to do clear PVC through Mcmaster, but not the polyester stuff Ryan uses for pump grips, or clear face guards.
I don't consider this to be a "Which gun is best" Thread, but if the Admins feel this is in the incorrect place, move it where you feel necessary.