World records are broken every day, thanks in no small part to the internet. Drew Builds Stuff and his brother Adam wanted to join the world record club and settled on an archery challenge. The goal: break the record of 38 water balloons burst with a single arrow while following the precise Guinness World Record rules.
We always assumed for a bow-type weapon to be effective, that it needed to fire arrows or bolts. Sabatkay Project shows us how it’s possible to create a weapon that’s fired by drawing a bow, but shoots bullet-like projectiles. He used matchstick heads as a propellant, which seems very dangerous. Definitely don’t try this at home.
The guys from Corridor Crew are always on the hunt for new and unique camera perspectives. On a quest to shoot a scene from the point-of-view of a missile, they worked on rigging a powerful crossbow to fire an Insta360 X3 camera. The trick was to keep the camera’s weight from breaking the crossbow bolts mid-flight.
The guys from Dude Perfect got together with archery trick shot artist James Jean to see how many Guinness World Records they could set. Many balloons and clay targets were harmed during the making of this video, but no humans were. Those over-under-over and S-curve shots were insane.
Shane from Stuff Made Here has built himself machines to help cheat at baseball, basketball, golf, and pool. His latest engineering feat? A wearable archery-bot which automatically aims and shoots at targets. It even can hit a moving target by predicting where it will be by the time the arrow gets to it.
Shooting an apple off of someone else’s head with an arrow is a classic archery trick. But this crazy sequence is the first time we’ve ever seen someone shoot an apple off her own head. The clip comes from a 2015 episode of America’s Got Talent, and the woman behind the crossbow is Silvia Silvia.
Jason of JK Brickworks shows of an amazing LEGO kinetic sculpture of Greek goddess Artemis. When a crank is turned, she draws her bow and fires an “arrow” made from a piece of flexible tubing. The mechanism’s design was inspired by a wooden automata created by Del Cat.
Weapon enthusiast Joerg Sprave shows off another really cool build. Dubbed the “Sliding Legolini,” this compact bow reloads and repeats with every draw. It can fire at a rate up to 140 arrows per minute, though it only has a 4 bolt capacity. Now, Joerg needs to build a magazine for this thing.