Introduction: K'Nex Hybrid Slingshot/Bow

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After seeing lots of K'nex...contraptions...on Instructables and THE BEAST arrow-shooter, I decided to make my own version.
I am thinking about making a "real life" one, with actual arrows, but am currently working on other projects.

The final result is accurate, light, and fast-shooting.

Supplies: (All are standard pieces)
 - Launcher:
     Five Grey/Black rods (the black ones add strength)
     Three white connectors
     Nine to eight rubber bands - any size
     Two standard grey connectors
     A flexible rod - preferably a large size - for the arrow holder/guide
 - Arrows:
     Red connectors
     Grey/Red rods

NOTE: Make sure that the rubber band is looped around the red connectors. It won't go straight otherwise. :(
Also, the string of rubber bands is looped directly onto the black rod in the picture. The grey connectors are only there to keep the rubber bands in place.

TO USE:
Place the arrow head through the rubber band string.
Pull back.
Aim.
Let go.
Pick up another arrow!

Also - multiple arrows can be shot at once - multiplying the fun. :)

WARNING: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY CAUSED BY THIS PROJECT. DO NOT AIM AT ANY LIVING THINGS. DON'T BE DUMB WITH THIS - IT CAN CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE.

I encourage comments and constructive criticism. This is my first I'ble, so please rate!

Comments

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-01-28

Not bad! How far does it shoot?

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