Instructables

Step 1: Materials and tools

Materials needed:

skinny straws(not flexy straws).
larger straws(still not flexy).
hot glue gun sticks.
tooth picks.
a BIC pen.

Tools needed

A foot pump.
A pair of scissors.
a skewer (for dismantling the pen).

Step 3: Making the launcher!!

Put the one of the big straws down the bic pen barrel( into the end we popped the blocker out of), make sure you push it far enough down so that it gets a little bit jammed, now cut it so that its flush with the end of the pen.
Get your glue gun going and put glue around the hole where the straw goes in to make sure it cant come out( this is shown in the really bad photo below) MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT COVER THE UND OF THE STRAW!!!!!!!!!!! only put a little bit of glue around so that it dousnt pop out when you launch it.
I used to use a pump to launch darts out of tube. I would make them out of cigarette butts and needles. Just taper thw back side of tne butt to act as the feathers and insert your pin,needle etc.. It would make a nice popping sound when launched and was pretty accurate too.
Dumchicken3 years ago
just blow into it.
greenade456 years ago
ther is no video
good observation ;)
nice, looks sick im from aus too, sweet country nsw for lyf, i got my pump from a bike shop and it goes hard, i have made this and it works reall well. i congrdulate you on this great instructable, very easy too follow =)
youkneephsycle (author)  indestructables6 years ago
Thx heaps mate,glad u enjoyed it. if u wanted to u could give it a positive rating. thx again.
youkneephsycle (author) 6 years ago
hey zeero360 a reply to ur question: I think i got my pump a few years ago at marlows( that car care shop) but i think they have shut down now, u could try some kind of bike shop, somwhere like auto1 or even something like k-mart. hope that helped, please tell me how ur hunt for a pump goes!
zeero3606 years ago
yer im in auzzie 2 so where would i buy a pump
youkneephsycle (author) 6 years ago
oh thats probably why i dont know what it is, im in australia lol.
youkneephsycle (author) 6 years ago
what is harbour freight??
Just like the biggest retailer of Chinese crappy hardware and other stuff. Go to their website. I think it is the obvious .com and add "usa" to it too for the other site.
firemanfu6 years ago
you can buy those pumps at harbor freight for like 5 dollars
youkneephsycle (author) 6 years ago
wow thanks joejoe, do u really think i should put it on youtube? oh and just out of interest did u actually build one of these and test it? if u did ide love to hear about how it went!
Cool. Maybe if you post the video to youtube or metacafe people will watch it. Great instructable!