- Please observe caution when using this rubber band gun mechanism. Parts will fly off if loading rubber bands improperly. Please use sense to match the rubber band size to the mechanism you are building, and please play safely.
6.19.08: These instructions are being updated to feature the barrel and quick stock seen in this design. Check back soon for these updates.
Step 1: Receiver: Making the Side Pieces
Step 2: Receiver: Adding Rods
1. Add the first rod on the yellow connector towards the bottom.
2. Add the next rod on the same yellow connector, but on the other side.
3. The third rod goes on the white connector's inner connector.
Step 3: Receiver: Adding Rear Spacers
1. On the lowest rod, insert a yellow rod. Three yellow connectors will be placed next to each other.
2. A second connector goes next to the first.
3. The third connector is placed in the same way making the back of this handle more rigid.
Step 4: Receiver: Adding Front Spacers
1. A green connector goes on one side of the blue rod.
2. The red connector goes next to the first green connector you added.
3. The second green connector goes next to the red connector.
Step 5: Receiver: Adding Safety Pieces
1. A green connector goes on one side of the rod.
2. The Gray connector goes on the other side of the same blue rod.
In the end, each piece should be touching a side piece of the handle. Later, when you want to lock the trigger, slide the green connector to the center to prevent the trigger from being pulled. The gray connector acts as a stop.
Step 6: Receiver: Creating the Trigger, Trigger's Pin, and Spacer
Step 7: Receiver: Adding the Trigger, Trigger's Pin, and Spacers
2. Just as you did in Step 1, insert the trigger while pushing the pin through.
3. Next, add the second spacer while you push the pin through to the other side.
4. Replace the gray connector and blue spacer piece to the end of the pin to close it off.
Step 8: Reciever: Making and Adding the Spacer Pin
Step 9: Trigger Frame - Making and Adding the Toothed Wheel
Use the small blue spacer pieces to make sure the wheel is in the very center of this pin.
Again, this step is like steps 7 and 8.
Step 10: Making the Trigger Work
First. Try and find a rubber band slightly larger than a quarter as seen in the picture.
Step 11: Adding the Rubber Band
Step 12: Adding the Rubber Band (cont.)
As you can see. The rubber band must be attatched to the small green peg on the trigger itself inside the frame. This makes the trigger snap back.
Step 13: Trigger Mechanism Completed!
These Instructables are being updated to feature instructions for creating the featured barrel and quick stock used for this rubber band gun. Check back soon for updates.
Step 14: RELOAD!
I recommend rubber bands that are slightly wide(not the rope "thin" kind)
Second Picture: Stretch the rubber band from the barrel tip to the first firing peg. The firing peg is not exactly 90 degrees, but facing only slightly toward the front of the gun.
Note: After loading one rubber band on the firing peg, cock the wheel backward to expose a new peg in the same position. Load the rubber bands in this backwards fashion untill all pegs are full.
See the attatched video to watch in action!