Got some wood,
Measure and cut it in half with a hacksaw.
Both halves were cut it in half again.
Got a Nerf BowStrike.
It has pesky wings that pop-up when you prime to fire. Other than that, it fires well.
Since the gun will be covered, those wings need to go.
With the wood pieces, they were screwed together with some L-brackets to a third wood piece found in a scrap bin and holes were drilled on top to help attach the wood to the mechanism's steel frame.
The other two halves were attached to the wood frame with more L-brackets.
Looking at the bow strike, there were spots on the gun that stuck out when test fitting the gun to the wood frame. So they were cut off with a hack saw.
|Like this spot.|
A pattern was then drafted so that it covered the dowel holes and met the same height as the top wooden part.
The pattern fit and so foam board was cut and glued to the wooden frame.
The bottom side was then covered by using form-fitting shapes made out of cardboard.
Poked a hole in the bottom so that the battery could be fitted there.
Got 3 DPDT (Double Pole Double Throw) switches and attached them to a piece of foamboard.
Wires were then soldered to these switches according to this diagram below.
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These were then glued to the back of the gun. The switches were then soldered to the same battery.
Squares were glued at the bottom of the gun to help hold the batteries.
A cover for the batteries was made out of craft foam.
Back was then covered with craft foam.
Liking the progress so far.
Left to do: