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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:29 pm

<div align="center">ATOM PROJECT

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Locked, cocked, and ready to rock. I used a nail to show the simple locking feature since I didn't have a cotter pin on hand. But the idea is clear, attach some string or trip wire to the nail and when it gets pulled out of the levers way, the cannon fires! Simple, clean, and best of all - extremely cost effective! Atom Project once again proves, it's not the size that counts, it's how you work it!
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Here's the blood and guts of the entire operation. The spring loaded ball valve. A little bending and cutting was done to keep the valve profile low. Two &quot;eye-screws&quot; on the side carry a pin that locks the ball valve in the off position seen below. The ball valve is slower and my spring position doesn't cause it to fully open but it's not exactly a huge amount of air to vent!
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Staring down the business end of A.P, it's barrel is a 9&quot; piece of 3/4&quot; riser material cut flush to a hole in the 2&quot; end cap.
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Here it is. After a whole three days of drawing, cutting, and glueing, the Atom Project is finished. Made of 2&quot; PVC that houses a homemade fixed diaphragm, it takes the idea of my KingPin design to a much smaller level. I opted for a mechanical firing system this time to eliminate the bulk of a solenoid and 9v battery, not to mention all the custom work that goes along with it! It's practically foolproof.

Impressive, no? Measuring in at a mammoth 11 inches, the Atom Project barely dwarfs this 20oz soda bottle. Striking fear into mortals that gaze upon it.
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Unread postAuthor: theexp » Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:58 pm

Nice. what do you shoot. THat would just be a fun cannon to mess around with, Real nice firing mechanism, i like it. :D
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Unread postAuthor: Mac_User » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:48 pm

What i liked about it was that there is a small little bit of Code Red™ left in it :D There really is! Very nice launch action!
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:53 pm

u do know that the bottle isnt part of the gun right, its just showing how small the cannon is
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Unread postAuthor: Mac_User » Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:08 pm

I know, I was commenting that the coke bottle had soda in it. It was funny/cool. :D
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Unread postAuthor: darthtator » Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:28 pm

I guess I'm kind of confused or not seeing something. How does the barrel connect to the chamber? Sorry for this idiotic question.
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:30 pm

the barrel is enclosed in the chamber, its a diaphram valve cannon. that hole at the endcap is the end of the barrel
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Unread postAuthor: darthtator » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:24 pm

Ya, i got that, I guess I'm just not geting the concept of a diaphram valve. Is there anywhere I can go to find inside drawings and how it works? Sorry for the hassel.
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Unread postAuthor: deathtodeer666 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:18 pm

yeah is there any where? i dont quite understand it ether
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:57 am

Go here http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=260 deathtodeer stop asking the same questions in different topics.
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Unread postAuthor: jjk92 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:57 pm

i know that this topic is dead but wow thats aswome
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:28 am

DONT BRING BACK OLD TOPICS IF YOU HAVE NOTHING GOOD TO SAY!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:14 pm

jjk92, it's ok to post in the official cannons sections even when it's an old topic (as a mod informed me), but when the maker of the gun doesn't post on this site, there really isn't much reason to say "that's so awesome".
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:58 pm

Some people like to take "Ghetto" to the max.

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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:49 pm

How is this ghetto?
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