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Trigger Launcher

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Project Snapshot

Quick to build, the trigger launcher offers ample opportunity to customize your design.

Build a triple-shooter, or a super long one to maximize the energy harnessed from the rubber band!

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Tools and Materials

The Engineering Creation Kit has everything you need for this project and many more from STEM Inventions, or get the supplies in bulk:

Tips and Troubleshooting

If the launcher isn't shooting very far, then...

  • Make sure the rubber bands are being stretched out enough.

  • Make sure the clothespin is positioned at the top of the craft stick "stairs." If it's not, the cork or the rubber band may get caught on the edge of a stick.

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