Introduction: Q-Tip Shooter

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I decided to make this to punish kids who were shooting spitballs in class. This is perfect for hitting people without using saliva. It hurts a little but is revenge for shooting spitballs!

Step 1: Materials

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Gather your materials. You will need:
-A pen (I used Bic Comfort Stic)
-A rubberband
-Scotch tape
-A kinfe/scissors

Step 2: Disassembly

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Take the pen apart and use your sharp object to pop the back part off.

Step 3: Attaching the Rubberband

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Cut the rubberband down to size. Now take one piece and attach it to one side of the pen tube. Use tape to go over the parts attached to the pen. (This is hard to explain so just use the pictures as a guide.) You might want to cut notches on the end of the pen tube to better hold down the elastic band.

Step 4: Loading the Shooter

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To load the Q-Tip, put it in on the other side and use something to ram it down. (I use the ink cartridge from the pen.) Then when the rubberband begins to stretch, take the Q-Tip on the other side and pull it out. The frther you pull the faster and harder the Q-Tip will shoot but the chances of the rubberband breaking increase. (Obviously, let go to fire.)


ChristianI22 (author)2016-07-09

Off topic if you take the tip off an aluminum arrow and drop a ball berring or a pellet down the shaft of the arrow and then drop a 22 shell down the shaft lead facing the tip put the tip back on when you shoot the arrow bangexploding tip arrows how can i make a qtip do that?

jlichtenberg (author)2016-02-09

We used to put a pin in the Qtip... dont try that at home....

fireball1234 (author)2012-06-04

paper clip gun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spyhunter7 (author)2012-03-23

Nice, I built one myself. However, I added super glue in order to make the rubber band stay, since the rubber band wasn't staying. I've had it for a few weeks, and it shoots about 15 feet.

guerrilafighter (author)2012-01-30

that knife is beast!

agfawkes (author)2010-05-14

My rubber band kept breaking.I lost my rammer so I blew on it and from that day on (which hassn't ven been an hour)I had a blower disgised as your origanal idea.P.S.I'm only 8 and I am a genius.

ol987986 (author)agfawkes2010-06-04

big deal im 13 andd i passed a gcse test and got a A*

dombeef (author)ol9879862010-06-21

big deal im 3 and i passed the alien test from the land of blooklapoobla of blangless. in the quatom region

macman808 (author)dombeef2010-12-09

well I'm -1 and passed the nuclear photon test while under the influence of cosmic radiation.

dombeef (author)macman8082010-12-11

well i did that when i was in the womb with my 5 headed twin poking me with her lasors while blind folded.

GameNox (author)dombeef2011-01-16

Oh yeah I'm -INFINITY and I passed the ghdyt test with the dubl gfg blah blah blah thingymajig.

dombeef (author)GameNox2011-01-18

Big deal,
I'm googolplex tears old and I passed the impassable test of quantum physics and I had to calculate the string theory

macman808 (author)dombeef2011-01-18

well i'm infinity and i didn't even do the test and and i passed

A flyin muffin (author)macman8082011-02-21

I helped create the hydrogen bomb, the internet, and the wheel before I was conceived! So stop bragging!

dombeef (author)A flyin muffin2011-02-21

Well, at my birth, I created man and the universe.
What you say, God did that? I told him to take the credit for it so I could act like a 2 year old and reply to all these comments.

nfk11 (author)dombeef2011-02-24

god did create everything

dombeef (author)nfk112011-03-10

That's what you mortals want to know

nfk11 (author)dombeef2011-03-11

no thats what the bible says

dombeef (author)nfk112011-03-11

I'm joking, do I have to put "Sarcasm" infront of what i say?

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glugnar (author)nfk112011-05-18

Lol wow, that is a fail.

dombeef (author)glugnar2011-05-18

I agree, do I have to say that I am joking?
Also, not joking, and kinda related to this topic, I got a 1209( I think?) on the SAT's, and I am 13

First Knight (author)dombeef2011-12-19

This is really off topic, but funny

dombeef (author)First Knight2011-12-27

Is it? Or is the instructable off topic and this post is not?

oh yeah, well that's nothing compared to conguring the univers out of thin air, is it?!?!?!?! none of you would even be here if it weren't for me, so stop arguing!

I created your mom.

dombeef (author)Look Over There2011-03-10

Ah, you won...


lhinkle (author)agfawkes2011-04-02

me too

RandomHero (author)2008-06-28

lol im retarted, i looked at the materials and figured id do ti without the intructable, did it all except how you shoot it lol, and btw it could be a match shooter also

First Knight (author)RandomHero2011-12-19

if you use it as a match shooter and put the match scratcher thing that lights the match, then you could shoot fire!

frankmcfreckles (author)2011-09-13

i dnt have elastics anything i can use instead

James (pseudo-geek) (author)2007-09-11

mahwhahahaha I can shoOt the Q-tip of DOOM, thats right, DOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i made i dart for my blow gun like that, i cut a qtip in half, shoved the wooden end of a match inside it, then super glued a needle to the match so it would stick hehehehe

perfect idea, the needle sticks in, while the tip is still burning, i should have conceived that years ago...

I can't believe it's been three years since I posted that...

um thats scary...

bubblee (author)2011-02-04

Verry nice, not so easy

(se eh br?)

bubblebut (author)2011-01-02

dude this is a very simple desine I really think that you will not the contest because more poeple have done the same thing like i did a wooden sticks with  points and it went trough a klenexx box.

Screamo (author)2010-09-25

HAHA that works awesome, good job

Screamo (author)2010-09-25

Cool i will make one, do you need one of those this red ones?

Fizzle (author)2007-03-18

Y did u do this? I shot my mom in the eye and now shes blind. I hate my life :(

Thejellybellyguy (author)Fizzle2010-09-14


drewboy190 (author)Fizzle2010-07-16

man thats sad hope she ok, u shouldnt of shot it at her

really? why did u do that? regardless of your mom's sight youre still retarded

carpfluff (author)2010-04-12

i made it in like 5 minutes. it was easy but effective.

drdestructo326 (author)2009-04-22

i like that knife

carpfluff (author)drdestructo3262010-04-12

it's cool

knuckel (author)2009-07-30

I tryed it and it's amazing !!! i lv it i will spechalise this wep at school lol!

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