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Backyard Ballistics

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Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

Details: 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.

Author: William Gurstelle

Brand: Independent Publishers Group

Color: green

Edition: 2


  • Backyard Ballistics Book
  • Learn how to build an electromagnetic pipe gun, a pneumatic missile, a "Spud-Zooka," and more!
  • Contains over a dozen experiments with instructions and materials lists for launching and blowing-up a variety of fun projectiles.
  • Softcover. 210 pages.
  • May be returned in exchange for the same title only.

ISBN: 1613740646

Number Of Pages: 240

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Release Date: 2012-09-01

EAN: 9781613740644