Space shooter Explosion

I walked into a thrift shop and found a Bad-ass looking space shooter.img_20160914_111331

It was pretty easy to tear down the product using bare hands and a screw driver!

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Below is the description of the Part , its material and the manufacturing process.

  1. Outer casing (Top) : made of ABS plastic done by Injection Molding
  2. Shooter Shaft : made out of transparent ABS plastic done by Injection Molding.
  3. Shooter Shaft Lid : made out of ABS plastic and Injection molded
  4. Outer casing (Bottom) : made of ABS plastic done by Injection Molding
  5. LEDs : made out of Glass and semiconductors by glass molding
  6. PCB : made out of Glass, Epoxy and copper through multiple processes
  7. Battery Slot : opener made out of ABS plastic by injection molding.
  8. Plastic disk : made out of ABS plastic by injection molding.
  9. Ceramic Capacitor : made out of ceramic by ceramic molding and baking
  10. Spring : made out of Steel/iron Alloy by coiling
  11. Screws : made out of Stainless Steel by casting, machining and threading
  12. Wire + Battery connector : made out of plastic, copper, aluminium and solder
  13. Trigger Parts : made out of ABS plastic by injection molding.
  14. Housing : made out of ABS plastic by injection molding.
  15. Shooter : made out of foam and press cut
  16. Battery casing : made out of ABS plastic by injection molding.
  17. AA Batteries : multiple process

 

It was fun doing this activity! Sad I couldn’t put it back, as I stripped down even the last piece of wire!

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1 thought on “Space shooter Explosion”

  1. Nice job, Sowmya! How can you tell the difference between ABS plastic and other types? What other potential types of plastic could that clear piece be made from, and why would a designer choose one over the other? Check out this video about how ceramic capacitors are made: https://youtu.be/gFEYuaY35Vo

    Your post is missing a category, and needs a small addition to address the last part of the assignment: “Select two design elements that interest you and describe why you think the designer made it that way.”

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