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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GADGET OR CONTRAPTION THAT MYTHBUSTERS BUILT Answered

From the steam canon to the lead balloon,talk about the gadgets and contraptions the mythbusters built.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

8 years ago

I must admit though, that my second favorite "show" was when they tried to launch a frontend loader (bull dozer) into the air with buried explosives....

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

8 years ago

The lead ballon it confirmed an argument I had with a metalwork teacher about 35 years ago......
Told you so!!!! :-)

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xXFor_The_WinXx
xXFor_The_WinXx

8 years ago

DEFINATLEY when they cut down some trees with machine guns and a m134 dillon minigun

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samr37l
samr37l

Reply 8 years ago

Definitely. But there was just an episode when they stuck a paintball gun on a car. Yes Adam, I sooo wanted to be you right then :)

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samr37l
samr37l

Reply 8 years ago

I wonder if I could make an instructable for that...... ;)

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schoonovermr
schoonovermr

10 years ago

my favorite was the paper crossbow. adam's ruled! somebody needs to post an instructable on how to make one.

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comodore
comodore

Reply 10 years ago

Yea, that was pretty cool! I agree!

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FrozenIce
FrozenIce

Reply 9 years ago

That would be awsome:)

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FrozenIce
FrozenIce

9 years ago

I liked the rc car with a leaking fuel tank and the water wind tunnel for the model cars :)

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nbagf
nbagf

9 years ago

when the mythbusters took a small rc car and put a rocket on it and tried to get it airborne

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m5industriesinc
m5industriesinc

9 years ago

the deadly straw cannon by far ...... by the way does anyone know were to get one of those pilot assisted diaphragm valves (the electric release valve )?

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bombmaker2
bombmaker2

9 years ago

Duct Tape Sail Boat was my personal favorite. I did find it hilarious when jamie threw that silicon implant at Adam... the sound still makes me crack up.

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heatblast
heatblast

9 years ago

The part where they made an exploding hot water heater. I THOUGHT THAT WAS AWESOME. XD

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artworker
artworker

9 years ago

Cannon made from Tree Trunk. And they exploded it at the end of the test. Story goes like: Under siege from a neighboring clan, a Medieval Hungarian town (Paks) built a cannon out of a tree overnight, but wiped out a great deal of itself when the cannon exploded during a test-fire. http://mythbustersresults.com/episode6

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

9 years ago

The giant paintball array that painted the Mona Lisa in under 1 second.

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comodore
comodore

Reply 9 years ago

xixixixi
That was awesome! 

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DIYmaker96
DIYmaker96

11 years ago

The non-dairy creamer was the absolute best one EVER. It was possibly the largest Mythbuster fireball ever. I am working on an instructable for a small scale one with PVC and blackpowder

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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

Yea, that really made giant fire ball from hell! I burned out so fast but still.... :D

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J4mm3r5
J4mm3r5

Reply 11 years ago

it that the 1 that made adam lose an eyebrow?

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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

No, this is series 5 and the one where Adam lost an eyebrow is series 1.

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J4mm3r5
J4mm3r5

Reply 11 years ago

Oh OK

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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

:)

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critterfluffy
critterfluffy

Reply 10 years ago

was the eyebrow lost while they were testing cell phone vs gas pumps?

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comodore
comodore

Reply 9 years ago

yup! :)

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Firebert010
Firebert010

Reply 11 years ago

Agreed 100% The sawdust and creamer fireballs were totally awesome.

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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

:D

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Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

although seemingly simple, the Thumbprint computer and door lock reader hack.


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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

That episode told me never to buy thumbprint locks!!!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

at least, not until they make them a LOT better, eh? :-)

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critterfluffy
critterfluffy

Reply 10 years ago

I don't think they will ever get that much better.  Not without adding a lot.  If a fingerprint can be stored then it can be duplicated.  Same goes for just about anything but a fingerprint is difficult to keep private.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

True enough,  from that perspective it will be hard to improve. 

The only way would be for  the device to "somehow" detect whether it was a "real finger" being shown, rather then a "copy".   Since a copy would not be a "flesh and blood" finger (although it may be placed  ON one).  

Retinal scans would be both more secure and harder to duplicate, I believe.
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critterfluffy
critterfluffy

Reply 10 years ago

I agree completely on that one.  Plus, many people lose their fingers or don't have them but it is a lot rarer for someone to not have atleast one eye.  They just need to figure out a way for the scanner to not feel like being probed.

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J4mm3r5
J4mm3r5

Reply 11 years ago

Sik. OMG the photocopy worked!! It has a different narrator to the episodes shown here in England

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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

Yea, there is a different narrator for Europe...

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J4mm3r5
J4mm3r5

Reply 11 years ago

yeah i know (Robin Banks)

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DIYmaker96
DIYmaker96

Reply 11 years ago

as opposed to Mike Lee here in the good old USA

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J4mm3r5
J4mm3r5

Reply 11 years ago

yep...

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fallenspirit123
fallenspirit123

Reply 11 years ago

now thats what I'm talking about!!!

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acer5050
acer5050

Reply 11 years ago

thats mine :)

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comodore
comodore

Reply 11 years ago

?

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critterfluffy
critterfluffy

10 years ago

My personal favorite contraption that they ever built was the Thermite Hindenburg.  That things was awesome.  As for my favorite thing they have ever done, it is easily the time they vaporized a cement truck.

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BOOM5601
BOOM5601

10 years ago

Chicken Gun.

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_Scratch_
_Scratch_

10 years ago

Definitely the Van De Graaff Generator

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comodore
comodore

Reply 10 years ago

season 2 :)

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qwertyboy
qwertyboy

10 years ago

probably the match powered cannon from the youtube special or the rocket sled from the demolition special

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comodore
comodore

Reply 10 years ago

Those are really cool!