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These guys built the world's largest Nerf gun (and it's awesome)

By Shawn Knight
Jun 24, 2016
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  1. Nerf guns are a childhood staple that can still be a blast today given the right environment (office battle, anyone?). But what happens when you’re weapon is outclassed by your office mates (or your kids)? If you’re former NASA engineer Mark Rober, you apparently build your own oversized Nerf N-Strike Maverick that’s powered by a 3,000 PSI paintball tank.

    His massive Nerf gun is capable of firing oversized darts at about 40 mph. Hilariously enough, the darts are made of pool noodles with plungers on the end which, at that speed and weight, can actually do a bit of damage.

    Rober also gives credit to the gang from the Eclectical Engineering channel for helping with the project. As an added bonus, Ryan and David replaced the massive gun’s air canister with a black powder cannon and wooden dowels for some seriously destructive power. That clip is embedded below.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    Engineering at it's best! I'm waiting to see their solution with the Super Soaker!!!!!
     
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  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Yeesssses... I'd like to seem the do a super soaker too.
     
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    I kind of wish it was a **** and shoot like the original. Of course I realize that would be more challenging and who knows if that could even pull it back.
     
  5. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    With that revolver style assembly I was expecting semi-auto fire. But I've never seem the original Nerf gun or how it works
     

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