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Desktop Slingshot

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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

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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

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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!
Ravirar9 months ago
Cool! If you used thumb tack ammo, you could use this in a real situation. (If your office was invaded or a similar situation.)
Znaffi (author)  Ravirar9 months ago
Do you mean a way to store the ammunition on the thumb? I don't understand, my english is'nt perfect...
Ravirar Znaffi9 months ago
No, a thumb tack is a small sharp pin. It looks like this.
http://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 (author)  Ravirar9 months ago
Oh okay. Well, it would definitely hurt :D
Ravirar Znaffi9 months ago
Yeah. :-0
can you use tape in sted of glue
Znaffi (author)  redneckboy3991 year ago
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
7rory768 1 year ago
Love it, it uses common house hold items, I'm looking forward to making this
Znaffi (author)  7rory768 1 year ago
Sweet :)
what size paperclip is it?
Znaffi (author)  lislis3821 year ago
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.
lislis3821 year ago
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?
Znaffi (author)  lislis3821 year ago
Nice :) Is it this site? http://www.paperaeroplanes.com/
actually, click the link above this message
made this 4 years ago and used it to shoot my sister
Almost makes going to work worth it. And at home...this will liven up dinner conversation!
abpanda021 year ago
Nice! When school starts again I'm going to use this on my enemy, he'll be jealous! :-)
Znaffi (author)  abpanda021 year ago
Haha :D
Good luck!
abpanda021 year ago
Nice! When school starts again I'm going to use this on my enemy, he'll be jealous! :-)
Znaffi (author) 1 year ago
Thanks everyone, i really appreciate that! It is my fist instructable :)
R2A1 year ago
Is it a spy weapon because that's cool
9b4z1l1 year ago
Cool idea
adatari1 year ago
nice design! simple and fun!
adatari1 year ago
nice design! simpl and fun!
adatari1 year ago
nice design! simple and fun!
adatari1 year ago
nice design! simple and fun!