Introduction: Simple Paper Clip Gun

a simple gun made of a few knex pieces and a rubber band made to fire paper clips.

Step 1: Build It

take 2 yellow sticks and a connector with ony 2 clips side by side and connect the sticks into the connectors.

Step 2: Finishing

take an end connector with only one slot and thread the rubber band thru thru the hole. Put one end of the rubber band thru the other and make it tight. take another connector and do this again with the same rubber band so the rubber band should be tightly on both. Attach to the ends of the yellow sticks.

Step 3: Firing

hold the gun by the other end opposite of the band. (it should look like a triangle) put the rubber band thru the rubber band by the opening of the clip. pull back by the paper clip and fire. goes very far if you have a tight rubber band.

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peyton14 made it!(author)2012-05-15

sweet. noobs in math class-look out!

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sniper_lover made it!(author)2011-06-04

1haha, i used it on school!! thats really fun!! my teacher was angry!! unbelieveble!

THX!!

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BuhBomb made it!(author)2011-05-30

I'm making a instructable that's sort of like this. Want to see it before it's published?

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benny8025 made it!(author)2011-04-28

Why not just use the thumb and index finger in place?

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Plo+Koon made it!(author)2011-03-05

I found it worked better if i bent it apart a bit.

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techdeck12 made it!(author)2011-01-24

wow it works brill
THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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calloween made it!(author)2009-11-11

Could be good for hornets

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g+dude made it!(author)2010-11-06

it would be awesome or hornets!!!!!

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nkk07 made it!(author)2008-01-15

you could use your fingers stupid

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xmtr made it!(author)2010-09-05

LOL XD

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The+Nomlack made it!(author)2010-08-19

lololololololo

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That+Hurt+This+Time made it!(author)2007-03-23

Wait, wouldn't it just be better if we fired a stage three hornet from it? It seems like less work, for twice the effect.

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deleteu made it!(author)2010-01-27

wats a stage 3 hornet? im jw

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jamescobb made it!(author)2009-10-02

hmm, maybe use a protractor instead? you *might* have one at work.
and when i use it i unfold the paper clip except the last loop

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Fredward+Sr. made it!(author)2009-04-19

Decent not as good as the finger Honet though Peace to all peeps

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lucariothelegend made it!(author)2009-03-28

ow wtf the rubber band snapped and the paper clip backfired onto my forehead.

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ezah made it!(author)2009-03-14

whatever u do dont use string it is rubbish

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quesoman made it!(author)2009-01-17

i like using hornets as amo....my biggest problem is my rubber bands keep breaking

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quesoman made it!(author)2009-01-17

super easy considering i have 2 big containers of Knex in my room.......im gonna make so much money off of these

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JustListenToMe made it!(author)2006-10-02

sorry about not having pics, i couldnt get it to work. comments welcome.

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Danny made it!(author)2006-12-13

man i made this thing automatic!

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happybirthday made it!(author)2008-04-02

how?

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Why+Does+It+Hurt made it!(author)2007-07-27

What could I use instead of k'nex peices I don't have any.

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TJS made it!(author)2007-06-27

nice instructable i made a stand for mine

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Why+Does+It+Hurt made it!(author)2007-07-27

What if you don't have knex

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pooboy made it!(author)2007-03-01

nice 1 !!! but isnt the paper clip just gonna stay on when u shoot?

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caddilac made it!(author)2007-03-01

please help!!!! how do i fire it

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fobblewabble made it!(author)2006-12-02

This is probobly the most painful thing i made, other than my ink tube shooter which I dont want to talk about.

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robodud3 made it!(author)2006-11-25

waspsi made thes and they shooy out of your finger like your instucatabel but they arnt paper clips they would shoot out of that thing the same if not better way

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aiden120000 made it!(author)2006-10-13

That's a nice little jiggamathing

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Black+Sheep made it!(author)2006-10-07

damn i wish i had knex all i got is a million lego pieces

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Bad+Donut made it!(author)2006-10-02

Practical.

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cry_wolf made it!(author)2006-10-02

Awsome, simple yet efficient, good work.

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JustListenToMe made it!(author)2006-10-02

9 out of ten times it worked for me, and in step 3 the clip is upside down

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JustListenToMe made it!(author)2006-10-02

no it almost always works, and when it doesnt fire you just didnt put them on right and i did test it and paperclips are everywhere now.

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alexsolex made it!(author)2006-10-02

Step 3 : Did you try it ? I'm pretty sure if you release the paperclip like you showed in this step, it will not go very far and stay on the rubber band... You may try to bend it so that the 'external' end of the paperclip make a "V". Then, bend the internal to prevent to hang on the rubber when releasing... I know my explanation is not very good, I lack some english vocabulary to explain myself...

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Neodudeman made it!(author)2006-10-02

lol, that's cute

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JustListenToMe made it!(author)2006-10-02

I got the pics to go on, yay!

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