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A redesigned rubber band gun for use in the office, at home or on the playground.  Hours of fun!
A redesigned rubber band gun for use in the office, at home or on the playground. Hours of fun!
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THE RUBBER BAND GUN

A redesigned rubber band gun for use in the office, at home or on the playground.  Hours of fun!

The Palladium Rubber Band Gun Kit
The Palladium Rubber Band Gun Kit
Prototype of Palladium Gun
Prototype of Palladium Gun

Hello!  I am a student at Brown University and a Rhode Island School of Design studying Industrial Design.  For one of my projects I was asked to redesign and mass produce an object.  I chose to redesign the rubber band gun!

  • The gun comes in a kit form with 19 easy to assemble wood parts 
  • The gun can be assembled in less than 5 minutes
  • The gun is fastened with only 9 fasteners (no glue required!)
  • cut out of 1/8 inch birch plywood for a nice feel and good look
  • The gun shoots 10 shots and distances of 20-25 feet! 
  • All manufactured and design in the U.S.A.
7 versions
7 versions

THE STORY:

As children I played with rubber band  guns.  But as I got older rubber band guns went away with childhood.  However In my first year at the Rhode Island School of Design my class participated in large games of Assassin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin_(game)) in which you would "kill" the other players by using rubber bands.  My friends and I wanted to bring back rubber band guns and introduce them to the game.  As being RISD students we began making our own.  This gun is its culmination!

THE PLAN:

-I have my manufacturers set up so once I am funded, I will be able to start immediately producing The Palladium.  

-I will be purchasing baltic birch from woodcraft.com and the plastic pins from crown and bolt and the packaging from Uline. (approximately 1 week)

-I will then cut the guns through Providence's Precision Laser Cutters (http://www.precisionlaserri.com/) (approximately 1-2 weeks and depends on how many orders there are)

-My family and friends and I will then package the gun and ship them right to you! (approximately 1-2 weeks)

-It is as simple as that!

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(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSmWOsfo0-w ) Link for assembly 

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Risks and challenges

I am currently a dual degree at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. I have a many teachers here for help and support! All you have to do is purchase a rubber band gun and wait for the fun to begin!

Materials:
We have established reliable materials and hardware suppliers

Manufacturing:
We have located a manufacturer who is reliable and produces good quality laser cutting

Packaging: We will ensure that each kit is complete and stocked with many rubber bands to ensure hours of fun

Our Promise:
If something does not go according to plan, please contact us!

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Richard Fishman, Eli Block, Mattheus Carpenter, Paul Bentel, Michela Bentel, Lukas Bentel, Skye Ray, Andrew Stewart Kevin Wiesner and Ben schnell!

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    A 100 Extra rubber bands for more fire power and fun!!!

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    THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: The FULL RUBBER BAND GUN KIT, which includes 30+ rubber bands, instructions and all the parts for you to have a blast!!! US shipping included!

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    The FULL RUBBER BAND GUN KIT, which includes 30 rubber bands, instructions and all the parts for you to have a blast!! US shipping included!

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    The FULL RUBBER BAND GUN KIT PLUS 100 rubber bands! It also includes instructions and all the parts for you to have a blast!! US shipping included!

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    The FULL RUBBER BAND GUN KIT PLUS anything of your choice etched into the barrel or handle (your name perhaps?). Just send me a file! This kit also includes, rubber bands, instructions and all the parts for you to have a blast!! US shipping included!

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