Whoosh Boom Splat

Whoosh Boom Splat
Whoosh Boom Splat

Whoosh Boom Splat

Build Jam Jar Jets, Elastic Zip Cannons, Clothespin Snap Shooters, and More Legendary Launchers
By William Gurstelle


224 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

ISBN 9781613739075

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2017)


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In this revised and expanded edition, William Gurstelle shows ordinary folks how to build a dozen fun and impressively powerful launchers with inexpensive household and hardware store materials. This new edition includes three new projects along with diagrams, photographs, and fascinating science information. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting and describes each machine's historical origins as well as the science behind it. Workshop warriors and tinkerers at any skill level will love these new exciting DIY projects.

Author Biography

William Gurstelle is a professional engineer who has been building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years. He is also a contributing editor at Popular Science, a columnist for Make magazine, and a frequent contributor to the Atlantic, Maxim, Wired, and other national magazines.