And thus, the birth of the Altoids Dart Gun.
Ever have a problem with that annoying neighbor that always borrows your stuff and doesn't return it? Perhaps the office mate that always seems to get the promotions that you deserve when they spend 80% of their day playing solitaire and the other 20% at the water cooler talking about the boat they're going to buy with their new raise?!?! But I digress...
Now, with the use of this new weapon, and some curare (this you'll have to find a recipe for on your own... If found, please notify me) you can take care of these pesky individuals. Or at least put your eye out for spite.
Don't let the simplicity of the build fool ya. This thing has some range.
Step 1: Collecting The Materials
- JB Stik
- Bic Pen
- Thin copper wire (I used magnet wire.)
- Wire Hanger
- Bead (As close to the inside diameter of the Bic Pen as you can find.)
- Rubber Band
Step 2: The Barrel
For the first step, you will want to create the "barrel" of the gun. To do this, after removing the guts (read: ink tube) of the Bic Pen, cut it to the inside length of the Altoids tin.
Once cut, use the Dremel to cut "channels" on opposite sides of the barrel as shown in the drawing (image 1).