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I hooked up three 9.6V batteries to my nerf vulcan.  Now I need to mod the battery compartment to hold them and build some longer chains.  It goes through 25 rounds in about 3 seconds.

This was inspired by ManaPotion's 500 RPM Vulcan mod.  I've reached their fire rate, but hope to push it a little farther with some heat sinks and better motor cooling.  One more 9.6V battery should push it to 666 rounds per minute.

New Year Nerf Mod

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I'm kicking off the new year with this quick little Nerf Mod, or how to add a little too much power to a standard cheap NERF N-Strike Nite Finder. I purchased the gun at Target, but they can be found most anywhere toys are sold in a variety of colors. Amazon has a couple listed for 3rd party sale here and here at outragous prices. Look around, you can probably find them for under $10.

I picked up the spring at Home Depot, but I think this one on Amazon is the same:
spring.jpgCentury Spring #C-836 7/8" by 4"

If you try other spring sizes please let me know. I actually think this would be better with a slightly weaker spring. More on that later.
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Starting on a DIY Laser Etching Machine

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I picked up this old XY plotter off eBay with hopes of making it work as a Laser Etcher.

So far I've got it working, it passes the self test and I managed to hack up a serial cable to send it an hpgl file. The next step is finding decent hpgl tools for Linux and see if I can get accurate results.