The Fire Piston
September 17, 2002 6:27 AM   Subscribe

The Fire Piston was a truly ingenious invention, which makes the modern equivalent look pretty primitive. Thanks Prometheus.
posted by shinythings (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
thanks for the link -- I enjoy "primitive" technologies like this -- maybe I'll make one as a weekend woodworking project
posted by yesster at 8:19 AM on September 17, 2002

Hmmm... hybridize this with a Zero Blaster, put something flammable in the tank... Flaming Ring Shooter! Whoo!
posted by wanderingmind at 9:16 AM on September 17, 2002

Great link. My family lives outside Bozeman near Bob Perkins, or, "Atlatl Bob". I wasn't surprised to learn that he makes fire pistons though he is more famous for his primitive weapons.
posted by rotifer at 10:46 AM on September 17, 2002

this is an awesome link. i love finding out new things.

anybody ever use these? how much of a pain in the ass is it?
posted by taumeson at 11:11 AM on September 17, 2002

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