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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Make mayhem from your stationery with 35 models to build yourself

John Austin

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Mini Weapons of Mass Des, Prose: non-fiction, Scientific equipment, experiments & techniques, Hobbies, quizzes & games

Troublemakers of all stripes discover the components and directions needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturised, arsenal.

We've come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies - foldback clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips and plastic utensils - the everyday junk drawer can hold all the materials needed to create pocket-sized weaponry.

Whether you're slowing dying of boredom in a stuffy office, plotting revenge on your older siblings or simply looking for a wonderful way to kill some time, this book is for you.

Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear pictures, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers.

The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, darts, crossbows, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive "bomb." Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy.

The instructions are simple so that anyone can make these wacky innovations in minutes whilst also learning about mechanics and physics in a fun, hands-on way.

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Praise for Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Make mayhem from your stationery with 35 models to build yourself

  • Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, your new handbook for turning office high jinks into an art form...don't worry: there's nothing inside that will land you on an FBI watch list. (We don't think.) -

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