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Compressed Air Engine (my tenth grade science project) by Techshooter
December 19, 2015, 05:24:10 pm

Re: Homemade Picture Thread! by Techshooter
December 19, 2015, 04:40:27 pm

Re: Nerf DoubleDown Mod Guide: Part 1 by Nerf Doctor
April 05, 2015, 11:52:21 pm

Re: Nerf DoubleDown Mod Guide: Part 1 by Zero96
April 03, 2015, 04:50:23 pm

Re: Nerf DoubleDown Mod Guide: Part 1 by Nerf Doctor
April 01, 2015, 06:48:52 am

Re: Nerf DoubleDown Mod Guide: Part 1 by Techshooter
March 31, 2015, 09:04:37 pm

Nerf DoubleDown Mod Guide: Part 1 by Nerf Doctor
March 31, 2015, 05:34:19 pm

Re: Concept Thread by Nerf Doctor
March 30, 2015, 01:19:42 pm

Re: Concept Thread by Nerf Doctor
March 29, 2015, 08:24:51 am

Re: Guide to Pictures That Won't Disappear by Nerf Doctor
March 28, 2015, 12:31:08 pm

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 on: March 28, 2015, 12:13:40 pm 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Techshooter
Thanks ND, this is pretty helpful. I used to use MediaFire, but my MediaFire account was automatically deleted due to inactivity (hence some of my dead links). I used to use Imageshack, then Photobucket, but I think I'm going to switch to Imgur now.

 on: March 28, 2015, 09:23:47 am 
Started by KiDD - Last post by Nerf Doctor
Marshmallow Blaster $17, red and blue airtank one, great for modding, stupidly powerful

SledgeFire $18.19, $6.66(not kidding) shipping, sold by ToysRUs, can get free shipping by buying more than $25 from them

Zombie Strike Longshot $24.49, sold by ToysRUs, free shipping

Sharpfire Amazon Sharpfire Ebay $10.49, free shipping, basically a large, lateral Jolt

DoubleDown $11.99, oversized Jolt with two barrels, handle has potential for use as a premade handle and trigger for different catches

SlingFire $13.99, basically a better RFR

All of these links except the Marshmallow Blaster are either actual stores on Ebay or Amazon stores. The Marshmallow Blaster link is just a really good deal.

Edit: Well, ignore this I guess. Seems that everything was just on sale for the weekend and is now pricier. No wonder those prices seemed so nice D:

 on: March 28, 2015, 04:51:11 am 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Nerf Doctor
In case you haven't noticed, taking a look at stickied Mods or Homemades threads on most NIC sites yields many pages of painful, dead image links, the largest cases residing in threads such as NerfHaven's Mod and Paintjobs thread, as it's been around since October 2005.

The biggest culprit here is image hosting services deleting images after users have deleted their accounts, or after simply hitting the image limits. Luckily, I've never had this issue as I never used the popular hosting sites, and instead used Servimg; While Servimg certainly has served me well, I'm here now to show you how to use Imgur to host your images to ensure maximum functionality while also ensuring your image links will never die.

First off, this is Imgur; It's a quaint little site, initially created to serve as the main image host for Reddit, but it's now grown it's own community. Word of advice: while it may seem nice at first, avoiding using Imgur for anything other than image hosting is the wisest choice. The community is nice on the surface, but once you get dug in, you get to see how they really are, and it's not pleasant.

Anyway, on to learning to use Imgur. First, you're gonna want to click on the "Sign Up" button.

From here, go ahead and fill out your information, then hit "Sign Up" and a captcha should pop up to confirm your sentience status.

Now, you're back on the homepage, and you're ready to start using Imgur. The easiest way to upload is to drag images directly from your SD card or File Browser onto the page, which will prompt a pop-up.

Just hit "Start Upload" when you're ready. Note, in addition to uploading from your computer/SD card, you can also drag pictures directly from other websites, such as your current image host, to the Imgur page to upload them to your account. In fact, there's even an addon for Firefox(maybe Chrome too) that allows you to just right-click any image to instantly upload it to your Imgur account.

After the image has successfully uploaded, you'll be presented with this screen.

You want to be sure that "Original" is chosen at the bottom, and then copy the entire link in the box "Linked BBCode" to paste into your posts. I'm not sure about Foam Universe, but Home of Foam automatically formats my image links to a decent size, so this will allow you to use a reasonable size for the post, but people will be able to click the picture to view the full sized image for details. S**T's useful, yo.

