But one day, I pushed it too hard. Smoke and a burning smell come out from my heat gun. And It stop working. Forever.
So, as final homage to my good friend, I turn it in a weapon prop with light and sound. Enjoy!
MI HEAT GUN IS DEAD. LONG LIFE TO MY HEAT GUN!!!
Step 1: Tools, Stuff and Warnings
1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock
1 damaged heat gun
3 big LEDs
1 220 ohm resistor
1 100 ohm resistor
1 3V Buzzer
A lot of plastic junk (I use 2 bender glass buttoms, 2 industrial cylinder, 1 plastic box, 2 feet deodorant caps, vacuum cleaner nozzle, two toy plastic pieces for the sides, part of a video cam, 1 industrial lever and part of a toilet tree)
1 9V battery
small iron angles
Wire (red and black)
screws and nuts
Dremel Rotary Tool
OPTIONAL: metallic sink conduit if you want to connect it to any belt device or cyborg costume.
A moment of silence for my fallen comrade...
Well, let's kick butt!!!
Step 2: Visualize and Play!
Now, why do you need a lot of junk? Because is good to have a bunch of options for "pimp your gun".
I use two criteria for choosing the junk pieces:
1. They have to look good in a prop weapon. That's why you have to put together all the stuff, and looks how it will look when you screw the pieces. Put more junk, remove junk, use different junk until it looks great.
2. A lot of pieces fits very well to another, and you will need screws only for extra-fixing. That's because designers have the trend of using the same patterns in different objects. Look the pictures for examples.
Step 3: Making the Barrels
Step 4: The "Sight"
Step 5: Electronic Diagram (you Will Need It for the Mess of the Next Step ;-)
Fine. This was my circuit.
SUGGESTION: Separate the "sight" LED from the gun LEDs and use two switches, one for the sight, the other for "fire" the weapon.
Step 6: Mess of the Next Step!
Step 7: Last Details
And now, my heat gun has a new life!!!!