Steampunking Nerf guns by painting them is a pretty common practice among Steampunks, but unfortunately, the really amazing-looking ones involve literally taking the gun apart, painting it, and then screwing it all back together. Well, I'm glad that some people can do that, b ...more
Nerf Gun Better
Watch this informational video on how to improve your Nerf gun by removing the air restrictors and replacing your spring. With a stronger spring you get better air flow, so why not make this mod to your Nerf gun? Don't you want the best Nerf gun around?
In this how to video, you will learn how to use the Nerf Gun Long Shot. First, you will need to know about the magazine. These can hold 8 shots and are spring loaded. Do not load 8 shots, as it will jam. Instead, load 6 shots to prevent this. The shots can be used in other gun ...more
Watch this informational two-part video on how to improve your Nerf gun. With a simple mod, you're Nerf gun will be better than all of the rest. Part 1 of 2 - How to Modify a Nerf Longshot CS-6 gun. Part 2 of 2 - How to Modify a Nerf Longshot CS-6 gun.
See how to mod your Nerf gun's darts to be a little more painful than they should be. Those darts could either be just the foam they are, or the foam and pushpin they could be. Warning: Do not shoot these darts at any living thing! It's dangerous and could hurt somebody.
Store bought Nerf guns don't always achieve the velocity necessary for an effective assault. Zach Scott's solution: mod the toy. Known for his fantastic cat videos, Zach claims this hack increases trajectory by at least 25%! Every bit counts when you're in an all out foam war ...more
Start with a regular plastic toy gun, like a squirt gun or NERF gun. Then, spray paint it a matte black. Once it dries, take several different colors of rub'n'buff and apply with your fingers. Now, you have your own steampunk style ray gun! Or, High Velocity Electrochemical Pr ...more
Paintball gets messy. Keep your gun clean, and you'll have a better chance of staying clean yourself, because a clean gun means a more effective gun. This video will show you how to take your paintball gun apart, clean each piece, and put it back together.
In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to modify a Nerf Firefly toy gun by replacing the barrels with CPVC and adding a new spring. You start with the power blaster and open it up. Remove the turret by removing other parts as shown in the video. Remove the sc ...more
Nerf guns are a great way to battle without inflicting serious injury. This video tutorial shows you how to modify a Nerf Longshot CS-6 by adding an angel breech and altering the clip to accept stefan bullets. This instructional also shows how to add gun spring reinforcements ...more
This video provides tips on choosing your paintball gun barrel length and bore size when paintballing.
The NERF Reactor isn't you're ordinary NERF gun. It launches a powerful blast of balls thanks to the pump and pull rapid fire action. The Reactor launcher blasts out tons of NERF Ballistic Balls everywhere! But sometimes, that's just never enough. Kipkay shows you how to take ...more
If you're a Steampunk (or costumer of any variety) and you don't know what Rub 'n Buff is, this tutorial will make your life so much easier. You have no idea. So, what is Rub 'n Buff? Well, it's a product made of wax and very, very fine metal grit. You can rub it on any smoot ...more
You may or may not have heard the term "greebles" or "kit-bashing" before, but if not, they may sound like nonsense. Particularly 'greebles', which sounds more like the name of a small, gremlin-like creature. However, I assure you that they are very important in prop-making, a ...more
See how to mod your Nerf Magstrike clip to make it shoot faster and farther then normal. All you need to do is cut the out the x-shaped air restrictors out of the clip to allow more air to shoot into the darts, making them fly faster than ever. Your Nerf gun will be the best o ...more
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
Airsoft doesn't get any better than a cloud chamber BB machine gun, aka Cloud BBMG. This design has an incredible rate of fire. If you've got a full charge of compressed air, it can easily fire more than 50 rounds per second at a 350 ft/s muzzle velocity. Since this is a legit ...more
This is a pretty brief tutorial on how to make your own Nerf Gun. This gun is air-powered and can shoot almost 200 feet. So, why buy manufactured Nerf Guns when you can build your own?
