Simple Paper Clip Gun

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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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    sweet. noobs in math class-look out!

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

    THX!!

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

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

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

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

    it would be awesome or hornets!!!!!

    user

    LOL XD

    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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    wats a stage 3 hornet? im jw

    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

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

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

    user

    whatever u do dont use string it is rubbish

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

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

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