The family of Nerf guns assembled for action

Nerf Shooter Competition Action Caught on Video

As mentioned in the previous Nerf post, once a year we hold a competition that displays our design, engineering and marksmanship skills. A specific model of Nerf shooter is selected and a short list of guidelines is drawn up, then makers are invited to modify their toy as inventively as possible. In this video you …

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4 Favorite Tools

Inspired by this post over at Cool Tools, I ask members of the Omaha Maker Group what their “4” favorite tools were. The results, sorted by category (not person) are below. Tools that Cut Channellock 436 Diagonal Cutters SpyderCo Ladybug pocket knife Wiss W10TM Scissors Olfa Knife Victorinox – Cybertool 34 Swiss Army Knife Tools …

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Hero's Engines at OMG

Steam Power Demonstration at UP Railroad Museum

Omaha Maker Group was invited to set up a booth at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s “First Friday Family Night” earlier this month. Because the theme this month was “STEAM UP”, we decided to create a demonstration of the Hero Engine which is a two thousand-year-old steam engine design. We also tried to replicate a …

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Being Awarded A Quarter Medal

A Wet Race On Sunday

Two weeks ago we took our two cars, The Battle Bus and the Locomotive, the Power Racing Series at the Kansas City Maker Faire. Saturday was bright and sunny, Sunday was soggy. The previous video covered the sunny part and this one shows highlights of the wet part.