I don't know about you, but I'm totally freaked by the possibility that someone is spying on me using a tiny, flying robot, aka a drone. If you're unfamiliar with the technology, drones are unmanned aircrafts controlled remotely, often via video feed. They can be used to deploy weapons, conduct surveillance operations, and gather intelligence.
A Mini steel ball shooter called the " slingatron". It is very powerful for it's small size. Video: .
This is my mini, but insanely powerful Scorpyd crossbow. It took me two weeks on and off to make this miniature crossbow, and it's stronger than original crossbows due to its design (scorpyd)—it's way more powerful than my other crossbows, like my mini wooden crossbow.
I've made a very small compact potato gun that's really powerful for its size. I made it so it can shoot a lot of different things like BBs, Nerf darts, fireballs, small metal darts, big metal darts, and much more...
just a quick project i did when i was bored
This shows an example of how petrol bombs, aka Molotov cocktails, look when they're are thrown against a brick wall. The big fireballs can be seen in both slow motion and normal speed views. The slow-mo shots were taken using a GoPro HD Hero 2 at 120fps.
DARPA has been behind some pretty interesting projects in the past. From a power strip turned hacking machine, to cyborg spy beetles, to the Internet, they've just about done it all. What's the next trick up their sleeve? Driving on water.
What kind of fireworks will you be handling tomorrow during your 4th of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur mixture?
Israel defense contractor Rafael Armaments has developed what they called Firefly, a single-use wireless camera that's launched from a military-grade 40mm grenade launcher, which is intended to help military infantry forces scope out the unknown around them.
In 2009, nearly 2.5 million citizens in the United States were incarcerated in federal and state jails and prisons. And in most of those correctional palaces, everyday things that were taken for granted on the outside are banned, from lighters to cooking grills. But that doesn't stop some ingenious inmates from improvising a few familiar devices from the land of the free.
In every way, rubber band guns are the adolescent version of real firearms. Rubber bands are not as fast and deadly as bullets, the ammunition is far less expensive, and you don't need a permit to carry one. Plus, there's significantly less materials and tools involved in making one, which makes it the perfect substitute for the real deal.
When you think of spud guns, you think of potatoes flying through the air at high speeds and exploding into a fine mist of mashed starchiness. What you don't think is that a potato launcher can actually be useful, and not just for practicing your aim. Think of what would happen if you combined a normal spud cannon with the awesome power of the Plumett AL-52, a grappling hook launcher powered by compressed air. What you get it is a practical spud gun that can help slingshot Christmas lights ov...
Usually, miniature weaponry is constructed by fantasy hobbyists that have a fascination with toy-sized replicas and miniature wargames, like Warhammer or Gear Krieg. These handmade bite-sized weapons are just for show, accompanying their mini-armies with no actual functionality. But a different kind of hobbyist is showing us that miniature weapons can not only be small, but completely functional as well.
Jörg Sprave's arsenal of homemade slingshots is impressive, to say the least, and each time he ups the ante, escalating the size and danger of his wooden contraptions. His machete-shooting crossbow wasn't enough, and neither was his Gatling-style slingshot gun or his "slingshot of mass destruction" that fired steel balls. But this time, Sprave might have gone too far. His new slingshot shoots circular saw blades! Saw blades are about as dangerous as you can get when it comes to razor-edged pr...
When it comes to break action shotguns, one or two rounds might not be enough for some gun enthusiasts. Even the five-cartridge capacity that most pump action shotguns feature isn't enough buckshot for diehards. So, what kind of 12 gauge shotgun can hold more than five rounds? The AA-12 auto assault shotgun holds 32 rounds, but that's probably just overkill. Where's the happy medium, then?
All women need to know a few self defense moves to protect themselves from harm on the gritty streets of urban blight. But some would rather just get a concealed carry permit for their trusty semi-automatic pistol and let the steel do the talking. Now, thanks to entrepreneur Lisa Looper, women have a better way to conceal that Ruger or SIG Sauer, and it ain't no fanny pack.
Never could we get enough of Jörg Sprave and his slingshot arsenal. His last weapon was the machete-shooting slingshot crossbow, just as deadly as it sounds. And now the German craftsman tackles the power of the Gatling gun. What will he think of next?
Kickstarter is amazing. If you've yet to hear about it, it's a fundraising site for creative projects, and surprisingly, the interesting projects tend to fare quite well.
