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Water Balloon Launch Pad

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It's 108° today so we made our own water balloon launcher! If you've ever tried the 3-man balloon launchers you know how fun this can be. Launching balloons at 100+ miles per hour can be quite a thrill. Well now you don't need find 2 grown-ups to hold the launcher and a 3rd person to shoot it. With this stand you can shoot all the balloons you want all by yourself. (You can put the 2 grown-ups in the line of fire and see if they can dodge it!)

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Step 1: Materials & Tools

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Materials Needed:
(4) 2"x3"x8' boards. These are sold at lumber yards as fence rails.
(2) 12"x36"x3/4" pieces of plywood
(8) 1.5" deck screws
(2) 3" deck screws

Tools Needed:
Cordless Drill/Driver

Step 2: Connect the Legs

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Connect the legs by stacking one 2x3 on top of another 2x3 with the ends offset by 4 inches. Screw them together with a 3" deck screw.

Step 3: Attach the Cross Braces

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Attach the first 12x36 piece of plywood 12 inches from the pivot point of the legs with 4 1.5" deck screws. Attach the second 12x36 piece of plywood 4 inches from the free end of the legs with 4 1.5" deck screws.

Step 4: Attach Launcher

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Attach the launcher to the top of the legs.

Step 5: Bombs Away!

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HSonger2 years ago
I built one of these for a recent Boy Scout Camporee. I used some latex hose from Lowe's and a funnel for the launch basket. It was a huge hit. Thanks for the plans!
geppetto4252 years ago
Well I guess when you say 1/2" vinyl tubing you mean the inside diameter, I got 1/2" with 3/8" inside diameter and there is no friggen way the vinyl tubing will fit through it! Back to the hardware store manana....
puffinq2 years ago
I guess this could be used to send balloons of paint onto offensive billboards.
_Billa_2 years ago
I NEED MAKE IT *--*
hurlebaus2 years ago
The neighbours would be happy!
protoinova2 years ago
Anchor the construction! The bungee can it pull down and fall to child.
Aron3132 years ago
That is awesome. I would of loved to launch balloons at my neighbors house when i was younger! :D
Reminds me of the video where the watermelon hits the woman in the face:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cfeTZNcA3g

Anyway...very nice instructable.
LOL!!!!!!
cool knex132 years ago
Remind me never to have a water bomb fight with you!

Also you could put snow balls in there
skiedra2 years ago
That is absolutely awesome :)
jonnyd552 years ago
Defo make a snow version to enter in the snow challenge :)
ncaplan2 years ago
I made it yesterday! It was totally awesome with the distance! I used this for my launcher though....

http://www.amazon.com/200-Yard-Water-Balloon-Launcher/dp/B002JCE026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314044763&sr=8-1

It made a one man launch must easier! Farthest I've gotten so far is about 175yards.

rhanson2942 years ago
Dude this is awesome! Now you just need another one and and you can play water wars! Keep up the good work!