Unlike an RC car that will simply crash into a wall if you lose control, an expensive drone can potentially fly for miles after it stops heeding your remote’s commands. But while a shotgun can blast your treasured robot out of the sky before causes any trouble, this net-firing, air-powered, anti-drone cannon seems…
Impressed by late-night infomercial ads for blenders that can hack and slash through ice, nuts, and rocks? They might as well be primitive neanderthal tools compared to NightHawkInLight’s latest creation, which can turn potatoes into slivers and cabbage into coleslaw in the blink of an eye.
YouTuber Giaco Whatever is on a quest to build a Nerf blaster that will do more than just leave a tiny welt on someone. He’s constructed an air-powered dart cannon that generates 400 PSI of pressure, and when cranked to full power, it can apparently send a Nerf dart flying at Mach 2.3, twice the speed of sound, or…
Nature abhors a vacuum, or so the saying goes, and you can use that to your advantage when it comes to building a giant table-sized cannon that can obliterate a watermelon without the need for dangerous explosives or compressed air tanks.
After successfully launching a GoPro through the air using a bow and arrow, YouTube’s Sam and Niko have taken that experiment to new heights, and new speeds, by instead blasting the tiny action camera out of a compressed air cannon.
When the Super Soaker was released 25 years ago, it stirred up a bit of controversy when some idiots filled the water guns with bleach. But that’s nothing compared to how dangerous this pressurized H2O water cannon that YouTuber Asp built. It’s capable of inflicting a tremendous amount of damage, even serious bodily…
The next time you’re wandering through a Costco, don’t roll your eyes at the giant barrels of glowing orange cheese balls, wondering why anyone would buy such a thing. Because this is why you’d buy it: to build yourself a cheese ball-blasting machine gun that will revolutionize snacking as we know it.
It’s not often you come across a real-life mad scientist. They’re usually just over-the-top antagonists in comic books, but Colin Furze is the real thing. He has a penchant for building things that often blow up—on purpose—like this impossibly dangerous-looking thermite cannon.
Would shooting bowling balls out of a cannon make for good artillery? Sort of! The bowling balls whirrs out fast and strong and tries to strike everything in its way. It won’t break everything because if the ball comes in contact with a hard surface, it basically gets smashed into smithereens. Still, it’s a fun little…
Daredevil isn’t exactly a popular career choice, but the folks from Eclectical Engineering came up with a novel way to experience what it’s like to be shot out of a cannon, without risking your life or requiring you to join a traveling circus.
This is not a view you get very often. It’s the F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25mm internal cannon opened up for the world to see its mechanical firing process, including the barrels hydraulically spinning up, the low-observable gun door and the vent door popping open. And of course lots of smoke and flames.
Riding along as your car's scrubbed clean in an automatic car wash is already a pretty magical experience. But the Suds Blaster cannon promises to make it even better by letting you shoot at your vehicle with a blast of soap, which is proven to be easier to rinse away than bullet holes.
Normally, you wouldn't want to have a cannon aimed at your face, much less a cannon that can see your face and follow it around. But a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students at Olin College decided to challenge that notion with their marshmallow-firing Confectionary Cannon. It's worth getting in this…
Looking like something straight off of Davy Jones' ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean, five cannons saw air for the very first time in almost 300 years yesterday as they were lifted from what's believed to be legendary pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship.
There's no shortage of plans online for building a simple ping pong cannon that can fire balls at hundreds of miles per hour. But you're probably not going to find the details of Purdue University Professor Mark French's cannon, since his creation can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over…
This is how the US Marines wish you a Merry Christmas, people. The Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. So Star Warsy. They are firing Lightweight Howitzers during a night exercise. A beautiful shot of such a deadly weapon. [Flickr]
The Civil War ended almost 150 years ago, and by today's standards the weapons used are old-fashioned and outdated. But don't for a second think that means they weren't incredibly lethal. Because it turns out a modern car is still no match for a Civil War-era cannon.
Why fire a cannon at a model of an Israeli shipwreck? For science, naturally!