Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - play - siege-engines Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:49:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 3d print catapult
3d print catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> siegypf 3d print catapultWheels are attached with #8 or #6 machine screws, partially threaded. The rest is printed on a 3d FFF printer.The body comes in two halves so you do not need supports.Print the launcher on its side with support under the arm. This puts the filaments as hoops to increase strength...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:43:53 PDT
Spitball Launcher
Spitball Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> hmbmideas Today I will show you how to make a little spitball launcher . Little but effective weapon it is very practical . Anyway let's get started .All you need is those things that you use to clean keyboard . Voila that is all you need Remove Cap Remove the cap Put The Barrell Thingy On Put the Barr...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:34:47 PDT
School DT projects: Model Roman catapult
School DT projects: Model Roman catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> timcaird A while ago, I started making projects for teaching in school which were manageable, fun and educational. The first project we made was this model Roman catapult. Since making it, a number of teachers and students have asked for instructions for how to make it, so here we go!Please note: If you're...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:36:40 PDT
Fast And Easy Crossbow
Fast And Easy Crossbow - More DIY How To Projects]]> gr8nesisme In this step by step how to. Im showing you how to make a crossbow nor big nor small. Materials One 5" by 1" by 1/2 piece of wood i just estimating so your pieces dont have to be exact Two 1cm or 1/2 in screwsOne 1in screwOne 7-8" by 1/4" or less piece of wood Cutting The Guide We're going to ...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:10:28 PDT
Viking Catapult
Viking Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> Seaborn Have you ever wanted to lay siege to a midieval castle? Your neighbors desk at school? Or the office next to you at work? Well now you can with the Viking catapult!WARNING! I am no responsible for injuries do not shoot at the eyes. Use common sense people! Gather Materials Materials:- bamboo stic...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 19:49:41 PDT
PVC Trebuchet
PVC Trebuchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> alomba2014 This is a trebuchet designed for a 40ish pound counterweight and launches a golf ball, baseball, or similar sized object. It may be used to siege a PVC castle.Materials:3/4 inch PVC:6' 9" - 45' - 44' 4 1/2" - 26" - 67" - 42" - 61 inch PVC:2 1/2" - 81" - 263" - 6Rope:7' - 26' - 14' - 15' - 110' - 1s...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 06:57:49 PDT
Trebuchet Project
Trebuchet Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This project is currently being used for a middle school intro to engineering program. This project is pretty simple to build and just about any home improvement store will have the supplies. The kids are given the materials and the trebuchet drawing (see link in description). It takes the average g...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 18:37:54 PDT
Mouse trap catapult for 4$
Mouse trap catapult for 4$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> oleishman this is a simple cheap mouse trap catapult capable of shooting extreamly far please vote and enjoy first drill a hole just in front of the trigger bar tie the end of your string securely to the hole and cut it a hands length away test this set up a few times to check the knots and adjust...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 23:00:56 PDT
Baking Soda and Vinegar Cannon
Baking Soda and Vinegar Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Air cannons are an iconic DIY project. You can find a lot of great examples online. There are cannons that are powered by combustion and cannons that are powered by compressed air. They can be used to fire anything from golf balls, to water bottles, to candy. But in this project, we are doing somet...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 19:40:22 PDT
How To Make Auto-Igniting Fire Arrows
How To Make Auto-Igniting Fire Arrows - More DIY How To Projects]]> NightHawkInLight I was thinking to myself a while ago that it would be really cool if I could launch steel wool high into the air to create a fiery comet effect. As I was pouring over ideas I thought, why not just make fire arrows? It turned out to be quite simple.
