Cover image for Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices
Title:
Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices
ISBN:
9781613740644
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents:
Keeping safety in mind -- The potato cannon -- Back porch rocketry -- The Cincinnati fire kite -- Greek fire and the catapult -- The tennis ball mortar -- The sublimator -- The flinger -- Pnewton's petard -- The powder keg -- The dry cleaner bag balloon -- The carbide cannon -- The electromagnetic pipe gun -- The ballistic pendulum.
Abstract:
This updated and expanded step-by-step guide enables ordinary folks to construct more than 13 awesome ballistic devices using inexpensive household or hardware store materials. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple, a match-powered rocket, to the more complex, a tabletop catapult, to the classic, the infamous potato cannon, to the offbeat, a Cincinnati fire kite.
Format:
Book
General Note:
Includes index.