Candle Cannon

These guys built a huge version of the AirZooka and are able to send blasts of air strong enough to knock out candles at well over 100 feet.

I want to make one!

via Neatorama

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beado4ever9 years ago
Great vid, though I'm curious what easy to generate smoke do you make assuming you aren't a rabid chain smoker or playing with oily rags?
You can buy theatrical smoke generators (which is what they seem to be using in the video), or plant a load of incense sticks inside the beast.
fungus amungus (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Patchouli Cannon!
I've heard of people filling air cannon with smells - apparently the chap that invented them made one the size of a barrel, then shot people with invisible stinks in the street - they would suddenly find themselves in a cloud of odour.

I have also heard plans to fill air cannons with flammable vapour and shoot them at ignition sources - shoot a cloud of alcohol vapour at a smoker and they get enveloped in a momentary flash of flame.
PKM Kiteman9 years ago
I loaded an airzooka with cigarette smoke back in the day when I had a friend who smoked- the rings were a lot more impressive of you just fired it gently. We did plan to add butane injection to it as we were already working on a remote butane system for his go-ped but never got round to it. I believe the original inventor fired hydrogen sulphide at people in the street... ewww.
Ferrite Kiteman9 years ago
It would be bad if it ignited inside the barrel :(
Kiteman Ferrite9 years ago
Think of the smoke ring it would fire, though...
Ferrite Kiteman9 years ago
Ya, that would be pretty cool.
Speaking of speed and smelss this somehow reminded me of part of Ron White's standup routine where he said something like:

We were traveling by plane at half the speed of smell and got passed by a kite. Then one of the two engines failed. And the guy sitting next to me went nuts and asked how far the other engine would take us, and I replied, "All the way to the scene of the crash, bet we beat the paramedics there by a good 35 minutes....
-- Ron White
guyfrom7up9 years ago
I wish they went to 200 feet tehy probably did aznd it didn't work so they didn't add it.
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