You build this surprisingly inexpensive home security device with bike gears and cables to create a manual pulley system that really works.
You can operate this gun from afar, unseen by any lurking threats.
Check out the video to see how this remote control gun works:
What do you think?
We think it is super stealth and could not believe how inexpensive it was to make a DIY security system of this caliber. All the parts should be readily available at any local retailer, and the camera we use is just an ordinary video camera.
Nothing fancy here, just 007 cool.
How To Make A Remote Control Gun
We’re going to use the same motion control base that we’ve built for the remote control camera in the previous tutorial. First, remove your camera so that you can replace it with an airsoft gun or firearm.
NOTE: This project was designed for use with an airsoft gun. The responsibility of how the remote control gun is used rests with the builder of the project. All Self Sustained is not responsible or liable in way for the way you use the information found on our site.
Supplies You Will Need To Make A Remote Control Gun:
- 1 Existing control motion base (from remote control camera tutorial)
- 1 Airsoft or firearm pistol with a quad rail mount (For this project to work, it is important that your gun has a quad rail mount.)
- 1 Rifle Sling Mount
- 1 Scope Rail Mount
- 1 Scope
- 1 Camera
- 1 TV
- 1 Bicycle Brake
- 1/2″ Plywood
- 1 Drill
- 1 Phillips Head Screwdriver
- 1 Saw
- 1 5mm or 3/16 drill bit
- 1 surface mount bolt
- 1 x #10-32 1-¼” screw
- 4 x #10 ¾” screws
- 3 x #10 1-¼” screws
- 2 x #2 1-¼” screws
- 5x30mm Hex bolt1 Small compression spring
- 1 x medium eyelet
- 1x small eyelet
- 1 x 20′ Bicycle brake cable and cable housing
- 2 cable stops
- 1/2″ Metal Pipe
- 1/2″ Mounting Flange
- 1/2″ Cap
- Electrical Tape
I. Attach the gun to the motion control platform
With the base of the gun handle resting on the platform, the quad rail mount should be flush with the top of the platform. Depending on the size of your gun, the platform may need to be cut to the desired length with a saw.
Measure the distance between the base of the motion platform and the top of the motion platform wall.
Measure the height of your sling mount and add it to the distance you measured for the height of the platform wall. For us, the total distance was 5 inches. Write this down as the height for a piece that you are about to cut.
Measure the width of the platform wall. We measured 6 inches for ours. Write this measurement down as the width of a piece that you are about to cut.
Cut a piece of ½ inch plywood to be the height and width that you’ve written down. We cut our piece of plywood to be 5 inches by 6 inches.
In the upper left corner of the plywood, align your sling mount flush with the edges and pre-drill a hole for your #10-32 1¼ inch screw. Place your sling mount over the hole and fasten it into place with a screwdriver.
Mount your gun to the sling mount by sliding it into the quad rail and tightening the knob with your fingers.
Remove the gun from the motion control platform and cut another piece of plywood to be the same height as the existing platform wall but 9 inches long.
Remove the gun from the sling mount and install this new piece onto it by pre-drilling and fastening them together with 2 x #10 ¾” screws.
Mount this piece to the existing motion platform with 2 x #2 1-¼” screws.
Attach the gun to the sling mount and trace the outline of the gun with a pencil. Trace the outline of the trigger in the full forward position.Trace the outline of the trigger in the full back position as well.
Build the firing mechanism
Remove the bolt from the mount. If the bolt has a knob, drill it out from the other side with a 5 mm drill bit. If you don’t have a 5 mm drill bit then a 3/16 inch drill bit will work. Once you’ve drilled the knob out, drill another hole on the other end of the bolt. Place a nut on a 5x30mm hex bolt and thread the bolt through one of the holes as shown.
On the straight line, mount two eyelets. Insert a medium size eyelet furthest from the bolt, and insert a small eyelet closest to the bolt.
Assembling and mounting the camera/scope attachment
Turn your television on and test it out!
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Stephanie is the executive editor of DIYready.com . She is curious, creative, and an expert mess maker who is not afraid to try anything a couple of times to get it right. Her specialties are inventing things, writing no nonsense clear instructions, artistic endeavors, paper crafts, digital media, kids crafts, creating recipes and figuring out new and better ways to do almost anything. Stephanie is a DIY guru who thinks maybe she should have been banned from DIY forums years ago, but enjoys being part information junkie, mad scientist, uncertified gourmet chef and mom of three budding DIY enthusiasts. Be sure to follow her along on her adventures on Facebook.
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