You never know when you are going to need a stockpile of weapons available in case of an apocalypse. That is why it’s a good idea to take a look at author Lance Akiyama’s DIY book Rubber Band Engineer. This book teaches you how to use wood paint sticks, clothespins, popsicle sticks and PVC pipe to create a variety of cool rubber band weapons.
Akiyama, who works for Galileo Learning, spends his time developing hands-on science curriculum for summer camp students. He put his knowledge of innovative engineering to write this book.
It is the ultimate DIY guide to building impressive weapons using nothing more than common household items that you probably already have laying around. There is no need to scour your garage for tools or other gear. All you need is basic household items like rubber bands, ice pop sticks, pencils, plumbing pipes and dowels. If you don’t have these things at home, you could easily pick them up during your next trip to the hardware store.
The 144-page book is straightforward and easy-to-follow. It provides hands-on guidance for those who want to build a cool weapon. The Rubber Band Engineer features 19 projects with lots of photos throughout. These visuals are a great help and make the projects pretty easy to complete—even for the DIY challenged. In addition to the photos, each project has detailed step-by-step instructions.
The projects in the book include a PVC Slingshot Rifle, Floating Arm Trebuchet, a Pneumatic Magic Box, Improvised Darts, a Davinci Catapult and more.
If you have a weekend or two free and want to put together some awesome weapons using common everyday items, then try your hand at one of these cool projects.