An Awesome Guy Made a Flying Drone Armed with a Paintball Gun

Any sort of flying drone is already awesome. How do you make it more awesome? Attach a camera and arm it with a paintball gun so it can fly around and shoot unsuspecting people, animals and/or objects. Doesn't that sound like a crap ton of fun? » 12/12/12 11:00pm 12/12/12 11:00pm

Paintball Pellets Could Deflect an Asteroid from Destroying Earth

It almost sounds as implausible as sending an oil driller to plant a nuclear bomb inside an asteroid over an Aerosmith soundtrack but MIT researchers say shooting paintball pellets at an asteroid could bump an asteroid off its course. » 10/27/12 2:00am 10/27/12 2:00am

SodaMod: Save Money On SodaStream Refills With a Hacked Paintball…

One of the main reasons people love the SodaStream is that you save money by making your own sparkling water. Supposedly. Unfortunately, replacing those CO2 canisters is expensive. This clever hack will help you cut those costs by a huge margin. » 3/15/12 6:20pm 3/15/12 6:20pm

Kid Gets Box of Porn and Viagra Instead of Paintball Gear

Christmas and/or Hanukkah came early for little Connor Whelihan, whose paintball order was replaced by a giant box of porn, Viagra, and "sex oils," the NY Daily News reports. Whelihan's now prepared for explosive warfare of an entirely different sort. » 9/23/11 11:20am 9/23/11 11:20am

Yes. Paintballing Is Bad for Your Breast Implants

Last weekend, a 26-year-old woman decided to go paintballing with some friends. She got shot. It happens. But while in routine surgery the following Monday, it was found that the fire she took tore through damaged one of her breast implants. What?? » 8/27/11 5:40pm 8/27/11 5:40pm

You Wouldn't Believe Paintball Guns Could Make Art Like This

If you can ignore the blatant advertising (DO THE DEW DUDES), you'll see the masterful skill of painting ball art, I mean, paintball art. It's amazing, the guys literally fire paintball guns to create astonishingly detailed portraits of two fine Americans. » 7/22/11 6:40pm 7/22/11 6:40pm

Paintballing and Nerf Combined to Make This Water Gun

Playing with xploderz looks like shooting paintballs only without the paint. Or the pain, even after flying at your target from 85 feet away. Check them out for anywhere from 15 to 70 bucks. [Amazon via The Awesomer] » 6/05/11 8:00pm 6/05/11 8:00pm

Watch This 840 Barrel Paintball Gun Make Art In 1/8th of a Second

To anyone wondering why on earth you'd want to build a paintball gun capable of firing 840 barrels' worth of ammo in 1/8th of a second, well, I bet you don't get why we went to the moon either. » 5/12/11 9:03am 5/12/11 9:03am

Paintball Robots!

A madcap inventor is seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter, to bring these paintballin' robots to life. With stair-climbing wheels and a rotating top, they could be used to spice up 10 Things I Hate About You homages or actual combat. Or both, at the same time! » 2/25/11 1:20pm 2/25/11 1:20pm

All The Single (Legged) Ladies: If You Like It Then You Should Put a…

Filmmaker Rob Spence, famed for his camera eyeball implant, is looking for an eligible young woman. Who's missing a leg. So he can give her a paintball machine gun. That she will attach to her leg. » 8/26/10 5:03pm 8/26/10 5:03pm

Automated Paintball Sentry vs. Little Brother: Not a Fair Fight

Click to viewLook, kid, I know you need to defend yourself. But a little plastic sword? You can't bring a knife to a gunfight. [Today's Big Thing] » 7/07/10 9:20pm 7/07/10 9:20pm

Inkjet Facade Printer Confirms That Paintballs Are World's Coolest Toner

There's always a guerrilla undercurrent with graffiti, but the Facade Printer, which uses a computer-enhanced paintball gun to tattoo images onto buildings, really makes that aspect explicit. Judging by its work, it appears to have pretty good aim. » 5/01/10 3:15pm 5/01/10 3:15pm

Staring Down the Barrel Of an MK-19 Grenade Nerf Launcher

If you're someone who confuses paintball war with real war, you'll be verrrrry interested in this MK-19 belt-fed Nerf launcher. The DIY shoots 2.5 rockets/second, weighs 100 pounds, and guarantees that everyone'll want to be on your team. [UberGizmo] » 4/23/10 1:00pm 4/23/10 1:00pm

Something Tells Me This Paintball Gun Is Cheating

That could be a real gun mounted on those wheels, but 20 non-lethal paintballs a second honestly sound a whole lot more cruel than regulation bullets. » 12/11/09 9:27am 12/11/09 9:27am

Marilyn Monroe Painted in Paintballs

Andy Warhol's "Marilyn" is one of the most recognizable pieces of art produced in the last century. In this clip, another artist recreates Warhol's work with a squadron of paintball gunners. » 9/25/09 10:20am 9/25/09 10:20am

Beware, Criminals: Japanese Police Now Equipped With Chintzy,…

Paintball guns for police sort of make sense, if you live in a country of incredibly timid criminals. But why do the guns have to look like they were bought at the dollar store? » 7/10/09 12:30am 7/10/09 12:30am

Low Cost Robot On Wheels Can Spy Baddies, Paint Them to Death

ROMP—or Remotely Operated Mobile Platform—is a poor man's version of an iRobot battlefield bot. Instead of fancy tracks and miniaturized sensors, these ROMPs seem more like sophisticated all-terrain RC cars rigged with consumer cameras. Until you meet the older brother, of course, the weaponized WROMP with its big gun… » 11/21/08 3:40pm 11/21/08 3:40pm

Soldiers in Iraq Get 'Paintball Guns on Steroids'

Apparently, the new weapon against insurgents in Iraq is a paintball gun. Mind you, it's a paintball gun that uses paintballs full of a mixture of paint and the brittle metal bismuth, and it's a paintball gun that fires at 900 PSI compared to the standard 300-500 PSI, but it's a paintball gun all the same. » 5/22/08 11:15am 5/22/08 11:15am

EMT Paintball Sentry Turret Feels No Pain(tballs)

Sure, you could dress up in full camo, pad your body in all the vulnerable places and crawl around in muggy, midsummer heat. Or, you could sit in A/C while pwning all those suckers. This wireless EMT Paintball Sentry Turret allows you to do just that, as long as you're within range of its A/V feed. » 4/09/08 10:00am 4/09/08 10:00am

Guy Builds Nazi Tiger Tank, Invades Michigan

A Rommel-wannabe from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, has built a fully working, 1:2 scale version of the Tiger I 56.9-tonne heavy tank used by the Wehrmacht in World War II. Not happy with that, he drives his amazing creation—Guderian-style—on the road, with a "yellow triangle" on the back. The thing is so… » 4/02/08 4:30pm 4/02/08 4:30pm