Introduction: Desktop Slingshot

In this is instructable, i am going to show you how to make an easy to use, desktop slingshot.

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Step 1: Bending the Paperclip

Use the nose pliers to bend the paper clip into the shape seen above.

Step 2: Glue the Staples and Attach the Rubberband

Glue the staples onto the paperclip, like on the picture above. I molded walls of glue at the end of the staples, to make it easier to hold the ammunition. It is possible to mold the glue, if you lick you fingers right before you do it. Be careful not to burn yourself :-) It is a good idea to stretch the rubberband before you add it to the paperclip. This will make it more elastic and easier to use :-). Bend the paperclips edges over the rubberband and be careful not to press too hard. You might cut the rubberband :-).

Step 3: Ammunition

Make the ammunition out of foil. It doesn't hurt to get hit by one and they can shoot much longer than paper balls.

Step 4: Launching

When you are ready to launch the slingshot, you need to hold it between your index finger and thumb like on the picture. You can might make some shooting targets out of paper clips too? Have fun!

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Ravirar made it!(author)2013-10-17

Cool! If you used thumb tack ammo, you could use this in a real situation. (If your office was invaded or a similar situation.)

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-10-17

Do you mean a way to store the ammunition on the thumb? I don't understand, my english is'nt perfect...

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Ravirar made it!(author)2013-10-18

No, a thumb tack is a small sharp pin. It looks like this.
https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FDD/QZSU/HMVJ9RNC/FDDQZSUHMVJ9RNC.SQUARE.jpg
I'm saying that if you shot thumb tacks (pins) instead of foil, you could hurt someone, because pins are sharp.

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-10-19

Oh okay. Well, it would definitely hurt :D

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Ravirar made it!(author)2013-10-19

Yeah. :-0

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redneckboy399 made it!(author)2013-07-17

can you use tape in sted of glue

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-07-18

I don't think it's strong enough to hold the paperclip in place, but if you use enough, it might works :) The "glue walls" isn't necessary

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7rory768+ made it!(author)2013-06-10

Love it, it uses common house hold items, I'm looking forward to making this

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-06-11

Sweet :)

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lislis382 made it!(author)2013-06-28

what size paperclip is it?

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-07-17

Sry for my late answer, i have'nt seen your comment before now. I actually don't know, but it is'nt the big deal, just bend the the edges so that it fit for the rubberband :) When you buy the staples, it is longer than on the picture, so just brake off the size you need.

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lislis382 made it!(author)2013-06-28

thats cool!!! you might like http://secret paper aroplanes i cant get you to the website with the link i just typed but type it in the search bar on the internet, okay?

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-06-29

Nice :) Is it this site? http://www.paperaeroplanes.com/

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lislis382 made it!(author)2013-06-28

actually, click the link above this message

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brocknessmonster27 made it!(author)2013-06-24

made this 4 years ago and used it to shoot my sister

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Wicked_Stitch_O_The_West made it!(author)2013-06-12

Almost makes going to work worth it. And at home...this will liven up dinner conversation!

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amandabestor made it!(author)2013-06-11

Nice! When school starts again I'm going to use this on my enemy, he'll be jealous! :-)

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-06-11

Haha :D
Good luck!

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amandabestor made it!(author)2013-06-11

Nice! When school starts again I'm going to use this on my enemy, he'll be jealous! :-)

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Znaffi made it!(author)2013-06-08

Thanks everyone, i really appreciate that! It is my fist instructable :)

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R2A made it!(author)2013-06-08

Is it a spy weapon because that's cool

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9b4z1l made it!(author)2013-06-08

Cool idea

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adatari made it!(author)2013-06-08

nice design! simple and fun!

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adatari made it!(author)2013-06-08

nice design! simpl and fun!

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adatari made it!(author)2013-06-08

nice design! simple and fun!

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adatari made it!(author)2013-06-08

nice design! simple and fun!

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