Upcycle your cardboard boxes into a rubber band machine gun

Jan. 19, 2018

This contraption can hold up to 120 rubber bands and can shoot as fast as you can turn a crank.

We've all used rubber bands as ammunition in battles with our best friends or to bother annoying siblings. But the most difficult part of rubber band combat is the slow reload speeds. YouTuber The Q has alleviated this problem with a rubber band machine gun constructed primarily of cardboard. This contraption can hold up to 120 rubber bands and can shoot as fast as you can turn a crank. All you need to create this DIY project is cardboard, wood, ice pop sticks, and, of course, rubber bands.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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