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DIY gun folds and shoots paper airplanes

DIY gun folds and shoots paper...
The Paper Airplane Machine Gun, providing covering fire
The Paper Airplane Machine Gun, providing covering fire
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The Paper Airplane Machine Gun, providing covering fire
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The Paper Airplane Machine Gun, providing covering fire
The one-of-a-kind Paper Airplane Machine Gun is made mostly from custom 3D-printed parts, along with various components bought in stores or over the internet
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The one-of-a-kind Paper Airplane Machine Gun is made mostly from custom 3D-printed parts, along with various components bought in stores or over the internet
Its inner workings consist of a series of rollers and ridged platforms that perform the actual folding and flinging
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Its inner workings consist of a series of rollers and ridged platforms that perform the actual folding and flinging
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The ability to fold a reasonably functional paper airplane isn't something that everyone possesses. If you're one of those people, then perhaps this is what you need – a device that takes multiple flat pieces of ordinary paper, folds each one into an airplane, then shoots it into the air.

The one-of-a-kind Paper Airplane Machine Gun (or Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole, in its native German) is made mostly from custom 3D-printed parts, along with various components bought in stores or over the internet. The driving mechanism that pulls the sheets of paper through was cannibalized from a cordless screwdriver.

As can be seen in the video below, posted by its anonymous creator, its inner workings consist of a series of rollers and ridged platforms that perform the actual folding and flinging.

Source: Papierfliegerei via Joe Hanson

Paper Airplane Machine Gun / Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole

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5 comments
Aloysius
Bravo! You sir, are a genius! :-)
Mel Tisdale
Just the thing for the top of the Eifel Tower.
Stuart Wilshaw
Well, I suppose it's one way to spend a wet weekend!
DonGateley
I hope he is also turning that awesome brain power and dedication toward something with a greater utility return.
Jay Finke
Thanks ma & dad .. see all that money you spent on my engineering degree, was useful after all.