How The New Nerf Gun Was Designed

Solidsmack linked to an interesting video on the design of the new Nerf Blasters.

 

Nerf’s Head of Engineering Discusses the Brand’s New Paintball-Inspired Rival Blaster Line

Popular Mechanics also has a nice article on the new Nerf gun.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a16896/the-mechanics-behind-nerfs-nutso-new-70-mph-guns/

It’s an interesting departure from the traditional spring loaded projectiles this video cuts one open to take a look inside.

 

Hasbro has always tried to pursue innovative designs for a long time

New NERF Blaster Designs Feature Clear Plastic Housing to Reveal Internal Mechanisms

Modular Nerf Blaster Lets Kids Play Engineer with Over 30 Possible Design Combinations

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3026487/behind-the-scences-at-nerf-hq-and-the-making-of-the-slingfire-zombie-blaster

Here’s the Engineer guy explaining the engineering of the original Nerf Blaster

Of course a toy with adult potential is going to get modded. Which may be the most fun part of the whole thing.  There’s a bunch of people remaking the toys into all sorts of fun stuff.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Nerf-Mods-A-Beginners-Guide/

http://nerfhaven.com/index.html

https://basicnerf.com/

http://infinigeek.com/90-best-nerf-gun-mods/

http://makezine.com/2012/02/15/build-a-better-nerf-gun/

http://wiki.ece.cmu.edu/ddl/index.php/nerf_gun_redesign

Anyway, that’s my post on the engineering of the Nerf Blaster unless for some strange reason Hasbro want’s an old engineer with cool ideas.

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