Make a Rubber Band Gatling Gun

Make a Rubber Band Gatling Gun


If you’ve ever been in a rubber band fight, time spent reloading can also be time that you’re getting hit with a spongy projectile. This rubber band Gatling gun should allow you to dominate the battlefield for quite some time before reloading.

Although it’s not an extremely simple project, one should be able to cut this “band slinger” out and assemble it in a weekend. Templates for everything are provided, but it will take some time with a drill and saw to get everything cut out correctly.

The video below shows what’s involved in this build. It’s neat to see it come together in a glorious time-lapse sequence in the first video. The second video shows the gun in action around 7:25.

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As noted in the writeup, this project is meant for someone to be able to build with tools that most people have access to. Instructables author “melarky” only has access to CNC machinery and laser cutters during the school year, so it follows that others may be in that boat too! In order to change this lack of a laser cutter, it’s bee entered into the Epilog Challenge VI contest, so be sure to give it a vote if you enjoy it!

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Jeremy is an engineer with 10 years experience at his full-time profession, and has a BSME from Clemson University. Outside of work he’s an avid maker and experimenter, building anything that comes into his mind!

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