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  1. Well, carrying a realistic replica of a gun anywhere else than on your property will also get you in trouble in Germany. Not so sure about science-fiction guns with light effects. It really depends on how close they are to a toy.
  2. Yeah, I was too lazy to design my own grip, so I just modified one that was available
  3. I think the restrictions he is refering to could regard both, airsoft and pellet guns. In Germany both fall under the same category legally and can shoot up to 7,5 Joules, but only the controlled and commercially available ones, as said before. Well, I think it mainly leads back to "Defense Distributed" from the US, who basically wanted to go up against the strict gun regulation policies coming into place in the aftermath of the mass shootings overthere. I mean this guy literally said that he wants to do everything in his power to make "printable" firearms a reality. Now since plastic is used
  4. That sounds even more harsh than in Germany, although relatively the same in some regards. Maybe they changed the law because I met some airsoft players from the Netherlands at an event in the Czech Republic last year and they all said that they have a ban on airsoft guns. Either way, in Germany it is doubtful if you can make your own airsoft guns. If you are above 0,5 Joules its forbidden anyway, you would have to get a gun smith to assemble the thing and put a stamp with an "F" for "Free weapon" on it. Also these guns are restricted to semi-automatic fire only. Guns below 0,5 Joules are st
  5. Regulated as in forbidden or just classified as items similar to firearms and thus not available to minors for instance? Fortunately, my printer is in Austria. Austrians dont really care about airsofts as they are mostly considered toys. Yup, I will be ordering a spool of black colorfab XT and see how it performs. How is the feedback so far from customers concerning clogged up nozzles and warping in case of colorfab XT?
  6. Well, technically this still qualifies as a toy in most countries. Even in Germany, if its below 0,5 Joules. However, dont you guys in the Netherlands have a general ban on airsoft guns? As for Designspark mechanical, I just read a short description. So its free and mainly aimed at product designers/engineers, right? Does it automatically export in .stl? Again, concerning the gears, some cheaper brand airsofts actually use nylon gears and I think they have about M80-M100 springs in there. Those are still considerably weak springs, but they rip the teeth off the gears in a relatively short ti
  7. Of course, I imagine the melting point is somewhere between ABS and PLA? Well, the "core" of the gun is a gearbox that is commercially available. It normally goes into the airsoft version of a P90. I only designed everything around it basically. In airsoft terms that gearbox is called a version 6 gearbox. Its not as widely used, but I thought that it would be best for a bullpup design like this, with the magazine in the back. For the improved version, I think I will use a version 3 gearbox because the thing itself and its spare parts are more commonly available. It wouldnt make much sense
  8. I will look at different options if this really becomes something that I want to devote more of my spare time to However, Ultimaker might like it better if I bought a second printer :-P
  9. I am not sure yet. I will probably be working on an improved version of this as I dont like the stock of the gun and I am also thinking about using different screws as the current ones with the nuts on the other side are kind of hard to unscrew and sometimes the nuts wont grip. Moreover, I have already made the lower and upper receiver easily separable for changing the barrel or hop up unit easily, but its a pain to get to the gearbox. There is so fewww futuristic airsoft guns. I might make the improved version of this open source, but then also start a kickstarter campaign for a more ela
  10. Thank you! My Ultimaker 2 is also finally back in working order. Received the new print bed and it prints flawlessly again. By the way I took the inspiration for the LED strip in the gun from you guys at Ultimaker. Amazing what a little LED strip can do, the video doesnt do the effect any justice and it even flickers when you fire since its hooked to the same lipo battery :-P
  11. Hey guys, I thought I would share my latest project with you. In this video I show you how I succesfully designed and 3D printed a working airsoft rifle, the M-1 Enforcer. It features a commercially available gearbox in a bulky bullpup design and does take Standard M4 Airsoft Magazines. Moreover, it also has a fire-selector, rail space, a light module, seperable lower- and upper receiver and much more! Note: This is 100% my own design and I had no previous CAD experience before working on this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjSJtZwYtdI
  12. haha I wish the force was stronger with my Ultimaker 2 though. Currently printing with lots and lots of hairspray on my PLA prints as the temperature sensor failed. Hope the new printbed reaches me soon.
  13. Hey guys, I recently printed the X-Wing and Tie Interceptor from the Star Wars universe. Hope you enjoy this time-lapse video Best regards
  14. Things got even worse now, the motors sound weird all of a sudden and the main fan is going up to pretty high rpm right away. Doesnt sound very healthy at all. I think I may have found the initial cause for my problems: The LED strips. Actually the cables that connect them came loose and the insulation was damaged. I noticed this first on the right side when they started flickering. At first I just used some tape to get it away from that rubber band from one of the axis. Today I decided to look at the cables again as I thought that they may have caused some electrical interference. The ins
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