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Need help building a gattling gun to fire olives Answered


Hello,

Ok so me an some friends have some ideas to cause some summer time carnage whilst everybody is back from university etc.

The main idea is to build some form of gattling gun/ mini gun to fire whole unpitted olives, so far we figure the best way to do this is to fire them using a compressed gas similar to how paintball guns work, possibly with natural gas (not set light) but open to other ideas.

what do you guys think? hopefully together we can work out a kick ass olive gun to shock the world!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Fun summer carnage?

You'd be able to get more people involved if you go down the marshmallow or water balloon route...

(Of course, if you'd planned ahead, you'd have a freezer full of snowballs...)


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2hot2hack
2hot2hack

Reply 9 years ago

dont lie lol.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

Crapflinger's idea of actually modding and old paintball gun is probably going to be your best bet here. Just be careful as "unpitted" olives could potentially put an eye out (they aren't called STONES for nothing :-)

Another possibility is using Knex (to make a less powerful repeating gun)

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

9 years ago

The hardest part would be to find bunches of uniformly sized olives, next hardest thing is to quickly load the olives into each chamber without busting them. Perhaps you should try potato cores, much less finicky and much more reliably sized.

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crapflinger
crapflinger

9 years ago

i wouldn't use natural gas, mainly because of the whole "explosive" thing, but also because natural gas is hard to find without the odorent in it (the stuff that makes it smell bad), and it's not exactly the best thing to breath.

you could probably gut a cheap (or second hand) paintball gun to make this easier (since it's just a college thing). change the barrel and the trigger actuation and you should be good to go....though, you may want to dial back the pressure a bit.