Introduction: Needle Darts

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Simple but powerful...very powerful.
These are enough to kill,
please be careful.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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This is a prretty simple build,you only need 3 things

a vice grip or pliers (vice not shown),
a strike on box wood match,
and a needle

Step 2: Decapitate Needle

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Put the head in the vice and tighten until it snaps off
afterwards it should look like the picture.

Step 3: Final Assembly

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Put the needle in the vice blunt side up.
Then push the striking side of the match onto it.
sorry about the fuzziness of the pic and that the vice is kinda out of the shot.Afterwards it should look like the second picture.

Step 4: Fire

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Use a straw to fire it,I'm sure you can figure that out
here are some targets to prove it.
You can also use the alternate version of my dart gun without the pill bottle.
I am not responsible for where you aim this.If someone gets hurt
it's not my fault
I shot it at a leather pillow (about the same as skin)
remember that these are for targets


sector47 (author)2008-05-15

yeah umm i kinda tried to light it i lit my grass on fire oops bad idea

zero838 (author)2007-03-21

can u light them on fire then shoot it that would be sweeeet!!

ultrauber (author)zero8382008-01-24

don't even think about it

zero838 (author)ultrauber2008-01-25

i did it and it worked!!!!

pyrofiro (author)2007-05-28

every time i put the needle into the match head the head breaks

pyrofiro (author)2007-05-28

I'm gonna make 1 of these

El-Butchio (author)2007-04-14

if u soaked it in meths then lit it an shot it it wouldnt go out as it flew through the air, im not sure if you could load it and fire before it sets the blowgun on fire though...

paper warrior (author)2007-04-13

It varies a bit from dart to dart, but 10-17 ft. is about the average. It's a pretty stable platform, so the harder you blow, the better.

Lithoboli (author)2006-09-27

he sounds familiar because he's the guy who likes to make fun of other peoples instructables. it must be his sick, twisted entertainment to know that he's negatively influencing someone out of reach, someone who can't strike back in any physical sense. personally austin, i think you should lay off other peoples ideas and start having more of your own.

austin (author)Lithoboli2007-04-03

yea what are you talking about i rarely flame people and i have made and instuctable before

tomc3uk (author)Lithoboli2006-10-02

Hey, he only said that he doubted it would kill anyone, he didn't say that the instructable sucked. I doubt they'd kill, but I wouldn't volunteer to stand in front of one. And Lithoboli, you haven't even got one Instructable up!

paper warrior (author)tomc3uk2006-10-02

wow! that was really unnessecary

And tom3uk, you haven't even got one Instructable up!

yellow elephant (author)2007-03-29

nice job but i make a paper dart and put a pin in it

I've done that before, it gets less momuntem and is less destructive.

yellow elephant (author)2007-03-19

i just roll a paper dart and insert a needle in the front. also can put in either a straightened staple or a toothpick

Robotrix (author)2006-09-21

i sort of doubt this is "enough to kill" unless it was poison tipped and you shot it directy into someone's brain while they were already at like 4hp. But it would probably hurt.

paper warrior (author)Robotrix2007-02-15

I think you should lay off the video games for a while. Humans don't have health points.

paper warrior (author)Robotrix2006-09-21

poison is a good idea i was talking about hitting veins and the sort

lemonie (author)2007-01-14

1ml hypodermics are good for this type of thing, check your local park...

SCrid2000 (author)2006-09-21

I'm a bit confused, why are these so powerful? Does the match ignite, or is that just so it goes in the strw?

paper warrior (author)SCrid20002006-09-21

when you have a small straw the preesure is higher and they go pretty fast and carry that energy from thwe shot into the target.One time one of them went 1/4 inch into the 2x4 in the wall from 15 ft plus if you roll sand paper into a tube and use that it'll probably ignite but you have to put a lot of pressure in there. I'll try to get a vid of it next time

AgentDanny (author)paper warrior2006-12-08

im sure you could flip the match and needle and tinfoild or something and make it actually launch.

paper warrior (author)AgentDanny2006-12-08

Like a matchstick rocket?

AgentDanny (author)paper warrior2006-12-08

exactly. but with a speer point. maybey put some barbs on the end of it to make it particularly nasty

paper warrior (author)AgentDanny2006-12-10

Or exploding paint. (insert evil grin)

AgentDanny (author)paper warrior2006-12-10

super glue a .6 mm air soft paint ball to it.

paper warrior (author)2006-10-13

And i don't think you went overboard at all.

paper warrior (author)2006-10-13

I'm not really a fan of austin.

paper warrior (author)2006-10-13

i'm talking about tomc3uk

Lithoboli (author)2006-10-12

and yes, i'll admit i went a little overboard with the whole "sick and twisted" spiel.

Lithoboli (author)2006-10-12

i do lots of uneccessary things. like even bothering to stand up for other people...

austin (author)2006-09-21

yea the whole killing thing is pretty doubtful it reminds me of when i was a kid and we used to be like woah thats enough to kill a person if you hit them right in the vein or temple.oooo

paper warrior (author)austin2006-09-21

i dont know why but u sound familiar

paper warrior (author)2006-09-20

Please be careful and only use these on targets.

Squirrels aren't targets.

SCrid2000 (author)paper warrior2006-09-21

Oh... too late... :)

PetervG (author)2006-09-21

You could push the needle in and THEN cut the top off, it would make it easyer and come out the same.

paper warrior (author)PetervG2006-09-21

the sharp end does more damage though

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