Are you a Maker?
The Omaha Maker Group is hosting a Nerf* dart gun competition for distance and visual improvement modification.
When: 7pm, November 9th
Where: The Makery
Competitors will modify a Nerf ‘N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3‘ to maximize it’s distance and/or aesthetic value.Â Steampunks, artists, we look to you for inspiration.
The entrance fee for the competition is $10, but anyone can come and watch for free.
The gun may be modified in any way, provided that it remains at least somewhat identifiable as an N-Strike, and does not use pre-compressed air (such as CO2 cartridges) or chemical power. Electric power is permitted, provided the voltages are within reason (meaning the gun won’t cause a power outage).
Ammo will be standard-unmodified Nerf darts. For the contest each contestant will provide with their entry a minimum of three such darts in good condition (a new N-Strike comes with 3 darts), which will be pooled and used for the competition.
The modified weapon in ‘primed to fire’ condition must fit within a 3x7x11 inch container.
Performance for the distance competition will be measured by a maximum range test. The gun may be held by the contestant or mounted in a vice, provided the muzzle does not extend beyond the firing line. Distance will be measured from the firing line.
The cosmetic “Fine Weapon” competition will be judged by majority vote of your fellow participants.Â The winner will be judged to have a very fine weapon indeed.Â Â The winner will also gain a 10% distance bonus in that competition.
The winner of the distance competition gets bragging rights and a 1 month free membership to the Omaha Maker Group.
*’Nerf’ is descriptive of the brand of equipment to be used, and does not imply any other association with the brand.