This video shows an impressive homemade CO2 powered fully automatic air gun. The magazine holds 23 AA batteries and it can fire them at a rate of 600 / minute. It is impressive how well it cycles.
The inventor wrote on YouTube …
When the gun is fired, the bolt blows forward and clears a plug allowing air to flow though it in to the barrel.
Cost to build the bolt & barrel (excluding tools): $10 and i still have enough pipe to make 3 more.
Estimated cost to build the rest of the gun: $30 (would be cheaper if i used all PVC)
Estimated cost to build the magazine: $10 + scrap sheets of 80 mil high-density polyethylene geomembrane
The PVC i am using is rated at more than 2x the pressures i am using it for.
I do have a smaller full metal tank that i will be testing with shortly – a smaller tank will increase the ROF but will decrease its power.
[Hat Tip: Hack A Day]
[ Many thanks to Victor for emailing me the link. ]