Backyard Ballistics in Boing Boing Bazaar

My friend William Gurstelle, a MAKE contributing editor, is selling his classic DIY book, Backyard Ballistics. It's $16.95 in the Makers Market / Boing Boing Bazaar.
201005100957Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide.

Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple-a match-powered rocket-to the more complex-a scale-model, table-top catapult-to the offbeat-a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton.

This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Backyard Ballistics - Book


  1. I have this book, and it’s good, but I warn that you won’t have as much fun with it if you live in a cramped apartment space in the middle of a dense city.

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