Hello my Backers and future Backers!
First of all, if some of you are thinking of getting more than one award, simply increase your amount by whatever the new award is, and when the deadline comes, I'll be asking anyone pledging over their award level what other award they wanted. If you're from outside the US, please email me about the shipping price, as it will go down with multiple awards.
I was showing my daughter an early version of the Magnetapult (smaller, and less powerful) and she suggested that since the Standard one is so strong, I should make a smaller one for kids. Since I'd already bought a ton of different sizes and shapes of magnets, I decided to see how much I could pack into a little package. The result is The Mini Magnetapult:
Its 3" high by a bit over 3" long with an arm length of about 3.5". (The Standard is about 5" high by 6" long, with an arm length of a bit over 6".) I originally designed it to fire airsoft bb's, and as you can barely see in the video, it launches them pretty fast. It can launch other light projectiles as well, but as your mother said, 'Careful, you'll take an eye out with one of those!'
Best of all, since the magnets are smaller, I can offer it at a very reasonable award level of $20! I also added a new 'Family Plan' at a reduced rate if you want to get all three!
I hope you enjoy the video, and decide to get a Magnetapult or two (or three or four!) of your very own! If you have a hard time seeing some of the smaller ammo fly, try the full HD version on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjDQuq1b1A&hd=1