Six-potato gatling gun

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21 Responses to “Six-potato gatling gun”

  1. noen says:

    That vortex cannon is awesome! But are mods allowed to top Mark? ;)

  2. Bionicrat2 says:

    I’ve seen one of these and an alternate build in action. Pretty cool.

  3. Anonymous says:

    @#13
    Thank you. Someone’s BurningMan project is now sorted- I look forward to seeing a mobile spud gun based french fry factory on the playa!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This Vegetable Gun of Mass Destruction appears to be in total violation of the Idaho Accords. The fact that the Bush Administration not only allowed it’s building, but probably secretly funded it through Halliburton is not surprising for that bunch of violent cowboys. President Obama (PBUH) should immediately fly to Ireland and apologize.

  5. Beanolini says:

    #12, ill lich:

    What a waste of food

    I agree, it’s terrible using good food for a projectile. I use avocados in mine.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Re. number 14

    Those screw-in rear “cleanout” caps have a penchant for blowing out. It made me cringe to see those kids line up right behind those cannons to fire them.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nice except for one thing. They used ABS pipe.

    ABS has nowhere near the burst strength of PVC.

    There’s a very good chance it could blow up in someone’s face.

  8. Fred H says:

    To progress!

  9. Anonymous says:

    the gun is cool but the real awesome story is the family.

  10. Anonymous says:

    On 5 April 1943, USS O’Bannon DD-450, overcame and sank a Japanese submarine using potatoes as principal armament. The crew was recognized for their gallantry, ingenuity and patronage by the potato growers of the State of Maine.

    Never underestimate the power of potatoes.

  11. rochrobb says:

    Not a gatling gun, but I had a friend who had built a six-barrel potato gun inspired by a sketch by Leonardo DaVinci. Left a series of dents in the parent’s garage (Dad: What the hell are you doing!), and apparently displayed in a place of pride by the Cortland NY police department after they confiscated it.

  12. Takuan says:

    metalstorm spud gun? Computer control of spark igniters with preloaded spud cores interspersed with aerosol propellant? Multi hose filler manifold from plenum with check-valves for each barrel space?

  13. ill lich says:

    What a waste of food. . . I suggest using rocks.

  14. PurpleWyrm says:

    I suggest firing it through a wire grid. Collect the slivers and deep fry them!

  15. IWood says:

    When the potato revolution comes, you spud-murderers are gonna be first against the wall.

  16. Anonymous says:

    why would boing boing post these horrid machines! they are dangerous and should be banned! criminals use spud guns to commit crimes, we must pass legislation banning the use or ownership and making of these assault weapons!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Link to the video for those of us who don’t want to install a quicktime plugin:

    http://web.me.com/cindyderose/Site/Media/Spud%20Cannon.mov

  18. Anonymous says:

    As to propellants – Goo Gone Xtreme. Available at WalMarts everywhere! Excellent power, great ignition, clean burning too!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Your honor I present exhibit A into evidence as to why I love boingboing

  20. Anonymous says:

    This is kind of fun, but not a Gatling gun in any meaningful sense, because each of the six barrels is loaded by hand. I vote for “six-barrel potato arquebus”.

  21. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Forget the spuds. Check out the vortex cannon.

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