Rubber is one of the most useful substances in the world. You find it on everything from cars to toys. And, of course, the humble rubber band holds stacks of papers together. But it’s time your rubber bands found a higher calling… namely, as ammo against your co-workers.
Where the Rubber Meets The Coworker
Alex Shpetniy and Brian Dinh had a dream of a world where the rubber band gun carried not one shot, not two shots, but nay, nearly 700 shots. Where an individual can be ready for his coworkers when they’re bored and decide to lob paper balls over the divider to annoy you. Where there is a sixteen-barrel rubber-band gun. And they achieved it.
Spray And Pray
Needless to say, this took a lot of engineering work. First of all, the gun itself is fairly ambitious in the largely unexplored technological world of flinging rubber bands at people. But the basic principle is the same; store some kinetic energy in the rubber band, and then let it fly. It’s just that this version needed to have its parts cut out with a CNC machine. But don’t worry; the classic wood is there, and in fact you can get this in burnt wood or tactical black as well. A battery-operated motor takes care of the firing; the aiming is still up to you.
Have Fun Reloading
One thing that notably does not come up in the Kickstarter is who, exactly, is going to stretch all 700 of those rubber bands across those lovingly machined wooden parts. One suspects that this will be whoever buys these. So, if you’re patient, or just really want to surprise that special annoying coworker in your life with 14 bands a second, this is available starting at $90 on Kickstarter. Or get two, and have rubber band fun with a friend.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.