A ‘spud gun’ provides an excellent lesson in how pressure can impact speed and force. Potato Guns or spud guns, our pipe-based cannons, nicknamed due to their use as a hobby by firing chuck of potatoes. Many industries use pipe-based cannons to study high-speed impacts by small objects, including the airline industry to simulate bird strikes.
The December DangerScouts activity will focus on scouts building their own guns, as well as testing them. Construction will take place at Gangplank, with testing occurring at Foley Park.
Meeting date is Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30pm. Materials will be provided. Parents will need to sign a liability form.