Being obsessive, I was yet again trying to figure out a better LEGO mechanism for a rubber band gun, and came up with this monstrous 20:1 reduction. The only issue is that the rubber bands couldn’t provide enough torque to advance the mechanism reliably. Someday I’ll find the magic combination of gears to have something simple and elegant enough to stop fiddling(or not).
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There was a post on Gizmodo.com today from the slingshot youTube channel of a pencil launching slingshot. I decided to see if I could make something with a similar top loading magazine, and ended up with this.
Here’s a little pirate ship that our oldest built for his LEGO Plankton. I’ve been meaning to post it forever.
For some reason I’ve been playing around with our LEGO Technics quite a bit lately and built a bunch of different rubberband guns over the past few days. The one above was a good attempt, but them I started getting a little crazy with gear reduction.