In our time in the store you can buy almost any children's toy, although their quality and usefulness are very doubtful. And Soviet schoolchildren often made their own toys themselves. For example, matchcool. This home-made shoots close, but is made quite simply. To make a matchcool, you need a thin felt-tip pen and a powerful spring. By the way, the spring can be removed from the lighter. Or from the mechanism of an automatic ballpoint pen.Using a hacksaw, cut the marker into two equal parts. Then remove from it a writing tip, a rod, and a cap, which is located on the top of the marker.Insert a small metal (or plastic) plate into the spring. This must be done so that when using a match, the match does not fall into the match.Take the bottom of the marker and place the spring in it.Close the top cover tightly.So, matchcool is ready. To start using it, insert a match into the hole, press it with your finger and release it sharply. The spring will unfold and push out the match. The firing range of this homemade is about five meters and depends entirely on the length and elasticity of the spring.