Author Topic: Destruction  (Read 2976 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SpecialeEdd

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
  • Bite it
Destruction
« on: September 27, 2007, 03:01:23 PM »
The rules of the game: Make the most destructive office tool using the least amount of common office/school materials.  Post a picture!

I made a crossbow using 2 paper clips, a rubber band, a book sock, and a pencil. Pen caps for ammo. Ill throw a picture up when i get a cord for my digital camera.
pi makes the world go round!!!


Offline Noah R. Miller

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3630
    • http://NRMILLER.COM
Destruction
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 03:02:18 PM »
I rewired a microwave to work with the door off.


Oh yes. Come get your cancer baby.
quot;There's only one thing that you can do to get away with the most extrodinary offenses, to morality and truth, just get yourself called reverend."
-Christopher Hitchens

Offline SpecialeEdd

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
  • Bite it
Destruction
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007, 03:03:33 PM »
Quote from: "Noah R. Miller"
I rewired a microwave to work with the door off.


Oh yes. Come get your cancer baby.


Thats not an office tool...your looking for the  "death and destruction with a side of cancer" thread
pi makes the world go round!!!


Offline roger

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1792
  • Please keep my karma balanced!
Destruction
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 03:04:50 PM »
I made a trebuchet out of about 4 or 5 paper clips that could fire pennies about 2 meters.
the Euler identity, the coolest equation ever.

 
My 2008 booklist

Offline SpecialeEdd

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
  • Bite it
Destruction
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 03:05:46 PM »
Quote from: "roger"
I made a trebuchet out of about 4 or 5 paper clips that could fire pennies about 2 meters.


haha thats awesome

Edit: Can you explain how?
pi makes the world go round!!!


Offline roger

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1792
  • Please keep my karma balanced!
Destruction
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 03:15:25 PM »
I don't have it anymore, but basically here's how:

1. Make two A shaped frames out of  three paperclips.  Two for each long side of the A, joined by a little loop at the top and one halfway down for structural support.  Make all your joints by little loops in the paperclips.

2. Join the two tops of the As with a long stretched out paperclip.  

3. Tape the feet to a piece of paper or cardboard for stability.

4. Make the arm with a large strecthed out paperclip.  Put the loop that it will pivot on at about 1/4 the way along.  Tape to the short end a stack of about 10 pennies.  Put a little bit of a hook on the long end.

5. tape a still close paperclip to a penny so that you have a little loop to put on the hook.  

6. Put the projectile on the arm hook, pull back and let it fly.  You'll probably need to hold the legs or it tends to fall over.

I guess that's a lot more than 4 paperclips.
the Euler identity, the coolest equation ever.

 
My 2008 booklist

Offline SpecialeEdd

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
  • Bite it
Destruction
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 03:27:00 PM »
Quote from: "roger"
I don't have it anymore, but basically here's how:

1. Make two A shaped frames out of  three paperclips.  Two for each long side of the A, joined by a little loop at the top and one halfway down for structural support.  Make all your joints by little loops in the paperclips.

2. Join the two tops of the As with a long stretched out paperclip.  

3. Tape the feet to a piece of paper or cardboard for stability.

4. Make the arm with a large strecthed out paperclip.  Put the loop that it will pivot on at about 1/4 the way along.  Tape to the short end a stack of about 10 pennies.  Put a little bit of a hook on the long end.

5. tape a still close paperclip to a penny so that you have a little loop to put on the hook.  

6. Put the projectile on the arm hook, pull back and let it fly.  You'll probably need to hold the legs or it tends to fall over.

I guess that's a lot more than 4 paperclips.


a few more but none the less cool as hell
pi makes the world go round!!!


Offline Grayven

  • Seasoned Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 567
Destruction
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 03:30:46 PM »
Carefully prop a copy machine so that when your enemy opens the door and walks in.....
They're all crazy. A few are highly functional, nothing more.

Offline roger

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1792
  • Please keep my karma balanced!
Destruction
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007, 03:31:20 PM »
Quote from: "SpecialeEdd"
Quote from: "roger"
I don't have it anymore, but basically here's how:

1. Make two A shaped frames out of  three paperclips.  Two for each long side of the A, joined by a little loop at the top and one halfway down for structural support.  Make all your joints by little loops in the paperclips.

2. Join the two tops of the As with a long stretched out paperclip.  

3. Tape the feet to a piece of paper or cardboard for stability.

4. Make the arm with a large strecthed out paperclip.  Put the loop that it will pivot on at about 1/4 the way along.  Tape to the short end a stack of about 10 pennies.  Put a little bit of a hook on the long end.

5. tape a still close paperclip to a penny so that you have a little loop to put on the hook.  

6. Put the projectile on the arm hook, pull back and let it fly.  You'll probably need to hold the legs or it tends to fall over.

I guess that's a lot more than 4 paperclips.


a few more but none the less cool as hell


I did a little searching and this guy's looks alot for advanced than mine ever did.  

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Office-supplies-trebuchet/
the Euler identity, the coolest equation ever.

 
My 2008 booklist

Offline cerveauxfrits

  • Reef Tank Owner
  • *********
  • Posts: 8972
  • chickened out
Destruction
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 03:42:36 PM »
I made a small blowgun by taking the ends off of a Bic pen, and some blowgun darts out of some unusually long pushpins with small heads, and paper cones for fletching.

Despite the short barrel, I could easily embed the darts in a plaster wall.

Offline SpecialeEdd

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
  • Bite it
Destruction
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 03:43:08 PM »
Quote from: "Grayven"
Carefully prop a copy machine so that when your enemy opens the door and walks in.....


not kill them either, damn, how specific do i have to be?
pi makes the world go round!!!


Offline Grayven

  • Seasoned Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 567
Destruction
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007, 04:14:37 PM »
replace copy machine with big glass of water.
They're all crazy. A few are highly functional, nothing more.

Offline Noah R. Miller

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 3630
    • http://NRMILLER.COM
Destruction
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2007, 04:59:28 PM »
Quote from: "SpecialeEdd"
Quote from: "Noah R. Miller"
I rewired a microwave to work with the door off.


Oh yes. Come get your cancer baby.


Thats not an office tool...your looking for the  "death and destruction with a side of cancer" thread


it's in the break room.
quot;There's only one thing that you can do to get away with the most extrodinary offenses, to morality and truth, just get yourself called reverend."
-Christopher Hitchens

Offline SpecialeEdd

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
  • Bite it
Destruction
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2007, 05:02:24 PM »
Quote from: "Noah R. Miller"
Quote from: "SpecialeEdd"
Quote from: "Noah R. Miller"
I rewired a microwave to work with the door off.


Oh yes. Come get your cancer baby.


Thats not an office tool...your looking for the  "death and destruction with a side of cancer" thread


it's in the break room.


I guess that works, but im not looking for long term effects let me rephrase this :Non lethal
pi makes the world go round!!!


Offline cerveauxfrits

  • Reef Tank Owner
  • *********
  • Posts: 8972
  • chickened out
Destruction
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2007, 05:20:34 PM »
Quote from: "SpecialeEdd"
I guess that works, but im not looking for long term effects let me rephrase this :Non lethal

So I can't aim my blowgun at the neck or eyes?