Introduction: Mouse Trap Catapult for 4$
this is a simple cheap mouse trap catapult capable of shooting extreamly far
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first drill a hole just in front of the trigger bar
tie the end of your string securely to the hole and cut it a hands length away
test this set up a few times to check the knots and adjust the length of the string
now tie the other end to the bar at around 80 degrees this is variable and as the knots and string will stretch out tie the bar just a little lower than you think you should
now cut a spoon in half and tape it of hot glue it to the side of the snap bar look at the pictures if your confused
Step 6: FIRE!!!
finally after the glue dries set the trap add ammo and fire away this fired very far very hard so don't shoot it at animals
other than that have fun and do whatever you want
Step 7: Trouble Shooting
if the catapult often takes off with the momentum try glueing it to a block of wood
if the shot goes to far down the arm has to much slack tighten the rope and vice versa
if you want to fire from a distance tie a long string to the bait peddle and pull to fire
this is my first instructible i hope you like it,
it was just a small project so i could get used to the format
please vote for me in the launch it contest :)
final notes I'm sorry if the videos don't work and for the lack of punctuation any suggestions are welcome
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