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Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body, Speaker Gun! Answered

So I just watched the music video for Rock That Body by Black Eyed Peas and I thought it'd be a cool idea if someone figured out how to make speaker guns. I'm guessing if someone were to pursue in making one there'd be a audio cord coming out of it to attach to music player and I'd think it'd be cool if the trigger would turn on the speakers. Of course there should be a switch also that turns it on and off so you wouldn't have to hold the trigger. I'd love it if someone came up with an instructable for this. I read that they used nerf guns and speakers and painted it black.


i made a speaker gun a couple months ack :D working on MK2 right now


7 years ago

So what are the chances one of yall are going to possibly makes something like this? :D

Im gonna get some stuff and get started today!


7 years ago

Well, I don't think they're Nerf guns in that video, but you could certainly use one to make a "speaker gun." I guess the thing you really need to think about is, "what should a speaker gun sound like?"

no, i just held my nerf sniper up to will.i.ams and it is exactly the same! lol

Those are accually all Nerf guns, they are just painted black and have a 'speaker' attatched to the front.

Wow, they sure look different with black spray paint.

OK then, this should be a pretty easy build then.

Hmmm, yes you could make is as simple as a 555 circuit (plus a pre-amp and amp, since a 555 can't drive a regular speaker as it draws too much power), up to and including a uP to make whatever sounds one would like.

I'm thinking each "gun" could be a different part of a more complex rhythm. If you held down the trigger the sound would loop continuously. They could be played separately or together, like instruments, each person pulling the trigger at precise times to add their sound to the overall rhythm (kind of like a sequencer).

Hmm, and if you used the up then you could create a pseudo-random setting too :-)

Sure. Or, the mcu could be used to tune the sound to whatever you want it to be.

Im in the process of trying to make one right now! I have a Nerf gun (it says Dart Tag on the side if that matters). I gutted everything on the inside leaving only the trigger assembly and the cocking mechanism. Im just trying to find a way to run my ipod into a small (3.25 inch at the max diameter speaker) with it being loud enough. Also, im trying to find a way to have it play/pause when the trigger is pulled. I thought about maybe having the 3.5mm output jack plug into an extension input cable that will plug into my ipod. The speaker's jack will be attached to the trigger so when it is pulled, the plug is pushed into the input jack and when i let go of the trigger, it is pulled back out. Im going to run to Radio Shack tomorrow to see what is possible. If you have any suggestions, let me know! :)

Looking at what the guns actually fire, I'd think they could be simulated by some kind of vortex cannon?