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potato cannon

Alright peeps, i made a potato cannon and it works really well. any tips to make it even better? message me for instructions on how to make!

Topic by molmstead13  


potato cannons

Hey, just wanted to see everyone's potato cannon designs. please post yours and I will post mine. a great instructional book on how to make these can be found at your local library, called backyard ballistics.

Topic by nerfer  


potato vodka?

I am currently in an issoalted camp in the north and am interesting in making some potato vodka.  Potatoes are readily available and I can scrounge the materials for a still. But there is not a pressure cooker here. Could I cook the potao mash/juice in a regular pot on the stove? I know a make shift pressure cooker is proably dangerous and totaly out of the question, although it did cross my mind.

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potato cannon?

I remember seeing a video of a guy shootin nerf footballs out of an air cannon which he reloaded like a bolt action grenade launcher. i cant find it anywhere!!! help plz?

Topic by BigBossXtreme    |  last reply




Forum: Mashed Potatoes

Yum. The perfect comfort food eh? I love 'em, Do you love 'em? What do you think goes best with them? Share your recipes and comment and ideas here!!! Mash potatoes THEY ROCK!

Topic by Baron A    |  last reply


Microwave potato baker

 to make the microwave potato baker, it is said that the inside fabric is a secret material. It looks like quilt batting , is it isafe to use batting inside the cotton print fabric?

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odd potato tree

While traveling it israel i came across this strange tree and i just began called it a potato tree because it seemed to have green potatoes growing on it. so i have but one question for you all; What the hell is this!?!

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potato gun contest

I am proposing a potato gun contest but not any kind of potato gun contest. i am proposing a concealed weapons potato gun contest. air or combustion and it has to screw apart to fit in a briefcase or on your person it can also already be small enough so that you wont have to take it apart use your imagination i am eager to see what people come up with also disguised potato guns are also welcome. thanks for humoring me PhD

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Unconventional Potato Salad

Do you love a potato salad that's out of the norm? Olive oil, or mayo? Heavily spiced, or simple? This one by The Kitchn, with kalamata olives and parsley, got me thinking. How far out of the envelope can you go with potato salad? A family member makes a fantastic one with bacon bits and dill. I've never made potato salad, and I'm curious what fun combination are out there.

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Potato cannon efficiency? Answered

I created a potato cannon that only has straight pieces of PVC.I have seen other designs where the combustion chamber is wrapped around 180 degrees with two elbow pieces thus making the cannon more compact.  Does anyone know which design is more efficient as in terms of launch power and speed?

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Mr. Potato Hellboy

This mash-up of Mr. Potatohead and Hellboy is pretty sweet. I never did see the movie nor have I ever had a Mr. Potatohead, but I do enjoy seeing a devilish version of Mr. Potatohead. Even better, there are over 30 more Mr. Potatohead mash-ups at the site mrpotatomash.com. Dig in!via Neatorama

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potato mini gun

hi again all i posted a question with a other potato problem, nobody answered but i fixed it..Now i got other problem.. what i do is (i tried with deo hairspray 3 diffrend igniters and air duste) and they're all flameable, i found out tha air duster is easist to ignite what i do is first i blow much air duster in, then i blow it test it blow more test blow test, but it simply wont ignite:-( hope you can help oh and 1 more thing, when i open the pill bottle thing it does ignite like it flames out of the wrong end-_-

Topic by Kong markus  


Grow 100 lbs of potatoes in 4 square feet

Learn how to grow 100 lbs. of potatoes* in a tiny plot with some lumber, potato seeds, and some careful watering. When I move into a new place where I can finally put my garden this is one idea I'd love to try out and see if it works.And then I will be the Spud King of my neighborhood, giving potatoes to all the kids for Halloween because that's a lot more than I normally eat. Link via Lifehacker*45 kg in .37 square meters for everyone else

