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by SSCBen
Thu May 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: 2017 Water Wars

In that case let's plan for the June war near Baltimore I mentioned in the other thread. That will give us more time to advertise too.
by SSCBen
Wed May 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: 2017 Water Wars

marauder, any updates on the possible May war you mentioned?
by SSCBen
Tue May 02, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2017 Water Warriors
Replies: 22
Views: 3412

Re: 2017 Water Warriors

The Drench Force is available only at Shopko or Super Valu. Neither of these stores are accessible to me. If anyone here can buy a Drench Force and would be willing to sell a couple to me, let me know.
by SSCBen
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2017 Water Warriors
Replies: 22
Views: 3412

Re: 2017 Water Warriors

I just sent Alex Brands a message about where to buy the Drench Force. Shopko doesn't seem to sell the blaster online and I don't know of any other place to get it. I'll post back here when I get a response.
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Meet Ups in VA and MD
Replies: 35
Views: 4663

Re: Meet Ups in VA and MD

Really glad to hear it. I'll try to do at least 2 wars if you all could make them. Now we need a venue... I just emailed Nick about what neighborhoods I should consider living in this summer. I included a link to this thread so he could give some feedback on the dates. He might have some ideas about...
by SSCBen
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Meet Ups in VA and MD
Replies: 35
Views: 4663

Re: Meet Ups in VA and MD

I'll be working near Baltimore this summer and would be interested in running at least one war near there. I probably can't do anything on Friday due to work, but Saturday and Sunday should be good. I hope to spend at least a week at my parents' before my job this summer working on a new homemade wa...
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: HOG
Replies: 101
Views: 11680

Re: HOG

Probably would be best to try a Doodle poll or even a regular poll here at WWN and see which dates work best. I'm an unlikely attendee at this point as I don't have a car and don't have a lot of flexibility in my schedule this summer for a war this long. Plus, I don't like camping. Hope you all enjo...
by SSCBen
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: 2017 Water Wars

My summer job is set now. I'll be in Maryland near Baltimore most of the summer. I'll spend a week at Princeton too. Only weekends will be available for me between June 1 and Aug. 11, but not all of them. I Am tentatively considering something for the weekend of May 27th and 28th. What's the current...
by SSCBen
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: HOG
Replies: 101
Views: 11680

Re: HOG

This war sounds interesting and I might be able to attend. I won't know for a few weeks at the earliest, however. I'll post when I know.
by SSCBen
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2017 Water Warriors
Replies: 22
Views: 3412

Re: 2017 Water Warriors

The Drench Force valve is similar to something I designed a year ago. You run into this problem with all syringe guns that have a reservoir. When you pull the pump back to fill, if you only have a syringe, this will just pull air. You need to close the nozzle flow path so you can pull water. Putting...
by SSCBen
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: 2017 Water Wars

I declined an internship offer in New Mexico. It was a bad fit with my background. Right now my only pending internship application is for a job in Maryland. Not exactly sure what my chances are, but I'll say 50%.
by SSCBen
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4823

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

On the battery heating issue, I should also point out that battery fire are rare and hard to reliably reproduce, so you might not see one no matter what you do. Another issue to keep in mind is to not have anything pushing hard into the battery. The contract point can help initiate an internal short.
by SSCBen
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4823

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

Tim, I think you're on a great track so far. Sorry for the delay. I had forgotten to reply here after reading through everything. The firing valve is nice. Based on the experiments you've done so far, I think you're on the right track. I had meant to mention in the other thread (seems I never posted...
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: 2017 Water Wars

May 27-28 could work for me. I'll try to keep my schedule open that weekend.
by SSCBen
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: 2017 Water Wars

Great idea, marauder. My schedule for the moment is tentative. To update the schedule I posted before : - My class schedule for this semester is M/Tu/W/Th. Nothing required on Friday, as long as I don't miss too many meetings then. - My spring break is March 13-18. No travel plans for spring break a...
by SSCBen
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: *PROPER* LRT expansion.
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: *PROPER* LRT expansion.

I'd worry this would push the bike tubes out of the way. You might do better to have fewer bike tubes in the front rather than none. Here's what might be a better approach. Fill new LRT with a bit of water outside the gun a few times. You only need enough to get a small bulb at some point. The expan...
by SSCBen
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Possible source for electric water pumps for future electric homemade soakers
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Possible source for electric water pumps for future electric homemade soakers

Another good find. This gave me an idea. I think a hybrid design is worth considering. Get a slower but high pressure pump and replace the regular pump in a standard separate pressure chamber design with an electric pump. Now you can have high flow on demand, and might still charge faster than others.
by SSCBen
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Possible source for electric water pumps for future electric homemade soakers
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Possible source for electric water pumps for future electric homemade soakers

Nice find. This is cheaper than the electric pumps I recall when I looked into this about 10 years ago. I don't know that much about pumps, but here's what I do know. The flow rate is the maximum. You probably won't get that in a real water gun. Also, judging by the maximum height given in the video...
by SSCBen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Equipment
Topic: Life Straw
Replies: 4
Views: 3060

Re: Life Straw

This is an interesting find, marauder, thanks for pointing it out. I probably will grab one of these for my survival kit. Tim makes an excellent point. I think we could make a filter that's more relevant for water guns. The water does not need to be potable, but it should be free of visible debris. ...
by SSCBen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Equipment
Topic: Protection and Shielding
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Protection and Shielding

I appreciate your encouragement, Tim. My concern is more than I spend some time making something that works and then it gets banned. This stems from my experience with Nerf, where pneumatics are basically banned for "safety" reasons. I spent a lot of time trying to demonstrate to people that my pneu...