I don't know about you, but I'm totally freaked by the possibility that someone is spying on me using a tiny, flying robot, aka a drone. If you're unfamiliar with the technology, drones are unmanned aircrafts controlled remotely, often via video feed. They can be used to deplo ...more
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In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a high-powered stun gun out of easily obtained supplies. This easy to find materials would be some wire strippers, some wire, needle nose pliers, rubber gloves, a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, and an old disposable camera. O ...more
Ping pong balls can do a surprising amount of damage when they hit someone, as any Polish Ping Pong player knows, and launcher them effectively is great fun. This video will show you how to make the Ping Ponger, a ping pong ball launcher made almost exclusively of PVC pipe.
Before you try and build this DIY taser, beware— you could go to jail if you go around tasing people with it. Just having one could give you a fine, because they're not legal in some cities and states. If you still want to make one, proceed ahead. In order to build this DIY e ...more
This DIY pistol crossbow is very dangerous, so make sure you use extreme caution after construction. You don't want to DIY yourself a jail sentence! So now that that's out of the way… watch and learn how to make an awesome pistol crossbow. You can find plans for this crossbow ...more
I had used the extra parts from my DIY Canon shutter release how-to to make this. It is very easy to do and only took me about 10 minutes—and costs nothing! This doesn't hurt; sometimes I can't even feel it! The closer you are to a vein, the more it will shock you. Materials ...more
How to make a very easy (but strong) popsicle stick crossbow, with a shooting test at the end of the video. It shoots skewers, ink cartridges and some arrows I made. Video: .
To make a toothpick crossbow you will need : one rubber band; a mini saw; one long wooden meat skewer; a marker pen; a toothpick; scissors; duct tape; a hot glue gun; drill bits and a drill; a clothes pin with metal. Take the metal part away from the clothes pin and discard it ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple rubber-band slingshot. First, grab a strip of paper and fold it up in small folds until you reach the top of it. After you do this, fold it up to more times to get the thickest and smallest piece of paper you can get. Now, take y ...more
In 2009, nearly 2.5 million citizens in the United States were incarcerated in federal and state jails and prisons. And in most of those correctional palaces, everyday things that were taken for granted on the outside are banned, from lighters to cooking grills. But that doesn ...more
Usually, miniature weaponry is constructed by fantasy hobbyists that have a fascination with toy-sized replicas and miniature wargames, like Warhammer or Gear Krieg. These handmade bite-sized weapons are just for show, accompanying their mini-armies with no actual functionalit ...more
A professionally manufactured flamethrower is relatively safe, but grossly expensive. But most homemade flamethrowers tend to be extremely dangerous and fire hazards. Except this one. Though still somewhat dangerous, it's one of the safest DIY flamethrowers you could make. Th ...more
Video: . How to make real throwing stars out of metal. They can go into cardboard, and also pierce wood.
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If you want to build a projectile weapon system but never want to run out of ammo, try this how-to and build a giant cannon that shoots air balls! With easily available parts, costing under $15, you'll be ready to shoot in no time. Add fog and you have yourself a giant smoke r ...more
The throwing spear is one of the oldest parts of the human hunting arsenal, and one of the most challenging to kill something with. If you want to get in touch with your hunting roots though, this video will show you how to do so by making your own hunting spear out of househo ...more
This tutorial is showcasing how to make a miniature grapple gun and a grapple. This video tutorial showcases how to make both of the items by using text and by showing exactly how the mini grapple gun and the grapple are both made. After this video tutorial shows very descript ...more
How to make arrows from a skewer crossbow explode! First see how to make a crossbow: http://youtu.be/4IZVm6iCA40 Video: .
Video: . How to make a firecracker/mine from caps, matches and other household materials.. Easy to make and pretty loud.
