June 10th, 2009

Cool 7.62×39 Ice Tray for Father's Day

What do you give “the man who has everything” for Father’s Day? How about a 7.62×39 ice-cube tray? This is no spoof. Shaped like an AK-47 magazine, this plastic “12-round” ice mold produces realistic 7.62×39 ice “cartridges” for use with your favorite beverages. This is just the thing for those summer lawn parties with your shooting buddies.

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Each 8.5″ x 3″ tray produces ice cartridges measuring roughly 2.2″ x 1/2″, very close to the real size. The AK-47 ice tray costs about US $10.00 from FindMeAGift.com in the UK. Simply fill up one side of the tray with water, snap both sides together and freeze. Because water expands when it freezes, the ice will fill both sides, creating a 3D shape.

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June 10th, 2009

Computer-Controlled Gatling BB Gun

Have a squirrel problem in your back yard, or maybe mice in the barn? Here’s an innovative, high-tech solution. Starting with a hand-cranked, pneumatic Gatling BB-Gun kit from BMIKarts, a talented machinist created a servo-activated, air-powered Gatling that can be “aimed” with a lap-top computer. A high-pressure air hose provides the energy to launch the BBs, while both traverse and elevation are handled by computer-controlled, electric servo-motors. Watch the video below, and you’ll notice some very nice machining on this mini-Gatling. Actual firing starts at the 24-second mark.

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