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Posted: 5/12/2010 4:04:30 AM EDT
Well not really. I was checking out thinkgeek this morning and one of their new items is a nerf gun that transforms from small into large and I immediately thought of the Magpul folding Glock 18 thing from a few years back. The toys are soooo much color these days.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/da10/
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 4:16:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mrozowjj:
The toys are soooo much color these days.


If firing a belt-fed, tripod mounted Nerf gun doesn't bring a smile to your face, you are dead to me
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 4:21:38 AM EDT
We just had a discussion in the office about how we need to get a few of the Vulcans and mount them to the tops of the cube walls.
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 4:27:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hector_X:
Originally Posted By mrozowjj:
The toys are soooo much color these days.


If firing a belt-fed, tripod mounted Nerf gun doesn't bring a smile to your face, you are dead to me
http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Nerf%20N-Strike%20Vulcan%20%28Custom%29.jpg


I "tried" finding one of those during Christmas '08 to get one of those for my nephew, and apparently that was one of the top 3 hot toys for that season. I ended up googling the toy and found youtube vids of people (adults) who were "mod'ing" those things, and to be honest, they were pretty fucking cool. I'll hold out till Nerf produces whatever type of gun that was, Al Pacino used in the movie Heat!
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 6:20:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hector_X:
Originally Posted By mrozowjj:
The toys are soooo much color these days.


If firing a belt-fed, tripod mounted Nerf gun doesn't bring a smile to your face, you are dead to me
http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Nerf%20N-Strike%20Vulcan%20%28Custom%29.jpg


I always participate in Nerf battles with my nephews when I'm at their house, so my sister bought me my own gun for battle. This is the one ^ she bought me. Sent those boys running for cover when I fired it up.
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 6:23:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WGPKlaus:
Originally Posted By Hector_X:
Originally Posted By mrozowjj:
The toys are soooo much color these days.


If firing a belt-fed, tripod mounted Nerf gun doesn't bring a smile to your face, you are dead to me
http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Nerf%20N-Strike%20Vulcan%20%28Custom%29.jpg


I "tried" finding one of those during Christmas '08 to get one of those for my nephew, and apparently that was one of the top 3 hot toys for that season. I ended up googling the toy and found youtube vids of people (adults) who were "mod'ing" those things, and to be honest, they were pretty fucking cool. I'll hold out till Nerf produces whatever type of gun that was, Al Pacino used in the movie Heat!


You mean modified like this:



I need to buy one of these for my sons.
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 6:29:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2010 6:29:16 AM EDT by Fatbert]
When I read the thread's title I was expecting a Nerf ACR with a proprietary cardboard barrel, 8.5lb unloaded weight and $150 MSRP.
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 6:34:50 AM EDT
I don't care how old you are, nerf will always be cool.
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 6:39:16 AM EDT



I'll probably add that to my collection.

Link Posted: 5/12/2010 6:57:42 AM EDT
Only legal way to shoot civilians!!!!! NERF OR NOTHING!!! lol
Link Posted: 5/12/2010 8:28:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 12:18:35 PM EDT
LOL. We bought two of the beltfeds since my nephews always outgunned my daughter and her friend. My daughter said she wants hers painted to look like Daddy's real guns. Seems like me and my brother in law use them more than the kids, LOL.

As for a Nerf ACR, hang onto your hats, there is one on it's way that looks like a cross between the ACR and SCAR. They are even releasing a Sage gun type grenade launcher. I am glad Nerf/Hasbro has not gone all Libtard on us and still offers gun toys even though they are colored all kinds of weird.
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 12:25:13 PM EDT
Now if Nerf will only build a Gatling gun or minigun with a 500 round belt......
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 4:55:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cyclone:
Now if Nerf will only build a Gatling gun or minigun with a 500 round belt......


I've modded a few of my belts to be 100 rounds... so it's probably doable. It would just be very very long.
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 4:57:44 PM EDT
The belt-feds are amazingly awesome. My nephews and I have a Nerf battle every year for Christmas. Most fun you can have with family :)
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 5:18:54 PM EDT
http://www.manapotions.com/Chaingun.html

How To

Crank up a Nerf dart blaster to 500 rounds per minute and add a round counter


We made a NERF chaingun fire about as fast as a 7.62mm M60 Machine gun. That's around 500 rounds per minute (RPM). We did two major modifications, increasing the voltage to the firing motor, and adding a round counter and a paint job.



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As soon as Eli and I (Aaron) saw the NERF chaingun pop up on tech blogs, we couldn't wait to hack it. We bought 2 for the office as soon as they were available, and as long as we throw the Mana Energy Potion tag on the video, buying guns is totally tax deductible! Cool, huh?

Cranking it Up

The first modification was to increase the voltage to the motor. More voltage with available amperage means a faster spinning motor. Faster motor means more rounds down range, or into Eli's face, as the case may be.



The Nerf Vulcan EBF-25 starts with a requirement for 6 D-Cell batteries. That's an expensive number of big cells. I thought they were all wired in series to yield about 9 volts, but I later found out that they were wired with two parallel groups of 3 in series. That means the Nerf gun runs at about 4.5 volts. (Update: Thanks to Nick, I checked the original pack with a multimeter and, sure enough, it is 9v. 6 D-Cells in series it is. Thanks Nick!)

