Desktop Artillery Unit

This is my first original unit in my desktop artillery collection. It fires a white or green projectile about a metre and a half. its good for desktop battles. It uses minimal peices and it very easy to build.

This is my first instructable so yeah...there are bigger and better things coming. more artillery.

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Step 1: Parts

these are the parts you will need, or they are the parts i used anyway.

3 light grey connectors
5 grey connectors ( i used 1 black one)
2 orange connectors
1 snowflake interlocking
1 semi circle interlocking

3 blue bars
2 grey/yellow
1 metallic green/red
1 white/grey

1 cog (optional)
rubber band

Step 2: Step 1

connect your interlocking parts.

Step 3: Step 2

add two blue connectors with light grey connectors on the ends, make this into a triangle by adding the grey/yellow bars

put red/green bar at diagonal for barrel.

Step 4: Step 3

create firing mechanism as shown.

Step 5: Step 4

make firing hammer by connecting a grey connecter to blue bar. then loop rubber band through the hole.

Step 6: Step 5

connect rubber band to orange connector, therefore attaching firing hammer.

Step 7: Optional Extras

well done, you have a new artillery unit.

some extras you can add with the peices are a brace for the barrel or a counter-weight at the back

also feel free to suggest any mods you may have.

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    15 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i like it. though but the trigger could use a tune up. other than that, 4 stars. nice jod.


    Reply 9 years ago on Step 7

    the way it fires is the ligh gart conter with the yellow rod get pushed where the fire pin is and then u push the yellow rod and it fires

    lego man 655

    10 years ago on Introduction

    its is very cool and shoots pretty far with the rubber band im using i like it


    11 years ago on Introduction

    it would b good if u put a video f us 2 c it in action

    mega man 4bm

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm gonna use this as a piece to a game I'm gonna make out of knex. Hint: lots of shooting.


    it does actually fire a few metres but i wrote the wrong thingo, but yeah, use a smaller rubber band and it will.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Ha ha, very novel! The mech is not new, but it made me laugh so +1.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    at lease its a little better then a simple block trigger. but i would like to see better guns for the follow up instructable. just an idea.