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How To Add Tracer Mod To SPLATRBALL Gel Blaster To Use Glow In The Dark Gel Balls To Play At Night



Playing at night with Splatrball gel blasters is fun, but it's even better when you can see where your shots are going. You can buy glow-in-the-dark gel balls, but they must be illuminated with a light source. UV LEDs are the most effective illumination source to charge the gel balls. Tracer units that attach onto the ends of the barrels are available, but they are expensive and have their own battery, which is one more thing to charge. The cheapest way to add a tracer mod is to add one or more LEDs to the T piece right below the nozzle before the gel balls enter the barrel. The parts for the mod cost less than $0.10 but in the case of the Splat-R-Ball SRB1200, you don't even need to buy any parts, because you can reuse the included LEDs.


GLOW IN THE DARK GEL BALL AMMO

Before you can even consider shooting tracer rounds from your Splatrball gel blaster gun, you're going to need to use a special glow in the dark ammo that can be charged up with light (UV light works best). Regular gel ball ammo will not glow, and therefore will not work as tracer rounds.


▼ WHERE TO BUY GLOW GEL BALL AMMO:

GelStrike Glow In The Dark Gel Balls: (GelStrike is the only brand I have found that works in mag fed blasters)


HOW TO CHARGE THE GLOW GEL SPLAT BALL AMMO

The glow in the dark gel ball ammo for your Splatrball or any gel blaster needs to glow very bright to be seen when shot, but it does not retain the glow for very long. Pre charging it in light or with a UV flashlight does not last longer than a few seconds. A tracer unit is required to illuminate and charge up the glow gels shortly before the are shot, or while they are shot.


SPLATRBALL SRB400

▼ WHERE TO BUY SRB400 BLASTERS

SplatRBall SRB400 Kit (Orange, With Stock)

SplatRBall SRB400-SUB Kit (Blue, Without stock)


Watch this video to learn how to add an internal tracer mod to the SPLATRBALL SRB400 gel blaster using UV LEDs.


▼ WHERE TO BUY PARTS:

▶ 3mm UV LEDs: https://amzn.to/3uEoT8I

▶ 220 Ohm Resistor: https://amzn.to/3IPAp6l

▶ Wire: https://amzn.to/3M0kqEW or https://amzn.to/392nsKe

▶ Heat Shrink Tubing: https://amzn.to/3vXD4HP


Watch this video to learn how to add a magazine tracer mod to the SPLATRBALL SRB400 gel blaster 400-round magazine.


▼ WHERE TO BUY PARTS:

▶ USB 5V UV LED Strip

▶ Euro Style terminal blocks


▼ WHERE TO BUY EXTRA MAGS

▶ SplatRball Blaster 400 Round Capacity ORANGE Magazine

▶ SplatRball Blaster 400 Round Capacity BLUE Magazine


SPLATRBALL SRB1200

▼ WHERE TO BUY SRB1200 & AMMO:

GelStrike Glow In The Dark Gel Balls: (GelStrike is the only brand I have found that works in mag fed blasters)

SplatRBall SRB1200 Kit


This tracer mod for the SPLAT-R-BALL SRB1200 cost nothing to make and needs only a few simple tools for an awesome effect. I use the internal LEDs that come with the Splatrball SRB1200 blaster to light up glow gel balls before they enter the barrel. Very simple to DIY for fun night time play.



▼ WHERE TO BUY PARTS:

Black Medium Thick Rubber Toughened Super Glue (To glue nuts to the shell interior): (Starbond Premium) or (BSI Brand) 

Thick Super Glue: (Starbond Premium)  or (Gorilla Brand) 

8-32 Screw and Nuts


This tracer mod for the SPLAT-R-BALL SRB1200 Gel Blasters DRUM MAG is super easy and does not require soldering. All you need is a 5V UV LED strip , and a euro-style terminal strip block. Very simple to DIY for fun nighttime play.


▼ WHERE TO BUY PARTS:

▶ USB 5V UV LED Strip - https://amzn.to/3bvng7B

▶ Euro Style terminal blocks - https://amzn.to/39WuMrE


▼ WHERE TO BUY GEL BLASTERS & AMMO:

GelStrike Glow In The Dark Gel Balls: (GelStrike is the only brand I have found that works in mag fed blasters)

SplatRBall SRB1200 Kit (Shown in this Video)

SplatRball Blaster 1800 mAh Rechargeable Battery with Charging Cable


▼ WHERE TO BUY TOOLS:

▶ Cheap, but good enough for this soldering iron - https://amzn.to/3xVHjna

▶ Nice, but more expensive 75 Watt Soldering Iron Station - https://amzn.to/3fPuXTd - Watch my video about this soldering iron - https://youtu.be/m8bCM7X88BU


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