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i need to make a trigger for a project it is made of 2 pieces of wood? Answered

It uses 1in wood balls and i have a cd spindle top holding the ball. Also it use stretch cords

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Burf (author)2009-11-12

Use a screen door hook latch. Mount the hook to the base and the eye to the moving arm. You can disengage the hook with your finger or tie a piece of string to it and do it remotely.
You can get cheap ones for about a dollar at any hardware store.

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-11-12

just use a zip tie!

cut it when you want to fire

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kreal069 (author)kreal0692009-11-12

ok wont work it has to sit on the floor and the trigger had to be attached

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RedneckEngineer (author)2009-11-12

From looking at the pics it fires to the left in a upward swing.  Correct me if I'm wrong.  You could use a eye and hook between the two boards and have a string to the hook to pull it to fire.

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kreal069 (author)RedneckEngineer2009-11-12

it does cause of the hinge being bent and thanks for the idea

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lemonie (author)2009-11-12

So it goes TWANG! and throws something? What's the problem you need help with - the release mechanism - what sort of triggering do you want?

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kreal069 (author)lemonie2009-11-12

it has to have somekind of triger to fire and im stuck on what i can do i was thinking a latch but i dont have the money to build that im a struggling college student

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lemonie (author)kreal0692009-11-12

How about tying it with with thread, and rigging up a razor-blade pull on it?
Or getting some screw-eyelets and a pin?

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steveastrouk (author)2009-11-12

What's moving ? What's fixed ? 

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kreal069 (author)steveastrouk2009-11-12

the top board fires the ball of the spindle top and you hold the bottom half. I need a triger and release it from cocking position and a way so it stays in the cocked position.

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steveastrouk (author)2009-11-12
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kreal069 (author)steveastrouk2009-11-12

i had pictures on it the didnt upload

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kreal069 (author)kreal0692009-11-12

the red cord is just holding it for now so i could look at it

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