Whoosh Boom Splat by Bill Gurstelle

Bill Gurstelle, who is organizing the King of Fling Catapult Contest at Maker Faire 2007, has a new book out, “Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warriors Guide to Projectile Shooters”. His promo video features the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun (don’t try this at work).

These are the homemade machines that you’ve dreamed of building, from the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun. Including detailed diagrams and supply lists, Gurstelle’s simple, step-by-step instructions help workshop warriors at any skill level achieve impressively powerful results.

Mark Frauenfelder recently interviewed Bill for episode 6 of Boing Boing’s podcast “Get Illuminated”.