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Sat, 3 May 2014 16:27:10 PDT
Make A Flamethrower Out Of Lighter
Make A Flamethrower Out Of Lighter - More DIY How To Projects]]> gr8nesisme Making The Flame Higher Get a clear lighter. Then take the top off of it. Take the nob on the front side of lighter and turn it ccw (counterclockwise) Pull The Flame Starter Push down on the flame starter Warning It is not my fault if you get your hair or head on fire. The flame goes up hi...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:30:09 PST
Simple PVC slingshot for pennies
Simple PVC slingshot for pennies - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robsnot Spring is springing and what's a better way to get the kids outside than giving them toys and pushing them out the door? This is a low-powered slingshot, and when used with the recommended wine cork ammo, it is still possible, but difficult, for someone to get hurt. A slingshot is a slingshot - a ...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:00:50 PST
How to Make a PVC Bow and Arrow
How to Make a PVC Bow and Arrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> Duct-Tape-Master This is my tutorial on how to make a PVC bow and arrow. This, like a couple of my other projects was made mainly out of my boredom. I get bored a lot and therefore have a few random instructables. Sorry that I haven't posted for a while, I was getting my floors redone and could not be in my home for...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:14:04 PST
pen cannon (miny)
pen cannon (miny) - More DIY How To Projects]]> pyrobossVII first start with a pen. duh. (easiest to build is a G2 pen) dismantle. take apart every thing you can EVEN THE SPRING in order to take the insides out you need to take the ink holder and pres hard down on the back. reassembly (sorry if incorrect spelling occurs) now you should have this 1 inse...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:49:58 PST
Floating Arm Trebuchet
Floating Arm Trebuchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> scull_mech This is a general description of how to create a floating arm (f2k) trebuchet. A f2k trebuchet has an arm that rides on wheels, which roll forward on rails, while the weight bar running through the arm falls down in a vertical groove. (Watch plenty of YouTube videos to understand the motion of this ...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 01:16:59 PST
Tennis Ball canon/mortar
Tennis Ball canon/mortar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Osmannoueiry In this project, we constructed a tennis ball mortar cannon.  We made some minor modifications to improve the quality of the cannon. One of these modifications was making the first hole smaller so more energy from the lighter fluid is focused all onto the tennis ball. 1.  You will need to find...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:04:35 PST
Mini Bow And Quiver
Mini Bow And Quiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paracordaholic I was on one day and found a instructible for a mini steampunked bow by iceshphere so I decided to make my own, enjoy.DISCLAIMER: Do NOT shoot at anyone or animals, could cause minor injuries. null First I will explain how I made the quiver. I took 3 30, 30 shells and electrical taped them toget...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:00:17 PST
Build a crossbow for an awesome lesson on Newton's Laws!
Build a crossbow for an awesome lesson on Newton's Laws! - More DIY How To Projects]]> laboratorymike In this instructable, we are going to build a crossbow that can launch 3-foot sections of 1/2" PVC pipe up to 30 feet! The crossbow will have about 40 lbs. of force (tested using a luggage scale), and can be adjusted down to 20 lbs. so that students can see the effect of different amounts of force. ...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:23:25 PDT
Compressed Air Tennis Ball Mortar
Compressed Air Tennis Ball Mortar - More DIY How To Projects]]> clobber24 After making several small compressed air cannons I decided to make a Tennis Ball Mortar. This project can be a little bit expensive depending on where you buy you supplies. I would suggest going to a Home Depot or Lowe's because Ace is a little bit pricey. Getting Ready Items you will need: 5 ft...
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:49:59 PDT
Popsicle Stick Catapult
Popsicle Stick Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> sshhood24 Throwing Arm To make this I used extended joints to make it longer, and I cut 3 sticks in half to make the head wider for when I add the basket Another View Of Arm Triangle Side Supports Again I used joints to extend the piece. But when it comes to the angle you make it you can just eyeba...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 05:13:19 PDT
Trebuchet Catapult using only fast food straws - Straw Builder Project #3
Trebuchet Catapult using only fast food straws - Straw Builder Project #3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> mszymczak Video Link of Trebuchet in action:  Roughly 15' shot across the hallway. During the Middle Ages, a Trebuchet was the ultimate siege weapon.  Let's see if we can replicate some of its basic functionality using nothing more than fast food straws.  When complete, just a...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:28:24 PDT
Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]> gator829 Disclaimer I and not responsible for anything you do with this if you get hurt that's your fault not mine you can not sue me but other wise enjoy ** caution do not over load cannon and stand back when firing as to not get hit if it goes flying or explodes because you over loaded with powder *** I do...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:29:16 PDT
Miniature Medieval Crossbow
Miniature Medieval Crossbow - More DIY How To Projects]]> nonenaught Homemade miniature medieval crossbow with metal prod, no elastic here. also has a micro rolling nut trigger mechanism, this is very powerful for its size. Body the body of the cross bow measures 20cm long, 10mm wide and 15mm tall. Body Shaping starting to shape the body (not finished in this ...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:56:00 PDT
How to Make a Bean Shooter and/or a Mauly Clip Gun
How to Make a Bean Shooter and/or a Mauly Clip Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> trailtrekr Hello everyone I am really excited about this instructable because this is my first toy one I have done. I think this project is very fun and these weapons shoot very fast and can do lots of damage. WARNING: DO NOT AIM AT ANY HUMANS OR ANIMALS. I am not responsible for any injuries that may happen. ...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:20:29 PDT
Rock Sling
Rock Sling - More DIY How To Projects]]> patbking Ever wanted to sling rocks the old way? Well now you can just follow these instructions Finding Measurements First you need to find the measurements. My measurements were 4 in. and 2 cm. but it didn't work to well so try a bigger measurement Poke Holes Next you need to poke 4 holes I just ues...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:31:43 PDT
Water Bottle Rocket Launcher
Water Bottle Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> backflip11 This is a fun way to get wet in the summer while playing with a rocket Gather Materials You need the following materials 1. Two liter 2. Duct tape 3. 3/4 inch outside diameter PVC 4. Air compressor Get Seal Wrap duck tape around PVC till bottle seals around PVC Power Put air compressor bl...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:47:31 PDT
TORSION BALLISTA - More DIY How To Projects]]> FrancisDrake Check this Torsion Ballista made of lasercut 3mm cardboard! We got inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's weapons. Thank's to Francesco Petracca and Fulvio Gabriele Volpi Drawing for laser cut Assembly the components Assembly the components and paste the wings of the torsion springs. Make the to...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:25:24 PDT
Popsicle Stick Ballista
Popsicle Stick Ballista - More DIY How To Projects]]> westincello I had to do a project for school where I had to make a catapult that would throw water balloons into a target. I thought about making a ballista for that but it would have been to complicated. School ended for me on Thursday and I finally found enough time to build a smaller version of the ballista...