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Growing Grub

Here in France we suffer a lot with doryphores (Colorado Beetle). For the last few years I have grown my potatoes in straw which does seem to have reduced the number of beetles I've had to put up with. 1) A week or so before planting time (or, if you want to try and conserve water do this in winter), break open a few bales of straw and lay the wedges - tightly together - over your spud patch. 2) Soak for several days until saturated. (if doing over winter then forget this stage. The rain will do it for you) 3) Lay seed spuds over the soaked wedges and cover with loose straw. As the spuds grow just "earth up" with more loose straw 4) From time to time check the bottom is still damp. Water if required. I find that I rarely have to water 5)To harvest, or if you want just a few New Spuds, lift the loose straw and take what is wanted. 6) After all the spuds have been harvested you can either leave the straw in situ and re-use next year, dig it into the ground or move to a manure/compost heap to finish rotting down. Sorry I haven't got any pics. I didn't think of taking any as I've used this method for a few years and I've also broken my camera when I had a fall. Haz

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Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

This steampunked Mr. Potato Head by Sarah Calvillo is awesome. Especially cool is using the butt compartment for the mouth. Super sweet! Spudnik: Steampunk Mr. Potato Head via BoingBoing

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Mutant Haunted Potato of Doom

Check out this Ebay listing its hilarious http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&salenotsupported;=true&item;=260431623890

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What is the best potato cannon?

Ok, I have seen a lot of variants on potato cannons (here on instructables as well as all over the internet) and have a few questions: 1. What is the best best cannon design? 2. What is the best propellant? 3. What is the best ammo? 4. What is the best barrel size?

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Pringles ARE Potato Crisps (Chips)

Procter & Gamble will be forced to pay tens of millions of pounds in VAT after losing a legal battle with the (UK) taxman over its Pringles snack.The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Inland Revenue, which maintained that Pringles constitute a potato snack and are, therefore, liable for VAT (tax). The Appeal Court judges disagreed with a previous ruling that the low potato content (42%) exempted Pringles from VAT.See here for BBC article

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potato cannon engineering survey

Hey, I need help from people who have built or bought potato cannons. my capstone high school senior engineering project is centered around building a better potato cannon, and part of the project is doing some market research. I've got a quick (10 question) survey that's built to just get an idea of problems with current potato cannons, the kind of demographic that generally uses them, etc. Please help with this project. I'll probably post instructions on making it here when we're done. here's the link to the survey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PTNSBJW thanks if you can help.

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Are potato cannons legal in Michigan?

We have been using potato cannons in a BSA camporee and someone just told us that these cannons are illegal. When they are used they are in a safe place, like a rifle range. The cannons are mounted so they can only go up and down and not side to side. If you know of a Michigan state document I can use to show the legality, please let me know.

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CPA(couch potatoes of america)

If you qualify for the CPA please join my group. reasons to join the CPA might be(but are not limited to): 1)watching to much t.v. 2)spending extended periods of time on couch. 3)haven't changed you shirt in 3 days 4)having t.v. dinners more then 4 days a week 5)having more then 15 pop cans on the floor right by you. 6)you almost have the t.v. guide memorised 7)you do have the t.v. guide memorised 8)you havent cleaned you room or house in 3 weeks.

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My potatoes have "eyes." I know the eyes themselves are poisonous, but is the rest of the potato okay or not?

(And does anyone know why are they called "eyes," anyway?) Thanks.

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potato gun ammo (1",1.5" and 2")

I made a potato gun https://www.instructables.com/id/potato_cannon_with_interchangeable_barrels/ and i need ideas for ammo, plz not that shelled golfball thing. thx in advance

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No Instutables for Curly Fries

There are zero search results for curly fries. Surely somebody out there knows how to make curly fries. I like Jack in the Box curly fries. Be the first to post an Instructable on how make great tasting curly fries! A copycat Jack in the Box curly fries recipe would be great. Here's your chance to post the very first Instructable on how make curly fries.

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Whats better for a potato cannon, ABS or PVC? Answered

Whats better for safety and your wallet?

Question by Xenel    |  last reply



can twice baked potatoes be frozen and reheated successfully? ?

Suggest the second baking could be done in the microwave, after defrosting fully prepared potatoes I want to make some for my son in college, so they're easy for him to prepare.

Question by Jane S    |  last reply


spicy potato chips (like jalepeno and cheddar cape cod)

Does anyone know how to make spicy potato chips, like deepfryem but give them flavor that can last?

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What is the most flammable aerosol spray( that is cheap) for use with a potato gun? Answered

I just need some sort of fuel to use to launch my potato gun?

Question by uniboob tom    |  last reply


potato cannon airsoft mortar ammo?

I recently built a pneumatic potato cannon, and i would like to use it in airsoft as a mortar of sorts. anyone have any ideas of something i could shoot that would cause splash damage when it hits the ground? cause i dont wanna have to hit someone directly, or hurt them......

