Picture of Semi-Automatic Nerf Nitron Mod

In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to mod a Nerf Nitron into a semi-automatic gun. You might ask yourself, who in their right mind would turn a fully automatic gun into a half automatic one? The answer is simple, it gives you better control, is lighter and who has ever fired a Nerf Nitron knows how ridiculously slow it normally is. This combined with a voltage mod makes this gun simply amazing (now it takes about 5 seconds to fire 20 shots).

This mod is not for beginners, don't proceed unless you are certain, that you are able to do it.

before (9V) after the mod (14.8V)
Weight [g] 1577 789
Length [cm] 65.5 41.5
Time to empty 20 shot magazine [s] 12 5-6

It also shoots a lot further, but I don't have the possibility to compare them at the moment.

Step 1:

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What you need:
•  Nerf Nitron
•  Modeling clay (e.g. Apoxie Sculpt or Milliput)
•  Body filler (optional, e.g. Bondo)
•  Tension spring
•  M3 screw 20 mm long
•  sanding paper
•  Strong, two component glue
•  4 X AAA battery holder case (3 x 3.7V batteries and one 1.5V)
•  Primer, paint, clear coat
•  Silicone Spray Lubricant

•  Hot glue gun
•  Strong two component glue
•  Soldering iron, solder
•  Phillips screwdriver
•  Pliers
•  Fretsaw or scroll saw
•  Drill (3 mm drill bit)
•  Diamond file
Cool tho. Try making one with variable fire types.
Wtf is this.
LvNo10001 year ago
I'm not much of a fan of black/grey nerf guns but after seeing the video, I was still impressed. It's like a stryfe for vortex; 5/5
Did you do any range tests?
ray742 years ago
Sweet :)
poofrabbit2 years ago
Hey congratulations on being a finalist in the hack it contest! Good luck to you!
taowyman2 years ago
the foamy lookin thing thats for the gray thing to slide on right? the thing superglued to the orange thing u added from the blaster
bob-obob2 years ago
this would be SO MUCH better if there was even just ONE "before" picture of what the entire blaster looked like
BrittLiv (author)  bob-obob2 years ago
I've uploaded a comparison picture, I hope you like it.
jongscx2 years ago
ANGEL BREECH!!! kidding...

You could've also put an interrupter circuit on the motor and made a switch-mode blaster.
Edgar2 years ago
All right!
Do use the Bright-color attachments whenever you go out, your idea is just as neat that way.