Do you need to wage a siege? Then build a medieval trebuchet. See how to do it this great video tutorial for all of you medieval weapons fans. A trebuchet is a type of catapult. In the olden days, the main advantage of a trebuchet was that it could hit castle walls with rocks ...more
Now, before you go and email PETA, this tutorial isn't a video showing you how to make a catapult intended for hurting mice. No. This tutorial is showing you how to make a cool looking and fun catapult using a mouse trap. This can be used for throwing things around your home o ...more
DIYer Drew Pilcher's powerful air cannon packs a lethal punch, and the well chosen wood detailing makes it look like a real rifle. The pilot valve air cannon can shoot water balloons, steel darts, potatoes, and more. Watch Pilcher's glee as he dents a car door with a water bal ...more
You can make a strong blow dart by coiling metal and attaching some matting material for the tail. You can paint the tail to finish it off. These are not toys but are made out of metal so check if blow darts are legal in your state. How to make blowdarts out of some cotton an ...more
In this video, we learn how to determine your hunting bow draw length. The best way to do this is to use a 36 inch yard stick. Put the stick against your throat in the center, and hold it firmly holding your hand straight out in front of you. don't super stretch, just stand no ...more
Some of the most distinctive tools of the ninja in popular culture are the smoke bombs they throw at the ground the instantly go off without lighting them, yielding a dense cloud of smoke through which they escape. This video will show you how to make ninja smoke bombs at home ...more
Air guns aren't that expensive or hard to come by, but for the DIY inclined that doesn't always matter does it? This video will teach you how to make an awesome metal air gun that holds 120+ psi and shoots either ball bearings or blow darts. One of the easiest to make and most ...more
How to make a sling shot that can shoot up to 200 meters (or 600 feet). Slingshots are great fun - be careful what you shoot. Sling shots are powerful!
Ladyada demonstrates how to make your own government made $1,000,000 non-violent(?) flashlight for the much, much lower cost of $250. From Ladyada: "After attending a conference where the $1 million "sea-sick flashlight" (named "THE DAZZLER") was demonstrated by the US Dept. ...more
PVC is some pretty versatile stuff, especially when it comes to homemade weapons. You can make a homemade paintball gun, a carrot-firing rifle, or even the Burrito Blaster spud gun. YouTuber Top City Gear (aka Drew) made a PVC blowgun a few months ago, but he wanted something ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make sulfur-less black powder using sugar. The materials required for this project are: potassium nitrate, charcoal, sugar, scale, spoon and cup. Begin by measuring 16g of potassium nitrate and pour it into the cup. Crush it until i ...more
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This video demonstrates how to make a homemade paintball gun or Nerf gun.The materials required for it are a coke (soda) plastic bottle, CPVC) (PVC) (copper) valve, scissors, half inch PVC or tubing pump, Teflon tape, hot glue gun tape. PVC glue is optional.The basics method t ...more
These guys got an assault rifle, a mechanic chainsaw and a bunch of LEDs to create a Gears of War Lancer gun. But even while they used a toy chainsaw and a Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6, the final result looks great in motion
This is my mini, but insanely powerful Scorpyd crossbow. It took me two weeks on and off to make this miniature crossbow, and it's stronger than original crossbows due to its design (scorpyd)—it's way more powerful than my other crossbows, like my mini wooden crossbow. Video: ...more
Here's a step-by-step tutorial guide for how to make a miniature bow and arrow out of household objects. Plus, flaming arrows! Step 1: What You Need Popsicle stick Dental floss Cotton swab Q-tip Step 2: How to Make It! Watch the video for the directions. Video: .
This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. It will be easier to tie the 12 strand round braided whip if you can already tie the 8 strand round plait braided whip. This is the overp-lait with 12 strands. Learn how to make your own whip and use ...more
To tie a rope whip, you will need the following: 50' of Â¼" rope, scissors, a tape measurer, and Stretch your tape measurer out to 5'. Run your rope along the tape measurer, looping back, when you get to the end. Continue in this way until you have looped 5 times. Make a sta ...more
This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. Working with eight strands is demonstrated but the same technique will work from 4 to 16 strands. This is the first step in learning how to make your own whip and what is more fun than using nothing b ...more
Epileptic Talking Mustache Guy gives the blow-by-blow on the construction of a little wooden toy guillotine. Before you know it, you'll be hacking off dolls heads in no time. It is not hard if you are even the slightest bit brave in your shop.
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