THE NIGHT LIGHTER 36

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Photograph by Casimir A. Sienkiewicz

By William Gurstelle

Launch potato projectiles 200+ yards with this stun-gun triggered, high-powered potato cannon with see-thru action. (Good thing potatoes are biodegradable.) »

Set up: p.112 Make it: p.114 Use it: p.118

POTATOES, BEWARE

The potato cannon, a.k.a. the spud gun, is a popular and very entertaining amateur science project. It’s simple to make, and few devices offer such bang for the buck. You can use the Night Lighter both day and night, but when it’s dark, the clear PVC provides an excellent view of the interior ballistics. Also, the stun gun gives better performance than ...

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