My Target Stand.


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e_smith2000
March 18, 2011, 10:11 PM
What do ya'll think of my target stand? Cost out-the-door was just under $50.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDAmpKXxNOk

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Red State
March 18, 2011, 10:14 PM
Thats fantastic!

How long is the cord? Or is it a wireless remote?

e_smith2000
March 18, 2011, 10:24 PM
I'm using a standard electric egg beater, my plan is to have a car battery with an inverter at the bench, with an extension cord running out to the stand. What you see me holding is a lamp dimmer that will be plugged in between the stand and the inverter. Ultimately id like to use x10 switches with a computer at on the stand so i can use it at 30 yrds +

bigbayou87
March 18, 2011, 11:19 PM
Figure out a way to sell em!

thorn726
March 19, 2011, 03:26 PM
AWESOME. you could add a servo and remote without too much trouble, problem is servos are like $10, good remote like $100. maybe there's a cheap alternative for remote, but hey wires work too so whatever, that is AWESOME (oh X10 system, missed that those are great too, and looks like you dont really need a servo just on off, very smart build

Justin
March 19, 2011, 07:23 PM
That's pretty clever.

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Starship1st
March 20, 2011, 07:54 AM
Very nice! :cool:

lizziedog1
March 20, 2011, 09:43 AM
Are you taking orders?

Minnesota Wild
March 20, 2011, 09:56 AM
Pretty cool...Just be careful where you shoot!!!

roadchoad
March 20, 2011, 11:03 AM
You could get a cheap remote control car for 25-30 bucks and use the radio and motor from that. Wireless and rechargeable!

Claude Clay
March 20, 2011, 11:25 AM
years ago i upgraded my garage door and saved the old remote. a winter's project got me a turning target stand. i didn't shield any of the parts and it lasted the summer--barely.
yours is nicely done. enjoy.

Bonesinium
March 20, 2011, 03:40 PM
I wonder if the wireless controls for a remote control helicopter would work...hell, the gears that it controls to spin the rotor might even work....looks cool!

amlevin
March 20, 2011, 03:42 PM
You could even shoot moving targets if you want to.

e_smith2000
March 20, 2011, 04:10 PM
The reason i am thinking about using x10 switches, with a laptop on the stand is that i will be able to communicate with it though a WiFi connection (plus i can add a web-cam so i don't need to use a spotting scope). With WiFi i can easily push this stand out to 300 yards without a problem, if i use directional antennas and/or homemade repeaters. I would also probably try and make a semi bullet proof box to house the equipment for the stand as i would rather not put a hole in my laptop.

rjrivero
March 20, 2011, 04:44 PM
That's AWESOME, until some jealous jerk face shoots your blender out of jealousy.

CoastieShep
March 20, 2011, 05:53 PM
my plan is to have a car battery with an inverter at the bench,

Try this. I have one and it's pretty good. I ran a lap top and a small fan all weekend on mine.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-Portable-Power-Unit/13005734

ForumSurfer
March 20, 2011, 11:32 PM
For a cheap remote, they make a simple remote on/off switch you could plug in-line with the blender. Just a cheap $20 wal-mart type suggestion that would work for handgun distances. :)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Westinghouse-Indoor-Outdoor-Remote-Set/10270518

e_smith2000
March 21, 2011, 12:32 AM
For a cheap remote, they make a simple remote on/off switch you could plug in-line with the blender. Just a cheap $20 wal-mart type suggestion that would work for handgun distances. :)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Westinghouse-Indoor-Outdoor-Remote-Set/10270518
Ill have to give that a try.

e_smith2000
March 21, 2011, 12:34 AM
my plan is to have a car battery with an inverter at the bench,

Try this. I have one and it's pretty good. I ran a lap top and a small fan all weekend on mine.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-Portable-Power-Unit/13005734
The battery/inverter assembly i have is from another project of mine, its very similar to that, but mines heaver, and has duct tape all over it.

CoastieShep
March 21, 2011, 08:18 AM
Ohh gotcha. Didn't realize you already had one. Post pics when its all done.
How about some wheels so you can also drive it out to where you want it?

e_smith2000
March 21, 2011, 03:25 PM
Ohh gotcha. Didn't realize you already had one. Post pics when its all done.
How about some wheels so you can also drive it out to where you want it?
Ill post some pics from the range. Show you how i set it up.

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