"The Trash-monster"

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by ultimatelizardman, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. I decided to build yet another slingshot from some random garbage; this time made from four pieces of an old bed frame, nine small nails, duct tape, grip tape, string, seven little rubber bands, and eight "heavy duty" rubber bands.<br><br>Although it is certainly not the best slingshot in existence it can be made very easily, without specialised tools, in a very short span of time whilst being powerful and accurate enough to break a board of (fairly thin) plywood after passing through a cardboard box located roughly ten centimeters in front of it, using a 20 euro-cent coin as ammunition from eight meters away.<br><br><br><img src="http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t362/ultimatelizardman/483be2b4-91c9-4e60-b17d-202f86333d39_zps6314520d.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t362/ultimatelizardman/image_zps8e003f30.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t362/ultimatelizardman/6784432a-f093-4c71-9911-27ba7d3069c1_zps3dcc2935.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>.
     
  2. <strong>The results of my tests so far:</strong><br><br>- 250 shots without a single incident so far.<br><br>- It's accurate enough to reliably hit a 10X10x5 cm cardboard box at 8 meters.<br><br>- It's powerful enough to smash a pomegranate open at a distance of 8 meters. <br><br>- It's pretty fun to shoot!<br><br><br><strong>Notes: </strong><br><br>- All tests were performed using five euro-cent coins surrounded by clay as ammo.<br><br>- Would probably be useful in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI scenario as it is easily made and moderately effective as a weapon if used with correct ammo.<br><br>- I still need to perform a plasticine penetration test.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    sounds good, pretty interesting slingshot too
     
  4. Mouthwords

    Mouthwords New Member

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    The stuff you guys can make from random stuff around the house amazes me...
     
  5. 250 shots without any incidents so far!<br><br><strong>Results of my ammo tests against four 10x10x5 cardboard boxes</strong>:<br><br>- clay balls (light, rough, +- 9mm ø): penetrate one side of the first box.<br>- plastic balls (light, smooth, +- 9mm ø): penetrate the first box and dent the second.<br>- compressed aluminium foil balls (very light, rough, +- 9mm ø): no penetration. <br>- 10 euro-cent coins (light, "flat", rough, +- 20 mm ø): penetrate the first box and enter the second.<br>- 20 euro-cent coins (fairly light, "flat", rough, +- 22 mm ø): penetrate the first two boxes.<br>- 50 euro-cent coins (fairly heavy, "flat", rough, +- 25 mm ø): penetrate all four boxes.<br>- 1 euro coins (heavy, "flat", rough, +- 22 mm ø): penetrate all four boxes, dent the wooden backstop.<br>- "wrecking balls" (very heavy, rough, +- 30 mm ø): penetrate all four boxes, break when they hit my wooden backstop, dent the backstop.<br><br>*wrecking balls are made from four 50 cent coins surrounded by clay.<br><br><br><strong>Update</strong>: I improved this slingshot's band-length, resulting in slightly increased consistency in terms of accuracy and power.
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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