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Logic for now?

Posted by Toxin tarantula on May 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (7)

Hey guys! We scientists are so close to solving this mystery! But before we get too hasty, umm web slinging? HARD! Honestly. Have any of you ever tried to swing on a rope and keep holding on? It's pretty hard!! Not to mention our fluid will be smaller than rope! So unless we plan on having a device for holding on to the web, slinging is going to be pretty tough. Let me know what you guys think of this. Thanks. -toxin tarantula


Posted by LOL IM JUST HERE on February 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Im pretty confused, because, why would you even use a surfactant, it reduces the cross sectional area of the line, making it less strong. Cuz yaknow, whithout surfactant, Cellulose acetate and PVC would allow you to swing! And why elastomer!? If you use a spinnerett with the formula, it becomes much more durable, because it spins the lines into a rope, AND makes it a bit elastic. If you wanna make a liquid grappling hook, dont put extra stuff in that makes it "elastic, flexible, lightweight" when it reduces the more important aspects of the project, i.e. strength, range, tack. Thats why my best formula is the simplest:

Adhiesive, Polymer, Solvent

Yeah and why you guys even use Cellulose Acetate, if PVC is stronger?

retractable webs

Posted by webhead on February 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)
have an idea for a web shooter that can retract the webs and melt them back to fluid, but it's still in the experimental stage

Shooter Update and Theoretical Formula

Posted by JMA610 on February 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (2)

As of right now, I have all of my parts with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 smaller pieces.  I put a finish date at/around March 1st.

As for the formula, in order to make it easier to make and create, first of all, simplicit is key.  I want to take Polystyrene as the main component, and have Elmer's Glue, Cyanocrylate, and Magnesium Oxide/ Graphene in my formula.  The Magnesium Oxide will act as a strengthener plus a surfactant (the element that allows expansion).  After my possible March 1st finish date for te shooter, I should only need another month to get a good formula together.

Toxic Formula?

Posted by HumanSpider on January 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Sorry that these are more of questons than ideas.

Are most of the existing formulas toxic? If so, is it possible to make a non-toxic web formula?

idea about a new shooter

Posted by [email protected] on December 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

i had an idea about a shooter that would hane medium bulkiness and would spread acrost the whole arm and would store more fluid around the wrist.there would be a machine inside it so the strands would stay togethere while strengthing the whole line.while it would have two cartridges that would heat and cool the web so it wouldnt freeze or burn the object and your shooter.with my initial thought was the weight would be probobaly 4 pounds.this would have a spining the cartridges while they run out and could hold probobaly 6 cartridges.i am open to problems with the design and help to improve it.

web fluid

Posted by zadrian on November 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (3)

hello ivecometo ask have any created a web substance that will alow you tp swing if so tell me

WDM Formula 1: Micro-Membrane

Posted by wadaltmon on October 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Using White_widow's formula, I was able to find out a new formula configuration, which is similar to the Microbungee.

Elastomer + tackifier + strong material/elastomer modifier + solvent + membrane = Micro membrane

Similar to White_widow's, it uses the same basic principles of the "core" web fluid... having the elastomer allow for a stretchy substance, have a tackifier to allow it to stick together loosely.

However, the first change is the changing of the name of "strong material" to "elastomer modifier". This is because we don't necessarily need a "strong material", we just need something to prevent the elastomer from snapping when it gets all stretched around. This way, we can have the stretchiness of the formula, without making it too rigid.

The next change is the addition, instead of "bonding agent", I have the "membrane". Now, the "bonding agent" that WW explained wasn't mentioned, but I believe that it has 2 purposes: to bond the formula to itself so that it is stable, and to bond to surfaces.

The tackifier in micro membrane does the job of sticking to surfaces. However, we must watch out to make sure that our elastomer, modifier, and solvent do not interfere with this principle.

The membrane I speak of here does the other job of the bonding agent: holds the formula together. This is basically a volatile shield, or membrane, around the outside of the "core formula". It also forms a loose bond to the tackifier to hold itself in place. However, the volatility of this membrane is vital for one of the characteristics of the fluid which I personally want to include.

In White_widow's research thread, he included a link to a video which showed the web splattering on impact with the surface. The volatility of the membrane will allow for this. Since it is one of the only things really holding the fluid together, and it is easily broken, impact with a surface will break the membrane and splatter the formula about the surface, in theory.

Some of the parts of the formula will help each other.

Elastomer + Modifier = Elastomeric property: allows it to stretch but stay strong

Tackifier + membrane = Sticky property: holds the formula together and sticks to surfaces

Solvent = Storable property: ability to be stored but become "real webbing" upon exiting the shooter.

My formula is as follows:

Elastomer = spackle/Liquid Plumr mix

Modifier = rubber sealant/rubber cement mix

Tackifier = spackle/rubber cement/water mix

Membrane = elastyrene OR cyanoacrylate/Elmer's glue/vinegar mix. I use elastyrene (styrofoam + acetone)

Solvent = Acetone

Feel free to play around with this formula as much as you feel like doing, just don't hurt yourselves doing so.

Video of this formula test coming soon.

Pressure vessel

Posted by Toxin tarantula on September 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Where do I buy a pressure vessel? I can't seem to find one. Could someone post a turorial on how to make a pressure vessel? Or could you guys tell me where to buy one? :(


Posted by paul <(") on September 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (1)

what are the best size batteries to heat up a copper coil? i am currently using 6 double A's but i dont know if that is enough