We thought the only way to land a dart on a dartboard was to throw it through the air. This skilled “dartist” shows how it’s possible to place a dart right in the bullseye by tossing it into a vertical loop, where it spins around and hits the bullseye. If you have any doubt this was real, here’s the original How Ridiculous video.
The NERF HyperFire can launch about 300 darts per minute. Michael Pick built a custom NERF weapon that can (theoretically) fire 2560 darts in the same amount of time. It’s powered by a dozen motors and has four 15-round magazines. We’d love to see how many darts it could fire with a larger magazine setup.
Tod’s Workshop makes replicas of medieval weaponry and has had props featured on shows like The Witcher. Tod also built a working trebuchet, which he’s used to launch all sorts of things. For fun, he tied together 100 crossbow bolts with a fuse, lit that on fire so they would separate upon launch, and fired the whole bundle into an empty field.
NERF darts typically require a blaster if you want to shoot them across the room. Joel Creates and his brother engineered a NERF dart that can fire itself right from your hand. After playing with compressed air, explosives, and springs, the final design relies on an electric ignition and a magician’s gimmick.
“It’s like my head is the Razor Crest.” Maker and Mythbuster Adam Savage shows off one of his more amusing builds – a head-mounted device that can fire dozens of foam darts in seconds. He started out with a pair of circular D-Dart Pro Blasters, modded them to be more powerful, and to be fired via a remote control.
This unusual battery-powered blaster uses a flywheel to load up and fire up to 28 foam darts in sequence. Since they’re designed to be held and fired by a single hand, you can dual-wield them too. Out of Darts recently reviewed it, and showed how much faster it can fire when modded.
It looks a bit like a high-tech hot glue gun, but this premium foam dart blaster is designed for grown ups who want their toys to not look like or fall apart like kids’ toys. Built from durable materials, it’s designed to fire quickly and reliably at speeds up to 130 feet per second.