In my recent article, How to Make a Mini Cannon with a Lighter, I demonstrated how to make a powerful combustion cannon out of parts salvaged from a standard BBQ lighter. The mini cannon was originally made to fire airsoft pellets, but I felt it was time to revive the project with something new.
In the following video, I show how to quickly and easily make darts that can be fired from the same barrel that fits airsoft pellets. Just set up a cardboard shooting gallery and there's hours of fun to be had!
Note that the cotton swabs might be a little small for the barrel of the mini cannon at first. All it takes is a little scuffing up of the cotton with a fingernail and they will become a perfect fit. The supplies and tools required are as follows:
- Cotton Swabs
- Music Wire or Pins
- Hot Glue Gun
- Side Cutters or Wire Snips
- A File to sharpen the wire if desired
- One Mini Cannon as is made in this project
Have fun! Remember to never point this cannon at any living thing.
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