Shockwave Air Cannon

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With an old shower curtain or thick trash bag, a bicycle inner tube, and a plastic bucket, you can make your own air cannon for shooting air-missiles. You can blow out candles from across a room! Great for birthday parties where you don't want the birthday kid to spit on the cake!

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    british_owl

    4 years ago on Introduction

    DEAR HOWTOONS

    Are you the author of these comics? or are just taking them from the website?

    just wondering, ~british_owl

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    Momghoti

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Way cool! My son will love the idea of making several for his friends.

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    elyseDIY

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool and easy Instructable. Love the approach with cartoon. You rock ! P.S. This is an other possibility for the making : P.P.S Sorry for the picture quality and my english

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    Momghoticombot55

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Er, since the Howtoon is being posted by Howtoons, I'd guess that Howtoons is posting this to generate interest in their work. Since it's apparently posted by the author/ authors company, there is no copyright issue. Please be a bit more careful before slinging arrows. If you are concerned contact Instructables instead of wildly throwing accusations.

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    halberdearcombot55

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    dude, you don't even know if this account IS accociated with howtoons or not, so just be quiet! seriously! look at the username

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    Bhaktocombot55

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    howtoons , made popular by MADE mag .... they might not be hes but atleast he got the account name to match ...>.<

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    combot55Bhakto

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    and thats copyright infringement. which is even worse than stealing (tho it IS stealing in a sense) >_________<

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    pluish

    12 years ago

    you guys know some kind of rig to make it real powerfull?

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    Gamer917pluish

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    use a 55 gallon drum that is sealed at both ends, cut a hole in the bottom, light a small firework, throw it in, and wait for it to explode.

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    iraqniphobiapluish

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Same concept, except use a large trash can. Now instead of beating the plastic, attach a sub woofer. I don't know how well that'd work, but it might make a great instructable!

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    n0ukfpluish

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Larger diameter diaphragm, stronger force on the diaphragm (stronger diaphragm if it breaks). Also a smaller muzzle hole would probably give you higher velocity.

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    staticn0ukf

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    How about using a tube from a large tractor or truck tire. Put a finger pull in the center, so you can pull the diaphragm back and release it. The toy as it is, works because tapping the diaphragm decreases the volume slightly. Pulling the diaphragm back would increase the volume slightly along with decreasing the volume as it rebounds past it's neutral position into the can. Just a thought.

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    Maxaxle

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Reminds me of the AirZooka! I can't wait to build that...except that I'll use tie-wraps or something instead of a bike innertube.

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    jerielng

    12 years ago

    i have something exactly like this, but it's a toy. but it's not a cannon. it's just a gun.

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    eep!

    12 years ago

    awesome

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    Not a huge genius

    12 years ago

    Do anyof you guys know if this could fire a marshmallow gun????