Watch a machine gun fold and fly paper airplanes

Dec. 29, 2016

This invention is so unnecessary and ridiculous that I have to have one.

I've never been good at folding paper airplanes. I lack the engineering background to be a successful paper pilot. My creations usually just tailspin before crashing to the ground. Luckily, one inventor has created a machine gun that can automatically fold and fire paper airplanes with lightning speed. This invention is so unnecessary and ridiculous that I have to have one.

According to Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics: "Folding and throwing paper airplanes can be fun, but it's a lot of work for a little payoff. What if someone built a device that not only folded the paper but also launched the paper plane so you wouldn't have to?

Dieter Michael Krone is here to save the day. He built a giant machine gun that folds and then fires up to 120 paper airplanes per minute. The gun uses standard A5 paper as ammo. 3D-printed and repurposed copier parts, and a network of gears and belts, perform the folds."

About the Author

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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