Darts for Blow Guns

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Introduction: Darts for Blow Guns

About: Science is my passion. I find myself constantly working on countless experiments, from low energy particle accelerators to good old simple electronics. I also like making model rockets, and playing cello.
I have been making and shooting blow guns for about half a year now, and have had to develop my own darts. I have found that the best darts are simply paper cones with nails or wire in them.

you should start out with a pieces of paper cut to 2" by 2". role this into a cone and tape it. the blow guns I use have a half inch diameter. I have found this to be the best and most effective size. cut the end of the paper cone until it fits snugly in the barrel of your gun but can still be blown out easily. at this point you should cut a small bit off of the tip of the cone. from here you can choose to do a number of things. you could put a nail in the dart (this is powerful accurate and has good penetration), you could cut wire from a wire hanger using snub nosed pliers, and place that in the end and tape it (this is about the same as the darts with nails but it has deeper penetration. you could also bend a paper clip into a horse shoe shape and place that in the end. this preforms the same as the nail or wire hanger darts but does not penetrate (if you do not want to put holes in the walls). these darts are dangerous, so never shoot them at animals, people, or fragile items.
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    I just wanted to say to always be careful. Today, because he and I were not being careful, Higgs Boson accidentally shot a nail dart at my hand. It stuck in. Not too far, but it still hurts and is very dangerous. Always practice safety and responsibility.

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