Airsoft minigun packs quite a punch

[Kuba_T1000] built a multi-barrell Airsoft minigun with an unbelievable firing rate and an almost inexhaustible ammo pack. The gun is made entirely from aluminum which meant some time on the CNC machine. The six barrels don’t rotate but they are all used, resulting in the carnage shown in the video after the break. That large box you see is the ammo pack, which can hold 16,000 BBs and uses an electric feed system to reach the necessary delivery speeds. It is certainly not something you’d want to run into as part of an automated turret.

[via Hacked Gadgets]

Comments

  1. chango says:

    He should name it Reason.

  2. Macpod says:

    Looks like someone took their time to design this. I’m rather impressed with the documentation too.

  3. That put the mini in mini gun in an unexpected way. Too bad the barrels don’t spin but a nice looking build either way.

  4. Dick says:

    Finally, a way to keep my parents out of my room!!

  5. omnomnomnom says:

    His name is T1000 how can we be sure the minigun isn’t part of him?

  6. CutThroughStuffGuy says:

    Don’t they have those at your local state fair, where you have to shoot the red star from the paper target?

  7. Gene says:

    Judging from the curvature of the shot trajectory, and that he’s firing from so close to his target, it doesn’t look like the muzzle velocity (and thus range) is all that high. Pretty sweet nonetheless, and it does a number on that pad of paper :)

  8. Winston says:

    @omnomnomnom because it has moving mechanical parts, ofc

  9. Mad sientist says:

    now he needs to build a robot to put this on

  10. dmcbeing says:

    Say hello to my little friend

  11. zigzagjoe says:

    It only uses a single central barrel as opposed to the 6.

  12. deathventure says:

    @Gene

    I think he chose to be so close because the spot is semi-enclosed and thus the mass of bb’s doesn’t go EVERYWHERE in his house. As far as arcing, I didn’t notice it in the firing. Could also be an illusion of the camera angle and the angle he is firing at. Also, with it being airsoft bb’s, I’m not sure how accurate those can really be.

  13. Awesomenesser says:

    As far as I can tell he is only firing through one barrel not all six. (The actual barrel might even be in the center if the set of barrels)

  14. GeekDoc says:

    @zigzagjoe:
    My thoughts exactly.
    http://kuba-t1000.com/minigun/gallery/real/182.jpg

    Pretty cool, but why not replicate a single-barrel, high cyclic rate, belt-fed weapon (like the M249 SAW), rather than do the six non-rotating fake barrels?

    Well, can’t fault him for creativity, and the minigun may just be a favorite of his.

    Well made, and thanks for all the photos!

  15. JohnSmith says:

    Ultima Ratio Regum
    Glad to hear that someone else read Snow Crash.
    Nice machining, wish I had access to a shop.

  16. bbot says:

    As everyone has pointed out by now, this is a cosmetic facade over a single barreled machine gun. Lame.

    Also, the music in the video is hideously awful.

    Also, not a hack.

  17. Jack says:

    I respect the quality of this build, but I have to agree with bbot.

  18. twat says:

    please learn to spell, mike.

  19. T. says:

    Sorry Hack-A-Day but Awesomenesser is correct: he is only using one barrel, you can tell that clearly from the video alone but if you actually click the link, you can see there is only one barrel in the parts layout.

    All this really is, is a shiny CNC shell around a modified Airsoft barrel/hop-up for high rate of fire.

    It is not even all that high rate of fire, guys have been doing this on youtube for a few years. Look up the airsoft flamethrower. :D The ammo box is a pretty good enhancement though.

  20. Ben R says:

    @chango — I scrolled down looking for that comment, and you didn’t disappoint. The lack of repeats did though.

  21. bbot says:

    Oh yeah, and you misspelled “barrel” in the first sentence.

  22. Tom says:

    Lol, now all he needs is uranium pellets and some shoddy firmware to complete the likeness!

  23. Kyle says:

    COOOOOONTAAAAAACT!!!!

    I’m gon’ have me some fun.

  24. anonymous says:

    in keeping with the Snow Crash references:

    @bbot, don’t be such a 12 gauge

  25. Alexus says:

    FCK YEAHHHHH of course anybody can think in make one of this… but how many of you will do… I know I will do… but a greater PSI give you more power…rocks…

  26. zool says:

    Engineer is credit to team!

  27. JB says:

    “It is certainly not something you’d want to run into as part of an automated turret.”

    Why not? First thing that came to mind

  28. tsa says:

    haha, very interesting

  29. SOI sentinel says:

    It’s an interesting replica. What I like is the absolute simplicity of the core design. I’m looking for a US supplier of the Genuine Innovations composite CO2 regulator to create a low ammo version powered at 150PSI from a 16gm CO2 cylinder. This should end up ultra small and lightweight but pack a one or two shot punch. Think RC chopper chaingun.

  30. Tom says:

    He should use Metal BB’s. Not for added damage, but for easier clean up. Maybe implement a electromagnet to pick up the BB’s and dispense them back into the ammo box?

  31. Troy says:

    Metal BB’s would turn it from a toy to a weapon and make it illegal in many municipalities. But, yes, it would make cleanup much easier.

    Of course the cleanup problem could inspire a new project…

  32. Jake says:

    Yeah, this hack is fail. I have seen higher firing rates out of a plastic bottle loaded with BB’s, a barrel fixed to the end, and a compressed air source hooked up to the other end.

    FAIL!

  33. Blacksunshine says:

    Any of you dogging on this build are idiots and don’t know wTF you’re talking about. This is a masterpiece. It is not a cosmetic body with a AEG gearbox stuffed inside. this Is a ground up custom CNC made system. Increasing the pressure from the CO2 tank will up the FPS without any major modifications. The ROF is Freaking insane. Yes there are some airsoft guns out there that reach similar rates of fire but the cost to get that is very high and the reliability is very low. This is a solid setup. As well it is a mini gun design. The retail version of something similar would require you to spend $2500 and carry very heavy 12V batteries around with you. This can be run off of a small CO2 tank. The regulator can also be downsized as well if you take a regulator from a paintball setup. I think 32deg makes one for around 70 bucks.
    Hell if you could do this build for 1K you would still be WAY out ahead in terms of cost.

  34. John says:

    Dear God in Heaven, name your price, I have got to have one of these.

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