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:15:05 PDT
Potato Cannon Ammo- Reusable
Potato Cannon Ammo- Reusable - More DIY How To Projects]]> 305worms Sizing First determine the inner barrel size of your potato cannon mine is 1.5 inches Main Body You are going to take half of a water bottle and cut off the bottom and cut a slit up the side and size it a little bit smaller than the barrel Stuffing Take a rag of some sort and stuff it int...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:17:26 PDT
Easy Adjustable Catapult
Easy Adjustable Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> LikeASir This catapult takes only about a weekend to build, and once it's done it can hurtle a reasonable size projectile high into the air. The cool thing with this catapult is that you can adjust the angle at which it fires. Making The Frame You will need a piece of wood about 20-30 cm wide, 2-3 cm thic...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:07:04 PDT
Potato Cannon
Potato Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]> poppop159 Me my dad and my brother went to Home Depot and got PVC pipe and put together a potato cannon it shoots very far about 300ft Barrel The barrel is a 1"1/2 by 5ft PVC pipe with the Combustion Chamber The combustion chamber is basically a 3" by 3ft piece of PVC pipe with a screw cap on one end a...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:02:27 PDT
Ping Pong Catapult
Ping Pong Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Craft Club I built this ping pong catapult for the kids but they are a great stress reliver in the office you can have some real fun with these I looked at a few good designs over the internet and everyone i saw had a tendancy to use standard lolly sticks, i wanted something a little stronger and more durable...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:34:29 PDT
how to make a mini trebuchet catapult
how to make a mini trebuchet catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> swisel Hi in this instructable I will be showing you an awesome way to make a trebuchet.  you will need: the base If you have seen some of my previous instructables you should now know that i always start wit the base. Cut two pieces of wood in half. Put one of them away. Now glue them on to two oth...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 08:50:09 PST
Tiny Catapults!
Tiny Catapults! - More DIY How To Projects]]> pariahcycle Construct your own miniature siege engines! What you'll need. 1. A couple of nasty looking boards. 2. A 1/2" diameter dowel. 3. A short piece of a 2x2. 4. A length of thin rope. 5. Two 1" wood screws. 6. A 1/2" drill bit. 7. A 3/4" spade bit. 8. A drill or drill press. 9. A table saw or circular ...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:37:52 PST
Bic Pen Blow Gun
Bic Pen Blow Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> hobby king To Build a miniature blow gun. You will need: Bic pen Paper Tape Straight pin with ball or flat head on back end Hot glue gun Scissors Note: this same process can be scaled up using PVC pipe for a more typical blow gun size. Disassemble A Pen Remove both ends of a pen and discard the two ends....
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:27:31 PST
Giant Trebuchet
Giant Trebuchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ganhaar Make a giant trebuchet in less than a day with a couple of trees, some rope and a few other easily found parts.   Best made in a paddock with plenty of room for hurling and a tractor with a loader will make it easy to get the throwing arm onto the support frame. Prepare Materials Actions require...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:41:50 PST
2 Bicycle Trebuchets - Forks and Frame
2 Bicycle Trebuchets - Forks and Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> chuangt2u Good morning from Cambodia. This Instructable is a guide to building 2 simple traction trebuchets from a single bicycle. One trebuchet uses the front forks and front wheel - the other uses the frame and bottom bracket. With careful dismantling, use, and reassembly - there's no real reason why you...
