The Spudgun Technology Center
, for all your spudgun needs. Many of us have probably built a spudgun (aka: potato cannon, spudchucker, potato launcher
) before, most likely something along the lines of this basic model
. Perhaps some of us have even built pneumatic cannons
, or perhaps experimented with different fuels. The Spud Gun Technology center takes spudgun engineering to levels far beyond your wildest adolescent dreams.
(Unless you went to this site as an adolescent. It's a true Web Classic.) Read on for a more about these tuber-launching funmakers and TSTC
Never built a spudgun before? Well, there are plenty
on the web that will tell you how to build your own
, whether you want to build a combustion powered launcher
or the slightly less common pneumatic launcher
Of course, that might not be your first concern. Potato cannons offer a lot of bang
for your buck, but there are certainly legal
issues that must be considered. You also might want to take more of an engineering approach, and the above-mentioned Spudgun Technology Center (charmingly Web 1.0 though it may be) certainly has you covered
with a discussion of construction materials, ignition methods, and plenty of other considerations. They even have a store
where you can buy advanced components like rifled barrels, custom valving, and ignitors.
Fun for the whole family!