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"In the world of spuds today"

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:37 am
by Novacastrian
Think about my sig guys.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:00 am
by BigGrib
Today I tried modifying my AA powered BBQ Ignitor to hook up to a 9V battery. Unfortunately I screwed it up, but this gives me the opportunity to surgically de-construct the unit which is block cast in epoxy. I have successfully sliced open the plastic casing opening up the electronics and completely exposing the circuit board front and back. I have unfortunately not been able to get into the coils because they seem to be completely cast in epoxy. As soon as I can get my camera back from my sister I will take pictures of it so everyone can disseminate the way everything is wired up.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:22 am
by Ragnarok
Actually, sounds pretty good.
There are a load of things I do, or think about that I don't think are worthy of a full thread, or hijacking someone else's, but this could work.

At the moment I don't have any one specific objective, but I'm still refining my gauss pistol concept, and still looking at how to solve my high pressure compressor requirement.

The gauss pistol should be cool enough. About 8 joules (6 ft-lbs) to compete with an air pistol, 20 round magazine, semi-auto feed, 3 seconds charge time, power pack capable of 300 shots...

The compressor if it gets made, should see a lot of use. Mostly for boosting HEAL's power up another hundred ft-lbs or so, but I have other plans for what I could do with 30 to 35 bar - most probably for filling a high density air source for various things. I still have six 3 litre ex-CO2 extinguishers lying around, all rated to well over 2500 psi, and an 18 litre reservoir of 35 bar air could be used for a lot.

That's 63 kJ of energy...

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:50 am
by Spitfire
Letting off steam? :angryfire:

Grrr, F*#$*@@(, AARG stupid stupid stupid

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:29 pm
by Maniac
oops scince this was for letting off stem i did the face palm desk thing and got a little carried away and exited out :D do it again :lol: :lol: iox et6; xyoyo/;yrc y6t,lt5it

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:37 pm
by Hubb
Got me some good news and bad news:

Bad news; My piezo quit on me for use in my hybrid.

Good news; I won the lottery :D. It was only $20, but I still won. I used that to buy me a 400K stun gun to replace the piezo. So, basically, I paid $3 for a 400K stun gun.

The hybrid should be working soon.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:19 pm
by MaxuS the 2nd
My 140mm pipe arrived today, so I'll be getting on with my large (and first) combustion cannon in the next few weeks.

Here's some pictures -

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:25 pm
by mopherman
working out plans for an electric hammer valve that works a little like an electric airsoft gun. Also making a springer for the little bro.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:18 pm
by bluerussetboy
i seem to have found a 1/4" NPT brass tee that every connection leaks no matter how much teflon tape is used.

[facepalmheaddeskcombo] -2amkd;lkva lamcdknjsa mvz[\facepalmheaddeskcombo]

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:23 pm
by JDAX23
i like boys haha just kidding i just felt the need to add to the randomness.. but ya i think this would be a good idea

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:43 pm
by DYI
Well, I'm proud to announce that the [redacted] project that I'm currently working on has consumed a greater volume of binary adhesive than all the others combined. So far, all of that has been used working on the [redacted], most on the first version which used [redacted]. After realising that the [redacted] was inadequate on the first version, and deciding that I wouldn't be able to get through roughly one inch of solid epoxy to fix it, I started a second version, which used [redacted] that I probably should have used in the first place. After realising that it leaked profusely, I used more epoxy. My efforts paid off, because it now seals completely bubbletight up to 80 psi (whichmy is more than can be said for most of theposts components :roll: )

On the same topic, the welder finished the main load bearing welds on the [redacted]page as well as accomplishing the rather difficult task of tapping 1/4" 18 NPT threads into a piece of [redacted]. FEAR He's just attaching the [redacted] to the front of the [redacted] now,topic which he should be finished by next After that, I can start work on Phase 3 of the project, the [redacted] system. 2

On a completely unrelated note, my gf just had to get sick on today, of all days :(

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:16 pm
by goathunter
I planned on getting the valving to build an underbarrel launcher for my new X7 .

Never to be outdone by Murphy, two injectors on my Jeep decided that it was more prudent to spray fuel ON the engine rather than IN. Oops! I'm out that spare $200 hundred dollars I didn't have set aside :?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:13 pm
by mega_swordman
I am still trying to figure out when I will post my Marshmallow Thompson (Finished and moderately good)
I worked on my bergles bazooka today. Everything is dry fitted and I need to pick up another part. Hopefully, It will be done this weekend.
I began reading Arsene Lupin: Gentleman- Thief today and am close to halfway done. The book is really entertaining and I recommend it to everyone.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:45 pm
by jackssmirkingrevenge
DYI wrote:On a completely unrelated note, my gf just had to get sick on today, of all days :(
Well, it is Valentine's Day :roll: :D

j/k, hope she gets better soon and you get your share of lovin'

Speaking of which, guys, Don't forget the 14th March!
:D :D :D

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:20 am
by SpudUke5
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
DYI wrote:On a completely unrelated note, my gf just had to get sick on today, of all days :(
Well, it is Valentine's Day :roll: :D

j/k, hope she gets better soon and you get your share of lovin'

Speaking of which, guys, Don't forget the 14th March!
:D :D :D
Only you on a day like this JSR, only you :D

Well March 15th is the Ides of March, if thats important.

On an unrelated note, my cannon (4 inch piston) will not be finished until the week around March 22 - 29, depending on when i can meet up with frogy so he can help me with some stuff because of the lack of tools and i dont wanna mess up again.