Pneumatic Antenna Launcher is Not for Dribblers

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Getting an antenna into prime position is often a little challenging. Well, not anymore; checkout this awesome antenna launcher mod. Powered like a regular air pistol, it depends on pressurized gas to generate force, which then enables it to shoot a light line over a tree.


In its past life, the antenna launcher was instead used to project tennis balls at annoying children / fluffy pets tennis players, but it can now be used to project an aerial up and over a tree, or a similarly lofty position, by wrapping the wire around the tennis ball and taking aim. Finally, you can now tune into your favorite Martian radio station with no fuss, just as long as your aim is a bit better than that guy who follows you around in life, using the urinal before you. [Pneumatic Antenna Launching Systems viaMake]


OK where else am I going to get to talk about Wrist Rockets...

When I was a young man of about 12, I accompanied my grandfather and his buddy on a pheasant hunting trip. My job was to flush the game birds out of their cover with my Wrist Rocket so Gramps could take them with his 12 gage. (this was 30 years ago, and yes, we ate the meat)

Driving home from a successful outing I was seated in the back of Gramps Blazer playing with my slingshot. I had a glass marble in the pouch (marbles were the best ammo) and was drawing back and taking imaginary aim at road signs when the pouch slipped from my grip. I blew out the windshield from the inside while going 70mph. Gramps was not pleased.