Inspired by my recent acquisition of Backyard Ballistics by William Gurstelle (thank you very much, Mom & Dad!), I decided to construct a potato gun, aka potato cannon, aka spud gun. Naturally, being the OCD kind of person that I am, I did a quick Web check to see if anyone else was fooling around with Tuber Propulsion Technology and what kind of designs might exist outside of the chapter in Backyard Ballistics.
To my surprise, I found an entire Potato Gun Underground online as evidenced by Google's Potato Cannons and the Potato Cannons of the Internet Webring.
A few recommended sites:
Spudfiles: The #1 Spudgun Database
The Spudgun Technology Center
This was all a bit overwhelming, so I decided to stick to William Gurstelle's design.
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