Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices.
Learn how to create bang-up devices that shoot, sizzle, soar, or explode. A must for would-be engineers!
This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects. Ordinary folks can 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.
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
Drawings and black and white photograph accompany text
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Backyard Ballistics is filled with fun and creative ideas. The materials are usually simple and easy to find. In Backyard Ballistics, science is involved in every project,and
you learn something new almost every time!
Posted 10/15/2014 by Jacob Bunn
The book has been great so far. My son and I built and fired the potato cannon. The directions were clear and easy to follow. I anticipate spending many hours working with my son on future projects. It is a great way to get him away from the video games.
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