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Snap Fit Mini Crossbow

by CyberCyclist Aug 11, 2015
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One of my first prints. Worked great but the trigger was deformed since I printed all the parts at once. I reprinted the trigger again. A little sanding to make sure they fit together and done. Works great. Very solid and snaps together solid. Shoots pretty far with one elastic. Great job.

What is the weight of it?

Would a pencil work for ammo?


the pusher is always printed bigger than he is (I print with M3D printer) but the others parts are ok. do you have any idea to prevent that ?

many thanks


How about resize only pusher to 97-98%?

I've managed to crack the bow piece after using it a few times. I think it is because I was overly ambitious and used two rubber bands to increase the speed of the straws. Increasing the fill to 100% didn't prevent me from breaking a second bow so I am going to revert to a single rubber band :-)

I've added a little piece of foam at the end of the track part, to stop the pusher from hitting the limb part. For me it works with two rubber bands now (33% infill).

Could someone use the mount from the arrow holder to fit a laser pointer?

Had to print one part six times because it kept breaking. I finally got everything cleaned out out supports and stuff but the trigger wont fit throught the hole. i made the hole bigger and the trigger doesnt even work. I have wasted so much time and effort on this i am now just aggravated. This is designed poorly.

I made a bullet in case you don't have drinking straws http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1105151

Bullet for Snap Fit Mini Crossbow
by cashlo

While designing my crossbow model, airsoft pellet was one of the candidates of projectiles.

I think it will take about 3 hours.
If you have any trouble in printing / assembling, please post feedback!

13 min, and its done!

Have you resolved print area problem?

yes.. its done! i just printed the parts separately.

Thanks for your feedback!

you are very much welcome! i will soon post a make

so far, the best thing about this is i wont have to hold the grip with one hand, and hold the rail with the other, i just can reload with one, hold with the other!

yep... so far that proves true... had to start last night... but i cant use your setup and i only am using supports when theres severe overhangs. (the trigger lol.) i cant use your setup cuz my bed is 4x4x4... not5x5x5 like you..... i love this... and i think ill like ALL your designs, cuz you and i have small beds. keep up the great work!