Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 56 users online :: 5 registered, 0 hidden and 51 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], MCRKilljoy, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

"Offtopic-posts-topic" NSFW

All non-spudgun related discussion goes here such as projects, theories, serious questions, etc. All "off-topic" posts (aka useless posting, determined by moderators) will be removed.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:51 am

On another note, amazing post-apocalyptic short, and an insight into the future as suggested by our "damn technology, you scary!" series...
the first 30 seconds or so were ok... but then I see a guy with a katana :shock:


ohh and I find these hilarious >>>

Image
  • 0

Attachments
pic.jpg
Children are the future

unless we stop them now
User avatar
POLAND_SPUD
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5405
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:43 pm
Country: Israel (il)
Reputation: 10

Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:23 pm

Slapped together some toys for my boys yesterday.took about half an hour including the paint drying.. :D
Used some old legs off of a piece of fourniture we found in the woods..
Some tape, screws and paint....

The double barrel is for the youngest member of the family..

Would you believe I had actually made the winchester full lenght?!?!?

After I was done I handed it to my eldest son and he said:
"Now saw off the barrel and buttstock!!"
In Dutch offcourse..

Chip o' the old block I say!
  • 0

Attachments
001.JPG
002.JPG
Gun Freak wrote:
Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
User avatar
Brian the brain
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3494
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:06 am
Location: Holland
Country: Netherlands (nl)
Reputation: 29

Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:50 pm

Gotta love the clear tape on the stocks :D
  • 0

OG Anti-Hybrid
One man's trash is a true Spudder's treasure!
Golf Ball Cannon "Superna"M16 BBMGPengunHammer Valve Airsoft SniperHigh Pressure .22 Coax
Holy Shat!
User avatar
Gun Freak
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4969
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Florida
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 11

Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:10 pm

quick fix.. :D
They have no patience..
Like me..


I could have bondo-ed them up and sanded etc.
They are happy with them as they are.

Quick ghetto toys!

:D
  • 0

Gun Freak wrote:
Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
User avatar
Brian the brain
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3494
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:06 am
Location: Holland
Country: Netherlands (nl)
Reputation: 29

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:53 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Where have I seen that missile control technology before... ah yes.


And copied verbatim without thought to realism... there are apparently no thrusters propelling the craft(s) forward. :P

But seriously, that looks like a lot of running. Screw the future.[/quote]
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3465
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Uh, having watched the short film first and mindlessly clicked the second link, I did not realize that thing was real until now. Whoa.
Interesting that there did not seem to be any forward-to-back tilt control.
^Edit; other video on youtube said it was gyroscopically balanced.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC97wdQOmfI

Also I was rather disappointed that they forgot the sound delay when the big cabinet/fridge hit the ground. For some reason the SOS in movies is always infinite...
  • 0

Image
User avatar
Fnord
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2244
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: Pripyat
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:28 am

Fnord wrote:gyroscopically balanced.


What does that even mean... that the main rocket is on the CG :D

As far as I know these things are meant to be deployed in space so I doubt that thing would have been fitted in practice.

Also I was rather disappointed that they forgot the sound delay when the big cabinet/fridge hit the ground. For some reason the SOS in movies is always infinite...


I noticed that too! Still, easy to nitpick I guess.

After I was done I handed it to my eldest son and he said:
"Now saw off the barrel and buttstock!!"
In Dutch offcourse..


"Now schaw offsch tsche barrel unt buttschtuck!!"

:D :D :D

When the zombie apocalypse hits Holland in 2050, I know which kids will still be alive, Evil Dead style :D
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:29 am

This is starting to get pathetic.

I swear no one is actually missing 'Marmite' as much as the media portrays.
  • 0

User avatar
MrCrowley
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 10207
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:42 pm
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand (nz)
Reputation: 4

Unread postAuthor: sharpshooter11000 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:58 am

My parents need convinced (especially my mum, my dads kinda ok with them) that spudguns are safe in a controlled environment with all the proper safety gear if used sensibly. I just managed to get my new pneumatic to fire straight through wooden board and it scares her that it could seriously hurt, or even kill someone.
Also, I need to break I to her that I'm considering a small hybrid :?
Can anyone help?
  • 0

User avatar
sharpshooter11000
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 248
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: UK
Country: United Kingdom (uk)
Reputation: 2

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:09 am

sharpshooter11000 wrote:Can anyone help?


Show her this thread: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/credentials-t11405.html

Don't show her this thread: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/share-y ... t7783.html
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:10 am

I think there are two options:
1. lie about the power
2. show to them how responsible you are, how it is a benefit to your learning and that a lot of members on here have gone on to do engineering and other science related degrees at university or come from those backgrounds.

If going with the latter option, here's how I'd lay it out to them:

What exactly you are building
How you intend to make it
What safety measures you have in place for firing the cannon (not firing in a neighbourhood, using steel plate backstops, etc.)
How safe the cannon is
Why you want to build it (to challenge yourself and try and break the sound barrier)
How much it will cost
How it works
What you will be shooting from it
How it benefits your learning


When I first got in to spudguns, my mum forbid me from making any combustion cannons. So when my parents went away, I lied to my grandad and told him my mum was fine with it. My parents came back, my grandad and I showed it off to them shooting some potatoes and then my parents stopped caring about me building them. Not sure if that's how you want to do it haha.
  • 0

User avatar
MrCrowley
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 10207
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:42 pm
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand (nz)
Reputation: 4

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:05 am

"Mom, I'm doing science!"
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3465
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:22 am

mark.f wrote:"Mom, I'm doing science!"


But Moooooooooommm...

:D
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:35 am

For me and my friends (since our parents are graduate-level scientists that worked as managers in high-tech industry), all we had to do was give them a detailed rundown on pressure ratings, expected operation, and wear/degradation. Then a demonstration with a crude remote firing rig to prove it's safe.

Eye protection helps a lot. That's where most people get injured, the eyes are very fragile.
  • 0

User avatar
saefroch
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1679
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:47 am
Location: U.S.A.- See Map
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: sharpshooter11000 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:26 pm

Thanks guys. Mr Crowley, I used the latter, it's kind of hard to lie about a half penetrated aluminium sheet in your hand :lol: She still hates them but doesn't mind as much if I wear eye protection. Also since I (probably) want to study engineering in university she thinks that it's quite good for learning, although she didn't understand at all how it works and didn't look too happy when I said about breaking the sound barrier!
Thanks everyone!

Also anyone in my situation, I would avoid the sound barrier bit and don't mention that you are going to be firing sharpened metal projectiles. It doesn't help much...
  • 0

User avatar
sharpshooter11000
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 248
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: UK
Country: United Kingdom (uk)
Reputation: 2

PreviousNext

Return to Non-Spudgun Related Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], MCRKilljoy, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'