Adorably deadly Mini Cannon returns


29 Responses to “Adorably deadly Mini Cannon returns”

  1. caxwl says:

    Not the cow…:)

  2. Hanan Cohen says:

    He is an Israeli!

    Look at the computer monitor – the Start button is at the bottom right.

    • musicman says:

      Note that Arabic also runs right-to-left – there are a number of countries that they could be in. Including non Middle Eastern countries, since software/OS localisation allows the situation where I’ve set up r-t-l computers here in Australia….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Replace the Heineken with a Bud Light. Also, throw in a DVD of the 3rd season of Star Trek.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i think they have these at

  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s just kinda… a gun, right? It’s all fun and games until someone gets shot in the crotch with the mini cannon.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for blowing up Heinekin Light beer.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I expected so much more from the cow. Darn.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The best thing I’ve ever seen !!!

  9. jo3lr0ck5 says:

    OK how can I order one?? Like right now!! I want this for my desk at work…and as soon as someone asks if it works then BOOMBOOMKABOOM!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Ahh, nothing like filling your works space with heavy metal vapor from florescent bulbs and CRT monitors… weeeeee. As they say, stupid is as stupid does, and getting stupider every day apparently.

    Also, if I were the guy who posted these, I would be a little worried about a future visit from the ATF, just saying.

  11. Nick says:

    Anyone have an idea what the “explosive gas” in the balloon was? My initial guess is hydrogen (easy to produce), but I’m having a hard time figuring out how the small steel BB would ignite it. Is it really that hot after emerging from the cannon?

  12. Anonymous says:

    i want one of these where can i get one..? and how much do i have to pay..?

  13. swestcott says:

    it will be in the Boing Boing store when?

  14. zuben says:

    Segment starting at :20 could have ended badly.

  15. wmbozarth says:

    Best use of Carmina Burana I have heard!

  16. Ghede says:

    Hahaha, the monitor was the best part.

  17. DeWynken says:’re gana shoot your eye out with that!

  18. GeekMan says:

    Building the mini-cannon is one kind of amazing. Finding his ranges across a room with a cannon only a couple of centimetres across is also very impressive.

    • Nadreck says:

      I bet it’s like those Hot Wheels commercials that they used to have when I was a kid. They’d show the cars zipping along this incredible roller-coaster of a track that the kids just slapped down on the ground. However, when you tried to do it at home you found out there was only a one millimetre tolerance for error in that layout. The guys in the commercial must have taken hours to set it up using precision machine shop tools.

  19. Bevatron Repairman says:

    Does this fellow have specs anywhere? To quote Spicoli from Fast Times, “my brother has the most amazing set of tools.”

  20. Anonymous says:

    I want a non-firing version welded onto a ring.


  21. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to build something like this but these days I’m afraid of being charged with possessing a dangerous weapon or bomb making materials. Especially when you combine it with the balloon.

  22. bobk says:

    Agreeing with Anon #16: Don’t fluorescent bulbs have mercury in them?
    What a mess (cool video, though).

  23. Anonymous says:

    That is the perfect way to start my Sunday!
    I love how the explosions were timed with the music.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Anyone considering manufacturing or selling firearms in the US might want to do a little reading up here first:

  25. Anonymous says:

    this makes me so happy.

  26. pAULbOWEN says:

    So want. Please let us know if it appears on etsy!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I had one of these once. My dad worked with some great machinists, and they made a bronze ship’s cannon complete with wooden carriage. The barrel was made on a lathe, was about 8 inches long, and the bore was about three-eights inch. One day we kids loaded it with powder from firecrackers and wadded it well with toilet paper. We didn’t dare try a projectile because we didn’t know its power (good thing, too). When fired(from our porch)it made the loudest boom I had ever heard and sprayed flaming TP as far as the middle of the street. The lady across the street came to her door, but by then we had scrammed.

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