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Check out this awesome antenna wire shooter made from a fishing reel and sling shot. If you’re like me, you’ll now spend the rest of the night singing “antenna shooter!” to the tune of the “salad shooter” jingle. Okay yeah, that’s just me.

Antenna Shooter – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Jack-of-Most-Trades

    I’ve been using a sling-shot and fishing reel combo for about 5 years now. Works great, and works even better (goes higher) if you fill the reel with some of that hi-tech braided stuff like “Spiderwire”.

    I found that putting 6′ or so of heavy (40-50#) mono on the end for a shock leader helps a little to keep the weight from spinning around a limb and tieing itself up.

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