Picture of Prototype Airsoft Trip Mine.
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The airsoft land mine I bought was a pitiful waste of $50. The self proclaimed "loud boom followed by a large blast of powder" was a tiny pop and half inch high puff. Enemies didn't even notice that they triggered it. This is the prototype version of my trip mine. It throws BBs about twenty-eight feet and baking soda about five. It is spring powered and acts like a piston; the spring is attached (by a washer and screw) to a plug. To operate, place the spring mechanism inside the pipe. Push it down with a plunger and lock the plug in place with the pin. As soon as I finish the final version I will post an Instructable.

clistul2 months ago

i have never thought of that... that is frickin smart!

zow5662 years ago
in the second to last photo...Where The heck is it?!?!
what size pvc is it?
kve234 years ago
You should add a 45 degree elbow to the top. ?
i made 1 of these and hid it on my desk now if some 1 comes in my room...BANG!!! XD
what is XD ???????????
its like :) if you type it in yahoo chat it makes and emot
okay thanks ive seen lots of people say this
Hitman2274 years ago
nice 'ible. Like the camo!
u9714 years ago
I am so going to make this when i get some pvc pipe. looks so realistic with the camouflage its awesome.
great idea! but i already made one except mine has a 45 degree pvc connector at the top to help direct it
adaweg985 years ago
why cant u use a ruberband holoow out a pen use the ink stick atach it to a ruber band and when you step on it a jet stream of bbs coming at you but nice idiea but mine is more compact but what i tested and a really good spring agnist my mine it has a 75% chance of hiting the target a ruberband is doing that and youre ideia 25% chance
because this is more powerful.
Drifter9215 years ago
you should try attaching a string on the cork, so it won't go flying and peg someone in the face
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Drifter9215 years ago
I solved that problem, if you'll note the link at the bottom of the slideshow's description. : )
An Villain5 years ago
no sir, you use shower curtain rod. those have HUGE springs.
Aeshir6 years ago
Where do you get the springs for this? Also, crap, I forgot my second question.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Aeshir6 years ago
Ace Hardware. There's a more detailed comment on my instructable (the reply to RomanArtifact).
Aw poop. I was thinking like stuff at home. I dun haz ne muneez. My airsoft gun is just a cheap manual spring pistol anyways.
CapnTac Aeshir6 years ago
The springs are super cheap and come in packs of 4 or 5.
Yay, you refered to me!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  PKTraceur6 years ago
Yay! :D
Taz946 years ago
hey you can always put PVC 45 degree angle on it to aim it closer to your opponent. good job
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Taz946 years ago
Thanks! Good point.
Side-winder6 years ago
Not a bad plan, but the problem is you have to find the right spring.
when i tried to make something like this it would be too hard to pull the string and my target (best friend) didnt set it off, saw it, and came running after me with a 2x4.
the second time it was easy to set off, but the spring wasnt powerful enough to make the bbs go far enough.

my refined mine, is near perfect. but it took alot of thinking to get it.

im thinking about posting an instructable.


*!* tell me how this thing works. im interested *!*

jakee1176 years ago
very cool all of the mines out there are either expensive or suck out loud thanks for a refreshing change!
Bran6 years ago
That's pretty neat!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Bran6 years ago
Thanks! I'm putting the finishing touches on the final version.
Great Job!!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  onlyonebowman6 years ago
Good may be able to bury this one, too, if you want.
Sun Gear6 years ago
thats brilliant! why didnt i ever think of that.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Sun Gear6 years ago
Sun Gear6 years ago
it looks pretty good to me but you should attach the spring to the bottom of the tube/mine so it doesn't go flying out and losing it.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Sun Gear6 years ago
That's going to be one of the upgrades in the final version. This is currently just a proof of concept model.
bumpus6 years ago
well, not necessarily dead, but have little bb's flying at you...
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  bumpus6 years ago
In airsoft that counts as a kill.
mikeasaurus6 years ago
pretty clever. I'm always amazed at the lengths people who play Airsoft and Paintball go to to add just that little extra to the game to make it more like real combat, check those angles! It'd be nice to see a video of this in action!
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago