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Mini Tator Pistol

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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:50 pm

I just made this tonight because was bored and needed something i could shoot in the house (freakin -20 degrees outside) and found some stuff around the house.

for materials, i used:
*1 large pill bottle (with child proof seal)
*1 casing from a bic pen
*1 handle from a toy gun
*1 long nose lighter (just the igniter and the fuel, with the tube)
*2 nails
*and a lot of tape (or epoxy)


It takes about 10-15 seconds of fueling to shoot and it can shoot accurately up to about 30 feet.


some ammo i like to use is:
*potato plugs
*spit balls (or just wadding of any sort)
*wadding with a small nail or the ink tube from the pen i took apart
*bb's (haven't tried yet)
*and other miscellaneous objects i can get my hands on


Took me about 2 hrs to make and you could easily make one too.

Its great for the beginner spudder who's parents are super strict about homemade combustion launchers because of its compact size and lack of danger.
You can pretty much figure out the steps on how to make it just by looking at the pics.... unless your IQ is under 53 lol, but there's no dumb question so don't be afraid to ask.


If i wanted to make it look nice, i would have used epoxy instead of tape, but its Friday and I'm just lazy.

questions and comments appreciated.
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damage pics on the t.v. lol using spit balls
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:09 pm

Are you trying to upload from your computer or an external server iePhotobucket?
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:18 pm

If you use an external image hosting site you simply copy the IMG code into the post.

If you use the Spudfiles upload tool (recommended) then you simply click the browse button, select the image on your pc, add a description and say add attachment, you will be good to go :D

EDIT: sorry didnt see ya post nova :D

and AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE, god i love aussie day!
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:21 pm

Are you trying to upload from your computer or an external server iePhotobucket?


from my computer



and i am using the spudfiles upload tool but when i do, it takes too long to upload and after like 3 mins the server logs me out, then i have to start over


idk, i think its result from a bad internet connection, ill try again
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:22 pm

how big are the pictures? are you using a slow internet such as dialup?
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:26 pm

nah, its wifi so idk y its sucha crappy connection but w/e.

the pics are about 475-500kb each




idk, im kinda tired and need to get up early so ill try again in the morning. ill try on a diff computer with a direct connection, this one is wireless so it's unpredictable.

can ya tell this is my first time posting my own thread lol
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:52 am

I love these little pill bottle combustions there really fun to me around with.I once try to make a pill bottle pnuematic but it blew up at 60psi :lol: of course it wasnt much of an explosion but it was funny.
And by the way you say idk alot
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:41 am

instead of trying to upload 475-500kb images shrink them down to somewhere in the ~100kb range. your connection won't time out and some of us guys on dialup won't be upset when we try to load a page full of images.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:19 pm

OK.

I figured out how to post the pictures despite my slow internet connection.

Thanks for all the help:
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I have plenty more cannons i am working on to post pictures and stories for, and now that i know how, you will be able to see them all!

thanks again pplz,
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