Author(s): GURSTELLE WILLIAM
From the author of Backyard Ballistics comes a new DIY handbook on building cannons and other fun things that shoot, from whiffle ball launchers and marshmallow bazookas to super-powered water guns and model culverins. Now ordinary folks can construct a dozen awesome artillery devices in their home workshops using basic 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 supersonic ping-pong ball shooter to the more complex replica of the Napoleon Cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, tells the history of how and when the artillery devices were used, and explains the physics behind the projects. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard watergunners, model-rocket launchers, and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.