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Penny Shooter

by clide, published

Penny Shooter by clide Jan 13, 2010

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Description

This is a business card that shoots US pennies. It has a little magazine that pops up and allows you to load up to 10 pennies. Then you can just pull back the slide and release to shoot a penny, and repeat until all the pennies are gone.

A video of the card in action - youtube.com/watch?v=5KNZZ9qDJtQ

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I also live in australia so I made the hole big enough for ten cent pieces :)

I'm so close to finishing my own penny shooter without me even knowing about this website I just looked at pictures and measured out everything my way. 8-)

you can order one from here:http://cardnetics.com/randd/pe...

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Instructions

Cut the thick parts from a material that is approximately the thickness of a penny (0.061"). A good 4 ply mat board should be close to .06". If the material is too thick or thin then the pennies will jam, but I am not sure of the tolerance limits. The thin material should be strong enough to give good support, but thin enough to handle the folds for the magazine. I use a .014" thick cover stock. The dotted lines on the magazine area of the thin components should be a perforation or a crease.

The thick components get sandwiched between the two thin layers. Start by gluing the two identical thick pieces to the thin side without the magazine. Use the other thick piece (the slide) as a guide and make sure it can slide easily between the parts and close flush. Then glue the side with the magazine on top. Take care not to glue the magazine down and make sure the slide can still move back and forth. The slide must be in place before you glue it together because it can not be installed after the rest of the card is assembled. Two #32 rubber bands are needed to use the card.

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Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 said:

I also live in australia so I made the hole big enough for ten cent pieces :)

Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 said:

I'm so close to finishing my own penny shooter without me even knowing about this website I just looked at pictures and measured out everything my way. 8-)

tom on Jan 23, 2010 said:

Can i just buy one i am VERY Very lazy (not)i just don't want to buy all the materials and mess up. so can i buy an amazing new penny shooter O:-) :) ;)

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2010 said:

you can order one from here:http://cardnetics.com/randd/pe...

airdave on Jan 22, 2010 said:

how can I contact you clide?...I'd like to ask something about this card shooter. you can contact me through cutandfold.info

michaelc on Jan 17, 2010 said:

Required tools laser cutter?!

I am pretty sure my xacto knife can manage this, and probably nearly as quickly as the Laser Cutter.

clide on Jan 17, 2010 said:

By all means, cut it with whatever tool you like. "Required Tools" is the heading built into the Thingiverse template. If I could I would change it to "Recommended Tools". I didn't want to add other possible options to the tools list because it seems like an implied 'and' rather than 'or'. Plus there are all kinds of different tools you could use.

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 said:

how can i get some?

clide on Jan 16, 2010 said:

I am currently selling prototype versions on my website. http://cardnetics.com/randd/pe...

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 said:

throwing your money away, I say

clide on Jan 16, 2010 said:

Indeed. Although it also works pretty well as a money savings device. Shoot pennies around your house or office and they will find their way into all sorts of places. Next time you move or rearrange you'll find pennies everywhere. :)

nycdesigner on Jan 15, 2010 said:

Since I use a Craft ROBO, I would cut several sets of the thick pieces and then glue them together to achieve the penny's thickness, then proceed as directed. :)

clide on Jan 16, 2010 said:

Yep that should work too. That's how I made my earlier catapult card, built up several layers to get the thickness I needed.

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