Back in Fallout 3, when they released the Broken Steel DLC, once you completed the main mission and finished the training simulation, you were allowed to take some pickings from the weapons and armor vault, one of which was the Tesla Canon, a sniper-rifle meets awesomesauce, h ...more
Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has become the number one reference site on the web, used by anyone and everyone, written by anyone and everyone. With over 18 million collaboratively written articles, there's backgrounds and descriptions on practically everything—if it exi ...more
KRASHARPSHOOTER gives a detailed example on how to better improve performance from the Tippman paintball marker. Some of the advantages to following this method is that it allows the internals to cycle smoothly. He shows us, using a very simple method. The method that he follo ...more
Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more
Killzone 2 is the latest iteration of one of the Playstation 3's only reputable exclusive series. It's a great shooter, and has many guns that are well-balanced and each offer distinct advantages. If you want to master the game, you'd better know how to use each one properly. ...more
Want to play Beirut's "Elephant Gun" on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun ...more
Sure, you can buy one, but making an Advent calendar is a nice family project—and you can use better treats! You will need: a large piece of cardboard or poster board 24 small containers such as cardboard boxes and envelopes art supplies to decorate your calender (markers, pa ...more
Tesla coils are totally insane, yet undeniably captivating. And they can be used for many things, from electric painting to dueling musical battles. But one trigger happy fellow has a different use for Tesla's lightning shooting coil. A weapon. After being inspired by the ste ...more
Learn how to make a reloading paper gun and paper bullets. You will need: paper scissors tape Tip: This paper gun works better with newspaper and if you replace the double sided tape with magnets. To shoot the paper gun, just blow into it.
Don't play with guns, kids... unless their homemade paper guns! Check out this three-part video tutorial to learn how to make an AK-47 paper gun. This somewhat realistic replica gun is the perfect hobby for a young gun enthusiast. What better a gun than the AK to start out wit ...more
Do you have a Nintendo Wii? Perhaps a Wii shooting video game? Well, this video tutorial will show you how you can build your very own Wii gun for about three dollars! This means you save about sixteen dollars total! This is a super cheap DIY Wii gun. There's nothing better th ...more
Ever experienced uncontrolled after bursts during semi auto play? Most gun triggers have four adjustments: tension, pretravel, activation point, and post travel. The wrong setting could damage your paintball gun's board. This video shows different ways of setting up a paint ba ...more
This tutorial is a great guide on how you can make a set of safe, foam-tipped arrows. You'll need to start with some hobby arrows, metal washers, wall anchors, a small NERF football, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, measuring tape and a foam golf ball or blue camping foam. Part 1 ...more
Looking to enhance your Minecraft experience with the Portal Gun mod? Start by watching this video. You'll have to download Modloader and Audiomod and the Portal Gun. Playing Minecraft on your Mac will just keep getting better. Have fun with the Portal Gun!
Better your card flourish skills! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform the "stun gun" display card flourish cut. This stun gun cut is a simple five packet display that is rather stylish. This flourish is great for adding flare to any magic trick.
Here's a fun little hack you can try at home with your kids. The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to make this fun toy gun. It's a very simple and economical project. Tools and Materials: You will need the following: 1 glue gun (you can purchase these at your loc ...more
This is a instructional video on how to change a high pressure tank into a low pressure tank for paintball guns. Some markers were better with a low pressure tank, or perhaps the high pressure tank for the paintball gun is too intense. Always remember to take the pressure out ...more
This is a video tutorial describing how to modify a nerf nite finder toy rifle. The first step is to take the nerf nite finder toy rifle out of the box and unscrew all of the screws on the gun. Then unscrew the light in the gun and then unscrew the back wiring and pry the meta ...more
Learn to make this easy mini paper Uzi gun for gaming with your friends! Supplies: Scissors, Scotch tape (Note: DO NOT USE MASKING TAPE OR DUCT TAPE; IT WILL NOT TURN OUT WELL), lots of paper. 1. Take one piece of paper and roll it up from top to bottom to make a short tube. T ...more
Here are the13 best articles on How to Build a Potato Gun. http://www.scribd.com/doc/15796837/To-Make-A-Spudgun-An-instructionally-informative-document-by-Enoctis Here was my process: I chose among combustion based guns. No pneumatics. As a curator of the video site, Won ...more
Now, I know what you're thinking... "I need an extra sexy coffee table that is like no other." OK, Maybe not. Maybe you're thinking, "I need a conversation starter that doesn't have to do with economic injustice, Left/Right political paradigms or health insurance. I need it ...more
This clip presents a general overview on how to model the barrel of a machine gun using Blender's warp tool. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the applicat ...more
If you want to install laminate flooring on your stairs I would recommend that you do a lot of research and find the information you will need to do it correctly. Installing laminate flooring on stairs can be tedious and time consuming and is a lot different than installing la ...more
Carpet with bound edges look so much better than unbound ones. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to bind carpet edges with Instabind. You will need glue gun, scissors, clear tape and Instabind that matches your carpet.
