Device Details


The Switch Adapted Nerf Gun enables is designed to be a switch adapted toy for an older audience. The majority of switch adapted toys are designed for a younger audience, so this project aims to adapt a toy aimed at older users and make it switch accessible.


To set up the Nerf gun on a flat surface, take the Desk Stand and slide it onto the top attachment rail. This will allow the gun to stand by itself upside down.

To set up the Nerf gun on a ¼-20 bolt system, take the Bolt Stand and attach it to the section of the gun above the trigger as seen in the Assembly Guide. This will allow the gun to be attached to any ¼-20 mount system.

To use the gun, a 3.5 mm switch can be plugged into the trigger jack, and a secondary user can flick the toggle switch to activate the flywheel motors. Once the motors are spinning, the switch can be pressed and held to activate the feed motor for as long as the button is held.


~$95 total

~$75 toy

~$20 dollars batteries and adaptation

Build Instructions

The build involves opening the Nerf gun to modify two switches that will enable the gun to be fired with a 3.5 mm mono switch. There are also two 3D printed components that can be used to mount the adapted gun.

Time Required

  • Print Time: 8h 38min
  • Assembly Time: 1h 30min


  • Soldering Iron
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire Strippers
  • Drill with 1/4inch drill bit


  • Desk
  • D-Cell Batteries
  • ¼ -20 T-Slot Nut
  • ¼-20 Bolts

3D Printing

  • Desk Stand
  • Bolt Stand


  • Switch Adaptation Design by Nicholas Stallings
  • Mounting Design and Documentation by Neil Squire Society/Makers Making Change