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First Mini - Small and Compact

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Unread postAuthor: spudbud101 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:08 am

Okay, here goes...

This is my first mini. I have never worked with small things like these before, and have never wasted so much hot glue in my life. Construction consists of a pill bottle, a BIC pen barrel, 100% silver wiring, and a modified disposable BIC long-nosed lighter.

The white spacer used to hold up the chamber from the lighter is actually a small magnetic thing that used to go with a door alarm. Several sticks of hot glue were used to A) keep wire joints together (ran out of solder) and B) attempting to have a straight barrel.

UPDATE: Mon, Jun 25, 07
Sleeved barrel in metal tubing from original lighter.

Taped up everything. All black except for barrel.

Added paper clip stopper inside barrel so BBs (Airsoft) won't fall into chamber.
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The chamber. note the small spark gap. I plan on making this bigger next upgrade.
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The other side...
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One side...
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The almost straight barrel. This is what used most of my hot glue. I don't know how many times I had to tear it off and re-glue.
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Overview of the beast.
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New, sleeved barrel.
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Sleek design and color. Notice bit of hot glue on the barrel near chamber. That is holding in the paper clip.
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Unread postAuthor: Thursto » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:12 am

OMG I MADE SOMETHING JUST LIKE THAT, except after i made it, it wasnt very powerfull, and was very dodgy, so i made a bigger one, using a 2L bottle, a 40mm pipe, and i fire Table tennis balls out of it also known as Ping pong balls. Lol very nice indeed, whats it's power like? and is the gas injected in there? (like as in from the lighter) or do you spray deodorent/hairspray???
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Unread postAuthor: spudbud101 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:38 am

Just spray in for now. :) I actually haven't fired it properly yet, but it is 3:37 here right now, so no firing right now. Couple hours, then expect an update.

Plus, I just sleeved the barrel with the original metal stick from the lighter, picture on its way.
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Unread postAuthor: Thursto » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:40 am

Sweet good luck, and 3: 37 lol in 2 hours wouldnt it still be early??
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Unread postAuthor: spudbud101 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:43 am

Yeah, I'm tired. :) Probably around 8:00 or so.
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Unread postAuthor: spudbud101 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:22 am

Damn it. I'm getting a pretty small spark, but it isn't igniting... I'm going to go rip open a camera and see if I can get the flash out.
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