Mod Shop – Nerf Nitron – Voltage Upgrade

Whoa, our first Vortex blaster! First released last year the whole Vortex range pretty well took the blaster community by storm. It was a revolutionary new design that changed a fundamental aspect of blasters in general, the ammunition of course. Vortex blasters moved away from darts and instead use discs. The Nitron sure isn’t my favourite Vortex blaster but I was asked to do this for a friend so thought I’d better take the opportunity to create a walk through. Being a flywheel blaster a simple voltage upgrade should see us through.

 

Tools/materials used…

Screwdriver
AA battery holder
4 x 3.6v Trustfires
Soldering iron/solder
Electrical tape
Dremel with grinding wheel

 

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Aight, lets kick off with the blaster itself.

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Remove the battery cover.

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Like so.

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Unscrew these three screws at the front of the blaster.

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Pry one side off.

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Then the other.

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The the front piece should slide forward.

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Unscrew this screw in the middle of frame just a little bit.

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Which should cause it to pop out a little.

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Push it back, like so.

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Then unscrew while pulling the this bit away from the shell.

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It should then come all the way out.

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Ok, now attack the rest of the screws on the outside of the blaster. There’s a whole bunch of them, but no real tricks to any others. Then you’ll be able to open the shell.

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Like all Vortex blasters, there’s a hell of a lot more going on inside here than your standard N-Strike blaster. Take a really good look throughout the insides and try to get a handle on whats going on.

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Aight, back into it. Cut the brown and red wires going to the battery tray.

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The brown wire is at the front.

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The red at the back.

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Now we’ll move on to the battery tray.

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Grab your dremel and go to town. We need that AA battery holder to fit.

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You’ll also have to do some work on the underside of the lid too.

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Yay, it fits!

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Go back inside the blaster and grind away the top corner.

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Feed the wires from the battery holder through the hole we made.

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Strip and solder the negative wire from the battery holder to the brown wire we cut off the stock battery tray, then the positive wire to the red.

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Tape to protect and secure.

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And we’re done. Assembly is the just opposite of dis-assembly, screw the shell back together and enjoy your newly improved Nitron.

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