In this instructable I will show you how to make a mini war machine similar to a catapult but it has a slightly different design. Instead of a rope or rubberband, it uses spring power. And instead of one firing arm it uses two.
Sorry if this has already been done but i didn't see it on the website.
I came up with this idea when I was bored in school and found a few paperclips in the floor.
I wanted to throw paper without being noticed; thus the paperclipapult was born.
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Step 1: Diagram and Clear Pics
so heres some clear pics.
Step 2: What You Will Need
Needlenose pliers (optional)
4 medium sized paperclips
1 small sized paperclip
Step 3: Straighten Out the Paperclips
They don't have to be perfect.
If you are using big paperclips use the pliers so it will be easier.
Step 4: Bending and Attaching
It should look like this.
Step 6: The Arm
Make sure you have 1 cm of slack of paperclip on one end and about and inch on the other end.
like the picture shows. Repeat this step for the second arm..
Step 7: The Pouch
Step 8: Assembly Required
Step 9: Firing
Make sure you have some kind of ammo in the basket.
The most effective is crumpled paper.
You can bend the pouch and arms to increase range, height, etc.
Once in class I shot a paper ball at least 20 feet across the room.
Step 10: WARNING!!
I am not responsible for anything harmful, painful or misuse caused by this weapon.
When you put it in your pocket be careful because it's pointy. lol