Hidden Crossbow

Introduction: Hidden Crossbow

About: I just like to make things. I dabble in a lot of mediums and usually don't like to spend money on parts, so most of my work is made with leftover materials. I love different forms of storytelling, and have a...

     Looks like a crossbow, but technically it's a slingshot. I saw instructions for a BIC pen "Bow and Arrow" on the site and decided to step it up a notch.
     This contraption is made to be worn under a loose sleeve, hidden from sight. It shoots the ink cartridge of a ball-point pen. The trigger (a clothespin) is rigged to fire when I flick my wrist back.

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    36 Discussions

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    ladyda
    ladyda

    3 years ago

    tell us how to make it DUDE

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    ssssrrrr4000
    ssssrrrr4000

    5 years ago

    nice job we can't make this because there aren't any instructions

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    Kablamo99
    Kablamo99

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This thing is absolutely amazing although it took me around two hours to make but easy to do when your watching a boring movie.

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    DucttapeNinja
    DucttapeNinja

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Crossbow-version-20/

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    yapoyo
    yapoyo

    8 years ago on Introduction

    mine doesn't work (despite my picture, i am not a troll)

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    zingadude123
    zingadude123

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Just a suggestion: you could use a duct tape sleeve instead of a Popsicle stick one so its comfortable.

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    lpmm215
    lpmm215

    8 years ago on Introduction

    cool very cool if you did a dedlear crossbow would even better but it´s still very cool

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    JamesHawke
    JamesHawke

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, cool crossbow, is there anyway to create  a hidden blade mechanism?

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    dragonchen5
    dragonchen5

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yea i created a hidden blade but it takes 10 min if ur a pro and 30 if amuture

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    LiftAndLove
    LiftAndLove

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    PLEASE MAKE AN INSTRUCTABLE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!!PLEASE I WANT TO MAKE THIS REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY BBAAAADDDD!!!!

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    DucttapeNinja
    DucttapeNinja

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    A lot of people are using drawer slides. I myself am looking for a good small one.

    Here's a good example:
    http://www.indymogul.com/backyardfx/episode/BFX_20090119/quick-draw-sleeve-gun-build

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    Admiral Blaze
    Admiral Blaze

    10 years ago on Introduction

     eh its ok but its only a cross bow ive made an airsoft hidden pistole thats about 250 fps, im making an instructable for and it will be up in about a week

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    DucttapeNinja
    DucttapeNinja

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Ooh, looking forward to seeing that!
    Personally, though, I have a certain admiration for the more archaic weapons.

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    Admiral Blaze
    Admiral Blaze

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    that thing is pretty cool though i think i might make one, as for the airsoft ive made three differnt models and the first one is only the prototype

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    ztaffa
    ztaffa

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Plz post an instructable i wanna make this so badly