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Unread postAuthor: itwentboom » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:52 pm

Does anyone know a easy to use program for making potato gun plans? I've been looking and can't seem to find one. I would like to design a new cannon and be able to look at it before i build it. Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:29 pm

Ummmmmm? MSPaint. Free to.
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:32 pm

you can use paper. its cheap and easy.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:35 pm

i design one on my schools version of inventor works nice if you know the dementions
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Unread postAuthor: spudkilla » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:28 pm

I agree with c19o.You can always draw it, then scan it into your computer to post here.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:03 pm

I use Visio 2003 in the Mechanical Drawing mode. It will only do 2D drawings, but they're definitely good enough for designing spudguns :-p

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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:35 pm

I use MS Paint for drawing valves, ammo, or stuff that needs intricate detail, razor straight lines, moosecakes, whatever.
Everything else is drawn on paper, usally in math class. When using paper, make sure to imagine every angle; trust me, things can turn out pretty bad if you don't.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:15 pm

MS paint for life!
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Unread postAuthor: spudkilla » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:17 pm

Or you could always use adobe photoshop.
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Unread postAuthor: Scope » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:52 pm

Photoshop or visio
Photoshop is better if your good with it
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Unread postAuthor: cannon freak » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:16 pm

I would advise to simply sketch it on paper first, then make up something using MS Paint or a 2D CAD program which will work much better. If you want to visualize your gun In 3D you could use Rhino or some other 3D CAD program, its great for just making a rough model of your gun or for making an intricate 3D model.


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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:16 pm

I use macromedia fireworks.... I would not have it any other way!

As far as 3d... Autodesk Inventor.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:31 pm

well i use Rhino 3d, thanks to experiment-u2. im still learning the main functions of it though.

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Unread postAuthor: risto » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:39 pm

i use either AutoCAD 2007 or Inventor 11.

Both are tricky to get the hang of, but they're fantastic to get a visual look of your spud gun
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