Remember the infamous mini cannon? It hit YouTube almost a year ago, posted by an anonymous craftsman of a mysterious numeric moniker. 43287633 niftily triggered his smaller-than-a-human-thumb mini cannon with a cigarette, and mayhem ensued: shattered light bulbs and glasses, pierced Coke cans, splattered eggs and fiery explosions.
Jörg Sprave is unarguably the teddy bear of all weapon enthusiasts. Charming, polite, and impressively elegant in handling tiresome and offensive YouTube comments...
I suppose everybody needs a release. Even Silicon Valley computer dweebs with generous salaries and aching mouse fingers. From WonderHowTo's favorite filmmakers, California is a Place, a portrait of a bunch of nerds duking it out, à la Chuck Palahniuk's infamous Fight Club:
If Xboxes and cars get custom paint jobs (and even the occasional... nut sack...), maybe it's time you consider giving your gun a personality, too. HardCorps Weaponry is in the business of customized paint jobs for guns, and the good news is they've dropped their prices due to the poor economy. So choose your theme, and send yours on over. Or better yet, do-it-yourself. Can't be that hard, all you need are some stenciling and painting skills. So, if you're a gun toting, second amendment-spout...
Jörg Sprave has a slingshot collection any self-respecting weapon lover would be proud to write home about. Check out his 15 "best models" below. We are utterly wowed and delighted! Previously, World's Most Accurate Slingshot Assassin: Rufus Hussey.
We've seen some pretty sick nerf gun mods, but nothing this sleek. Kudos to creator Simon, who says:
What did you do last night? I kinda wish I had been hanging with these guys (0:43)...
Let's face it - Christmas can be very tame. Caroling. Wreathes. Cookies. All very nice, but where's the mischief? After opening presents, you've got nothing to do but wait for the next meal. Below, three ways to amp up your Christmas.
Hey, remember the awesome paper gun bloodbath we covered earlier this year? We were wondering, what does it take to recreate your own tank and weaponry with nothing but cardboard, paper, and PVC? Luckily, our curators were able to find out.
DIYer Drew Pilcher's powerful air cannon packs a lethal punch, and the well chosen wood detailing makes it look like a real rifle. The pilot valve air cannon can shoot water balloons, steel darts, potatoes, and more. Watch Pilcher's glee as he dents a car door with a water balloon at 1:52. Loose build details can be found here.
Canada's National Post has published a gruesome infographic outlining the series of steps that goes into stoning a condemned adulterer to death.
Trick-or-treaters are coming in less than eight hours. Have you run out of precious pumpkin carving time? Then pull out the glock.
There's something immensely satisfying about pesky insects getting the old pie-in-the-face routine in this old cell phone ad. Hey, at least they're not getting shot at by the world's tiniest cannon. Previously, Adorably Lethal Mini Cannon.
Hay rides simply don't cut it these days. Donald Totman of Daisi Hill Farm in Millerton, N.Y. has been smashing pumpkins for years as a marketing ploy to move the merchandise. On a busy weekend, Totman will smash 1,000 pounds.
What do you get when a robotic military contract involves a paintball turret? A sick weapon of mass destruction controlled by head movement only.
Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds.
So the price is fairly steep. But maybe this monster of a rubberband gun is a worthwhile indulgence... just this once. YOU watch the video and decide. "The rubber band gatling gun can hold over 100 rubber bands and shoots 1 at a time as fast as you can crank it. The gun comes off of the base so you can hold it when you shoot or just keep it on the base and shoot."
I'm not personally familiar with Kyle Andrews' music, but the Nashville musician's latest music video has a universal appeal. Andrews has staked Guinness World Record claim for world's largest water balloon fight with his video for "You Always Make Me Smile". Previously, Engineer The Ultimate Water Balloon Destroyer.
I do not own a gun, and never will. What's more, I certainly will never own the M4 Carbine, a military-issued assault rifle, which is illegal in the United States:
The adorably lethal mini-cannon is back, but this time its targets are more impressive. Particularly the grand finale: a balloon filled with gas, followed by a fiery explosion... Previously, Adorably Lethal Mini Cannon.
Whether you like French electronica group Dancing Pigeons or not, must of us can appreciate a music video depicting a showdown between two rednecks, one armed with a flamethrower and the other armed with a fire extinguisher.
Known for being one of the most devious scoundrels of the sixties, rebel activist Abbie Hoffman went down in history (among other things) for his publication Steal This Book, a guide to living for free- "a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika". Boing Boing has excerpted Hoffman's recipe for the perfect smoke bomb from the book, along with annotations on the process.