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There exist toy guns that shoot small plastic or foam discs. The way
that this is done is very simple: the discs are stacked into a tube, and
when the trigger is pulled, they fall down in front of a rubber band and
get snapped forward. These toys are fun to play with, but the discs do
enough weight to fly very far.
I want a large, shoulder-mounted unit that shoots paper plates. You
could just drop stacks of plates into the gun and pull the trigger to have
them fly safely out of a slot. The same mechanism from the little toy
disc shooters could be used, if it were enlarged with an industrial-
strength rubber band. Why would anyone use this? Well, it would be a
lot of fun at picnics.
found one with a target center...
[xandram, Jan 02 2010]
||wouldn't work for thin paper plates, only the "chinette" ones... and you'd have to spin the plate **really** fast to get more than a couple feet. [ ]
||could the plates have a target center printed on them?
I searched and found one. [see link]
||Oh, crap. I think I just deleted an annotation by accident.
||Gonna sic my dog on you and your plates.
||With a further modification, it could shoot clown-style
custard pies (which aren't pies, nor custard, but are
basically paper plates with some foamy stuff on them).
||Reminds me of the old cartoons whereas the server
just shuffled out plates in the air, and they landed
properly on the table in front of the diner.