Backyard Ballistics

Backyard Ballistics

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Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simplea€”a match-powered rocketa€”to the more complexa€”a scale-model, table-top catapulta€”to the offbeata€”a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.Joining and Cementing PVC Pipe The process of joining and cementing PVC pipe is technically called a€œsolvent welding. ... PVC. SOLVENT. SAFETY. INSTRUCTIONS. 1. Avoid breathing the PVC solvent cement and primer vapors. Work in aanbsp;...

Title:Backyard Ballistics
Author:William Gurstelle
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2012-09-01


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