Introduction: Pyrotechnical Application for Potato Cannons

I applied the concepts from my Fire Breathing video to my Pneumatic Cannon and ended up with a cool backyard flame thrower that turns ordinary flour into flaming balls of fire.

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Makler 47 made it! (author)2013-06-19

This is a really good design but what did you you use for the flame for the air canon? All I see is a big long stick with fire on it..Can you explain that?

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shoemaker made it! (author)shoemaker2013-06-19

That is a cotton all soaked with white gas.

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teknohawk made it! (author)2012-07-19

How do you learn to do stuff like this?

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mgrundvig made it! (author)2012-04-10

This is EXACTLY what I did for Maker Faire KC. It's downright ironic how close this is to what I ended up doing. It works very well.

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Aron313 made it! (author)2012-03-06

That is awesome! Do you know how to make explosive ammo?

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shoemaker made it! (author)shoemaker2012-03-06

I was just doing som experiments with a combination of pop-its and black powder. So far, the are not able to survive the rip down the barrel.

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