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Joystick-Controlled Pneumatic Cannon

 

The Joystick-Controlled Pneumatic Cannon is what happens when engineers go bored. Created at Design Continuum in August 1996, this group project used an off-the-shelf PC flight simulator joystick to control the cannon barrel’s rotation and trigger a sprinkler valve, which dumped the compressed air from the storage chamber into the barrel. Many racquetballs and ceiling tiles were harmed during this project’s very short lifespan.

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