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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:48:47 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Drifting Way OT - WAS: I think I blew my amp??!! NOW: Spud Guns

Malt_Hound wrote: > © rbnospam wrote: > > > > > This is all very interesting and highly technical. But to lighten the mood > > a little, has anyone else ever taken a tiny speaker out of a broken > > transistor radio, and wired it up to a 100w amp to see how much it would > > take? I have, and it went pop quite spectacularly. Not that I'm condoning > > wanton destruction, you understand, I was just bored. That was after > > making an industrial spud gun with a compressor and a gas pipe. Boredom is > > a terrible thing... > > > > The kids around here use PVC pipe and deodorant to make their spud > cannons. They use a long piece of PVC with a cap glued on one end. > Drill two holes in the cap and thread a piezo spark-gap device from a > gas grille in one. The other is used to squirt the aerosol deodorant > spray into. > > Tamp a spud part way down the pipe, charge it with hairspray, aim, > spark, Thwooob! It hucks those spuds a couple of blocks. > > Quite ingenious actually! And relatively safe as explosive fun goes. > I've never heard of anyone being killed by a potato missile. So long as > they don't start spraying gasoline in their instead of hairspray... > > Boredom? Oh, yeah. I have an older teen-age boy... Hmmmm - I wish I had that link. A home-made flame thrower ! I kid you not. Graham

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