Get Illuminated Podcast episode 6: William Gurstelle

200703272157 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.

MP3 Link | Podcast feed

Previously on Boing Boing:
Whoosh Boom Splat video