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Slingshot Guru builds "Condom Gun" as entry into Bill Gates $100k Condom Challenge

Slingshot master Joerg Sprave gets our vote for the Bill Gates Condom Challenge.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Apr 11 2013 9:59 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:23 PM CST

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently offered $100,000 to anyone who could improve the condom. While many of us snickered at the idea, some people are taking the challenge very seriously, and are creating some truly innovating concepts.

Slingshot Guru builds Condom Gun as entry into Bill Gates $100k Condom Challenge | TweakTown.com

Many of us are familiar with the Slingshot Channel on YouTube where Joerg Sprave builds some monster sized, rubber band powered, projectile firing weapons of mass destruction slingshots. When he heard about Bill Gate's call to action, he did the only natural thing any self-respecting slingshot maker would do, he made a condom firing slingshot.

In the video above, Joerg Sprave shows off a slingshot-esque "Condom Gun", which looks to be as painful, as you were just imagining. The device works by "cocking" a sliding condom application apparatus. The gun is then placed in position, the trigger is pulled, and the condom is applied in the blink of an eye with a loud thud.

No actual application footage has been released yet, but we are okay with that, and will take Joerg Sprave's word on its effectiveness.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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