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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 21:03:06 PST
Juicebox Dart
Juicebox Dart - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mythbuster Kid This is how to make a dart launcher out of a juicebox. Materials What's Needed: Juicebox with a Straw Optional: Scissors Bend the Bendy Staw Bend the bendy straw like in the picture.  You may want to roll it up then unroll it a few times. Curl the Bendy Straw Twist the bendy straw like in t...
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Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:07:30 PST
Make a desktop trebuchet
Make a desktop trebuchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustinandrews A trebuchet is a gravity powered catapult. This one is my own design. It's made to be laser cut (or scroll sawed) out of 1/8th MDF or plywood. This kit is an intermediate difficulty. There are lots of parts to glue and some need to be lined up by hand. It takes me about 30 minutes to go from a pile...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 19:59:25 PST
Portable pumpkin catapult
Portable pumpkin catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> meikj #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; } I built this catapult (actually a trebuchet) based on an article in Make Magazine by William Gurstelle.  It worked extremely well!  Was able to launch basketballs 80 - ...
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:48:38 PST
how to make a pen cap catapult
how to make a pen cap catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr. tony stark this is a great little catapult to annoy people with. all you need is pen cap paper( this will be the ammo ) tape first, crumple up the paper to make a little ball. you now have ammo. (sorry for the fuzzy pic) now for the catapult. take the pen cap and put a piece of tape on the back, foldin...
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:29:21 PDT
Baby Potato gun with some Kick.
Baby Potato gun with some Kick. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Homepwner So, I had built a potato Cannon 7 years ago.  I still use it but , I thought it would be cool to build a compact one. Then , I saw a couple of mini or micro guns meant to fire air soft pellets, on the Web.  I then thought of building a Mini Potato gun rather than simply  building  a compact version....
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Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:51:10 PDT
wooden slingshot
wooden slingshot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dzony9933 So i wanted to make slingshot to take care of some doves that nested under my roof and i cant sleep caus of em so this is what i made . :) geting started So i began with a piece of Y wood it is black locust and it has been drying for about a year maybe more. Cutting and taking of bark here i...
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:46:50 PDT
Build a Cheap'n'Simple Air Cannon
Build a Cheap'n'Simple Air Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]> purpAl-chAos Hi there! This air cannon is a great project for anyone. It's easy to make, fun to play with, and not to eat. This is the first air cannon I ever built, but the most recent one I have finished. What? Let me explain. I started this project 3 to 4 years ago. This was a time were I really didn't know w...
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:46:59 PDT
Folding Pocket Catapult
Folding Pocket Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jonnyboy-productions Description is in the name. Materials - thin popsicle sticks - duct tape - rubberband - hot glue - small thing like a bottle cap for the ammo to fit into - card box Get the container Get a container from a card box [ you can usually get them from a souvenier store] Cut sticks Cut the popsicl...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:03:40 PDT
30 Minute Desk Catapult (I made it at TechShop)
30 Minute Desk Catapult (I made it at TechShop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> madaro Here's my guide on how to build a small catapult out of simple wood scraps. Once you have the parts, you could be 30 minutes away from flinging small objects at friends, family, and coworkers!  TechShop Website Materials All measurements are approximate. Also, the picture has extras of some mate...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:56:38 PDT
Hand Held Ballista
Hand Held Ballista - More DIY How To Projects]]> sphsengineering We are building a Torsion powered bow (Ballista) for our siege engine project. It is set up as a bullet crossbow, with the option of firing bolts with the use of a removable track. Our plan is to build it to fit within the specifications of our 18x18x18 size limit out of wood and string or modern el...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 14:30:36 PDT
Twin Crossbow Introduction
Twin Crossbow Introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> sphsengineering In our engineering class we have to create a medieval siege machine. Some of the rules of this project are that the machine has to fit in an 18 by 18 inch box and must be able to fire a 1 inch ball. We also were not allowed to use any metal springs.  We choose to design a twin crossbow because it wo...
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Mon, 21 May 2012 20:00:06 PDT
heaps powerful cardboard gun that can fire 6m +
heaps powerful cardboard gun that can fire 6m + - More DIY How To Projects]]> siegeking you will need : 1x cardbord strip (depending on the size you want they will varey, the silver gun used a 17cm x 11cm (leaving a bit o' room on either side.).),1x straw,(i use orange),tape,(i don't use glue :-) ), balloon animal baloon (better than a rubber band) optional: paint,textas. cut a gun...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 12:41:15 PDT
anti aircraft catapult !!
anti aircraft catapult !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> siegeking you will need:1x peg 1x washer  1.bend the aluminium about 2cm apart. 2.turn one side of the peg upside-down and tape. 3. insert the aluminium and tape on the top and bottom.
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Wed, 9 May 2012 02:22:53 PDT