A pod is the plastic tube paintball players use to carry extra paint onto the field. Pods range in size from being able to hold 50 to 150 paintballs. When you have 20 players each carrying 6 pods of paint on the field you need a way to keep them loaded up with paint and on the field.
Requirements for the station would have to be: stable base for loading paint, light as possible for travel and convenient for loading paint. Since this was the first attempt at the stand and it's made of 3/4 inch plywood it isn't as light we would have hoped but it's possible with some cut outs in the panels we could lighten this up without losing the structural integrity.
The stand works with an AJP Paintball Pod Loader. This custom stand was designed by my team mate Chris "Tea Pot" Shanks and was built by one of the contractors he works with. I just reverse engineered it so we could post it up here.
You can find out more about the paintball team Pub Crawling at www.PubCrawling.Org .
Step 1: Materials List
There are (3) side panels and a top piece.
(4) pod loader clamps 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1
(4) slide bolt latches
(8) 3 inch hinges
(1) door handle
Step 2: Sides
The dimensions for each side panel: the top is 15 inches, the two sides are 37 3/4 and the base is 34 1/2.
The side cuts are on a 45 degree angle.