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Trip mines

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Last Sunday, I was lying in a ditch waiting for the enemy to come. I was watching our teams flank and I was there to hold up any enemy attack trying to flank our team. While I was waiting there I was thinking to myself, wouldn't it be useful to have a trip mine down the way they would come come if they were to attack.

Since then I have been thinking alot about how to get a trip mine. However I am not sure on how to go about it. There are several things I have to consider:
» one is that I dont have the budget to go out and buy an airsoft claymore or mine. That means it will have to be cheap so it will probably be a DIY job.
» two is that the sites I play at dont allow grenades or mines to be filled with BBs so it needs to be something that makes a loud noise.
»three is that it needs to be small enough to be easy enough to carry.

Hoping to hear your thoughts and ideas. Is the requirements too much to ask for or is it possible.

Happy posting.
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I've made a few different homemade DIY mines. One of the first ones I made(about a year back) was the PVC pipe and AEG spring one some people mentioned. I liked these since they were cheap, fast and easy to make, however they didn't preform as well as I wanted in terms of projecting bbs, but they do work great as a sound mine if you put those popper things in them.

Another type of mine I've made more recently resembles a claymore. It is trip activated and can shoot about 300 bbs 30+ ft. These took a bit more time and materials to make, but they work really well imo. I have three of them and use them currently in my skirmishes.
Maybe these pictures can give you some ideas...

I think your best bet right now if your limited with money and resources is to make the PVC pipe mines and just play around with them to get them working as sound mines. It shouldn't take much and they should work pretty well for what you need.

Hope this helps you with some inspiration on creating your mines. Once you get your idea going, be sure to keep us updated!
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