This article of desktop weaponry accommodates multiple rounds of ammunition, launches exploding tipped cross-bow bolts, and slings wooden matches over 30 feet away. In this project we're turning some ordinary household items, into a surprisingly versatile, micro-crossbow.

Step 1: Watch the Video!

WARNING: The depictions of launching sparklers in this video are for demonstrational purposes only and are not intended to be duplicated. While this little contraption is micro-scale, it can still be dangerous to some degree. Use care and caution when choosing your ammunition, be aware of your surroundings, and never shoot at people or property. There may be risks associated with these projects that require experience, and/or adult supervision. Use of video content is at your own risk.

what if the clips don't have holes or they do but they don't go all the way through
Heyy I have been watching your you tube videos and I was wondering what is the kno3 (stump remover and where can I get it)
you can get it at Canadian tire,Walmart and hardware stores
<p>How did you get the template </p>
He got it on sonicdad.com
<p>Quite fun and addicting to make. </p>
<p>Where did you get the template from?</p>
<p>print it from google</p>
<p>how do you get the template?</p>
<p>print it </p>
<p>I followed the instructions on how to get it.. <br>help.. lol</p>
Sorry it wont let upload a pic.?<br>
Sorry it wont let upload a pic.?<br>
I made this one. I strayed from your design a bit ,but my one can have an air compressor attached to It.so mine can shoot pellets as well.? thanks fir the design of the cross bow
<p>how to get the template?</p>
<p>I Made it!</p>
Sweet, I like it. The Mockingjay at the end was pretty cool too.
<p>AWESOME.I dont made it but i will try.i want to play this with my nerf.</p>
<p>Thanks so, so much for this! I'm a medieval reenactor so this is right own my street! Made a larger version for my partner's birthday present out of basswood and large hair clips and it worked out quite well; see what you think :) The bolts are made from kebab skewers :P I'm going to be making a wrist mounted one too, attached to a leather gauntlet (I do like making leather things) with a hand operated trigger system. Looking forward to trying it out! :D</p>
<p>I cant get the template</p>
<p>If you are required to give an email to get the template, I do not consider that to be free. </p>
<p>Very cool instructable. You could insert a needle into a match that has the head cut off (or just the back end) then it could stick into things.</p>
<p>Could you shoot flaming bolts too?</p>
<p>I am still trying to get the template!</p>
<p>i want the cut templte</p>
<p>My attempt. I feel I did pretty good.</p>
easy fun :)
<p>Not to sound stupid, but how are you supposed to fire it? Just push up on the string?</p>
<p>yup you just push up on the string and it should catch and launch the bolt</p>
I recently became a member on sonic-dad and made this. It is really cool and suggest making it.
<p>awesome! I made my own defferent version that works just as well and Im thinking of uploading it!</p>
This is awsome!
<p>works really well: my prototype was a failure, but i built it again and it works great! Yet to try it with pop-its :) </p>
I used 3mm jolt head nails with their heads cut off for bolts. They are a bit heavy, but look awesome when you load them.
Nice going King. How much of a spark do those popper things make?
<p>will someone send me the template? </p>
This thing is awesome. I glued the slanted side to the bow part and it works just fine. As you may see on the picture I made a little clip wire to keep the string taunt. I also made an arrow by glueing a pellet for pellet guns on to a section of skewer.
<p>can you send me the link please ???</p>
<p>it doesn't open me the template link</p>
I made it! Thanks for link and instructions!
<p>thank for this great project and the upgrades . also thanx for the sonic dad link which got me 12 free projects</p>
<p>In high school we stuck two matches in the half of a ball pen that contains the spring. Then light the matches, and within a second the heads shrink because they burn and the two burning matches are launched by the spring in the pen. They make it easiliy to the other side of the classroom. The only preparation one needs is a tiny little rope to prevent the spring from escaping the pen.</p>
<p>I had to print out like 20 pages to get to the template so it kind of sux</p>
<p>Another awesome project! I love this one...will have to make some with my boys! Thanks! :)</p>