Introduction: Tiny Shooter

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Shoots small bits of pencil tips/toothpicks and stuff  as ammo!

One can make this in <15 minutes with stuff around

Take safety precautions while making and using the same as it shoots really far the ammo

Step 1: In Action

Step 2: Materials

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You will need the following

1. lollipop stick/tubing/ empty ball-point refill
2. paper clip
3. thin elastic rubber band
4. wire
5. pin

Needle nose plier  to shape and cut the wire

Step 3: Getting Started

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Take the paper clip, open it and make the plunger  as shown

  Shape a piece of wire to make the gun end

Step 4: Mechanism

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Cut the plunger using the pliers

Tie the elastic band to get a smaller rubber band

Cut the lollipop tube to half, making sure it is bigger than our plunger

Make a tiny hole in the area shown on the tube

For holding the trigger make a small loop in the gun end wire by rolling it around a paper pin

Step 5: Mechanism Contd.

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Pass the rubber band in the plunger end

Make a trigger by rolling the wire with a loop in the center

Tie up the gun-end wire as shown

Step 6: Trigger Mechanism

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Making the trigger mechanism is a bit tricky

Use a pin to hold the trigger in position as shown below

This trigger should be able to hold the plunger when the rubber band mechanism is pulled.

Step 7: Assembly

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Take a bit of wire and securely tie to make kind of magazine

this will serve to hold the rubber mechanism in place

Assemble as indicated and pull to arm the shooter

Step 8: Finishing Touches

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The trigger needs to be pressed in the aperture so as to hold the plunger when armed,

when pulled it can shoot your ammo

You can also use a tiny rubber band to press the trigger in place (not shown here)

Use your imagination and design other accessories like gun sights, handles etc.


Master Wasi (author)2014-01-31

good idea..

the NeXT designer (author)2013-05-24

What lollipop brand is that? And where did you get the elastic from? This is a very entertaining, time killing project. I love it! :)

Not sure about the brand, any hollow tube, even from a refill can be used. The elastic was from a tag, you can use a good rubber-band instead, the ones that last a bit longer

the NeXT designer (author)2013-05-24

What lollipop brand is that? And where did you get the elastic from? This is a very entertaining, time killing project. I love it! :)

Gentlemen... (author)2013-04-26

Im gonna use more paperclips instead of wires

mikroGanesh (author)Gentlemen...2013-04-26

sure, it will make it make more sturdier

Gentlemen... (author)mikroGanesh2013-04-30

Yeah so its sturdier, its not that i dont have wires or something

mikroGanesh (author)Gentlemen...2013-04-30


argha halder (author)2013-01-08

i also made one and it shoots really fast.thanks for the idea

MelodicLego (author)2013-01-06

That's very cool

Sadi789 (author)2012-12-23

You should enter this in the miniatures contest!

Eirinn (author)2012-08-13

...did you use final fantasy 7 music in the video? :)

thing 2 (author)2011-12-04

I'm going to make my own, but a bit bigger, using a pen tube... It's more resourceful in my house than a lollipop stick.

xinistrom (author)thing 22012-07-07

I did that with a pen tube, but a different design, the pen tube soon broke, would recommend reinforcing the end that will take the rest of the force of the plunger

mikroGanesh (author)thing 22011-12-04

do take care when target practicing :)

thing 2 (author)mikroGanesh2011-12-04

Ha. Will do! ;)

pie R []ed (author)2011-09-13

Well documented! Good job. I like the trigger.

mikroGanesh (author)pie R []ed2011-09-13

Even with a little mod, one can add a magazine to hold tiny pellets! on the top for more fun

can youpost how to make the magzine sorry if i it to late

its just a rectangular box with losely held 'ammo" which loads itself by gravity, when fitted over the barrel top.

Hope this helps as I am out of my home to post the same in action

devanshauy (author)2011-11-18

great little ammo ibuilded it and it is stuff as gun

jackerboy (author)2011-11-05

looks awesome even though ill probly loose it after a week

sonogo (author)2011-09-13

Thank you. nice looking.

can you put a video of this in action???


mikroGanesh (author)sonogo2011-09-28


tpartic-gray (author)mikroGanesh2011-10-05

i think he may mean the distance that it travels

lilliu97 (author)2011-09-13

could you make a video of makingit and firing it please :)

mikroGanesh (author)lilliu972011-09-28

Uploaded the vdo in the step 1

ilpug (author)2011-09-12

great little build.

About This Instructable




Bio: I have a knack for making functional miniatures. I don't use any specialized tools or materials for making these.
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