Spud Launcher Project

First came the mathematical calculations. Then came a trip to Home Depot. Then Technohubby and Max put in many nights’ work in the basement. They’ve been building a potato cannon! Today was launch day!

I’m not sure exactly how it works, but I know it involves shoving a potato from the pantry into part of the cannon.


A long piece of wood plays the role of a ramrod.


Another part of it is filled with air from the air compressor. Valves are involved.


The inventors!


I wish I could’ve photographed it shooting. I wish I could’ve videotaped it and shared it with you. But that spud blasted out so quickly that I never even saw it happen. Technohubby managed to track the potato as it went up, uP, UP! Impressive! I fear for unsuspecting squirrels in the forest. But the guys are immensely pleased!

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