31 Oct '16, 6pm

The Potowitzer: A Rapid Fire Potato Cannon

If you’ve ever fired a potato cannon, you’ll know that they are a raucous good time, but are somewhat clumsy to reload after each shot. Seeing an opportunity to improve on the design and minimize the delay between launches, [Danger First] have concocted a fast reloading potato cannon — or should I say — Potowitzer. The key here is that they’ve gone through the extra effort of designing and building honest-to-goodness artillery rounds for their Potowitzer’s manual breech-loading mechanism. Foregoing the inconsistency of potatoes, they’ve 3D printed a bevy of bullets and sealed them with propane gas into PVC pipe cartridges. Metal contacts around the base to carry current from a BBQ lighter to the inside of the cartridge to ignite the propellant. Seeing it fire at about 18 rounds per minute is something special. This home-made piece of artillery looks like a blast to fire. T...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/10/31/the-potowitzer-a-rapid-fir...

Tweets

Fire at Jurong West flat; 40 residents evacuate...

straitstimes.com 31 Oct '16, 3pm

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out broke out at a Housing & Development Board block at Jurong West on Monday (Oct 31) night. The...

Protecting Your Home Against Potato Invaders

Protecting Your Home Against Potato Invaders

hackaday.com 29 Oct '16, 8am

Not sure where the potatoes were sneaking in, [24Gospel] did what any decent hacker would do: strapped a camera to a Raspb...

Fire breaks out at Sungei Kadut warehouse, loud...

channelnewsasia.com 01 Nov '16, 11pm

SINGAPORE: A fire engulfed a three-storey warehouse in Sungei Kadut early Wednesday morning (Nov 2), with loud explosions ...

Army receives first Stryker upgraded with 30mm ...

armytimes.com 28 Oct '16, 10pm

U.S. Army Europe is about to pack a much stronger punch. The Army on Thursday took delivery of the first prototype of its ...