Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, and more

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This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati fire kite. The classic potato cannon has a new evil twin—the piezo-electric spud gun and the electromagnetic pipe gun has joined the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Features:

  • Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices
  • Build projects ranging from simple to the complex
  • A must for would-be engineers!
  • Projects require inexpensive household or hardware store materials
  • Clearly written and illustrated

Author: William Gurstelle

Brand: Independent Publishers Group

Edition: 2

Number Of Pages: 240

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

EAN: 9781613740644

Release Date: 01-09-2012

Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English