Mr. Gear is a master of tiny, mostly useless, and totally terrific projects. There’s hisminiature bottle cap dremel, for instance. Or his minuscule plastic foam cutter. The latest in his line of 9-volt-powered gadgets packs a little bit more of a punch. Say hello to his littlemini matchstick pocket pistol friend.
The design is pretty simple. The barrel is just a pencil with the graphite removed to form a barrel.
Mini Matchstick Gun
Towards the rear of the pencil barrel, there’s a perpendicular hole that the ignition wires run through, with a small button completing the circuit back to the terminals of the battery. If you just pour a little bit of powder from a cap gun refill down the barrel and load it up with a matchstick, you’ve got a nice little cannon on your hands.