How to Make Rubber Band Gun

Introduction: How to Make Rubber Band Gun

About: I am a rocket and explosive fanatic.I love to make things with the tools in my dads shop.I make rubber band guns,paddle boats,crossbows and many other things.I also love to ride our go-cart.Only thing is,I f...

This is one of my favorite things to play with.It can knock over a tin can.It involves no k'nex (for the people that don't have any) and is easily built.I recently was thinking that we have no rubber band gun instructables.So I made this instructable.

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Step 1: Materials

You will need:(for machine gun)
Piece of wood about1-3 feet long
flat shoelace or string
Saw
flat top thumbtack,and rubber bands

PISTOL:
Two pieces of wood
clothes pin
nail(s)
glue
Rubber bands

Step 2: Building the Pistol

Take your two pieces of wood,or one piece of wood.Nail one piece to the other piece.It should look like the picture.If you are using one piece of wood just glue a clothespin to the top.It helps keep the rubber band on if you put a notch at the front(e).FIRING:take a rubber band and stretch it back to the clothes pin.Press on the clothes pin to fire.

Step 3: The Machine Gun

Take your piece of wood 1-3 feet long and cut notches in it(figure a)Then tack string to the front(c)Flat shoelaces work best.Then you must load the gun.Take the string and lay it on top the notches.Take a rubber band and set it on the string on the notches.To fire,pull up and back on the end of the string.

Step 4: Having Fun

A way to have fun with these is to shoot tin cans.The machine gun gives you a chance to blast away at targets.The pistols are fun to take careful aim with.

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    21 Discussions

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    Creator of Weapons
    Creator of Weapons

    10 years ago on Step 3

    How do you shoot it?Do you put in notches and put hte other end on the left or right side?According to Pic 1.

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    You take a hold of the other end of the string and pull it slow or fast,depending on how fast you want the rubber bands to go.

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    Creator of Weapons
    Creator of Weapons

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    I know that.But do you put the other end of the rubberband on the left or right side of the picture BEFORE you shoot?

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    The notches go all the way across the board.And letter d is where the rubber bands are stretched back to the notch that is closest to letter d.

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    alfpwns
    alfpwns

    11 years ago on Introduction

    um... oaky but what does this have 2 do with knex?

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Well,some people don't have k'nex but they still want to make rubber band guns.Also some people think there are to many k'nex instructables.

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    thomaswatton
    thomaswatton

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    knex guns rule! but the ones which actually shoot pieces r better than knex rbg's

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I don't like k'nex guns because it is not like the joy of making your own permanent rubber band gun.

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    brammeke11
    brammeke11

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    If the people of Instructables would make something like knexstructable, we could post all our knex things on that site. Also I think with the spelling check they should out the word knex in it.

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah.I wish that instructables would have a knex section that only if you went there could you get knex ibles.

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    jayro707
    jayro707

    11 years ago on Introduction

    u put two of these in it

    two of these( ~ ) before and after the sentence

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    thomaswatton
    thomaswatton

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    how do u do that, but i can write small but i sorta forgot how to lol

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Now,can you write like this?sıɥʇ op ʇ,uɐɔ noʎ ʇǝq ll,ı ʎǝɥ

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I can write small but I can't write with the line through it.

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    bylerfamily
    bylerfamily

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Wait!I might be able to wri__te with the line through it___________