Step 2: Freshen your breath...

Get you tin ready, whether that means eating the mints/gum, or giving it a good cleaning as you will be adding glue soon.
I don't understand how you keep the rubber band twisted..? Or do you just twist it with the small cardboard thing in and then insert the spoon?
<p>Because the spoon can make full rotations, the tension is kept in the rubber band.</p>
does it even work
<p>You bet it does......</p>
I know it said to turn it the &quot;right&quot; way but which way does that mean? <br>other than that my catapult seems cool, but it just doesn't work... :(
I know it said to turn it the &quot;right&quot; way but which way does that mean? <br>other than that my catapult seems cool, but it just doesn't work... :(
When I made this catapult, it didn't fire very far, I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if it just doesn't fire very far...
try winding the spoon part up.
Oh, it's you again! hello.
awesome and minty
im having a very hard time getting the rubber bands on
how are you putting them on? all at once or 1 at a time? if all at once, dont. if 1 at a time, try using tweezers.
wait it looks like you live in the uk because of the plug in the glue gun so were did you buy altoids <br>
I live in the UK and I found them in a pharmacy by chance... So have a look around and you'll run into them soon enough. Hopefully.
Poundland sell them - if you have one near you.
Umm...can you use a blinder clip instead?
Congratulations on your contest win. This thing is totally cool, and I'm off to get a tin of Altoids:)
Wow. Me gusta. I would use this to launch them in mah mouth. lol
couldnt find any altoids.<br>nice post
you can get the mints at a guardian drug mart<br>
Tons online for sale, but I tend to put the word out and friends keep hold of them and pass them on to me..... All the best.
This is absolutely adorable!
Love this, even better when you use a stationary tin, and just for those of you like me who don't have a hot glue gun, you can just use thick duct tape along the bottom, I put a roll of cardboard covered in duct tape along the bottom, that worked great as a break.
post some pics, would love to see others take on the project. Thanks for the positive comment. All the best.
here are my two catapults, as soon as I saw the comment, I took the photo :)
Thanks, with inspiration from this, I build a larger one from scratch out of meccano really powerful, I took it into school and it flings a mint imperial across the classroom, really powerful. I'll get some photos if you like.
Can you use the foaming gorilla glue if you don't have hot glue?
Should work fine. give it a go.
taking it in school might be fun
hit the teacher or principal!
Were I live there are no altoids.... But nice post!!
me neither but i used an eclipse tin the long one with a lid on the small side and put a long spring stuck it to a card board rectangle then loaded it in and gave it to my friend.... he opens it.... BAM! The cardboard piece and spring whack him in the face!
Maybe beans would make better ammo? They 1)are more aerodynamic and 2)more can fit inside the tin.
your rite
i used Altoids as the ammo since I was using an altoids tin. The options for ammo are endless. Try one out and post some pics.
Darn! My mom just threw my Altoids tin away I'll have to get some soon to make that.
im going to use this to fire sneezing powder<br /> muahahahhahahaha<br />
nice dude
I just made this, and its FRICKIN amazing!
I thought of something, for the spoon to be powerful enough to go kinda far, it would pop the lid open, wouldn't it?
It takes a lot more force to open the tin, but the spoon still has a lot of force
thanks!!!!!! :)
Now, if you haven't made one ... why not? these are great!!
you could load it and close the box then ask your friend if he wants a mint. when he opens the box... : D ouch
Lolz santa is checking his list twice
my glue came loose<br>tip: if you want more of a ark when firing place the rubber bands higher up on the cardbord spoon cover thing
i failed, bad! my spoon was to big my coat hanger rack thing was to tall. il cut it down and get a dif spoon

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