We ordered these cheap battery packs off of Amazon . I thought that two 9.6v battery packs would get us a lot more out of the gun without melting it.

Things you need for this step:

  • 2 x 9.6v battery packs
  • 2 x 9.6v battery pack connectors (RadioShack)
  • 2 x Alligator clips
  • 3 x Wire nuts
  • 1 x Ballpoint pen
  • 1 x Chopstick
  • 1 x Mana Energy Potion
  • 1 x A hint of stupidity


To connect the battery packs to the gun, we actually had to make a little tool. The power terminals are too deep inside the gun to clip on the alligator clips, so I took apart a ball point pen, slit up the side, put a compressed alligator clip in it with the lead hanging out the slit. I put the alligator clip on the battery terminal and then pushed a tie-wrap (or chopstick) through the back of the pen, slipping the alligator clip out and hooking it on to the power terminals. it worked like a charm.



Hook the battery packs together like in the photo. *WARNING: If you hook this up wrong, you could dead short the battery packs together which could make them explode or do other scary/injurious things.* Hook the negative power terminal from the gun to the black lead on pack A, hook the red lead from pack A to the black lead on pack B, and then hook the red lead from pack B to the positive power terminal on the Nerf gun. Voila. It's done. Now separate the alligator clips with a piece of cardboard to keep them from shorting. Stuff everything back into the gun and close the door. Now you have a 500 round per minute cube warfare weapon of mass destruction.



5 darts in the air simultaneously! And yes, that's a Donkey Kong machine we got off Craigslist

Adding a Round Counter

The second major mod was an LED round counter like the one in Aliens or on pretty much every FPS gun out there, as well as a cool paint job.



  • 1 x Lever/Roller microswitch
  • 1 x LED
  • 3 x Momentary pushbutton switches
  • 1 x 12v miniature battery
  • 1 x Coil of wire
  • 1 x Various paints


It took me about a half hour to solder together the counter from QKit. A big part of that time was trying to figure out which resistors were which, so make sure you have a guide before you start. Instead of using the microswitches from QKit, I soldered leads from their locations on the circuit board to pushbutton switches mounted on the gun. The three switches are Set, Program, and Reset. The LED comes on when you run out of ammo, which was accomplished by just hooking it to the "out" pin on the counter.



We took the top of the ammo box off and used it to house the counter. Jon Dremeled the spot for the LED counter out. We Dremeled part of the chain-gripping assembly to mount the roller switch. This way the links would hit the switch each time the belt advanced. The leads from that switch go to the counter through holes Dremeled in the top of the chain guide.



Thanks to his experience painting figurines, Jon did an awesome job of painting the gun to look like it was a well-used gun from the future. This was accomplished with a base matte black primer coat, and then metallic silver paints mixed with various levels of black to give variety to the metal pieces. Then Jon went in and put metallic silver on black parts that would show wear, like behind the charging bolt or near buttons. He said it wasn't that hard, but I was pretty impressed.





The third mod has been done a million times before, but it's worth mentioning. We just clipped two of the 25 round belts together to make a 50 round belt. You can see me wearing this stylish bandolier in parts of the video, and then we actually used the 50 round belt in the drive-by shooting. As a side note, strangers got into the elevator with us when we were videotaping and it was very awkward. Bandolier? Not so stylish.

Shooting Your Coworker









I definitely enjoyed this hack WAY too much.





The total cost on this hack was about $79

Disclaimers:

1) We're not affiliated with Nerf, Radio Shack, QKits, Dremel, or anything else you saw us use to build this. Mana Energy Potion is the exception, because that's who we are.

2) There's a very real danger to doing this mod. Dead-shorting battery packs like these can cause them to explode and injure you. Nerf even has a "Do not modify this dart blaster" warning on the gun itself. That's where we used the Dremel to cut out the panel for the LED counter.

3) You will probably ruin your Nerf dart blaster. We could smell the motor burning when we fired it with 4x the voltage. Eventually, the motor coil will probably melt. Also, the gears will probably strip out.

4) Don't paint over your orange tip. That's illegal as far as we know. Fortunately, the orange tip is separate, so you can paint your gun and then attach the orange tip.

Questions? Comments? Email me at ai.rasmussen@gmail.com. For press inquiries and official business, hit the contact us link below.
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 5:24:51 PM EDT
that is illegal in NJ, too many rounds on the belt


Link Posted: 5/28/2010 5:27:27 PM EDT
in b4 magpul. i used to have the eagle eye with the "laser" sight.
Link Posted: 5/28/2010 6:03:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 5:33:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cyclone:
Now if Nerf will only build a Gatling gun or minigun with a 500 round belt......


Google Nerf guns 2010. They are releasing a gatling version w/ 200 rnd capacity!!!
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 5:41:57 AM EDT
that is AWESOME. I love NERF guns, but don't own any right now.

I may have to order that.

Also, thinkgeek is a GREAT website.
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