In this tutorial i will be building an elastic band bow. in the next tutorial i will expand on this and turn it into a crossbow. You can also watch the video for this tutorial at this link
To start of you will first need to cut a notch as seen on the right into 2 different popsicle sticks.
Now take the two popsicle sticks with notches and push the thumbtacks
through them so that they rotate about the thumbtacks
next punch another thumbtack through the opposite ends of the popsicle sticks with the notches and tie a string around each end
To finish it off add the an elastic band in the notches. this will give the bow its elasticity and contain energy when the bow is pulled back
If you liked this consider also checking out how to make a pneumatic gun
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