Looking for a quick fun little project you can do for next to nothing? Why not make your own matchstick/toothpick launcher!
[Grant Thompson] the [King of Random] is at it again with another fun project that anyone can do — we just hope you’re responsible with it! All you need is some clothespins, a utility knife, and some form of munition — we like the flaming matches!
By cutting a few grooves into the clothespin, gluing it back together and re-configuring the spring layout, you can make a formidable mini-gun that can shoot upwards of 20 feet. Using a pointy toothpick it will skewer innocent fruits quite effectively too!
To see it in action and to learn how to make one yourself, stick around after the break.
[Grant] can’t take all the credit for it though, as it was originally inspired by [Samarai's] Instructable the Clothespin Gun, which also has some neat ideas about modifications!