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Ever notice how secret agents and spies get all the cool gear? Now you can, too!
Make your own mini grappling hook out of everyday office and household supplies, then let let loose on a top secret mission from Her Majesty's Secret Service.

This grappling hook design was built from the new book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2. This book has over 30 types of weapons and gadgets which can all easily be built with office or household supplies, most of which I had on hand already! I chose to build a personal favourite, the grappling gun. I recently got my hands on a copy of this book, you can read my review here.

Enough talk, let's make a mini grappling hook!

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Step 1: Tools + materials

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  • masking tape
  • needle-nose pliers
  • hot glue
  • drill + bits / saw

  • floss container (full)
  • pencils x2
  • ballpoint pen (with removable back)
  • clothespin
  • cap from large marker
  • rubber band
  • pill/medicine bottle
  • paperclips

Step 2: Hooks

Picture of hooks
To make the grappling hook, start by straightening out 3 standard paperclips. Then, half each paperclip and wrap in masking tape. Using pliers, bend each wrapped paperclip into a hook-shape, refer to the picture for bend locations and degree.After all 3 paperclips are bend into hooks tape then to the ballpoint pen cap to secure them.
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Warwolf 11 year ago
abkb1 year ago

this is sweet

Subdood1 year ago
You are going on my Awesome collection.
This is freakin beast! Best thing I've seen on Instructables for a while. (Yes, I've been creeping for five years or so without an account. X3)
This is the coolest thing on instructables
Made my own it probably doesn't shoot as far but it is more concealable
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Does anyone know where I can get a travel size plastic bottle 3.4 fl. oz. or smaller?
Teachers beware that's hilarious
peyton141 year ago
Love this mike! I made a penny/ change cannon since my friends started a penny war. I'll make an instruct able sooner or later.Keep up the good work!
mdman101 year ago
Nice. I made one using the Youtube video here:
Very cool.
raclaw741 year ago
The motor to wind it back up does work I've done it before
raclaw741 year ago
The motor to wind it back up does work I've done it before
I made one too.. I just lost it in our old house. My brother shoots it and makes the hook grab onto my shirt and he pulls me.. It's kinda annoying when my brother uses it.. But once I use it it becomes less annoying and more cool and spy-like.
totally one hindered and infintity percent awesome
adale1231 year ago
adale1231 year ago
how far can it shoot?
bsg681 year ago
Does the gun work cause I haven't tried it yet
Jacky P1 year ago
Thank you
Jacky P1 year ago
This is my gun
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mikeasaurus (author)  Jacky P1 year ago
Nice looking grapple! How far does yours go?
For sharing your version I've awarded you a 3-month Pro Membership and a digital patch. Way to go!
Jacky P1 year ago
I made it and it didn't work!
mikeasaurus (author)  Jacky P1 year ago
What didn't work? Show us pictures!
emilolip2 years ago
Teachers beware!
kayra2 years ago
nice idea thanks you ı can't wait to make this
stop removing my gun or i am really gonna be pissed!! please mikeasaurus i am following you this gun is one of my favourites what else do u want me 2 do? for heaven's sake stop this!!!!
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mikeasaurus (author)  Captainsparklez2 years ago
Sweet grappling hook. FOr sharing your version you get a 3-month Pro Membership and a digital patch!
Than mike
thank you very much!!! this has been my in one of my two favourites i mean,this gun is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!¡ whoops upside down exclamation mark.........
mikeasaurus (author)  Captainsparklez2 years ago
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say,don't you have any new ideas? post more instructables on guns,plz.
popewill3 years ago
That, my friend, is pure epicness. One more reason to stall on my homework, consider me inspired. If you'll excuse me I'm going to search my house for supplies. I'll take pictures.
Done. Sorry for the bad quality, I took this picture with my webcam.
I also wasn't able to keep the hooks on long enough to taker the picture- whoops!
mikeasaurus (author)  popewill3 years ago
Thanks for sharing your version! You get a digital patch and a free 3-month Pro Membership. Enjoy!
where is my own digital patch and a free 3-month Pro Membership!!!! please give me one 2!! or else i will ******!!!@@###%%**&*&&__+(
Ahhh... stalling on homework.. Im doing it right now!
This is my grappling hook gun. I didn't have a wooden clothespin so I just release the elastic band by hand. I only have 2.7 m of floss though. But it shoots really good.
I made one too, but I didn't have a wooden clothespin so I had to use a plastic one. Now my hook don't shoot that far :(
Magh2os2 years ago
i added another barrel to mine so it shoots pencils as well as the grappling hook! i hid the string, too.
mikeasaurus (author)  Magh2os2 years ago
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
Where/how did you hide the string? I would be neat to show us how you made yours on your project page.

For posting your version of this project you've been awarded a 3-month Pro Membership and a digital patch!
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