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This is a fairly simple instructable on how to make an accurate, powerful catapult from  the best ingredient in the world: ALTOIDS!

Possible problems...
-injuries related to being hit with ammo
-finger injury (from tin snapping down)
-I'm sure someone could figure something else out, but please don't!

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Step 1: Materials

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You will need...
-Altoids Tin (eat the candy first!)
-Rubber bands
-Glue gun
-plastic spoon
-ammunition (little things like plastic game pieces, dry pasta)

Step 2: Prepare the Spoon

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Take the plastic spoon and cut it in half on the handle. Glue this to the Altoids. Keep it centered for maximum accuracy. Then wrap a rubber band around the lid(long ways) to secure it and dampen any unnecessary noise.

Step 3: The Rubber Bands

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Now wrap rubber bands (at least two) around the entire tin (perpendicular to the rubber band for the spoon). When you open the can, there should be a lot of resistance. DO NOT SNAP YOUR FINGERS, IT HURTS!

Step 4: Use It!

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Use common sense and don't shoot at fragile or living things. Put your ammo in the tin, if you want. To use the catapult:

1. Load the spoon with ammo
2. Open tin all the way
3. Select target
4. Aim
5. FIRE!!

alsome instructable!!
this thing is amazing, tested it with pennies and made a dent in my door
dodo914 years ago
good instructable. glad my idea was an inspiration!