Rocket yourself to success with your very own rocket propelled grenade launcher

Qty Description Cost
1 Bi-pod Foregrip (Picatinny Rail) £8.00
1 Scaffolding pole (40mm inner diameter) FREE
1 Rubber 33-35mm Scope Recoil Eye Protector £12.00
1 Grip and trigger (salvaged) FREE
1 Two point sling £5.00

Total Cost: £25.00

This piece was constructed entirely by my dad, using a lot of salvaged or re-used parts that kept the cost down significantly. The scope, rails, grip and trigger system was taken and modified from an old VFC Scar airsoft weapon. Using the correct diameter pole allows 38mm thermobaric smoke grenades (or similar projectiles) to be propelled a good distance and prove very affective.

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Restrain from going over the top with simple prison shackles

Qty Description Cost
1 Flat iron (1m) £6.00
1 Steel Round Metal Rod 10mm (1m) £5.00
1 Iron Rod 6mm (1m) £2.00
1 Zinc Chain (2m) £7.00
1 Brass Combination Padlock £5.00

Total Cost: £25.00

If you’re intending to make a single shackle, there will be a lot of leftover material if using this materials list. It’s more cost effective to make more than one, such as 3 or 6, as you can use a 1m length of flat iron to produce 3 shackles.

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Leave an impression with blocks of fake C4 explosive

Qty Description Cost
6 Newclay 1kg Air Drying Model Clay £15.00
1 A4 Recycled Kraft Paper 100gsm 50 sheets £6.00
1 Shrink Wrap Film 88g (100 sheets) £4.00

Total Cost: £25.00

In addition to the these items you will need access to printing facilities, sticky tape and the basic ability to use a graphics editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop. If you aim to shrink wrap the blocks an Impulse heat sealer is ideal.

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And with a golden ticket it's a golden day, make your own golden ticket today

Qty Description Cost
1 Pollen A4 Paper – Gold £16.00

Total Cost: £16.00

In addition to the paper, you will need access to printing facilities and basic ability to use a graphics editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Gold Pollen can be purchased in a pack of 50 x A4, 120gsm sheets, which can be printed on using inkjet or laser printers. You could of course use brown or yellow shades of paper, however this brand provides a shiny, golden like finish that looks extremely effective.

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Emulate human typing with the jQuery Teletype Plugin

In a recent web project, we came across the need to use an effect to replicate human interaction and emulate this on the website. The requirement was to type out text, optionally delete portions or all of the output and allow simple options to be used to determine the speed, delays amongst other possibilities.

As often is the case, there were a few options to use from exiting jQuery plugins, however none that I came across worked close enough to the requirement – without drastically modifying them to suit. Having previous experience creating plugins using the jQuery library, piecing something together to produce the desired effect was something to look forward to.

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, the first draft of the Teletype jQuery Plugin was complete within a few hours, and soon after released into the public domain. It’s been a while since a small personal project like this has been packaged up and shared with the community, which was one of the main reasons for proceeding with the idea.

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Prevent WordPress TinyMCE Editor removing Font Awesome tags

Having recently built a custom WordPress theme making use of the icon font Font Awesome, I came across an issue where the icon tag would be stripped from the TinyMCE editor.

Using the standard markup provided on the Font Awesome pages (Gamepad), the tag would be removed when alternating between Text and Visual editing mode.

fa-gamepad
<i class="fa fa-gamepad"> fa-gamepad

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How to import an SSH Key into Prompt for iPad via iTunes file transfer

The following steps explain how to set up your SSH Key with the Prompt SSH Client for iOS by Panic using iTunes to transfer the SSH Key file. This is a continuation of the previous post regarding the process of setting up SSH Keys within Diet Coda using the copy and paste import method.

Both the file transfer and copy / paste methods can be used in either application (Diet Coda or Prompt) and although some steps will vary in terms of how they look, the general process is very much the same.

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