It is made from a few simple items that can be found around the office or home.
Needless to say, be careful what you fire at people.
Step 1: What You Will Need
2 Drawing Pins
Step 2: Straighten the Paper Clips
Step 3: Make Four Holes in the Bottle Top
Make the holes at one end approx 2cm apart, and at the other end 1.5cm apart.
Step 4: Bend a Paper Clip and Insert Into Bottle Cap
This is going to be pushed through the holes in the Bottle Cap that are 2cm apart, so that the arms point out the top.
Step 5: Bend the Arms and Attach the Rubber Band
To attach the Rubber Band to the arms we need to roughly cut out a 4cm section of the Rubber Band and tie a knot in each end.
Now rest the Rubber Band between the tips of the two arms, then bend the tips of the arms around the Rubber Band and clamp them down. Making sure there is no room for the knots to slip though.
An image of the finished result of this Step is attached as the second Picture File.
Step 6: Bend the Other Paper Clip and Push Into Bottle Cap
Then push it through the two remaining holes.
Step 7: Bend the Two New Arms
You may find that before making the loops you need to cut around 0.5cm off the top of the arms, just to ensure that it is at half the height of the arms holding the Rubber Bands.
Do not fully close the loops as you will need to slip the Latch through them.
Step 8: Making the Firing-Latch
You create this by bending your last Paper Clip in half, bending the end so that it forms a hook and then bending the two ends in on each other.
You can then attach it to the empty arms and tighten the loops you created in the last Step.
View the pictures below to gain a full understanding of what you need to do with the Paper Clip.
To adjust the sensitivty of your Booby Trap you simply change the angle of the hook.
Step 9: Attaching the Trip Wire
The trip wire is attached by making two holes in the Bottle Top. One on the top underneath the latch and the other below it, on the side.
Then feed through the string and tie it to the centre of the latch.
Step 10: Fixing It Down
To give you the ability to fixed down make 4 holes. Two on one side of the Bottle Top and two on the other. Then thread some string through the holes and tie a knot.
All you need do now in order to fix your Booby Trap in place is to either Sticky Tape the string down, or use the two Drawing Pins like in the picture below.
This also gives it the ability to be fixed vertically to a door frame etc.
Step 11: Finished! - Try It Out
To load your Booby Trap simply pull back the Rubber Band and hook it on the Latches hook.
Then put whatever projectile you wish in front of the Rubber Band. You'll be surprised how far it shoots the object.
Below is a video of me testing the Booby Trap to make sure everything was working correctly.
*The video has been deleted from the original service I'd uploaded it to. I will be uploading it to YouTube shortly.
I wanted to make my Booby Trap more sensitive after filming this video. So altered the angle of the latches hook.
Comments, Pictures and Ideas are all greatly appreciated.
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