If you're into paper guns, then you can't just stop at the paper gun, you have to accessorize! This video will show you how to create a paper scope, which can be used for any of your paper gun creations. It's a cross-hair scope that works with shotguns, sniper rifles, pistols, ...more
Piezoelectric Energy In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, wallet-sized device that generates electricity from kinetic energy. The concept is simple: Piezoelectricity is the charge that is produced when certain solid materials (commonly ceramic and crystal) in r ...more
Seems self explanatory right? This quick video tutorial is for all of you big mouths out there. Well, check out what not to say to cops with thanks from former NYPD Detective Scott Androvic on Playbook, hosted by Matt Bean. Things you definitely don't want to say to a police ...more
Portal, the popular game from Valve, has been critically acclaimed since its release in 2007. Its unique gameplay and humorous storyline is the reason for its popularity amongst nerds everywhere. This has also spawned a large community in cosplay and prop design. The most popu ...more
To unlock the "Bolt from the Blue" achievement in BioShock: Infinite, you will need to kill 5 enemies with a head shot while riding a Sky-Line. Sky-Lines are riddled throughout the game, so there is no need to go searching for one. What this achievement really comes down to i ...more
When it comes to melee combat, two swords can definitely be better than one. Throw a stun gun on top of that and you've got a seriously terrifying weapon. That's exactly what YouTuber jonathanj9969 did with his homemade double-bladed stun sword. Video: . The stun sword is basi ...more
One of the hardest, most intimidating parts of making your own Steampunk guns from scratch is the wooden stock of the gun. To be fair, it's probably the hardest part. It requires the most artistry, and is the easiest to mess up. So, I'm going to give you a guide to making you ...more
You can do a lot with water guns. Have trouble waking up? Make a water gun alarm clock that (almost) no one could sleep through. Prefer real ammo? Turn your water gun into an airsoft BB gun. And if you don't have one, you can even make your own. One of the best things about w ...more
Want to make your paintball wars a whole lot better? Then build this DIY Tripwire Alarm from Kipkay using a mousetrap and some caps from a toy cap gun. This won't harm anyone, and is a cool way to scare the heck out of your friends. Video: .
Do you need an awesome costume for Comicon, or do you just need a giant prop revolver? Either way you can't miss with this episode. Erik shows you how to make your very own "Good Samaritan" revolver from Hellboy! This video will give you tips and tricks for making a great look ...more
It's the American way. Bacon & guns. Here it is, step-by-step instructions for cooking bacon with an actual machine gun, via Reddit. Wrap the barrel in tin foil. Then wrap bacon around it, & tie with string. Wrap more tin foil around it, and once again tie it down with strin ...more
I have an absolutely wonderful time making projects and writing articles for all of you mad scientists! Today, I will bring you behind the scenes for a look at the workbench, tools, and software that make the Mad Science World possible. Above is my beautiful workbench! My who ...more
Nearly everyone of note in the Steampunk community has tried at one time or another to define what Steampunk is, myself included. Every time someone tries, it's met simultaneously with both backlash and support for either being too open or too closed. Half of the people seem ...more
Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more
SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more
Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more
It's currently 2011, but when you fire up your game console, put your hands on the controller and play the new Dead Space 2 video game, you're warped into the future— into the year 2511— just 3 years after the events that took place in the first Dead Space. And it's sure to be ...more
So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more