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Shooting Out

Clever woodworking project @, a Jenga pistol! Matthias writes -

The game of Jenga was possibly designed to be a more contemplative and strategic game. But sliding those blocks out carefully without knocking over the stack is just entirely too fiddly a task to perform. I figured it would be much more fun to just be able to shoot the blocks out with some sort of pistol.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. jeff-o says:

    Take a moment to check out Matthias’ whole site. Amazing work, with lots of free woodworking plans.

  2. Paco says:

    This is downright silly.
    I can’t believe a grown up guy could actually take himself seriously after shooting Jenga blocks off the table.

    He is playing with wood and rubberbands for god’s sake!

    1. swild says:

      Looks like he’s having fun! Why else would you build a trebuchet or soap box car?

    2. Lone says:

      Just goes to show how some people selfishly judge others for interests not their own. Wake up, we’re on a site devoted to ‘making’.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good work, clever design!

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  5. lu says:

    hehehe looks fun, and it is clever… i want one!.. also u can pretty much shoot anything right?

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