May 28, 2014

How to build a DIY micro crossbow (that shoots matches)

Assassin's Micro Crossbow

This micro-crossbow carries 3 bolts, fires from any angle, shoots exploding tipped arrow heads, and launches wooden matches over 30 feet away! Who knew popsicle sticks and hair clips could make such a sexy little crossbow?!
Free "Micro Crossbow" build plans:

This was NOT a sponsored video. The Sonic Dad team are friends of mine, with really cool ideas. Ritchie is a creative genius, and I recommend you check them out, and subscribe :)

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WARNING: The depictions of launching sparklers in this video are for demonstrational purposes only and are not intended to be duplicated. While this little contraption is micro-scale, it can still be dangerous to some degree. Use care and caution when choosing your ammunition, be aware of your surroundings, and never shoot at people or property. There may be risks associated with these projects that require experience, and/or adult supervision. Use of video content is at your own risk.

Music by Jason Shaw (TU-FeelsGood2B)

Project inspired by: Sonic Micro Preview sneak peak:

The guys over at saw my video on how to make a matchstick shooter from a clothespin ( and used the inspiration to make an awesome micro-crossbow.

They contacted me asking what I could do with it, and this video depicts not only how to make it, step-by-step, but some of the modifications I made that will;

-Allow for additional crossbow bolts to be carried
-Hold the bolt in place in any position and any angle
-Reinforce the limbs for additional draw weight
-Try something dangerous with it (eg. Light up a flaming "Hunger Games" logo)

I made the hunger games logo with a piece of 3/4" particle board and a jigsaw. It turned out better than I expected!

They encouraged me to make this video, and even gave permission to give away a copy of the project for it absolutely free. All you need to do is join my mailing list, and you'll be re-directed to a download link. Enjoy! (