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Make It Extreme – DIY Electric Rotary Gun

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

YouTube channel Make It Extreme planned out and built a ‘DIY Electric Rotary Gun’. A more detailed description of the build can be read here, but essentially they developed a motor-powered gun that feeds round projectiles from a hopper into an aluminum spiral-walled ‘barrel’ (a piece repurposed from an air compressor). The makeshift ‘barrel’ rotates at approximately 3000rpm, in which the rounds launch around the walls of the barrel until shooting out the opening, with a surprising amount of force. As the video clearly demonstrates, this isn’t a particularly accurate gun, but this inaccuracy is offset by the massive volume of projectiles, 8mm plastic shots for the purpose of the video; although the creators state their gun is capable of shooting both plastic and metal shots sized from 6mm to 9mm.

The video shows the non-descript build process for the gun, but if you want to make one for yourself, you can join the $10 tier of their Patreon, and you’ll have access to the plans. Also, to be fair, a common interpretation of DIY is you can do it yourself with fairly common tools and implements; the equipment in this video, such as the lathe and press, are fairly specialized components, so how DIY this project truly is can be pretty subjective.

It’s still pretty darn cool, though.

You can check out more of Make It Extreme’s videos via their YouTube Channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhZ3X6pVbrEs_VzIPfwWgQ

How to make a Quadcopter Drone From Cardboard

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

YouTube Channel SKM shows off how to make a quadrotor drone from cardboard. Well, specifically ,a model of a quadrotor drone; this one doesn’t work as a drone as-si.

Still, a good DIY project is a good DIY project, after all.

TNW Firearms Introduces Homebuilder Kit With An ATF Approved 80% Receiver For The Aero Survival Rifle And Pistol

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Vernonia, OR – TNW Firearms, a market leading designer and manufacturer of modern and historical firearms, has introduced their Aero Survival Rifle and Aero Survival Pistol in a Homebuilders Kit. Like all Aero Survival firearms, the completed kit is a takedown firearm for the ultimate in portability, making it the ideal emergency survival gun for outdoor enthusiasts, ranchers, pilots or anyone who needs a portable, rugged and reliable semi-automatic firearm. The Aero Survival Homebuilders Kit is perfect for any firearms enthusiast who wants the satisfaction of legally building their own firearm for personal use.

The Homebuilders Kit comes with an ATF approved 80% upper receiver tube that needs to be completed, but all of the other included parts are finished and ready for assembly. Detailed drawings and instructions to finish the 80% receiver tube and an exploded view of all the parts need to assemble the lower are included. The Rifle Homebuilders kit includes a 16.25″ barrel, The Pistol Homebuilders kit comes standard with an 8″ barrel. A 10.25″ pistol barrel is available upon request. The Aero Survival Rifle accepts standard AR15 butt stocks, buffer tubes and pistol grips which are sold separately. The TNW Handguard and handguard adapter are also sold separately.

Similar in appearance and manual-of-arms as an AR pattern rifle or pistol, the Aero Survival Firearm is an original design engineered to be more compact than similar AR based designs. Portable, lightweight, easy to carry and rapid firing, this take-down rifle or pistol uses Glock pattern magazines (Remington 597 for the 22LR). Blowback operated for simplicity and reliability, both the upper and lower receiver are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. One 10rd magazine is included.

Centerfire Aero Survival Homebuilders Kits are available is in 9mm Luger, .357Sig, .40S&W, 45ACP and even the powerful 10mm, all using Glock pattern magazines. Rimfire versions also available in 22lr and 22WMR and use Remington 597 magazines. The removable barrel and easily convertible caliber changes allow the shooter to switch between similar cartridges with nothing more than the change of a barrel and bolt assembly.

Now available with an MSRP of $375, the new Aero Survival Hombuilders Kit gives firearms enthusiasts an easy to complete pistol caliber carbine or handgun perfect for casual shooting, hunting or emergency situations.

You can find the print needed to see what needs to be finished on the receiver here.
An instructional video is available here.
You can find the ATF Approval letter here.

Barrel length: US 8” for pistols, 16.25” for rifles

Breakdown dimensions with barrel removed: US 18.5” (for rifles depending on which customer supplied stock is used)

Centerfire Cartridges: 9mm, .357Sig, .40S&W, 10mm, .45ACP

Rimfire Cartridges: 22LR, 22WMR

Magazine configuration: Centerfire – Glock pattern, Rimfire-Remington 597

Left or right handed ejection

Coating: None

Action: Semi-automatic, direct blow back

Safety: Sliding safety and integrated child trigger lock

How to Build Full-Auto Airsoft Machine Gun (Out Of Coke Bottles)

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

YouTube channel The Q shows how, with 9 2L bottles, valves, pipes, clamps, a .5L bottle, and an air blow gun, you can make an airsoft machine gun with a fire rate around 600 shots/min.

Check out more of The Q’s videos at their YouTube channel.