Consumer Peripherals

Video: Maker creates Arduino-powered super Nerf gun

06 December 2019

Nerf guns are a source of relatively harmless fun for people of all ages. In the heat of a Nerf gun battle, users often become frustrated by having to pump the gun or flip a switch to get the next Nerf bullet into position.

A maker has found a way to accelerate the process of shooting Nerf guns rapidly with an invention powered by an Arduino Mega. The device is a large Nerf gun that has the ability to shoot 10 foam bullets at once. Its multiple magazines allow it a 50-bullet total capacity.

The maker, James Bruton, used 3D printing to create the massive Nerf gun. Bruton incorporated two brushless DC (BLDC) motor powered rollers to fire 10 projectiles at once.

The Arduino Mega has 54 digital input/output pins, 16 analog inputs, 4 hardware serial ports, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header and a reset button.

Watch the above video to see Bruton and a friend detail how the Nerf gun works and run through a live demo.

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