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This...is a tripod-mounted, twin-rotor Gatling gun that shoots rubber bands.

I know it's almost impossible to absorb that much cool all at once, so sit back, relax for a second, and then read that again.

It's a tripod-mounted, twin-rotor Gatling gun. That shoots rubber bands.

For the love of God and all that is holy, someone has built a rubber band minigun.

I mention this only because my birthday is fast approaching...in a strange twist of irony, it falls on Easter Sunday this year. Just so you know.


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lx
Feb. 25th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Wow.
But why does my mind immediately turn to improvised rubber-band-based mines?
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow.
Now that is a great idea! It's just the natural progression of technology, if you ask me. Next comes remote-piloted Predator drones outfitted with pairs of rubber-band Gatling guns under the nose. :)
madamruppy
Feb. 25th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
I actually saw a full scale single rotor one in a store in Lake Placid many years ago. JMac and I about wept over the fact that we couldn't afford it.
ktar
Feb. 25th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I ran into one of these many years ago at a local fair when I was about 13. I was so depressed because I couldn't buy it and set an ambush for my little sister.
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
You know, on a completely unrelated note, I too lacked the means with which to buy suitable weaponry to use against my little sister as a child, so I improvised instead. I dabbled in electronics as a kid, so I got a large number of flash cubes--those one-use disposable flashes for cameras, back in the day when they didn't have electronic flashes--and would rig up bombs with batteries and triggers and flash cubes that I'd set in her room. So she'd open her dresser drawer and a bunch of flash cubes would go off in her face. She'd open her jewelry box and FLASH!

Yes, I was a bad kid.
kellyannc
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Pinky, are you thinking what I am thinking.

Are you remembering the rubber band fight you had in the up stairs apartment, you and the guys had for like 8 hours on one of your birthdays. And, remember how we found the rubber bands for the the next 2 years, and when we were moving out.

Uh, the good old simple days.
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I thought about that. Vicki would not have been able to scoot from one end of the apartment to the other without getting hit if I'd have had one of these! :)
jayene
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
I do a steam punk larp that uses rubberband guns... we keep threatening to bring one of these in.
anansi133
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Watching the video, all I can think of is how long it must take to load the damn thing before you can spray your enemies with latex tori.

The perfect rubber band weapon, would have a 'load' mode, where you slowly crank the handle, and rubber bands spool down from the magazine and are stretched into place. And then the unload mode would do the rest.

Hmm, this is making me want to pull out my Lego (brand building brick system) again.
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Apparently, according to the forums on his Web site, it takes about an hour to load. 288 rubber bands, which it fires at a maximum rate of 50/second, meaning you get just over five seconds' fire time after an hour to load.

But man, what a fun five seconds!
radven
Feb. 26th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
I love the carnage of destroyed old media...
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yes! Because old media MUST DIE!
sterno
Feb. 26th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
College roomate of mine had a single barrel version of that :)
yell_out_mitch
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
where can i get one and for how much
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Alas, they are not for sale--this is a prototype. :(
exodavinci
Feb. 26th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Even cooler
Only one cylinder, but frankly IMHO it's even cooler when made out of LEGOs.
tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Even cooler
Yeah, I saw that! I really like the one here as well. :)
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tacit
Feb. 26th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
I've seen that site! Pricey, but great fun.
self_confusion4
Feb. 27th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
I'd love to have something like that, but my boyfriend just rolls his eyes at any nonlethal weapon that isn't airsoft.

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