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Meet the Maker: Mostly Harmless Arms

Wanna learn to make your own toy gun? Or maybe even shoot one at the Faire? Then join Mostly Harmless Arms to find out more!


Mostly Harmless Arms aims “to make toy guns fun for grownups.” Andrew Kane of MHA explains that “We think that the off-the-shelf blasters don’t shoot far enough for teenagers and adults to produce an active, engaging, outdoor experience that’s more fun than playing video games and better exercise as well.” They have published a variety of blaster designs for others to make, but they also sell completed blasters for those that would rather not build it themselves. It’s important to remember that complete eyewear is important with these products. Be safe and have fun!

At the Faire, they plan to have a table for participants to see the blasters, the blaster parts to see how they work. They might even have a shooting gallery so folks can try out the various blasters! Mostly Harmless Arms “want people to know these type of toys exist, that they can build their own, and that all the fun of a FPS videogame is available in meatspace.”

So come to the Faire and check out Mostly Harmless Arms!

Maker Faire Poster

Please help spread the word about Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside!

Here is our promotional poster.  Remember: all CPS students get FREE admission!