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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:24 pm

Who ever said the hobby doesn't get any positive press?

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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:30 pm

If only they had used dwv fittings :lol:

In all seriousness... it's cool to see the white house playing host to science fair kids. I remember competing in the sci fair years ago... was the reason I was first allowed/given financial funding from my parents to make a "powerful" pneumatic gun... I made a model similar to the "x-inventions" P.A.C. 3 or 4 whichever had 2 solenoid valves. It launched a uniform projectile against a 2ft X 2ft mock-up of housing wall construction types. needless to say brick and cinder block held up much better than wood and vinyl siding!

It was my first science fair idea I came up without any help, and I got to compete at the next level up... but only got an honorable mention :( lol...
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:30 pm

not bad at least once spudguns are not presented as 'those dangerous deviced that maim teenagers'

Edited by jrrdw, racist comment removed. don't post trash here on Spudfiles!
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Unread postAuthor: evanmcorleytv » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:25 pm

maybe we can ALL show him our favorite cannons. SPUD GUN COMPETITION AMERICA. good idea? YES.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:42 am

Loving this interest he's showing in science even though it really should be the bog standard for governments worldwide. His stance on science is enough for me to vote for him if I were a citizen.

'Tis a shame the kid didn't mention Spudfiles but I guess it just goes to show that we can have this monopoly on spudgun discussion on the internet yet a kid can still build a sprinkler valved pneumatic by reading a website created 15 years ago.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:00 am

You can build your very own marshmallow cannon. The cannon has made the front page of Make!

http://makeprojects.com/Project/Extreme-Marshmallow-Cannon/961/1

They didn't want anyone to get hurt so the last page of the instructions says to use a maximum pressure of 30 PSI.

If only they had used dwv fittings

They did. The cross is not sched 40. The sched 40 reducer does not fit all the way in.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:14 am

Thread cleaned! I was wondering when this was going to get posted L0L...... :P
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:24 am

I'm certainly not Obama's biggest fan, but everyone gets things right once in a while. Positive press is nice.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:36 am

paaiyan wrote:I'm certainly not Obama's biggest fan, but everyone gets things right once in a while. Positive press is nice.


If Obama gets anything right, it's his support for STEM fields. About time kids get acknowledgement for something other than brainlessly kicking around a ball.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:58 pm

I liked his comment about the secret service not liking the idea. I just wish they had the sense to use the pump on the floor instead of the table. Probably too short of a hose.


I'm not sure what the purpose of that really squiggly tube on top is. Hopefully not airflow to the barrel.

I also don't think the press should have called it an "Invention", especially if it was built based on an instructable.



If Obama gets anything right, it's his support for STEM fields. About time kids get acknowledgement for something other than brainlessly kicking around a ball.


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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:54 am

The long video version is here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Reimvk8D2Ho[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:06 am

ramses wrote:I also don't think the press should have called it an "Invention", especially if it was built based on an instructable.


I'm more resentful of the fact that the people at MAKE chose to describe it as "extreme"... still, they're kids, you have to humour them I suppose.

About time kids get acknowledgement for something other than brainlessly kicking around a ball.


Yup.

Congratulations for being the best person to perform within a set of arbitrary rules. If it was decided (and it could be, nothing is fundamental) that footballs needed to be kicked at least 1000 yards, everyone would be shìt at the sport.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:08 am

That had me smiling the whole time. Brave kid though, I would be incoherent trying to talk under all that pressure.

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At 2:31, this guy makes an appearance. I've mentioned him before on Spudfiles somewhere so a few of you will know what I'm talking about.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:20 am

Haha awesome, it's great to see this kid get some recognition, even if it is straight out of MAKE.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:25 am

MrCrowley wrote:That had me smiling the whole time. Brave kid though, I would be incoherent trying to talk because I'm a Kiwi


Yep :D
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