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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. How to create bang-up devices that shoot, sizzle, soar, or explode. A must for w...
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he is fascinated about weapons so it was right in his field of interest plus he gets to build it and use ideas and learning skills. Hillary U - Super-hero

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. Megan C

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Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices. How to create bang-up devices that shoot, sizzle, soar, or explode. A must for would-be engineers! Clearly written and illustrated.
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.

Backyard Ballistics
  • 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
  • Contains a number of history vignettes
  • Includes illustrations of ancient weapons
  • Strong emphasis on safety throughout
  • Written by William Gurstelle

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      Hillary U - Super-hero
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      he is fascinated about weapons so it was right in his field of interest plus he gets to build it and use ideas and learning skills.

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      Nov 30, 2016
      Megan C
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      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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      Nov 28, 2016
      Jackie C
      Great Entertainment

      My son who does not like to read yet likes science, this has gotten him to read and make science creations.

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      Bryan C
      Great book

      Got this for my younger brother and he is really excited about it. We love to tinker with things and create little projects. We are in the process of making a spud gun. The reading level of this is rated a little low as there are some words in the material that I had to translate.

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      Great book! Makes him think and figure things out.

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