In this tutorial, follow along as Mark builds a water gun that’s anything but standard. This is an upgraded splash party experience! The DIY water gun is pieced together using a modified water tank, a robust pump, a hose, and a backpack-housed battery power supply. Mark throws in some functional flair by incorporating a light and siren to give fair warning to unsuspecting participants.
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The video walks through the step-by-step process, starting with the modification of the water tank. Mark removes the unnecessary handle, making room for the pump. He guides us through the meticulous drilling of holes for the hose, addressing potential water leakage by applying silicone for a watertight finish. The power supply modification is explained with a focus on safety, stressing the importance of including a fuse in case of a short circuit.
Assembling the backpack involves thoughtful wiring and integrating a switch for separate control of the light and sound components. Mark's choice of stretchable, water-resistant tape for wire isolation adds a touch of practical wisdom. Mark shares a schematic, explaining the setup and showing the battery, pump, and toggle switch for light and sound.
The video wraps up with a no-nonsense demonstration of the water gun in action. Mark emphasizes its ability to deliver a controlled splash without excessive pressure. Adding a touch of charm, Mark's daughter joins in for a real-life test. For those looking to replicate the upgrade, this DIY project is presented with a perfect blend of practicality and character.
Bill of Material:
|Transducer, Piezo, Siren, 6 V, 16 V, 250 mA, 105 dB
|IMO PRECISION CONTROLS
|Tool Backpack, Fabric, FATMAX, 460 mm Height, 360 mm Width, 270 mm Depth
|STANLEY FAT MAX
|Blue Security Strobe Light
|Toggle Switch, On-Off-On, SPDT, Non Illuminated, Panel Mount, 12 A
|Water Pump 12V
|Battery 12 V from power tool.
|Battery connector or docking station
|Parkside 100357511( Charger for 12V ) and 100346930 ( Accu 12V )