In this Instructable, we look at 3 things you can make from new syringes.
We will make a microphone stand, a syringe gun and a sausage cutter.
For the Mic Stand
- Lid from a tin or the tin
- Hot Shoe Ball Head
- 3 large size nuts
For the Syringe Gun
- Electrical tape
For the cutter
- Steel wire
Other things: Spray paint, hot glue, drill+drill bits, permanent marker
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Step 1: Adjustable Microphone Stand
I took a large syringe and cut off the bottom (or the top, depends how you look at it)
Then I sanded it.
Step 2: Adjustable Microphone Stand
I took a lid from a tin/box I had lying around and I drilled a hole in it.
Step 3: Adjustable Microphone Stand
I glued the syringe to the lid as well as few nuts to make the stand heavier.
Step 4: Adjustable Microphone Stand
After putting the plunger back into the tube, I painted the stand black.
Step 5: Adjustable Microphone Stand
I bought a cheap hot shoe ball head from eBay (around $2)
I glued it on top of the plunger.
We have made an adjustable microphone stand.
Works great with my zoom H1 audio recorder.
Step 6: Syringe Gun
I put a spring onto the plunger and squeezed one of the ends ,so it would not slide off.
Step 7: Syringe Gun
I painted the syringe black
Step 8: Syringe Gun
I made flights for the needle with an electrical tape.
Then I closed the needle with hot glue.
Step 9: Syringe Gun
Our syringe gun is ready!
Put on the needle, but not as tight as usual.
Press the plunger and the needle will shoot.
The spring will bring back the plunger to the start position.
As you probably already know, the needle is very sharp.
Treat this syringe gun with respect and stay safe.
Step 10: Vegetable&Sausage Cutter
I took a large syringe and cut off the bottom.
Then It was sanded.
Step 11: Vegetable&Sausage Cutter
I marked the points for drilling with a permanent marker and electrical tape.
Then I drilled 18 holes.
Step 12: Vegetable&Sausage Cutter
I looped a steel wire through the holes making a cutter/blade.
Step 13: Vegetable&Sausage Cutter
Our syringe cutter/slicer is ready.
Put in a sausage and press down the plunger.
If you ever need to chop a sausage for the salad, this way it will be much quicker.
I also tried to cut a carrot. It did work, but I had to press it down harder.
The steel wire I used was too thick. Thinner wire will do a better job.