Intro: Altoids Catapult
This is a fairly simple instructable on how to make an accurate, powerful catapult from the best ingredient in the world: ALTOIDS!
*I"M NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GET HURT MAKING OR USING THIS OBJECT!
-injuries related to being hit with ammo
-finger injury (from tin snapping down)
-I'm sure someone could figure something else out, but please don't!
PLEASE COMMENT AND RATE!
Step 1: Materials
You will need...
-Altoids Tin (eat the candy first!)
-ammunition (little things like plastic game pieces, dry pasta)
Step 2: Prepare the Spoon
Take the plastic spoon and cut it in half on the handle. Glue this to the Altoids. Keep it centered for maximum accuracy. Then wrap a rubber band around the lid(long ways) to secure it and dampen any unnecessary noise.
Step 3: The Rubber Bands
Now wrap rubber bands (at least two) around the entire tin (perpendicular to the rubber band for the spoon). When you open the can, there should be a lot of resistance. DO NOT SNAP YOUR FINGERS, IT HURTS!
Step 4: Use It!
Use common sense and don't shoot at fragile or living things. Put your ammo in the tin, if you want. To use the catapult:
1. Load the spoon with ammo
2. Open tin all the way
3. Select target