Originally Posted by waytoorandom
Yeah, I've also heard the solenoids in most modern markers were originally used to blow dirty/deformed rice off conveyor belts.
The majority of the noids on the market are "off the shelf" from the pneumatics industry.
When I was a kid, I worked at a factory that had shelves and shelves of electric solenoids, rams (clippard, bimba, pneumadyne, etc), qevs, regs, etc.
When I got bored, I'd waste my time imagining what I could build with all that crap.