The Mother of All Potato Cannons

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17 Responses to “The Mother of All Potato Cannons”

  1. mrsomuch says:

    I need a video of this! – both the hand crushing a fridge and the potato gun. I needs it I tell ya!

  2. Anonymous says:

    ahhhh…
    Finally found them…
    A weapon of mash destruction.

  3. Marchhare says:

    @12

    Awesome.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Was the show picked up for the discovery channel? I did 3D animation of those two guns for the pilot and would love to see how it all turned out.

  5. Anonymous says:

    has anyone ever read mona lisa overdrive by w. gibson?

    next thing you know this guy will be building something called the judge

  6. StCredZero says:

    Check out the videos from Sarcos corporation. The “Large Dextrous Arm” (lower left) is shown holding an anvil as easily as a beer mug! What’s more, there’s haptic force-feedback to the user! The user can feel the heft and weight of what he/she’s holding. Just what you’d need if you’re holding a sword, say.

    http://www.sarcos.com/teleop_videos.html

  7. catbeller says:

    That hand is called a “waldo”, kids. Heinlein dreamed it up in the story of the same name back in the 40′s.

  8. siliconsunset says:

    Someone stole Optimal Optimus’ hand! How on Earth will the Maximals win the Beast Wars now???

  9. Anonymous says:

    When is this guy gonna get a guest shot on MythBusters?

  10. klg19 says:

    I guess I’m kind of a dick for thinking about how all those potatoes you shot our of your machine-gun potato cannon could have gone to, like, a homeless shelter or something, huh? Does my thinking this is a sinful waste of food make me a humorless jerk?

    If so, guilty as charged.

  11. William Gurstelle says:

    @7 Nope, the show wasn’t picked up. That’s the heartbreak of working in television.
    We did make a burrito firing gun on Make Television: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01/maker_workshop_burrito_blaster.html

  12. mdh says:

    How is it against ZOMBIES??!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Was this at Coachella? I remember seeing something similar.

  14. mdh says:

    Klg19 – I would not support pointing this cannon towards a homeless shelter.

  15. Lobster says:

    I’d imagine it’d be better against aircraft (flying zombies?).

  16. Takuan says:

    just need a grid of blades over the muzzle and and a large military surplus radar downrange. Not sure how to do the fish though.

  17. jonathan_v says:

    in college some physics friends had a potato gun challenge

    the losing team shot their gun 1/2 a mile and damaged some bricks on a dorm wall

    the winning team shot their gun 1/2 a mile and completely disintegrated the bricks

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