Introduction: MinPen Mod!

Well, this kid named Danny that is in one of my honors classes has like thousands of these generic transparent pens that he transforms into blow dart guns. I came up with this while sitting in Honors Physical Science. Not really amazing, kind of silly, (really silly), but i guess if your this crunched for space it will help :)

Step 1: Materials

Okay first off, you will need a nice sharp knife, or a hacksaw, or some pliers ( Whatever you prefer!) And a regular generic pen.

Step 2: Step 1-Remove Writing End of Pen

Okay first, remove the "writing" end of the pen. Once that is complete we can move on to step 2!

Step 3: Cut the Ink Holder/pen Tubing.

Okay, grab your knife/sharp object, what I did was start sawing, and once I got further into the pen tubing I pushed down and it went right through it. I came out with what you can see in picture 2, (Cut Tubing..)

Step 4: Cut Ink

In some cases this could get messy, so proceed to finish over a paper towel or rag. First, measure the tubing to the ink so you know where exactly to cut (First Picture). And the of course cut the ink. I left my fingers where I measured so I could cut it right outside of them and make the best fit.

Step 5: Put Ink in Tube and Finish the Project!

Now all you have to do is slide the ink back in snugly as a bugly and your finished. Here is some pictures of me doing so, and what I came out with.


Win Guy (author)2011-01-18

Awesome! I made it and I love it it works great! 5/5

joejoema14 (author)2009-07-07

did we need to know u were in honors lol

i kill stuffs (author)2008-03-18

i made a mimi click pen but its wayyy harder than it sounds!


no, i did it in 5 min.

themakeitguy (author)2008-09-29

why did you say that your friend made it into a blow dart pen? i dont see how that works

IamTheCreator (author)2008-06-06

Ignore that iloveairsoftstuff kid, that actually happens to be the Danny I was talking about in my instructable.

NeonLime (author)2008-06-05

i Have A Friend That Used To Do This 5 Years Ago? Advise; Add Hotglue To The Back Of The Open Ink Tube, It'll Leak EVERYWHERE

adamthiede (author)2008-01-20

Whats on the back of the paper that you wrote on? And why do you keep posting gibberish on my orangeboard?

nkk07 (author)2008-01-07

ill mod this further for graffiti some water paint mod teh writing end and done!

T3h_Muffinator (author)2007-10-08

Doesn't explode 2 days after?

RedBinary (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-12-12

Crap! I did this and it exploded 1.5 days after ruining both my bed sheets and my remaining one good eye!!!! Use caution! This is very dangerous mod!

ikevis (author)2007-12-09

I do this with pens sometimes, but i just fold the ink tube in half and this way it doesn't get messy. Good instructions by the way.

munchman (author)2007-11-27

What pen are you using. Looks cool.

icedog515 (author)2007-10-21

lol is it the smartest idea to cut open a pen rite over a bed?(staining and stuff..) im sorry...i never found out why im so messed up -_-

ainseliz27 (author)2007-10-10

Good job. I might try this when I bored with physical science.

IamTheCreator (author)2007-10-09

I feel that mines faster, requires less tools, and is less messy. Plus I searched mini pen and nothing came up or else I wouldn't have made this.

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-10-09

cool, but they allready sell cool mini pens, an there was a instructable allready on this :-\

Santas little helper (author)2007-10-09

generic transparent pens that he transforms into blow dart guns make one on that but this is good too

Babyshoes (author)2007-10-09

Instead of cutting up a full ink tube, why not wait until it is partly used? That way you would reduce the mess when cutting it.

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