A Mini steel ball shooter called the " slingatron". It is very powerful for it's small size. Video: .
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.
I've made a very small compact potato gun that's really powerful for its size. I made it so it can shoot a lot of different things like BBs, Nerf darts, fireballs, small metal darts, big metal darts, and much more...
just a quick project i did when i was bored
DARPA has been behind some pretty interesting projects in the past. From a power strip turned hacking machine, to cyborg spy beetles, to the Internet, they've just about done it all. What's the next trick up their sleeve? Driving on water.
Israel defense contractor Rafael Armaments has developed what they called Firefly, a single-use wireless camera that's launched from a military-grade 40mm grenade launcher, which is intended to help military infantry forces scope out the unknown around them.
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.
When you think of spud guns, you think of potatoes flying through the air at high speeds and exploding into a fine mist of mashed starchiness. What you don't think is that a potato launcher can actually be useful, and not just for practicing your aim. Think of what would happen if you combined a normal spud cannon with the awesome power of the Plumett AL-52, a grappling hook launcher powered by compressed air. What you get it is a practical spud gun that can help slingshot Christmas lights ov...
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.
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 functionality. But a different kind of hobbyist is showing us that miniature weapons can not only be small, but completely functional as well.
Jörg Sprave's arsenal of homemade slingshots is impressive, to say the least, and each time he ups the ante, escalating the size and danger of his wooden contraptions. His machete-shooting crossbow wasn't enough, and neither was his Gatling-style slingshot gun or his "slingshot of mass destruction" that fired steel balls. But this time, Sprave might have gone too far. His new slingshot shoots circular saw blades! Saw blades are about as dangerous as you can get when it comes to razor-edged pr...
Never could we get enough of Jörg Sprave and his slingshot arsenal. His last weapon was the machete-shooting slingshot crossbow, just as deadly as it sounds. And now the German craftsman tackles the power of the Gatling gun. What will he think of next?
Kickstarter is amazing. If you've yet to hear about it, it's a fundraising site for creative projects, and surprisingly, the interesting projects tend to fare quite well.
Remember the infamous mini cannon? It hit YouTube almost a year ago, posted by an anonymous craftsman of a mysterious numeric moniker. 43287633 niftily triggered his smaller-than-a-human-thumb mini cannon with a cigarette, and mayhem ensued: shattered light bulbs and glasses, pierced Coke cans, splattered eggs and fiery explosions.
Jörg Sprave is unarguably the teddy bear of all weapon enthusiasts. Charming, polite, and impressively elegant in handling tiresome and offensive YouTube comments...
Jörg Sprave has a slingshot collection any self-respecting weapon lover would be proud to write home about. Check out his 15 "best models" below. We are utterly wowed and delighted! Previously, World's Most Accurate Slingshot Assassin: Rufus Hussey.
We've seen some pretty sick nerf gun mods, but nothing this sleek. Kudos to creator Simon, who says:
Hey, remember the awesome paper gun bloodbath we covered earlier this year? We were wondering, what does it take to recreate your own tank and weaponry with nothing but cardboard, paper, and PVC? Luckily, our curators were able to find out.
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 balloon at 1:52. Loose build details can be found here.
Canada's National Post has published a gruesome infographic outlining the series of steps that goes into stoning a condemned adulterer to death.
There's something immensely satisfying about pesky insects getting the old pie-in-the-face routine in this old cell phone ad. Hey, at least they're not getting shot at by the world's tiniest cannon. Previously, Adorably Lethal Mini Cannon.
Hay rides simply don't cut it these days. Donald Totman of Daisi Hill Farm in Millerton, N.Y. has been smashing pumpkins for years as a marketing ploy to move the merchandise. On a busy weekend, Totman will smash 1,000 pounds.
What do you get when a robotic military contract involves a paintball turret? A sick weapon of mass destruction controlled by head movement only.
Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds.
I'm not personally familiar with Kyle Andrews' music, but the Nashville musician's latest music video has a universal appeal. Andrews has staked Guinness World Record claim for world's largest water balloon fight with his video for "You Always Make Me Smile". Previously, Engineer The Ultimate Water Balloon Destroyer.
Gun + Chainsaw + Rocket + Zombies = one wicked cool drawing and totally inspired video game weaponry design.
Never bet against crazy Pentagon ideas. Let's not forget the internet was borne from silly Darpa funding. And every good war produces positively Wonderment inspiring weaponry.
YouTube user 43287633 shows off his teeny, tiny functional cannon (self-proclaimed as one of the world's smallest, in fact). The cannon shatters light bulbs and glasses, punches holes in Coke cans, and explodes eggs. Adorably lethal, this has got to be the cutest tool of lethality I've ever seen.
As resident WonderHowTo Potato Gun Expert, I am serving up four excellent tutorial videos. You will notice that while all the videos and articles have slightly different design dimensions, they are fundamentally very similar. I urge you to view and read everything I am serving up.
Noah at Instructables posts instructions for a mischievous office toy: the credit card grappling hook.
Whether you need a business card or not, I think all of us can enjoy a penny shooter. Thingverse user Clide made this awesome penny shooter business card, and best of all, he offers instructions on how to do-it-yourself. Clide's instructions (click through for templates):
In addition to yesterday's freaky military-grade laser pointer, here's a few more sci-fi weapons via Wired's 10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Actually Exist.
The GLARE LA-9/P isn't your ordinary laser pointer.
For all fans of classmate/co-worker spitball-esque torture, check out John Austin's new book, Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction.
I have to say, this thing is pretty awesome. I find the smooth movement of the apparatus mesmerizing. However, I also have to say, the inventor totally gives me the creeps (no offense, old man). Known on YouTube as the "Duckman", this elderly gentleman (who could be straight out of Deliverance) created this fully automatic crossbow as a solution to his arthritic problems.
Mythbusters decided to test whether an inmate could "kill another inmate across the hall using a crossbow made of newspaper":
The lethal pneumatic ping pong gun. This thing isn't exactly wife approved. Creator Ron Kessinger built this mighty powerful ping pong launcher - "a variation on a potato cannon, built to run on compressed air and much tighter tolerances."
It's the idea that counts. This geeky rubberband machine gun is pretty sweet looking... but I wish it had a little more force. The gun can very quickly shoot (200!) rubberbands, but it just tumbles those plastic cups over (see video below). Nonetheless, cool idea and cool design. Notably, the inventor is Japanese, the only country with a Rubber Band Gun Shooting Association (awesome).
John Park from Maker Workshop has brought the medieval trebuchet out of the Middle Ages and into your backyard.
These are no ordinary miniature crossbows. They're a work of art much like Leonardo DaVinci's incredible inventions. Each one is intricately designed from popsicle and shish kabob sticks. And that's not all… they fold into the palm of your hand, too.