Introduction: Airsoft W.I.C.O. Mine

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This is a description on how to build a very cheap and very easy to make booby trap for use in airsoft games.


It is powerfull and effectively tested in game.

This is the material you need for it:
An old fashioned Rat trap, two small screws, one longer screw and a 'screw eye' (excuse me for any language mistakes, I'm Dutch), old jeans or other strong cloth.

The tools I used:
Electric screw driver, small drill, scissors, pliers and spray paint

You also need some rope, tent pins and BB's to make it work... ;-)

Step 1: (optional) Pre-drill Holes

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This step will make it easier to screw in the wood of the Rat trap.

These two holes are made to make the trigger. You might also want to make two small holes on the opposite side.

Look at 2nd image to see the trigger system.

Step 2: Cut Your Jeans

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Cut a piece of cloth as wide as the rat trap it self and about 28 cm long, fold it in half (the long way), and cut a hole at the end of the loose ends.

Step 3: Take of the Spring

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Use your pliers to take the spring of the clamp.

Step 4: Fold Cloth Over Clamp

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Fold your piece of cloth over the clamp, and screw the loose ends to the side.
<Don't forget to put the 'trigger pin' through the holes in the cloth.>

Step 5: Attach Spring Back on the Clamp

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Use pliers to put the spring back on the clamp.

The second image shows you the finished result of your 'WICO mine'.

Step 6: Using the W.I.C.O. Mine

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<use spray paint to camouflage the mine>

Set the booby trap as a normal rat trap. Hold the trigger up with one hand and fold a 'cup' in the cloth with the other and put some BB's in.
Set your trip wire and use the 'trigger system' to set the trigger of the W.I.C.O. mine.

I use some old tent pins to keep the mine in place.


Step 7: Finished W.I.C.O. Mines

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In the pictures you can see how I painted the W.I.C.O. mines with black paint for camouflage.


gezaheng (author)2012-10-27

i am too happy its wonderful idea also its nice but whats the base material for explosive?

ShowdownVD (author)2011-11-16

Nice Design. WIsh I could use, but my budget is limited and my war is too close to try and seek out all of the parts. Maybe next time!

Everett_McKinley (author)2011-09-14

that's awesome kinda reminds me of the rat trap clay mores that use the same launching idea. good thinking i love it!

ilpug (author)2011-05-11

This is very nice. i am quite tempted to make one of these.

airsoftbeast40 (author)2011-04-20

Cool idea but i have never seen a rat trap that had a piece of the wood that moved(im american, maybe they only have them where you live)

nice "ible though, short and straight to the point, i like it.

Wico (author)airsoftbeast402011-04-20

Ah, I see, I think thats the piece I call 'trigger system'? You will get over that... ;-) Thank you for your comment though.

airsoftbeast40 (author)Wico2011-04-21

can i make it if my trap doesnt have that?

Wico (author)airsoftbeast402011-04-22

Yes, I think so.... I don't know what type of trap you use, but most important is the clamp and the spring. The trigger system can be any.

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Bio: I'm also known as 'Capt. Johnny Cash, 42nd Special Sabre Regiment.
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