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Gatling Rubber Band Machine Gun - Easy Weekend Project

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This super fun rubber band gatling gun project can be completed in a weekend with inexpensive material and basic tools that most people already have. There are easier ways to make some of these parts using expensive specialized tools, but we tried to make the entire guide more accessible by using basic available tools that anyone can use.

The plans and templates are available for FREE to download on this site, and the method shown in the videos and described in this instructable will make it easy (even for a novice wood worker) to complete this project and start slinging rubber in no time!

The gun can shoot LOTs of rubber bands, the only limiting factor to the number of rubber bands it can hold is how many rubber bands can physically fit on each barrel without slipping off. The limit is very high though, and should be ample ammo to dominate any rubber band gun fight!

There is a process to loading the rubber bands, and it's a little tricky at first, but by watching the video on how to load the rubber band gun, and practicing, you should be able to master the process in no time!

I enjoy making projects like this, and have used CNC machines and a laser cutter for similar projects, but access to those machines can be a problem (I only have access to the laser machine during school semesters). I am entering this into the EPILOG CHALLENGE VI contest (among others) and hope to win a personal laser machine to produce more fun projects like this one. If you like this project, PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!

 
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Mike Ian4 days ago

Bri

I really want to maki this weapon more elastic not find the template for dowload ! :( am therefore of brazil do not understand a lot of your site !! ;( i hope it helps me !!!!!! :(
melarky (author)  Jennifer prado10 days ago

If you go to step 3 (http://www.instructables.com/id/Gatling-Rubber-Band-Machine-Gun-Easy-Weekend-Proje/step3/Printing-the-Templates/) the PDF templates are available for free download at the bottom of the instructions there. Good luck!

PlaidPete2 months ago
This is a great intractable totally going to make this
melarky (author)  PlaidPete2 months ago

Post pictures of your finished gun, we'd love to see it here!

PlaidPete melarky2 months ago
Sure thing
PlaidPete2 months ago
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coolkidtn3 months ago

cool!

melarky (author)  coolkidtn3 months ago

Thanks!

SamC55 months ago

very nicely done, and thank you for sharing.

melarky (author)  SamC54 months ago

You're welcome!

melarky (author)  SamC55 months ago

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

leoc28 months ago

Coool

melarky (author)  leoc24 months ago

Thanks!

melarky (author)  leoc28 months ago

Thanks!

jhoselitto5 months ago
costa_serraes5 months ago
shaker made it!6 months ago

Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txb4X_v61Ns

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melarky (author)  shaker6 months ago

That looks great! Thanks for posting the video too, so fun. That really turned out nice!

mark crilley6 months ago
Leonardo, veja o site do "Manual do Mundo" onde vice ira encontrar um video em portugues das intruções de como fazer tudo. Feliz 2015!!!
magal20137 months ago

THANK YOU , STAY WITH GOD .

It was a little difficult to find all materials near my home in São Paulo City (Brazil). I use the 9/16 for all holes, and use in dowels of 15mm in all project. I found a shelve board of 20mm for all the body parts.
BTW: I add a ammo box (Altoids box) and improv a small removable tripod.
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GOOD AFTERNOON , MY NAME IS LEONARDO , AM BRAZILIAN . WILL WOULD THE POSSIBILITY OF ME YOU SEND THE MOULD MACHINE GUN OF ELASTIC IN PDF BY MAIL , THANK YOU AND WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR . FOLLOW MY MAIL: leoscms@hotmail.com.br .

melarky (author)  magal20137 months ago

If you go to step 3 of this instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Gatling-Rubber-Band-Machine-Gun-Easy-Weekend-Proje/step3/Printing-the-Templates/) you can download the PDF for free (it's at the bottom of that page). If you need to convert the measurements to metric, check out the comments from ericesquivelbr for some tips and tricks as he just finished his project and converted it all to metric, and it turned out great! Good luck.

melarky (author)  ericesquivelbr7 months ago

I like it! I like the altoids tin ammo clip, and the tripod. Is it easier to shoot with the tripod? Well done!

magal20137 months ago

GOOD AFTERNOON , MY NAME IS LEONARDO , AM BRAZILIAN . WILL WOULD THE POSSIBILITY OF ME YOU SEND THE MOULD MACHINE GUN OF ELASTIC IN PDF BY MAIL , THANK YOU AND WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR . FOLLOW MY MAIL: leoscms@hotmail.com.br .

magal20137 months ago

GOOD AFTERNOON , MY NAME AND LEONARDO And I live IN BRAZIL . Would there be The POSSIBILIDADDE YOU SEND ME THE MOULD OF MACHINE GUN IN PDF ELASTICO BY MAIL FROM JA AND THANK YOU WISH A HAPPY NEW YEAR . FOLLOW MY MAIL: leoscms@hotmail.com.br .

magal20137 months ago

GOOD AFTERNOON , MY NAME AND LEONARDO AND MORO IN BRAZIL . Would there be The POSSIBILIDADDE YOU SEND ME THE MOULD OF MACHINE GUN IN PDF ELASTICO BY MAIL FROM JA AND THANK YOU WISH A HAPPY NEW YEAR . FOLLOW MY MAIL: leoscms@hotmail.com.br .

All hints I used, and adapted, from a Brazilian site "Manual do Mundo" from Iberê Thenório...
melarky (author)  ericesquivelbr7 months ago

Thanks, that should help others wanting to make it in metric.

CaiE7 months ago

You are heavy weapons person

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melarky (author)  CaiE7 months ago

Is that a comment about my weight ;)

I made it!! Great fun, several adaptations with Brazilian metric system, phew... B^D
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melarky (author)  ericesquivelbr7 months ago

Nice! It looks great, do you have any hints or pointers to others that are converting this to metric?

serto

KruschewskyG7 months ago
davidbarcomb8 months ago

Amazing stuff! Thank you

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