Question by generaljuan    |  last reply


how to make potato light bulb? Answered

I need it to do my science project please help me.

Question by neo-sky    |  last reply


Figuring Out Acceleration on a Potato Gun

My newest craze is potato cannons. I built a simple potato cannon powered with hairspray. I didn't plan out ratios of chamber volume to barrel volume, but I must have guessed pretty well because the potatos go far. Really far. I shoot them in an empty bean field and they stay in the air for 10 seconds before hitting the ground at what I guess is 300 yards away. I want to measure it to be sure. I'm probably exaggerating the distance out of sheer amazement. But the potato goes really far. I got to thinking, though, that I could go beyond just shooting the potatoes, and actually turn this into something useful. If there was a way to determine the acceleration of the potato inside the barrel, that would be super cool. I've had a few ideas on this so far:The most complicated involves drilling holes on each side of the barrel. The holes would be every inch the entire length of the barrel. On one side led's would be installed and wired in parallel to remain on constantly. On the other side photoresistors would be installed and also wired in parallel with a microcontroller. When the potato traveled down the barrel it would block the light to some of the photoresistors and the microcontroller would get a readout. If there was a way to program this whole system and get a graph on a computer of the acceleration/time curve, that would be awesome!! Another way would yield a less accurate number. Shooting the cannon straight up and timing how long it takes the potato to hit the ground would give you the initial velocity. Vf = Vi + Gt, so: -2Vi = -9.81t . Once the initial velocity is known, if the time it takes for the potato to leave the barrel can be figured out, the acceleration could be figured out.Let me know what you think!Note: I will attach images as they come.

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My mini potato gun/spitball gun wont work! Answered

I have made a mini potato gun and at first it was working but it doesnt seem to be working. I spray into the gun then when i go to shoot it it doesn't work. There is a spark and I'm definitely spraying enough aerosol so that shouldnt be the problem. Im not sure what im doing wrong, can anyone help or make any suggestions ?

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Baked Potatoes~~ Do you eat the shell?

This is just a general poll. There are no right or wrong answers. I'm just interested in your personal preferences. When eating a Baked Potato... do you eat the shell? Never? Sometimes? Always?

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What kind of wood to use to build a potato bin? Answered

I want to build a potato/onion bin for storage but i am not sure what kind of wood i am supposed to use if it even matters. I have seen lots of plans and pictures for bins so I don't need that, but it never says if i have to use a specific type of wood. I'd like to use plywood since i have a lot of it but most builds show pine boards being used.

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No Instructable for Waffle Fries.

No Instructable for Waffle Fries. Regular waffles are great. Jack in the Box has great sweet potato waffle fries. I would like to know how to make crispy sweet potato waffle fries like Jack in the Box.

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Desperate for VIDEO of CROCHET potato chip ruffle scarf

Can you help? I have a CROCHET pattern for a potato chip ruffle scarf...But I am desperate for a video. I promised my granddaughter one for Christmas> So far I have ruined the beginning of a beautiful skein..Sadly, I don't know how to knit...thank you in advance

Question by Sharronn    |  last reply


Can cassava starch be use as the main ingredient in plastic making???Just like potato starch!!

Pls... i want to conduct research about cassava starch!!11what is it in the potato ..that can be use as the main ingredient in making potato plastic??/how about the cassava starch???pls..ans this!!!?

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I'm making a pnuematic potato cannon and I need help on what is the best piston release method?

I know of two ways, but am looking for advice from veterans. I am not a novice at this, and cost is not a problem, so give all and any ideas. (illogical ones are accepted!)

Question by caspar97    |  last reply


I am going to cook dinner for 5, I need an idea what to cook.?

I am going to cook dinner for 5, I need an idea.? I have plenty of jasmine rice, some frozen corn, deep fryer with potatoes to fit for fries, frozen ground meat, a TON of spices, potatoes, hot sauces, orange and orange zest, lemon zest, a little cornstarch, etc. I have the works. What can I do with the works? Can you give and/or link recipes?

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Can i shoot t shirts out of a combustion potato gun ( spud gun)? Answered

I wanted to make a t shirt cannon for school spirit week and i thought a combustion cannon would burn the t shirt. so if anyone knows anything about that please answer.

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