Rubber Bands

Rubber Band Engineer

Rubber Band Engineer

Author Lance Akiyama’s DIY book teaches you how to use popsicle sticks, paint stirrers, PVC pipe, clothespins, and other household objects to create 19 different rubber band and hydraulic-powered weapons and siege engines.

DIY Rubber Band Gatling Gun

DIY Rubber Band Gatling Gun

Matthew Davis’ Arcus is a 3D-printable rubber band gatling gun. Its unorthodox appearance is more than just for show. Unlike most rubber band guns, the Arcus uses the energy from the rubber bands being shot out to rotate the barrels and continue the barrage. Grab the 3D models and directions on Instructables.

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DIY Rubber Band Machine Gun

DIY Rubber Band Machine Gun

This wouldn’t be the first time we saw a machine gun that fires rubber bands, but this time out, we’ve got The Q showing us step-by-step how he built his from cardboard, wood, string, hot glue, and popsicle sticks. If you’d rather not DIY, you can buy a wood one here.

How Rubber Bands Are Made

How Rubber Bands Are Made

The next time you launch a rubber band, watch this video as a reminder of the manual labor that goes into the production of these stretchy office supplies, which start as the extract of a rubber tree, which is dyed, dipped onto rods, peeled into tubes, then cut into thin slices.

Rubber Band Car Lift

Rubber Band Car Lift

The guys from Fast, Furious and Funny hook up with Vsauce to see if they can lift a car using ordinary rubber bands. Sure, they use a tiny Nissan Micra, but it’s still an impressive feat.

Bandit Ruler

Bandit Ruler

Because the classroom can be a warzone at times, designer Sebastian Bergne’s Bandit Ruler is the mischievous student’s best friend, doing double duty as a rubber band launcher. Use responsibly.

Rubber Bandit Concept Toy

Rubber Bandit Concept Toy

Instead of creating scary rubber guns, Andy Mangold went for a classy, old west look for The Gentleman’s Rubber Bandit, although we’re not sure if the Old West already had such fancy fonts.

The Deadliest Rubber Band Guns

The Deadliest Rubber Band Guns

Some guy in Japan has taken it upon himself to make the most badass rubber band guns you’ve ever seen. One even has a laser sight. You do not want to be on the business-end of one of these.

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