Amazing Idea for a Remote Detonated Airsoft Land Mine!

About: A mechanical engineering graduate from JBU, I enjoy putting motors on things that don't already have them, tinkering with small gas engines, airsoft, paintball, and pyrotechnics. I am no longer active on thi...

this is a prototype for a remote detonated airsoft land mine. i would like to remind you that this is a prototype that has not been tested, but thrugh reaserch and hopothosies is expected to work very well. i am also not liable for anything stupid u do with this mine, and it may have potential to be dangerous!!!

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Step 1: Gather Materials

the materials you will need are as follows:
A car
a model rocket motor
a model rocket motor ingiter
a model rocket launch controller
a metal vegtable can (empty)
airsoft bbs

Step 2: Fill the Container

i used a metal vegtable can for the container, but in theory, anything could be used, maybe even just dig a hole in the ground or use a cardboard tube. fill the container to the brim with airsoft bbs

Step 3: Make the Explosive

this step has four options
option uno:
this is made by leaving a rocket motor in a car on a hot day. this is very confusing, but what happens is that the motor will undergo a chemical change, and explode instead of doing a controled burn.

option dos:
verners (another instructables memeber) also has givin me the idea to put it in the oven. i, however do not recomend this unless you are desprate, and if u do, use the oven at its lowest setting for a couple hours.

option tres:
.775volts (instructables member) also gave me the idea to use a black box out in the sun on a hot day. i beleive that this will work.
Option quatro:
you could also probly use a parabolic cooker. (if you don't know what that is, ask your math teacher, they will prolly know) basicly what it is is an insulated box with alluminum foil in it that will reflect sunlight to a center point making the inside temp. really hot (again, ask your math teacher for instructions, or get it off the interwebs)

so there you have your for options, and if u have another idea, post and i will try to edit the instructable ASAP thanks!

Step 4: Arm the Motor and Insert Into Can

arm the motor by inserting the ignitor as shown, and insert into the middle of the can as shown

Step 5: Attach to Launch Controler and Placement

attach the clips to the roket motor ingnitor and partially bury the can so it is even with the ground. then cover the red cord with dirt or leaves to camoflauge it, and then hide behind a bush and wait!!

Step 6: Alternative Propelant

first of, i would like to give vernors total credit for this step. basicly, instead of a rocket motor, use sewing thread to attach the ingnitor onto the fuse of a firecracker. this has not been tested, so i do not no if it will work, but i think it will.

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    6 years ago

    or you cad slowly drill a hole in the end of the rocket and scrape all the file out. and then CARFULY mix it. and it should turn to flash powder.( it worked for a m80 I made)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    You could attach a green paper-plate to the ignition button, then part-bury the remote in the ground, plate-up. It'd be a form of pressure-activated landmine.


    9 years ago on Step 3

    or you could use a M-80 fire cracker they have a good sized explosion and can be modified to house a rocket igniter but that's my idea

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

    Could you please make an instructable on how to do that?


    'cause normaly the rocket engine is meant to propel the model rocket upwards. but leaving it exposed to heat changes the chemical reaction to explode instead. explosion+BB's=enemy is dead.


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 6

    BY the way great idea. i never would have thought to use all those old rocket engines for something useful.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    In stead of heating the motor, throw it on the ground about 20-30 times. It forms a fracture which equals big boom!!

    puma b32

    10 years ago on Introduction

    You are aware that the danger zone is 100 feet for the engine especially for an engine of that size, it could take your finger(s) off

    6 replies

    ya. this was one of my first ideas and was never reallly tested, i think i put that in the ible. i honestly would not recomend the actual use of this mine, there are much better ones out there. however, i have kept the ible in case somebody just want to see something to spark there imagination or something.

    i have tried this with old rocket motors. THIS IS A VERRRRRRRRRY IFFY SITUATION!!! the motor wil only explode abput one out of ten times, and most of the other times it just sprays fire every where. a much better way to do this would be to follow these steps : take a smaller motor (a or b size) and crush it so all of the explosives and propellant comes out. mix it all up with some extra explosive stuff (mathc powder, gunpowder etc) and put it all back in, then plug the end. the thing should now look like a rocket motor with a plug in the end. put the ignior in, and then try it. also, it might be a good idea to epoxy the ignitor in to make it sealed better. this is only if you insist on using rocket motors. a much better idea would be just a firecracker in the can, with the ignitor in it. any qs or cs?

    puma b32ilpug

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Nahh, just take out the propellant and us the explosive ejection charge. Also switch the plastic BB for metal ones and then you have a CLAYMORE MINE This way you know they are out.....................and most likely dead


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     okay. i said that a long time ago. i have since found that it is easier to take half of a tin can, and a small rocket motor. instead of dissasembling the engine, just put the ignitor in and glue it in on both ends with epoxy. then let dry. it will explode just like an m80. put the modded motor in the bottom of the can, and glue it in ( hot glue is fine) fill with bbs and cover with paper. paint if nescessary. i have used these to great effect with a home made detonator. i might make an ible of this. any Q's?

    i have made an air pistion land mine but it lifted me off the ground cause it was REALY REALY HUNKING HUGE like 3ft across and 1ft tall and it shot like 5000 bbs so it was desined like a cup with a piston in it and it was 2 power full and it was shooting bbs up 2 75yrds with 60psi sooooooooooo.............