NERF weapons are normally made from plastic with a few springs and maybe a motor. DanCreator made a working replica of a NERF Elite 2.0 blaster mostly out of cardboard. It has a slide-action mechanism that reloads darts into the chamber from a spring-loaded magazine.
Taking inspiration from KillJoy’s turret in Valorant, engineer Vinnie Satriale built this motorized NERF weapon that uses computer vision to lock onto the closest moving target and fire harmless foam projectiles at them. He built it as an alarm clock because he kept oversleeping.
A while back, we saw what was then the largest NERF gun on record. Not one to be outdone, Michael Pick aka The Casual Engineer created an even bigger dart-flinging toy – measuring 12 ft. 6 in. long. Based on the NERF N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6, Michael’s weapon can fire jumbo darts up to 250 ft. at speeds up to 50 mph.
The Rival Khaos is one of the coolest toys that NERF has ever made. The $200 shooter has a 40-round magazine and a quick-firing motorized mechanism. YouTuber Amr MCI shows off a fully-functional replica of the toy gun that he made mostly from cardboard, fiberboard, and glue, along with motors and springs to make it fire.
The Needler is one of our favorite weapons in the Halo universe. With its funky alien looks and vibrant seeker shards, it’s unlike any game weapon before it. Now NERF is making an official blaster based on the in-game weapon. The motorized blaster fires 10 NERF Elite darts in rapid succession, and it lights up brilliantly in display mode.
Finally, the NERF weapon we’ve been dreaming of since we were kids – an official M41-A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. The 28″ long blaster features design touches inspired by the sci-fi classic and has motorized Elite dart and pump-action Mega dart modes. It also makes movie sound effects and has a digital ammo counter.
This badass NERF drum-spinner weapon offers two modes of fire – a shot at a time from its trigger, or all 20 darts in rapid-fire sequence with a pull on the slam-fire handle. It comes with 20 Mega Whistler darts which make a whistling sound as they fly through the air.
“Why do I need a six-barrel gun? This is a stupid question.” Most NERF weapons are made out of cheap plastic. Alex Lab wanted something a bit more substantial, so he put his skills to the test and build himself an impressive rapid-fire NERF M134 minigun aluminum and steel. It’s powered by canned compressed air.
Following in the footsteps of the modder community, NERF is making its own series of blasters that can fire on a curved trajectory. With a twist of their barrel, they can fire left, right, down, and even around corners. The SIDESWIPE XXI-1200 is out now, while the HELIX XXI-2000 drops 3.1.21, and FLEX XXI-100 arrives 8.1.21.
The Mandalorian merchandising machine is hard at work, and now Disney and Hasbro have teamed up to create a special-edition blaster based on Din Djarin’s Amban rifle. It measures 50.25″ long and makes screen-accurate blaster sounds. It also has a light-up scope and comes with 10 silver-colored NERF Elite darts and display packaging.
NERF guns often use electric motors to launch projectiles quickly. But an off-the-shelf NERF Elite 2.0 Turbine CS-18 wasn’t badass enough for builder Peter Sripol, so he replaced the stock drive mechanism with a Toyan 4-stroke gas engine, typically used to power high-end RC vehicles. It’s not dramatically more effective, but it is noisy.
After getting his hands on a foam cylinder that looks like a gigantic NERF dart, Ivan Miranda did what any enterprising geek would do, and built himself a weapon to launch his oversize ammo. He built his bazooka from PVC drain pipe, 3D-printed parts, rubber surgical tubing, and paracord to reset its plunger.
There are lots of cool NERF guns and NERF mods out there, but very few of them actually help with your aim. 3DprintedLife engineered this cutom build which can lock onto targets and track them automatically, reducing the chances of missed shots. The main blaster is based on a kit from CaptainSlug.
Inspired by the MA40 assault rifle in Halo Infinite, this official NERF blaster features motorized dart blasting, and the ability to smoothly fire with sequential trigger squeezes. It includes a 10-dart magazine, 10 NERF Elite darts, and an attachable rail riser for mounting accessories. We wish it had a real ammo counter though.
While The Hacksmith’s latest build isn’t as awe-inspiring as a working lightsaber or real doomfist, it’s still entertaining. Watch as they take an off-the-shelf NERF gun, and modify it to produce bloodcurdling screams (and other sounds) as its moved or fired, inspired by the screaming gun in Borderlands 2.
If you’ve ever been in a NERF war, you know it can be a pain to pick up the ammo lying all over the ground. Out of Darts shows us how a tool designed for picking up acorns does the trick brilliantly – especially when it comes to those NERF Rival balls. And it handily beats NERF’s own picker-upper.
Engineer James Bruton is always building amazing things in his workshop. He recently got his hands on a LiDAR scanner unit which can enable 3D computer vision and capture navigational data. He used the device to guide a robot that looks for movement all around it, then turns to fire at what it detected. Demo starts at 17:54.
NERF enthusiast Walcom S7 shows off the Rival Roundhouse XX-1500, a freakishly oversized, single-shot revolver that can carry up three rounds in each of its five magazines. It fires at up to 90 feet-per-second, and includes 15 Rival rounds. Given its size, it’s ideal for big hands.
NERF is showing off a line of toy blasters inspired by Halo. The coolest looking is the MicroShots Needler, which sadly doesn’t shoot homing spikes, followed by a motorized UNSC MA40 assault rifle. There’s also a mini SPNKR, a single shot weapon that holds a pair of darts. All three drop on 10/1/2020, just in time for Halo:Infinite.
NERF’s toy arsenal gets bigger and badder thanks to the N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. It’s a minigun-style launcher that can fires eight darts per second from its spinning barrel. It has a 50 dart capacity, and comes with 50 foam projectiles and a shoulder strap to carry some of its weight.
SoSickWithIt’s nifty 3D-printed accessory converts your existing NERF guns into badass new mega weapons. The connector slides into rails to join up to four weapons into one, so you can quickly switch when one runs out of ammo. There’s also a two-weapon version top/bottom in top/bottom or side-by-side configs.
Sean’s Crafts loves to build things out of cardboard, rubber bands, and other low-budget household items. Here, he shows off a homebrew weapon he built that can hold and fire up to six NERF foam darts. Its revolver doesn’t automatically turn, but it’s still pretty nifty.