New to Slingshots

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by MarbleShooter, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. MarbleShooter

    MarbleShooter New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am currently a grad student getting my masters in teaching, and while I don't have much time for hobbies, new ones tend to pop up anyway. I basically can't control myself. For the last 10 years, I have been making small radio controlled fighting robots (like from the TV shows Battlebots, Robot Wars, etc.), and fighting in relatively local competitions. I also enjoy collecting (cheap-ish) knives, playing Magic: The Gathering, building/fixing things, and most recently, wood working. I just started getting into slingshots thanks to Jörg's channel, and I'm excited that this forum exists for advice, showing off creations, and potentially talking about my other hobbies as well.
    I may not be the most frequent poster, but I'll certainly appreciate advice from the more experienced members about designing these really fun weapons. So far I've built a slingshot from a broken knife, and I'm starting another from plywood. It's a hell of a time. I just wish I had more time to hit the shop.
     
  2. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Welcome to the loony bin! I have a great idea for you...Radio controlled slingshot! Maybe a slingshot battlebot?
     

  3. MarbleShooter

    MarbleShooter New Member

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    Now there's an idea. Unfortunately it would be pretty useless in a competition, but a neat idea regardless. I would probably need some kind of electric ratchet system to draw the rubber as far as it needs to go.
     
  4. Lacumo

    Lacumo Member

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    Welcome to SSC!
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Alyssa good to have another inmate in the asylum.
     
  6. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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