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    Question nerf gun flashlight/laser mod

    after rediscovering my nerf gun collection, I went about modifying them.

    a day later, I was browsing youtube for other modification ideas, when I came across a maverick with a custom laser sight in the body. The person was powering the laser with a 3 AA battery holder. Me being the flashaholic I am, I immediately thought about adding a flashlight below the laser, and adding lithium ion batteries.

    Now my question is, does anyone know of any good ideas of how to put a flashlight head and heatsink in a tiny plastic casing? I was thinking of the possibility of having the driver board in the handle for space reasons, along with the batteries and charger, with maybe a simple OP reflector on the led, with 3 modes: low, hi, and strobe. I was thinking about sparkfun or adafruits usb charging board along with a li-po battery pack to save even more space.

    musings/brain droppings welcome.

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    Buttrock Re: nerf gun flashlight/laser mod

    Solescud beat you to it. He showed me his weapon light nerf gun at Photon Fest 18 IIRC.










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    I was thinking of more of a internal light,although an external one has the option of being taken off and used on its own...

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    I wanted to do that before, i was gonna replace the "laser" on a night finder with a spare P60 head / lamp, and wire it up like the stock laser.

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    I put some lighting in mine, maybe not quite what you were thinking though: http://tterev3.blogspot.com/2012/08/...f-vigilon.html


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    that is awesome!!! It almost looks like a movie prop!

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    Default Re: nerf gun flashlight/laser mod

    Everett: That's almost scary!

    OP: Depending on how bright of a light you want to use, you might want to consider keeping most of the head out of the plastic for heat management issues. My personal solution was to install a picatinny rail, but I figured I'd also need some counter-weights to re-balance the poor thing so I just went for electric tape.
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    After I slept on the idea, I thought I could cannibalize an ITP A3 Eos head and wire a switch near the trigger with a battery pack in the handle. It would be relatively well heatsinked, to a point. And it comes out to around 200 Lumens on high with a lithium ion battery, so a 3.7 volt Li-ion battery pack would actually give it more juice then a AAA.

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    Default Re: nerf gun flashlight/laser mod

    You can always integrate a light into a nerf gun. Small AAA lights can almost fit into dart holders.



    Integrated lights are a nice luxury but it is just easier to mount them like the rest of the firearm industry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by musicmagic View Post
    After I slept on the idea, I thought I could cannibalize an ITP A3 Eos head and wire a switch near the trigger with a battery pack in the handle. It would be relatively well heatsinked, to a point. And it comes out to around 200 Lumens on high with a lithium ion battery, so a 3.7 volt Li-ion battery pack would actually give it more juice then a AAA.

    Take a look at the new Elite Firestrike or the old Nitefinder. They have LEDs in them and are powered by 2xAA in the grip.



    If you want accent lighting, like a video game, then check this guy out.

    http://www.nerfmodsreviews.com/2013/...ed-stryfe.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solscud007 View Post
    You can always integrate a light into a nerf gun. Small AAA lights can almost fit into dart holders.



    Integrated lights are a nice luxury but it is just easier to mount them like the rest of the firearm industry.


    Is that a Nerf gun or a flashlight mantle?



    Quote Originally Posted by Solscud007 View Post
    Take a look at the new Elite Firestrike or the old Nitefinder. They have LEDs in them and are powered by 2xAA in the grip.



    If you want accent lighting, like a video game, then check this guy out.

    http://www.nerfmodsreviews.com/2013/...ed-stryfe.html
    The Nitefinders have a 5mm red led with a lens to make it look like a laser sight. It can easily be modded by removing the lens and replacing the LED, but you get direct drive on 2X AA, unless you were to insert a regulator board.

    Those are wicked, but definitely give you position away at night!
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    you could always use lithium ion batteries, and no, they would most certainly not be for stealth use.

    :pops out of spider hole: "muahahahaha"
    (blast to the face with a strobe and a few rounds and then ducking back in)

    the P60 head idea sounds awesome... Red laser, red flashlight... I am starting to really like this idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataract View Post
    Is that a Nerf gun or a flashlight mantle?
    The Nitefinders have a 5mm red led with a lens to make it look like a laser sight. It can easily be modded by removing the lens and replacing the LED, but you get direct drive on 2X AA, unless you were to insert a regulator board.
    Those are wicked, but definitely give you position away at night!
    Why can't it be both? haha

    if you look at the video I posted, I replaced the LED setup with a laser. There is a chinese knockoff that put a laser in the Nitefinder bootleg. I harvested those components and put them inside my Nitefinder.

    Here is my latest masterpiece. The Nerf Elite Masterkey.

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    Lovin the "suppressor" that you added...

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