View Full Version : Broken R/C Car + Piranah= good times

01-06-2006, 10:49 AM
A little background story:
I needed to make a Rube Goldberg machine for physics. Basically something that makes a simple task, in this case flipping a coin, very complicated. So, to flip the coin we are using a staple gun. And to start it, we are shooting a marble at something. We didnt really want to be right next to the machine while all this was happening. So, out came the old paintball gun, and the old broken R/C car. It all just happened from there. I ripped the steering servo out of the R/C car, and pretty much just tapped it all onto the trigger frame. It worked out very well. Here are some pictures.

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/9438/10020311su.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10020311su.jpg)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/2333/10020329vj.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10020329vj.jpg)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/2324/10020346ll.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10020346ll.jpg)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/6053/10020334yu.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10020334yu.jpg)

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/7126/10020361js.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10020361js.jpg)



01-06-2006, 10:59 AM
:crazy: Looks like something from Frankenstein's shop.

01-06-2006, 11:22 AM
I thought the Rube Goldberg was posed to be all mechanical

01-06-2006, 11:24 AM
Its a good thing i dont care what it looks like, jsut that it works.:cool:

And yes, it is all mechanical. This is just the first step of it. To get it going. You know?

working on a video right now...

01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
that was awesome... it is a whole new way to play paintball. Put your gun on a stand and sit back and remote control fire :)

Nice mod


01-06-2006, 12:46 PM
I wanna give yo a hug just for the thought of putting time into that mod LOL Make you a more creative man then me (Hug not in a gay way).

01-06-2006, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the compliments. And, hugs are always welcome. tehe.

I think im gonna get a new motor, because my old one is burnt out, and make it rotatable....then i would just have to figure out how to make it go up and down. Then it would be sweet.

01-08-2006, 05:21 AM
set one of those up at D Day then run somewhere out of sight... fun!

01-08-2006, 05:49 AM
I've always thought it might be fun to make a remote control paintball gun. I was going to do it exactly how you did it, except I was going to mount it some how so I could aim with it too. Nice job though.

01-08-2006, 07:31 AM
yea u gcould aim with it like this. put it on a ball bearing swival thing and hook a servo and hook it up so u could move the swival around.

01-03-2007, 09:35 PM
get a camera and strap it on and a huge hopper make it run on top of a rc car and ur set woot

01-04-2007, 10:32 AM
Please stop bringing up old threads, Tyrant. They're old, and the discussion is cold.

01-04-2007, 12:07 PM
Not anymore. Now it is hot.

I love that idea. Wasn't there some guy selling an RC car a while back. He should do the same thing.

That is cool. Remote control gun.

Hob Hayward
01-04-2007, 07:36 PM
The car being sold in the BST wouldn't stoop so low. That thing was a friggin beast, incredibly nice.

01-06-2007, 05:41 PM
The car being sold in the BST wouldn't stoop so low. That thing was a friggin beast, incredibly nice.

yeah no joke