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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 Answered

Toy inventor John Austin released Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 (Chicago Review Press) this past October. This awesome sequel to the Mini Weapons series includes over 30 new mini weapons with which to terrorize your office with. Here's an excerpt from the press release:

"All the projects in Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 are built from inexpensive, commonly kept items: binder clips, playing cards, rubber bands, markers, clothespins and discarded packaging materials. The projects - modeled after real-life gadgetry - range from "sidearms" and "weapons in disguise" to "villain mini weapons" and "surveillance and intel" and cost mere pennies to assemble. This easy-to-follow primer also features plans to construct periscopes, bionic ears, grappling hooks and code wheels. plus, each project includes a supply and tool list, italicized safety tips and step-by-step instructions supplemented by clearly marked, illustrative diagrams"

I managed to get my hands on a copy and made the Grappling Hook Gun; the project was easy to follow and my project came together in under 30 minutes (including the time it took to snap a few pictures). My grappling hook went about 20 feet and I'm sure it could travel further with a few minor tweaks! So if you're reading this while sitting bored at your desk, take a look around you. If you're surrounded by un-used rubber bands, pen caps, and markers, perhaps it's time for you to assemble your own office supply arsenal!

For Authors outside Canada, USA, UK and Australia
The first 3 comments left here with a picture of your own version of an office supplies mini weapon of any type will receive a free copy of this book!
All books have been claimed!


ive build a gun shoots matches it is not made of clothespin ive put gun powder with foil

Cool - you should take photos and post an instructable!

(Sorry, all the free copies of the book were claimed about two years ago.)

Kiteman, how do you do the small font?

You can't, not in comments, not any more. The comment posting software got changed a few months ago.

can i please have a copy i really want one and im so into this stuff please can i have a free copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im begging you if yes pm me please or pm me saying no pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

You can totally get a copy, you just need to post a picture here of your own mini-weapon creation and live outside the US, Canada, UK, or Australia.

Why do you have to live outside? I think it's not very fair, because it shouldn't matter about where you live.

This was aimed at giving people who could not win a contest on our site something they could win (this was 3 years ago, so our rules have changed slightly)

Oh, I get it. I did not know that! That's a pretty cool thing you guys did there!

but im in china and I want one, pudong shanghai jingao riverside garden

ive build a gun shoots matches it is not made of clothespin ive put gun powder with foil

Hey bro I have made a gun from a couple of pens,tape and an orbit container

Hey bro, i constructed a pen gun powerful and easy to use I know its finished, i just want to put it on, that's all, there is also a tutorial on how to make. You can make it at school in 10 seconds after you master it.

I got both of the books for christmas

do i get a copy pls send me a pdf plsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplspls

hey mann this is my rubberband gun i made it out of wood then covered it with scotch tape the put a binderclip as trigger.


I think the inventions are cool, but I really must say that the title of the book makes me sad. A little bit of fun during the daily grind though is cerainly a wonderful diversion


6 years ago

Here's a question, can you ship to Bulgaria? (because the last 7 prizes i won couldn't) If you can i'll be uploading the next pic

There's no specific shipping restrictions that I am familiar with regarding shipping to Bulgaria from the US. Share your mini weapon and you'll earn yourself a free book!

How about this pen, it's modified to shoot it's cartridge (by pulling the string witch compresses the two springs) a long way accurately, It doesn't hurt but sure is annoying.

I also have a MacePen but I thought that would be too stupid(looks cool tho and hurts like hell).


Hrm, looks just like a regular pen to me. Can you share more pictures to show how you've modified it?

That's the point, here is a more disassembled pic. It doesn't look like much but it sure is effective(shooing is kind of tricky)

(sry bout the background.).


Alright, you get the last book!

Thanks! Can't wait to get it!


6 years ago

My little popsicle knife.

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i mean popsicle stick knife

how about a thumbtack catapult


Congratulations, you win a copy of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2!

I'll be sending out a PM when the remaining 2 books are claimed, you'll fill in your shipping address then.

Hey can i plz still get one even though I'm in U.S.

Seems dangerous... something I want to buy!

This is my Matchstick-Rubberband-Gun. It can hold up to two rubber bands.
It´s made of four and a half matchsticks (the big ones), glue and a paperclip.


Super! Your profile says you're in Germany, is that correct? I'll contact you via PM for an address when the last book is gifted.

okay so i really want one, what do i have to do to get it??

PS: i live outside of the US, Canada, and australia ( to be more precise, i live in the european part of the middle east... dont worry i wont bomb u or anything, but is there any way i can get a free copy? if not just say it...
thx :D


6 years ago

Here is a pic of a pilot g-2 07 connverted into a blowdart gun (I Made this up in math class!)

never mind i missed the outside part. were can i get a coppy though?

I made a BB Pencil! I have the first book! It's so awesome! :D


Oh, I didn't read close enough! Key word: outside :) Oh, well, I had fun making a BB Pencil, now time to terrorize my cat >.>

hey i made this bb shooter with a pen


Awesome, but regrettably I can't award you a copy of the book as you're in one of our current shipping countries.