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Firejo May 16th, 2017 05:43 PM

PLC controlled spud-gun
 
How much of an automation geek are you?

Well think Iíve reached a newÖ well either low or high depending on your point of view. My brother has a Sumer Solstice party every year on some property in Eastern Washington and his brother in-law usually builds some sort of tool of destruction. For the last couple of years he has build a spud-gun and I decided this year Iíd take a crake at it. Mattís difficulty has been lighting off the gun (none of this whimpy air gun stuff). By the time he re-threads the breach and then gets the ignition to work the air-fuel mixture has usually thinned out and it wonít fire. So basically Iíve seen all of the things heís struggled with and came up with a fix. Plus, of course I had to add a PLC to the mix. All Iíll say right now is that itís part of the ignition system. Once Iíve shot the thing off at the party Iíll post some pics and videos of what I did. Massive overkill but itís all about building it and who else can say that they have a PLC controlled spud gun?
The video is the cam-lock breach (goes on and off very fast) with the ignition electrodes built in.
https://youtu.be/0zZ73EZw-6M

RussB May 16th, 2017 09:56 PM

I get video not available.

Sounds cool & intriging.

Bit_Bucket_07 May 16th, 2017 10:20 PM

Does sound like fun, but I can't see the video either.

MitsM83 May 16th, 2017 10:23 PM

PLCs...Guns.....Destruction........Spuds...Fricken Summer Solstice Party!!!!

Now that is what I call a good time!!!

My only question is, have you thought about shooting something bigger than a spud.

If you do go with spuds have you tried soaking them in your favorite highly flammable libation? If you soak it long enough you get a sweet flame trail followed by a flame ball on impact!!!

Not that I would do such a destructive thing like that.

Firejo May 17th, 2017 03:31 PM

Try this link. Some how the video got set to private.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zZ73EZw-6M

Helliana May 17th, 2017 04:19 PM

If you are going to go all out for an automated spud gun, I suggest ramping it up to a Gatling gun for next year!

Firejo May 17th, 2017 06:13 PM

Iím not invading the place, just having some fun. :lolis:

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Originally Posted by MitsM83 (Post 737328)
PLCs...Guns.....Destruction........Spuds...Fricken Summer Solstice Party!!!!

Now that is what I call a good time!!!

My only question is, have you thought about shooting something bigger than a spud.

If you do go with spuds have you tried soaking them in your favorite highly flammable libation? If you soak it long enough you get a sweet flame trail followed by a flame ball on impact!!!

Not that I would do such a destructive thing like that.


Helliana May 17th, 2017 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Firejo (Post 737449)
Iím not invading the place, just having some fun. :lolis:

I can only thing of about one thing that would be more fun than a Gatling gun!

JosephMont May 17th, 2017 06:22 PM

A potato flying through on fire during summer in Eastern WA sounds like someone wants the fire department to get some over time.

MitsM83 May 17th, 2017 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by JosephMont (Post 737451)
A potato flying through on fire during summer in Eastern WA sounds like someone wants the fire department to get some over time.

I had not thought of that!!

I guess I am spoiled living in a wet area. I can burn anything anytime... well most things most of the time. And we get FIREWORKS!!!

Firejo May 23rd, 2017 07:04 PM

Making progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3sUP9K3Vn0

jraef May 23rd, 2017 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by JosephMont (Post 737451)
A potato flying through on fire during summer in Eastern WA sounds like someone wants the fire department to get some over time.

The spud plug is not on fire, it's wet (or it wouldn't work).

Coolest Spud Gun video ever, done with multiple high speed cameras.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TNSUIsjdpY

MitsM83 May 23rd, 2017 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jraef (Post 738163)

Coolest Spud Gun video ever, done with multiple high speed cameras.

I am a big Smarter Every Day fan, glad to see other automation guys watch that!

boneless May 24th, 2017 12:58 PM

We did a Pumpkin Chunkin some years ago, maybe time for some automation here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmmF8Icm72o

Or for my fellow Dutchmen, carbid schieten (shooting carbide):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abql2ExwG54

kwade May 24th, 2017 03:17 PM

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i am a big smarter every day fan, glad to see other automation guys watch that!

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