On the latest episode of Get Illuminated, I interviewed William Gurstelle, a contributing editor to MAKE
magazine and the author of five fun-filled books, including:
Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices
Adventures from the Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla Coils, Air Cannons, and the Garage Warriors Who Love Them
The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery
Building Bots: Designing and Building Warrior Robots
and most recently, Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters.
In the interview William talks about how he approaches problem solving, how he escaped from a life of designing pay phones, and how to get free delicious food in almost any city in the country.
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Previously on Boing Boing:
• Whoosh Boom Splat video
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