Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters

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These are the homemade machines that you’ve dreamed of building, from the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun. Including detailed diagrams and supply lists, Gurstelle’s simple, step-by-step instructions help workshop warriors at any skill level achieve impressively powerful results. With Whoosh Boom Splat, you can build:

- The Jam Jar Jet—the simple pulse jet engine that ...

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Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters

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Overview

These are the homemade machines that you’ve dreamed of building, from the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun. Including detailed diagrams and supply lists, Gurstelle’s simple, step-by-step instructions help workshop warriors at any skill level achieve impressively powerful results. With Whoosh Boom Splat, you can build:

- The Jam Jar Jet—the simple pulse jet engine that roars
- The Elastic Zip Cannon—a membrane-powered shooter that packs a wallop
- The Mechanical Toe—a bungee-powered kicking machine
- The Vortex Launcher—a projectile shooter that uses air bullets for ammunition
- The Clothespin Snap Shooter—the PG-17 version of a clothespin gun that fires fiery projectiles
- The Architronito—the steam-powered cannon conceived by Leonardo da Vinci
And many more!

In addition to learning how to make these cool gadgets, you’ll find sections packed with information on what makes each machine unique. Gurstelle describes the machine’s historical origins as only he can: with verve, fun, and the sort of quirky details his legions of fans love. Whoosh Boom Splat is a must-have for every extreme tinkerer.

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Garage warriors are always eager to enlarge their hand-built arsenals. With its nifty plans and complete instructions, Bill Gurstelle's Whoosh Boom Splat is bound to generate a neighborhood-pleasing escalation among spud gunners and projectile enthusiasts. The book includes instructions for building pulsejets, trebuchets, Turkish cannons, mechanical toes, air bullets, clothespin snapshooters, T-shirt cannons, the Achitrinito, and more. So much for the backyard Helsinki Accords!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307339485
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 395,037
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

William Gurstelle is the author of Adventures from the Technology Underground, Backyard Ballistics, Building Bots, and The Art of the Catapult. The number of hours he’s spent crafting fighting robots and catapults instead of working at, say, his normal job (as an engineer) is, in Bill’s own words “scary to contemplate, but it serves a purpose.” When not building devices that make stuff go whoosh, boom, and splat, Bill is a contributing editor at Make magazine and writes frequently for Wired, The Rake, and several other national magazines. He lives in Minneapolis.
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