Man Builds Scary Handheld Blaster That Fires Playing Cards at 120 Miles per Hour
Mind your nose and your fingers when using, and please, don't stay in the way of the crazy card blaster.
Who wasn't fascinated with characters in movies who hurled playing cards with immense speed and cut through cars and ships? It looks like YouTuber The Practical Engineer is on a mission to give them a run for their money.
With some great engineering, fit, finish, and enthusiasm, he builds a handheld blaster that hurls playing cards at 120 miles per hour and higher. It is definitely crazy watching the tiny cards sticking like darts to the board's surface.
Similar projects were done by ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober and Mythbusters; however, The Practical Engineer goes into more detail and makes the design more compact.
As you'd imagine, there is a lot of work that was put into making the gun launch cards with speed and stability. The video goes into detail over how he built it, and he has a blog post that has even more information.
However, please, if you ever decide to build one for yourself use it with caution - and don't hurl anything towards cars, ships, and most importantly, people.