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Andrew's Bullet Hit "Squibs''

Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 11:36pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Hey! Recently I have been working on a way of doing bullet hits without having to light a firecracker and wait for it to blow up. This is what I came up with!

These squibs you plug in, and flip a switch! Voila!

Enjoy!

Whatcha think? I like the sparks, looks like it would be good on metal and brickwall type areas...








Andrew's Awsome Bullet Hit Squibs! - WMV

Andrew's Awsome Bullet Hit Squibs! - Quicktime
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Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 11:44pm

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Mantra

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Hi Andrew!

Any chance of a Mac friendly version as I'd like to see your effects?
Thanks dude!
Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 11:47pm

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yea same here
Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 11:56pm

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That's actually pretty cool. Like it when its in your hand looks good, well done sir! biggrin
Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 11:56pm

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there is a new version of windows media player for mac that plays all wmv files... www.versiontracker.com

Canta unsure
Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 11:58pm

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Yeah, It is in the main topic post.

Enjoy!

(also note: The bullet hits were made for hits on metal, or rock/stone/concrete - they could be used for mechanical failure too! biggrin )


wdy wrote:

That's actually pretty cool. Like it when its in your hand looks good, well done sir! biggrin
Thanks! I ran out of premade "squibs" so i had to use scissors to detonate them. What is the "squib"? It's one of those Strip Caps for cap guns w/ Copperwire glued to it so that it detonates!


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Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:11am

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cantaclaro wrote:

there is a new version of windows media player for mac that plays all wmv files... www.versiontracker.com
Thanks Canta, very helpful!
I may download it when I have read up on it, thanks.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:19am

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Stupid question...what is a squib?
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:23am

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Its a small explosive charge used in movies and TV to simulate bullet hits on ground/wall/people/anything.

Correct me if i am wrong...


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Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:32am

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AndrewtheActorMan wrote:

Wala!
Ok, I hate to sound anal here, but this really annoys me. Andrew, this is nothing against you personally, I see this all the time but it has to stop now...

There is no such word as 'Wala'!!! The word that people are trying to express when writing 'Wala', or any one of a million variations of 'Wala' is in fact Voila, which is paraphrasing the French term 'et voila' which means 'and here it is'.

There, I got it off my chest, please, everyone, go back to blowing stuff up and ignore me! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:34am

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Haha. Thats very picky!
Who knows? Maybe I made that word up! hehe, i shall change it right now tard

Andrew biggrin

EDIT: There, happy? biggrin biggrin

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Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:35am

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maybe im stupid but im not seeing the new version of windows media player on that site. where is it?
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:38am

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LOL - yeah, I'm very happy now! Great squibs by the way. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:38am

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Here you go, CX3!

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13112
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:51am

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how did it detonate with just copper wire attatched to stri[p caps? What do you have to do?
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 12:53am

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Yes, give us a diagram or something of how this is done.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 1:23am

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My dad and I created this little rig:

We got a 15 ft extension cord and lead it to a switch box we made. The box had a switch and a power outlet. We got another extension cord and cut the end off. twisted the wire and cap onto the wire - the inside of the extension cord has 3 large wires, we attached them to the WHITE and BLACK. DONT DO IT TO THE GREEN. Then, flip the switch. Once you make the swtich box, its an easy settup.

Dont plug this device into a ground-fault outlet in your house - it will blow your power off. hehe, i speak from experience. A ground fault is made so that if water or something hits the device, it shuts it off for safety. These kind are usually in bathrooms for ovious reasons.

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Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 1:31am

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Brettsta you can connect the positive and negative terminals to a 9V Battery or hook up some sort of switch system to plug into a wall...i don't recommend the second one unless you have a vast knowledge of electronic and electricity.

Canta unsure
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 1:37am

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EDIT!!!'

EDIT!!!

IF YOU WANT THE DIAGRAM, TOO BAD, I HAVE DESIDED NOT TO SHARE IT DO TO THE FACT THAT I DONT KNOW THE AGE OF MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE ASKING FOR IT.

I dont think any of you are stupid, but everyone makes mistakes, so i wouldnt want anyone to get hurt.

Hope you are able to understand me.


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Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 2:05am

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Hrmm, maybe you could turn this into a plugin, I mean, now that chromanator is here... smile
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 2:07am

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With the greatest of respect to all, I don't think it's a good idea to post up wiring plans or electrical ideas/advice. I know we are all responsible for our own actions but electricity is one area where it doesn't take much for things to go horribly wrong, even with the best will in the world.
We are a global community and different countries have different power, guides, colors, etc.

I don't wish to insult anyones intelligence, just expressing my opinion. Better to be safe and not attempt it than accidentally electricuted.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 2:16am

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not bad andrew, and for some weird reason it was intertaining, mabey because all of the flashes and the sound. hypnotized me eek
but fun and cool. are you going to make that into a alamdv2 plugin?
because that was pretty cool wink
peace out unsure
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 2:20am

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Mantra wrote:

With the greatest of respect to all, I don't think it's a good idea to post up wiring plans or electrical ideas/advice. I know we are all responsible for our own actions but electricity is one area where it doesn't take much for things to go horribly wrong, even with the best will in the world.
We are a global community and different countries have different power, guides, colors, etc.

I don't wish to insult anyones intelligence, just expressing my opinion. Better to be safe and not attempt it than accidentally electricuted.
I took your advice and made people PM if they need it, so that i can tell who uses it
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 11:04pm

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Thanks Mantra
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 9:16pm

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can you post a detailed diagram of the serup?
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 9:16pm

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AndrewtheActorMan wrote:

Mantra wrote:

With the greatest of respect to all, I don't think it's a good idea to post up wiring plans or electrical ideas/advice. I know we are all responsible for our own actions but electricity is one area where it doesn't take much for things to go horribly wrong, even with the best will in the world.
We are a global community and different countries have different power, guides, colors, etc.

I don't wish to insult anyones intelligence, just expressing my opinion. Better to be safe and not attempt it than accidentally electricuted.
I took your advice and made people PM if they need it, so that i can tell who uses it
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2004, 12:29am

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I editted that post, i still dont feel like i should give the info out. Sorry...


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Posted: Fri, 16th Jan 2004, 3:10pm

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Yea really good idea, however many people get annoyed with you for not posting a diagram i really respect the fact you didnt post it!
Posted: Fri, 16th Jan 2004, 5:31pm

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thanks for the description. i also like your safety concern abot who get it.