Another crazy (and dangerous) Nerf modification.
Nerf guns are no mere toys. With the right tinkering, you can make them pretty lethal, especially when they’re attached to a fuel source like hydrogen.
That’s what Peter Sripol did. Like some previous mods that have hit the internet, such as the Blaster propelled by nitrogen, Sripol’s rig is both dangerous and absurd. Don’t try this at home:
He managed to extract hydrogen by pouring water into an electrolysis machine, which separates the main two ingredients in H20, placing them in separate chambers. In a daring and nakedly foolish attempt to generate power, Sripol used a taser to ignite the hydrogen and blast a foam dart. The electrical charge sparks an explosion in the hydrogen, which blasts the dart out at mind-boggling speed.
This modified Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega CycloneShock Blaster renders previous mods benign and boring. Where others might have ramped up round capacity by increasing chamber size, Sripol’s mod gives foam darts the sting of a paintball gun.
At least that’s what it looks like when it smashes through plastic:
Or when it obliterates a remote-control helicopter:
The gun’s power is tied directly to the length of charge. Sripol found that his darts were starting to break apart after charging for about ten seconds and blasted in excess of 100 mph. He’s also quick to point out that hydrogen is a volatile substance that can hurt you if you’re not wearing protective clothing and adequately trained on how to handle it. It’s also totally flammable, which is why you should never, ever do this.