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Steampunk weaponry Answered

Just to discuss all things related to steampunk weaponry (actually I am after some design insight) I'm building a steampunk longgun(micro-sniper) and It will shoot stuff, unlike all the other steampunk guns I can find here. It will be a functional piece, except not utilizing gunpowder ammunition. Anything relating to homebrew loading mechanisms, coils, design, etc would be awesome.

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V-Man737 (author)2009-09-23

I'm thinking of making something like a drive-stun taser at the end of mine... This site is full of Instructables about shockers and tasers. Isn't this fun?!

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The Ideanator (author)V-Man7372009-09-23

You could make that double as an incendiary launching device too(the electric arcs ignite incindairy powder on projectile as it exits the weapon). Good idea!

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V-Man737 (author)The Ideanator2009-09-23

Bwah! Rube Goldberg meets Van Helsing? It is like when Harry Potter and Edward the Sparkly Vampire somehow made a baby!!

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The Ideanator (author)V-Man7372009-09-23

HP and Ed? I think thats a stretch.

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V-Man737 (author)The Ideanator2009-09-23

Hewlett-Packard and Erectile Dysfunction, however, is not a stretch by any definition.

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The Ideanator (author)V-Man7372009-09-23

Hahaha! I wont question your firsthand experience with that. However, igniting flammable projectiles with sparks in a semi-safe manner in a single step is very un-Rube Goldbergy, that concept is pretty Van Helsingy by nature.

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PKM (author)2009-09-16

There are plenty of coilguns of various sizes around the site- look on the web for the one that was grafted onto a Robosapien, I believe that had a clever multi-shot loading mechanism.

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The Ideanator (author)PKM2009-09-16

My reloading system will be pretty interesting when done(its pretty much designed). I probably will get it cut out on a cnc machine.

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gmjhowe (author)2009-09-15

I can help with embellishment, but I do not agree with working weapons myself.

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The Ideanator (author)gmjhowe2009-09-15

Where might one be able to find embelishments in the style of stampunk?

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Kiteman (author)The Ideanator2009-09-15

Have a look at the projects here - just about anything others see as "junk" can become art. If you're going to use a coil gun at the heart of your project, use brass parts from old clocks and watches (they're not magnetic). In fact, start with one of the coil-gun projects here, and then dress it up with a "shell" of card, epoxy and clock-parts.

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-15

any idea where to get brass sheetmetal?

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Kiteman (author)The Ideanator2009-09-16

In the UK, hobby and model shops stock things like that, as well as larger branches of a DIY store called B&Q;.

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-16

You know how often I dislike living in the US? Very. I would much rather be a canadian you know, their country is all woods, and I like woods. Also its not jam packed with consumerist whores(I'm not one, btw). I wouldn't mind living on your island either, loads of nice people with cool accents.

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2009-09-15

There's "working" and there's "working" - Nerf, K'NEX, rubber-band guns etc.

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-15

I'm not playing with toys, I'm using dangerous forces of nature!

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Kiteman (author)The Ideanator2009-09-15

I get this mental image of you standing heroically, hands on hips as a raging storm soaks through your lab coat.

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The Ideanator (author)Kiteman2009-09-15

Not a lab coat, a trench coat-ish garment that looks like it would be a good addition to the van helsing movie. If I can find a huge fan and some sprinklers, that will be my new profile pic (i'll also put those up on deviantart)

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The Ideanator (author)gmjhowe2009-09-15

Its not for maiming small animals, I abhor that. It's for flinging bits of metal across the room just for show.

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