Introduction: Mechanical Pencil Staple Gun

A slightly modified pencil that shoots staples like ten feet. Note do not try to build this at school!

Step 1: What You Need

Razor Blade
Paper Clip
Stiring Straw

Step 2: Stripping

Using pliers pull off the clip and take off the tip.

Step 3: Trigger Tube

Cut the stirring straw to the same length as the paper clip.

Step 4: Attaching Trigger

Heat up the paper clip and melt a hole through the eraser and take it out.
Put it through the straw and insert the paper clip through the hole and out
the other side about a centimeter and bend it over then bend the bottom part
down and tape the straw to the pencil.

Step 5: Taping Tip

Tape the lead advancing cylinder to the body of the pencil so when you push on the eraser two prongs come out.


Tombomom made it! (author)2009-12-11

 really dude, you need pictures and comma's in your supplies list.

MrMadmonkey4 made it! (author)MrMadmonkey42010-06-06


weirdo62 made it! (author)2009-10-19

you really need to put pictures up.

stefan lozja made it! (author)2009-06-26

nice idea, very creative*****

radjokester made it! (author)2008-03-30

hey is there any jus like plain and simple way to make a mech pencil gun if so plzz tell

n8man made it! (author)n8man2008-06-16

Mine is clearer and easier.

Wetwillie1800 made it! (author)2007-03-20

I once made something like this, but all it took was a bic mechanical pencil. I attached a string to a staple and bent part of it into a hook, and attached the string to the pencil. shoots over 5 feet and hook on!!!

Daniel662000 made it! (author)Daniel6620002007-08-03


buildingteen made it! (author)2006-11-26

I just noticed how doom goat comented on the half assed instructables but i love how when typing half assed he managed to leave out the F in half Ironic is it not?

buildingteen made it! (author)2006-11-26

step 3 you insert the paperclip through the stiring straw as a guide for the trigger I hope this helps I'm sorry I can't figure out how to get pictures on it though.

buildingteen made it! (author)2006-11-26

step 2 the clip is the thing on the top side you use it to keep it in your shirt pocket. And the tip is the part that covers the lead advancer.

cactus1 made it! (author)2006-11-26

please eulcidate on step 2 and 3 please.

buildingteen made it! (author)2006-11-04

sorry no pictures I cant figure out how to put them on and by the way sometimes there are good reasons for why things happen!

Doom_Goat made it! (author)2006-10-07

wow i love the detailed pictures!

theRIAA made it! (author)theRIAA2006-10-07

awsome sarcasm there. i bet he's really insulted!

Doom_Goat made it! (author)Doom_Goat2006-10-07

i dont REALLY care if he didnt put pictures. just sucks to see ssuch a cool site going down because of hal assed instructables and spam is all

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