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”.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.