Picture of S.W.A.T  Flykiller
This is a Special Weapons And Tactics device designed to eliminate insects with clinical precision.
100% accuracy due to precision laser targeting.
100% kill or stun due to overwhelming kinetic energy pulse.
THIS IS NOT A TOY (But it's damn good fun.)
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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To make the SWAT Flykiller, you will need :-
A long, thin piece of wood - I used a piece 3 foot by 3/4" x 1/2" (900mm x 10mm x 12mm). Size not critical, but it needs to be light and not too flexible.
A length of 2.5 or 3mm elastic shock cord. This is the thin elastic which runs through the middle of long fibreglass tent poles. You can get it from eBay or any camping shop. Mine was a 2 foot piece which came in the 'repair kit' for our tent.
A pocket laser pointer - any colour you like.
A short length of plastic tube to hold the laser pointer. Mine slides sweetly into a piece of 5/8" (15mm) tube from the DIY store.
One strong clothes peg (clothes pin) for the trigger.
A few small screws and a short piece of thicker wood for the handle.

Required tools are a hot-glue gun, cyanoacrylate (10 second) glue, saw, small file, screwdriver.
Wow im gonna make a S.W.A.T nano.
bears04 years ago
get a burning laser and burn them from a really long range
but they fly off when heat changes significantly... i've tried... then I got the gassing stuff.
codydean bears04 years ago
AHHHH, my leg is on fire.
good idea but my favorite method of fly killing involves an airsoft gun
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Atom bomb? MUHAHAHA
Cobalt Bomb Beat That
id prefer to gas em' CHLORINE GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cobalt bomb wins, NO MATTER WHAT!
It literally sets AIR on FIRE!
Must. Figure. Out. How to build that!
mine requires a rocket launcher
mine requires a sentry gun and a flamethrower.
M134 Enough Said
mine requires you stop righting
Mine requires you to not reply to eight month old comments that are in a reply string to my comment.
mine requires you to not re-reply to eight month old coments that are in a reply string to your comment
You have no say in this.
wait i came up with a better idea, Can you say "SHOTGUN!"?
i like the way you think
Totti114 years ago
its cool
this is an old instructable and just wondered if you gotta video of it
Porkchop6834 years ago
When I was in the Navy, we used a yard stick and industrial sized rubber bands to hunt down and kill various fling insects on the barge in the shipyard. My best shot was five-feet.
Qtrowl4 years ago
Why don't you just use a rubber band gun?
old_code4 years ago
Great target, I mean - fly, photo (with description of part). Accurate; their lunch could be dog poo, or peanut butter, or that scab on your leg. Nasty, dirty beasts.
 we made these as kids in the mid 70's and called them Peg Guns. we used them to annoy the seagulls that attacked my friends aviary and after about a fortnight of stingy elastics the seagulls decided the aviary was more trouble than it was worth.
The main ammo was plain elastic bands that the postman left lying around, but the rougher kids would add metal peg springs to the elastic and some injuries led to the banning by all parents.
Jakester9875 years ago
dude thats awesome
If I am correct, flies are color blind. Therefore, they must think that the light is just the sun or whatever the largest light source is. This all lasts about half a second before they are shot.
Hardwyre5 years ago
jacknero6 years ago
OMG, I played with it around 60-70s...
Hiyadudez6 years ago
can u usea couple of elastic bands instead of the shock cord?
yes but not as powerful
I make things like this and came up with an idea about a month ago, melt some led pellets and dip the end of the cord in it. can kill or leave quarter size welts
AndyGadget (author) 6 years ago
They would need to be pretty stretchy bands. You can stretch the shock-cord to twice its length, and it twangs forward just over its length (due to momentum). It may well work with a long, thick elastic band. I've found that thin shock cord works better than thick and rubber bands are thinner still . . .