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This is a fun little Booby Trap that fires objects when a trip wire is pulled.
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.
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Step 1: What you will need

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3 Paper clips
Bottle Top
Rubber Band
Pliers (Needle-nose)
2 Drawing Pins

Step 2: Straighten the Paper Clips

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Using your Pliers straighten the 3 Paper Clips.

Step 3: Make four holes in the Bottle Top

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Turn the Bottle Top upwards and then using one of the Drawing Pins, make 2 holes at either end.

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

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Now bend one of the Paper Clips using the Pliers so that there is a 2cm gap in the middle of the two 'arms'.
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

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Bends both the arms outwards slightly so they are at a 45 degree angle.
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

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Exactly like Step 4, bend a Paper Clip but this time leave a 1.5cm gap in the middle.
Then push it through the two remaining holes.
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rackhh1 month ago

not to shabby

rackhh1 month ago

i like it

GR-2 years ago
It didn't work for me! I think my paper clips were too weak or something?? When I hooked the rubber band in place it would just pull back the paper clips instead of stretching the elastic
apashine GR-1 year ago

try using matchsticks and strengthining them with hot glue

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genemc1 year ago

why would jesus be perfect?


wwr2 years ago
whats the how to do it
violent easy awesome a favorite for gaurding candy
Chuck2102 years ago
I followed the steps step by step yet it only shoots 3 inches. Any suggestions?
ramayana2 years ago
its the best among all instructables.i like this the most.
Sassah1222 years ago
This is the best instructable I HAVE SEEN SO FAR
cool but to hard
I think its an easy trap...
fishbob12342 years ago
a great way to get fired! but still a great idea!
This looks brilliant!
I'm thinking of adapting this to fire pens (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-Damn-Pen-Shooter-Period./).
If i can get it working i'll upload it, should result in pretty good accuracy
jaberwaukee3 years ago
YOUR A FREAKING GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
neelsarode6 years ago
this takes foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Heat a nail over a fire and then poke it at the desired spot. It works, literally, like a hot knife through butter.
Or use the heated nail as projectile

Your'e joking right?
hell make me very mad wake up to 500 of these with heated nails by your bedside
doing to brother now
you were the 500th comment!
Just saying :P
 and it would cool down after a wile
 OUCH. but it would melt through the plastic, unless u used something metal
markie3 years ago
thanx, this is the one i make. very nice for in the classroom XD
nice i like how u made the lower supports so it doesn't collapse in on itself
andyrewgr3 years ago
i built this, you forgot to mention that you need tou use SMALL paperclips, I found out the hard way, DON'T FIND OUT THE HARD WAY
I used a drill. much easier! I LOVE this instructable! 5 stars for sure! 20 if I could!
WELL GREAT... now i need to drink a bottle of water... ;)
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