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Backyard Ballistics (Paperback)

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    Uses diagrams, photographs, and text to provide step-by-step instructions for making thirteen ballistic devices, including a match-powered rocket, a potato cannon, and a Cincinnati fire kite....more

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Uses diagrams, photographs, and text to provide step-by-step instructions for making thirteen ballistic devices, including a match-powered rocket, a potato cannon, and a Cincinnati fire kite.

William Gurstelle is the author of Absinthe and Flamethrowers, The Art of the Catapult, the bestsellingBackyard Ballistics, Building Bots, Whoosh, Boom, Splat, andNotes from the Technology Underground. He is a professional engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years. He is a contributing editor atMake magazine and writes frequently for Wired, The Rake, and several other national magazines. He can be contacted atnfttu.blogspot.com.

Author:
Gurstelle, William
Genre:
SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
169
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chicago Review Pr
Publish Date:
06/01/2001
Copyright Year:
2001
ISBN:
9781556523755
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.75 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.9 lb
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  • Backyard Ballistics

    Fun for the whole family! Easy to follow directions with items you probably have around the house. We've got to finish eating our Pringles so we can make our tennis ball launcher.

  • My 13 year old son loves this book

    This book is tons of fun. My son has poured over it, and had to have it as a birthday present for his best friend, too. All his friends are coveting it. I just had to lay down the rule that I have to be present for certain things (anything involving fire). He's been great about it, and I've had fun witnessing all the projects, too.

  • What a blast!

    I bought this book for my 11-year-old son, on the recommendation of the director of the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, CT. My son immediately set to building the potato cannon. It was a big success, and the whole family got into it. For the mechanically inclined, the book's project ideas are inspirational and educational. It gives kids a chance to learn in ways they don't ordinarily get a chance in school. Highly recommended.

  • What fun!!!

    We are a homeschooling family and always looking for fun, educational things to do. After reading through this book, I can tell we will be making a bunch of noise this summer! The instructions are very clear and easy to read. The author obviously had a lot of fun writing it because my boys really enjoy reading it. The projects definitely require adult supervision, but they are so much fun to do that isn't a problem.

  • fast shipment thanks.

    Anonymous from east peoria illinois usa, Jan 30, 2006

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