Impromtu Ghetto Contest (12 Entries!)

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Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:20 pm

wyz2285 wrote:two questions before i get in to this:
1, I have found a metal tube in the trash but pretty new, may I use it?
2, one of my friend gave me some hydraulic fittings for free, may I use it?
If all goes well I will post my tomorrow afternoon (london time) :)
You may use them. I used an empty disposable freon tank for my larger cannon and a disposable propane tank for my Marshmallow cannon. I would not consider either build ghetto. Using free materials is fine, but ghetto has a particular style to the materials and construction. To qualify the quality of the materials used and the construction both must be up to the ghetto standards. Somehow I think a rusty iron pipe would qualify in the materials department. Hydraulic fittings and brass pipe while free may detract from the build in the materials department.

Study the construction of the award itself to see excellent examples of the quality of materials and quality of the build. It is an excellent example. Even the great quality of the photo with attention to resolution, color rendering and contrast add to the quality of the award.

(eximanes self submission) Hmm, I need to do stills from a cheap webcam for photo submissions from now on in this thread. I missed that one. :oops:
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:35 am

muzzle flash!

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Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:35 am

A poll will work fine for this, PCGUY can tweak the amount of options to add to the poll. All we have to do is ask politely. :wink:
Look if you must.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:35 am

iw just made the wideo and im still little scared. The gun exploded :D AAAND i got it in the video :D profit...

ill add it later, youtube is pretty slow

[youtube][/youtube]

is this still counted or do i have to make a new? :oops:

EDIT: i can still tape it :D
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:48 am

Tape it. It must be able to fire more than once.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:54 am

The explosion adds to the overall ghettoness :D

with some tape you should be able to fire it multiple times.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:09 am

Points will be detracted if the tape job even starts to look professional. :D
Tape resembling the tape job on the award is expected. Maybe wrap it up in a ball of string instead. :D

Extra points for closing the joint with drywall screws and then taping it.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:42 am

i already taped it, now its stronger. I have watched that video like 15 times and its just... AWESOME :D

EDIT: sry technician, im a scouter. So im an expert when it comes to dukt tape :D . i have few photos when we have taped few friends...
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:22 pm

My gun is half compleat , just to know if it´s allowed to get in.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:09 pm

mmh, that looks too "un-ghetto" to me, might be wrong
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:12 pm

Added the ignition to the Biohazard today. Fired on the very first try. :D The chamber volume is 75 cc. I fueled with the syringe at about 3.5 cc. I tried to combine a flash with time exposure, but the ignition was barely visible so I shot it a second time without flash.
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In the dark fire.
In the dark fire.
First fire.  The flame is almost invisible.  The blue tint in the chamber is the flash.
First fire. The flame is almost invisible. The blue tint in the chamber is the flash.
Another section of the catheter is used to couple the fuel meter and source.
Another section of the catheter is used to couple the fuel meter and source.
Biohazard with added ignition.  Makes a much better pistol.  Adds meaning to aim and flame.
Biohazard with added ignition. Makes a much better pistol. Adds meaning to aim and flame.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:19 pm

wyz2285 wrote:My gun is half complete , just to know if it´s allowed to get in.
This looks way to thought out to me. The idea behind 'ghetto' is to grab anything you got laying around (&preferd out of the trash can/junk pile) and shove a tube/barrel into it, squirt some kind of gas (vapor), we don't care if it's a fart, light it up so the combustion goes out the tube/barrel.

Jackthebeast entry is a great rendition of a 'ghetto' cannon.
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:22 pm

I don´t think my gun is more un ghetto than Labtecpower´s gun :roll:
Any way going to try better it :wink:
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:39 pm

Well here's my entry, it's hard to be slightly original and keep it ghetto, but I think I might have been able to.

Here's the "WhipperSnapper", if anyone has a better name, please tell me, this name's a little weak.

The barrel is 17mm, a rather loose fit for the marbles I have, the chamber is ~500mL. It was a sauce bottle containing much AwesomeSauce.

It did fire several times, but I can't use it much now, the housing is decomposing and it gives me a stupendously itchy rash. I don't have any paint, when I do the case will be in another project.

Edit: I've added another damage shot.

Moar editage: I've made a video, totally crap, the boot is for JSR
Ever moar editosity: A video with something coming from the muzzle. I did try to fire a marble, but it went maybe 5 meters.



[youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube]
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The only damage picture I have. That's a rather hard tree too, for spray and pray, it's not too bad.
The only damage picture I have. That's a rather hard tree too, for spray and pray, it's not too bad.
The lid where I doth fuel the beast
The lid where I doth fuel the beast
Inside the chamber of doom, (or is that boom?)
Inside the chamber of doom, (or is that boom?)
Mah l33t chamber fan
Mah l33t chamber fan
The whole thing
The whole thing
Another damage shot.
Another damage shot.
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/sarcasm, /hyperbole
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:10 pm

Zeus wrote:It did fire several times, but I can't use it much now, the housing is decomposing and it gives me a stupendously itchy rash. I don't have any paint, when I do the case will be in another project.
Sounds like most 15 year old garden tools to me. Some type of fiberglass?

@wyz2285, notice there are no rules on what is allowed to enter, only guidelines. :lol: Can't wait to see it finished.
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