DIY Human slingshot

Here’s a project you won’t see on MAKE, but I’ve tried versions of these at amusement parks, tons of fun… – Link.

26 thoughts on “DIY Human slingshot

  1. Cupajo says:

    See that guy in the pink shirt in the background?

    That’s Darwin.

    He brought a baseball bat.

  2. 3ricj says:

    huh? why won’t we see this project on make?

  3. Shadyman says:


    I’m guessing insurance companies the world over would be despising MAKE for years to come ;)

  4. 3ricj says:

    Shadyman: Hey, if I can get coverage that will let me use a plasma cutter from a neon-green-shag-hair-sofa… then I’m sure make can get coverage for this!

  5. gadgetlust says:

    That was one HELL of a ride. Someone’s gonna die on that thing.

  6. mastershake916 says:

    Brain damage anyone?

  7. blubrick says:

    Brain damage? Do you mean as a result or a prerequisite?

  8. samurai1200 says:

    Both! All it takes is a slight failure in that elastic tubing…

  9. !sam! says:

    people have died on commercial versions of these.. It might be more fun and safer to actually launch stuff.. like microwaves.

  10. abbtech says:

    I thought there were some camera tricks involved… Nope just crazy fearless people.

  11. jmoore360 says:

    Can anyone tell me what kind/size of elastic tubing or bungee was used? maybe where i could find some?

  12. Haha says:

    OMG! That looked intense! She could have gotten whiplash – twice!

  13. Yiannis says:

    Anybody knows where to buy a human slingshot?

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