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!
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.
Simon Phoenix used one in Demolition Man, terrorists got their hands on them in Eraser, and you've probably shot one in Halo, but are electromagnetic projectile weapons more than just science-fiction?
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 but muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound? You can also make it as a paracord lanyard, belt, hatband, bracelet, etc. Always wear eye protection around paracord. Watch this video specialized weap...
Store bought crossbows can be quite expensive, so why not make a miniature crossbow at home? In this video, make an all wooden crossbow with really simple household materials. To make this easy wooden crossbow you will need a hot glue gun, a skewer, popsicle stick, elastic bands, and a clothespin.
Alexpyro teaches you how to granulate black powder to create Lift Powder in a few easy steps. First, you need to pour a good quality meal powder into a bowl. At this point you can mix in 5% Dextrin if you would like. Next, you should mix at least 70% isopropyl alcohol into the powder. Do this until the mixture is consistent and maintains its shape when squeezed into a ball in your fist. You can also use acetone and denatured alcohol in place of the isopropyl alcohol. To continue, clump the mi...
Bored at home? Kick your day off right by getting creative and making your very own homemade crossbow! Learn how to make this weapon with materials readily available at your local hardware store and just a few hours of your time.
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. Once you make this powerful taser (or stun gun), be careful, because this device delivers a VERY powerful shock.
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 powerful homemade air-based weapons out there.
Ladyada demonstrates how to make your own government made $1,000,000 non-violent(?) flashlight for the much, much lower cost of $250.
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.
Tennis balls make great ammunition for all kinds of store bought and DIY launchers, cannons, and slingshots. If you prefer to make such things yourself, this video will show you how to make a really cool tennis ball launcher out of a soda can, rubber bands, zipties, and a plastic bottle. If you use tense rubber bands these babies can launch a tennis ball far and hard.
This is the coolest homemade missile launcher ever!! Shoots Estes rockets better than any other! Just a trip to a hardware store and a electronic store, and you could be shooting missiles off of your shoulder in no time.
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.
This video demonstrates how to make a rock sling similar to one that would have been used in the Bible story about David and Goliath. The sling is made out of one piece of rope. An intricate knot is made in the rope to serve as the pouch that holds the rock. The video shows slow, step-by-step instructions for how to weave and tie the knot in the center of the rope so that it looks like a small basket about 2" wide. Make a finger tether at one end of the rope. This video can be used to make yo...
One of the coolest things about coil guns is that they're powered by electricity. Usually, if you want to DIY one, the coil itself is the most expensive part. Don't want to buy one? You can either make one yourself, or steal one from another device you aren't using like How To Lou did with his electric stapler turned coil gun. To build it, Lou used the coil from an electric stapler, some PVC, and a few other small things you probably have lying around like electrical tape and a nail. Once he ...
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 your own muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound. Watch this video specialized weapon tutorial and learn how to tie a twelve strand round plait braided whip.
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't stop some ingenious inmates from improvising a few familiar devices from the land of the free.
I wanted to make an air gun that had inter-changeable barrels for it so you could use it to fire different projectiles. But in this video, we make a wad to use to shot out a snowball. This is a great step-by-step video on how to build this great multipurpose gun.
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.
Mythbusters decided to test whether an inmate could "kill another inmate across the hall using a crossbow made of newspaper":
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a mini flamethrower. The materials needed for this project are: a squirt bottle, lighter fluid, stick or toothpick, candle and tape. Begin by taping the stick to the side of the squirt bottle. Then tape the candle on the end of the stick. Make sure to line the wick of the candle in front of the spray bottle nozzle. Now fill the bottle with the lighter fluid and light the candle. To use the flamethrower, simply spray the bottle. This video will...
A Babington burner is a device of a type originally devised by the US Army that burns oil and shoot superheated flame out of the front, usually used for destroying waste oil and for portable even superheating, as with pottery kilning. This video will teach you how to make one and do whatever you will with your new super-efficient flamethrower.
Shoot rings of smoke across the room with a Vortex Cannon! In this instructional weapons video, learn how to make a vortex cannon. You can learn how to make the tub thumping cannon, and the barking tube vortex cannon. Follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this tutorial and have fun shooting rings of smoke!
Are you packing a handmade paper bow? Chances are, you're going to need arrows to go along with that paper bow. Instead of wasting money buying wooden arrows, why not make your arrows at home out of paper as well? In this two-part video, learn how to make sturdy paper arrows for the tiny cost of a couple sheets of paper!
Blow darts meet western culture in this great, fun, and easy to follow tutorial video. Learn how to make a mini blowpipe and mini darts with shoelaces. Most, if not all, of the ingredients for this recipe are probably in your home or office already. We wouldn't recommend trying out the weapon in this how-to video at work though; you might get fired. But otherwise, use this blow dart gun wherever you want, except humans of course. Be safe.
In the below video, I will be explaining how you can make your own airsoft sentry gun. I hope that you enjoy this video. If so, I would appreciate it if you gave it a LIKE!
What do you get when a robotic military contract involves a paintball turret? A sick weapon of mass destruction controlled by head movement only.
Bored on a sunny afternoon? Don't even think about going outside to play without one of these easy-to-make mini crossbows! To make this crossbow you will need four pencils and a handful of rubberbands. Get cracking on this weaponry project and take your fun levels through the roof!
Airsoft guns are the guns of choice for many wargamers, and if your favorite one has broken it's a sad day. But wait! As long as the shooting mechanism still works you can make your broken gun into a powerful blow gun! This video will teach you how.
With just a $1.50 pipe and a pack of standard golf tees, you can have a blowgun capable of shooting 100 feet! Not recommended for shooting people though. Why don't you just stick to cardboard targets, or somebody's soda can?
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.
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 you can use to make yourself vanish. Very useful for family gatherings and corporate meetings. Active ingredients include stump killer and matchheads, both always fun.
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 your rubber band and place it between your thumb and pointer finger. Now, place the paper in the middle of the rubber band, then pull the rubber band back with your other hand and the paper will go into the air. Be carefu...
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.
How to make a homemade black powder M-80
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 deploy weapons, conduct surveillance operations, and gather intelligence.
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.
Everyone recognizes slingshots - they remind us of Dennis the Menace, Leave it to Beaver or another precocious TV kid. Slingshots are classic weapons - they are easy and cheap to make and can be pretty effective if used right. In this video, learn how to make an inexpensive slingshot out of common household items. Just follow along with this step by step and you will be slingin' in now time!