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Laser Cut Rubber-Band Gun

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Laser Cut Rubber-Band Gun by freakinhuge Oct 14, 2010

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This is a rubber-band gun that I made for fun. You can cut it out of whatever thickness stock you want, but I cut mine out of .092 inch Lexan. It is nice and transparent! I used 6-32 x 1/2 inch hardware and put flat washers between the layers.

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Cool. Good Job!
Oh, and I used paper brads (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_fastener) to hold the whole thing together.
I cut one out of coroplast, which works nicely except for the trigger and sprocket, so I cut those out of a slightly thinner acrylic.

As an added bonus, I didn't need any washers and the motion of the sprocket is enough to kick the trigger back in place, so I didn't need the trigger-return rubber band either (which is good because the little hook on the trigger snapped off!)

The rubber-bands I have are a little too short so I c
an get about 5 on before they start snapping from being stretched too far. :-D

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GNU - GPL
Laser Cut Rubber-Band Gun by freakinhuge is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

Cut it out of whatever stock you want. Thickness really does not matter (be reasonable :D)...

Put #6 flat washers between the layers.

Use a small 1 inch diameter rubber-band for the trigger. Just loop it through the trigger and put it on either side of the middle butt stock. I did not put flat washers on that screw due to the thickness of the rubber-band.

Screw it all together and load it up with rubber-bands (It starts to max out at 8, but I imagine if you add more washers in between the layers you could load more on top of the others.).
I cut one out of coroplast, which works nicely except for the trigger and sprocket, so I cut those out of a slightly thinner acrylic.

As an added bonus, I didn't need any washers and the motion of the sprocket is enough to kick the trigger back in place, so I didn't need the trigger-return rubber band either (which is good because the little hook on the trigger snapped off!)

The rubber-bands I have are a little too short so I c
an get about 5 on before they start snapping from being stretched too far. :-D
Cool. Good Job!
pib - in reply to pib
Oh, and I used paper brads (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_fastener) to hold the whole thing together.
what does it shoot and how does it work?
Rubberbands, you just pull the rubberband from the tip of the barrel to one of the spokes on the back. Then click the spoke back. It will hold about 5 rubberbands without binding up. Semi-automatic fire by pulling the trigger.
Just fully loaded it up... Make that 8 rubber band max (before it starts to bind up) :D
shoots rubber bands.
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