And that's it, you can now fairly quickly generate image links for your posts that won't disappear, as far as I know, meaning I won't be browsing the Homemade thread in a year's time and be sad at the broken links.
I've never seen one disappear from a deleted account, and I even created a new account, uploaded a pic, then deleted the account, and the link still worked, so good for now. There is no longer a limit on the number of pictures you can upload, but there is a size limit of 10MB I think. This shouldn't be an issue as my 14megapixel pictures directly out of my camera are only 3.1MB, so there's quite a bit of leeway. In fact, the only issue I ever had was trying to upload a 106MB PNG of my PulseStrike design, but that picture was over 106megapixels, which was mainly just experimenting with my scanner.
The addon to allow right-click uploading can be found here.

 on: March 27, 2015, 09:30:42 am 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Nerf Doctor
In theory, a 1.25" bushing should fit over the front of an AT2K tank and a 1.25" cap over the back and the bushing. It needs to be one of the really dead-spacey bushings, and you need to drill a hole in the cap, but then you have an easy way to coupler the tank while you reinforce it for stupid pressures.

 on: March 26, 2015, 02:53:10 pm 
Started by Techshooter - Last post by Techshooter
Before we get into the mod, I have some warnings: First, it's been a couple years since I've written a writeup, so it might be a little shaky. Second, I modded this blaster over a month ago, adding to the shakiness. Finally, I didn't plan on doing a writeup when I began modding the blaster, so I have a slight lack of pictures. All in all, this writeup might be shaky.

Nerf Rayven (duh)
Wire (I prefer speaker wire, even though I didn't use it on this blaster)
Soldering iron
9 volt battery tray or 9 volt battery clip
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Anything that might help while modding.

Step one: Removing the wires

When I began to rewire the blaster, the idiotic wiring confused me, so I cut all of the wires out and decided to wire it how I wanted to. You can remove any locks completely, with the exception of the second trigger than turns the flywheels on. After removing the wires, the baster should look something like this:

Once all of the unnecessary wires are removed, there should only be four wires left on the blaster: Two wires leading to the motors, and two wires leading to the trigger switch.

Step two: Wiring the switch

Wire one motor wire to the trigger switch, using solder. I believe the wire nearer the front of the blaster is the positive wire, but I'm not certain (I replaced the wire with a blue wire, so don't go by my colors).

Step three: Wiring the battery tray

Take the wire coming from the trigger switch and solder it to the positive half of your battery tray or battery clip. Take the other motor wire and solder it to the negative side of your battery tray or battery clip. It should look like this (ignore the terrible soldering job, this was after I did 40 solders for my science project):

Step four: Running your wires

It might be necessary to dremel out areas in order to run your wires without them getting in the way of your clip, depending of the gauge of your wire. I had to dremel some of the shell away. If you're using a battery tray instead of a clip, you will have to cut a hole in your shell for the tray to fit. After running your wires and cutting your hole, hot glue the wires in place and hot glue your battery tray in place.

Step five: Putting it back together

You're done! The finished internals should look something like this:

I have no clue what the ranges are because it's cold outside, but it shoots pretty hard for a flywheel blaster. Also, my photobucket was being a pain, the pictures aren't quite how I want them to look. Questions? Comments? Flames? Did I forgot anything that goes in a writeup?

 on: March 26, 2015, 02:20:59 pm 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Nerf Doctor
Yeah, UV damage is an issue, but the ability to see the internals working is important enough I'll go for the clear, then have an outer casing to use in the sunlight of either another piece of PVC or just a length of cloth.

 on: March 26, 2015, 12:45:37 pm 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Techshooter
@NerfDoctor, I saw you mention clear PVC in one of your posts, and I wouldn't recommend it. I've heard of clear PVC breaking quite easily in snaps. They are more susceptible to UV rays than normal PVC, causing them to be slightly more dangerous.

Other than that your ideas sound good. No clue how you could think of anything at 4am. My friend made a Nerfish marshmallow launcher for a physics project, and it used a valve system like yours. He made it out of brass pipe, but I can't remember how he made the valve. I'll have to ask him.

A concept that I've been wanting to make: a 3 in. shorter Pumpbow Lt. Stefan style. My dream plan is to make it use Nerf clips, like a pump action Longshot. I've been thinking of this plan for awhile now, I just haven't done it yet.

 on: March 25, 2015, 03:59:23 pm 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Nerf Doctor
Idea time: I've been planning on working on a backpressure valve for awhile now, even talked to torukmakto4 on the workings of his two setups that he'd shown in the forums there, and I now have a better idea. Both of his setups were using .5" CPVC, which is .5" ID .625", as the valve opening, which works fine, but isn't quite the flow I'm looking for. Using the .75" CPVC cap for the piston and the .5" CPVC barrel, there is a 4.41:1 ratio. I've decided to use 1" PVC as a barrel and 1.25" PVC cap as the piston for a massive airflow device. This should in theory grant more airflow than my 1" solenoid valve, and will be self contained. I'm thinking the smallest thing I'll actually be able to shoot with this and still find the darts will be my 2' triple barrel setup, but I may have to make an absolver with 1'-2' barrels to full capitalize on the airflow. Or I could make an adapter to put my Titan rocket barrel from Pedoonis on something other than a Titan, another project I've been working on.

 on: March 25, 2015, 10:20:25 am 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Nerf Doctor
How bad can it be for 6 bucks haha.
Well, seeing as it's from China, it could have been made from just plastic and lead. Joking aside, I'm actually quite happy with it. I'll probably end up throwing a PVC adapter on the end and using it as my modular pump for most of my air powered stuff.

 on: March 23, 2015, 10:09:10 pm 
Started by Nerf Doctor - Last post by Zero96
How bad can it be for 6 bucks haha.

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