Introduction: Small and Easy But Powerful Catapult

A catapult made out of a paper binder and rubberband. Great for launching things during class. I got this off of Youtube.

Step 1: Make It

Wrap rubberband around the binder.

Step 2: How to Shoot

Hold onto one side of binder. Pull back the other. Put ammo on the one side being pulled back. Let go of one that is pulled back

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prajwalpingali made it! (author)2013-01-20

man! this catapult is amazing you better post this for pocket sized contest

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giike3 made it! (author)2012-07-11

super easy this should be in the catapults for dummies book :D

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madelyn russo made it! (author)2011-11-23

I AM SO GOING TO MAKE ONE OF THESE RIGHT NOW!!!!!........as soon as i can find a paper binder.........SEARCH ON!!!

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popcorn4lunch made it! (author)2011-02-14

awesomness! and so simple! :)

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portalturret2 made it! (author)2010-12-22

this is so cool! now i can just hit my brother and he cant prove it. lol

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baven made it! (author)2010-11-04

this is very cool

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sadiecoons made it! (author)2009-09-26

COOL!! Now I can hit my brother in classes. THANKS! :)

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mo5 made it! (author)2009-09-11

clever

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d2j5 made it! (author)2009-08-31

dude i guess great minds think alike! i had the same idea lol nice job

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ysabet made it! (author)2009-07-31

I foresee zapping a few of my coworkers with this. Beats rubber bands by a mile. XD Thanks!

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blowfo made it! (author)2009-06-27

ahh its prety good i use it in class an snipe my teacher she never knows who its is because the catapult is so easy to hide

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cheesemanlovesrobots made it! (author)2009-03-27

OMG it works really well thanks soo much mate

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bama14 made it! (author)2009-03-16

it works better with more rubberbands

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ezah made it! (author)2009-03-14

paper clips are good

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Iman446 made it! (author)2009-01-22

The only trouble is finding something small.....

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Gunbuilder made it! (author)Gunbuilder2009-03-10

the best ammo are small marbles, they fit perfectly in the clip i used XP

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Mantyke made it! (author)Mantyke2009-01-29

RUBBER!!! :D

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bylerfamily made it! (author)2009-02-03

You could just use the binder clip but it wouldn't be as powerful.

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Mantyke made it! (author)2009-01-29

Nice, it owns!!

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h3llo41 made it! (author)2008-09-21

it'll be much stronger if you wrap the rubber band tightly around the silver part of clipper

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mrgboard made it! (author)2008-08-15

How does it work?

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maharg20 made it! (author)maharg202008-09-10

watch the video to find out

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Patented made it! (author)2008-09-05

Nice things to shoot your friends in a boring class at school!

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lobo_pal made it! (author)2008-08-25

If you can't figure it out, than you're dumb. You just pull down on one of the handles with a piece of paper or something, and than release. I would suggest adding something to lengthen the handles, or increase the overall size of the catapult though.

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MrApples made it! (author)2008-03-27

The video doesn't work can you please post another link to it.

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salleens7 made it! (author)2008-02-24

Thanks for the Instructable,ill be testing my version in class tomorrow.

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phaji made it! (author)2008-01-09

can someone tell me how to fire?

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glycerinate made it! (author)2007-12-13

i dont understand how to fire, but looks really cool!

at least my teacher cant take it cuz its not just a rubberband...

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pacmanjones made it! (author)2007-11-18

thats sweet

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Why Does It Hurt made it! (author)2007-07-27

what do you do?

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Why Does It Hurt made it! (author)Why Does It Hurt2007-07-27

I'm confused

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Why Does It Hurt made it! (author)Why Does It Hurt2007-07-27

Nevermind

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engineer_01 made it! (author)engineer_012007-07-28

Well if you cant figure this out what's your problem??

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Saddam and Osama made it! (author)2007-06-20

I've tried different modifications, and here are some of them: 1) Attach a spoon (preferably metal, plastic might break) on one side and under all the rubber bands. (Also attach rubberbands from the handles to the spoon) 2) To prevent the rubberbands from falling from the bottom, you can tape the sides of the clip or attach rubberbands around the sides.

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engineer_01 made it! (author)engineer_012007-07-16

Add some images

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Saddam and Osama made it! (author)2007-06-20

This is so simple and ingenious. I can fire over one-story houses! So small too ... so discreet ...

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random green dude made it! (author)2007-06-18

lets drive the teachers insane! :)

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joejoerowley made it! (author)2007-06-18

Kool with a K. Pfunk rocks!

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!Andrew_Modder! made it! (author)2007-06-18

hmm. nice! mabe 1 of thos big clips would work better?>??? oh and nice house!

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engineer_01 made it! (author)engineer_012007-06-18

Thx

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Saddam and Osama made it! (author)2007-06-18

Lol, this is cool. I like it! Nice instructable.

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