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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!

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jdomingo5
jdomingo5

6 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

Cool - you should take photos and post an instructable!

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

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LiveCrafts
LiveCrafts

Reply 4 years ago

Kiteman, how do you do the small font?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 4 years ago

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

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LiveCrafts
LiveCrafts

Reply 4 years ago

Oh, okay. Thanks!

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digger1oo1
digger1oo1

8 years 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

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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.

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LiveCrafts
LiveCrafts

Reply 4 years ago

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

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 4 years ago

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)

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LiveCrafts
LiveCrafts

Reply 4 years ago

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

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jdomingo5
jdomingo5

6 years ago

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

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Rich0501
Rich0501

7 years ago

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

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Rich0501
Rich0501

Reply 7 years ago

The pic 's here

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scarecrow123
scarecrow123

7 years ago

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.

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Johnhall44
Johnhall44

8 years ago

I got both of the books for christmas

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harshthecreator
harshthecreator

8 years ago

do i get a copy pls send me a pdf plsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplsplspls

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harshthecreator
harshthecreator

8 years ago

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.

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

8 years ago

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

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T0C
T0C

8 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

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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!

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T0C
T0C

Reply 8 years ago

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).

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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

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T0C
T0C

Reply 8 years ago

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.).

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

Alright, you get the last book!

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T0C
T0C

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks! Can't wait to get it!

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bli1
bli1

8 years ago

My little popsicle knife.

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bli1
bli1

Reply 8 years ago

i mean popsicle stick knife

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chicopluma
chicopluma

8 years ago

how about a thumbtack catapult

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

What country are you in?

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chicopluma
chicopluma

Reply 8 years ago

Costa Rica

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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

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chicopluma
chicopluma

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks, and how do you send it, or it is online?

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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

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fries123
fries123

Reply 8 years ago

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

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chicopluma
chicopluma

Reply 8 years ago

and the micro version

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GuyWitheGlasses
GuyWitheGlasses

8 years ago

Seems dangerous... something I want to buy!

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one-lightbulb
one-lightbulb

8 years ago

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.

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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.

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one-lightbulb
one-lightbulb

Reply 8 years ago

Thats right! I live in Germany. About 50 miles east of Cologne.

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FrozenIce
FrozenIce

8 years ago

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

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joey99
joey99

8 years ago

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

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joey99
joey99

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Doganie
Doganie

8 years ago

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

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Doganie
Doganie

Reply 8 years ago

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 >.>

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Brian Wall
Brian Wall

Reply 8 years ago

ya i did the same thing

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Brian Wall
Brian Wall

8 years ago

hey i made this bb shooter with a pen

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

Nice! What country are you from?

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Brian Wall
Brian Wall

Reply 8 years ago

CANADA!!!!!

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

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