Slingshot made from garbage.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by ultimatelizardman, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. I decided to make a slingshot out of random crap I found lying around, I ended up with this ugly but surprisingly effective shooter.<br><br><br><img src="http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t362/ultimatelizardman/53d7e189-a849-46bf-972d-25dc6e57dba3_zps08c44cf3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>It's made from three pieces of wood cut from an old bed frame, 4 nails, 20 rubber bands, some duct tape and 4 pieces of string.<br><br>Unbelievably it's actually powerful enough to send a 20 euro-cent coin through a piece of (thin) plywood at 5 metres whilst being durable enough to have allowed me to shoot it 50+ times.<br><br>Update: it propelled a regular AA battery hard enough to smash the wooden board i was using as a target into two pieces <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br>
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Haha, apocolypse style baby
     

  3. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Making something out of nothing is always a great idea!
     
  4. Shot with it atleast 120 times so far and it still works fine, with exception of a few snapped bands and the fact that the left "arm" started to "wiggle" ever so slightly.<br><br>It can reliably hit (and penetrate) an empty red bull can at 10 metres with small hard clay pellets containing a metal bb for added weight.<br><br>I guess it will last me another hundred or so shots.
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Cool, neat idea!
     
  6. Well my estimate was way off; it broke after a mere 200 or so shots.