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3D printed office warfare: rubber band edition

by • July 17, 2016 • No Comments

So a few weeks ago I covered a gigantic NERF gun with 3D printed projectiles. How did it fare in your own 3D printed office warfare? Was too cumbersome for combat? Did your boss yell at you for breaking a window after you created your own? Never fear, Matthew Davis has submitted a create on Instructables to take away these worries, with the assist of copious amounts of rubber bands.

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Meet The Arcus. It is capable of firing off a staggering 48 rubber bands in seconds. The many I can hope to fire off in a row without this 3D printed, arm mounted gatling gun is 3, and that is if I manage not to hit myself in the face in the process.

The Arcus uses the energy of the rubber bands it is shooting to spin the barrels. It is in addition arm mounted, so you can put your arm right through the middle and watch the barrels spin around it as you fire away. As you pull on the trigger, a cam process is utilized so the barrels can rotate.

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The rubber bands that store the gun functioning are dimensions #64, that you can find in many online stores. Davis printed the parts on an Ultimaker 2, but they can be printed on anything with a print bed of 200mm x 200mm.

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There are a lot of parts, but Davis has uploaded detailed instructions on how to put together his attractive creation. All the pieces are createed to snap together, so no messy glue or screws are needed either. Just clean off any excess bumps after printing, assemble, and away you go!

The most part is that many offices come pre-loaded with a lot of ammunition! So begin printing and createing now to get it eager preceding your co-workers create their own.

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