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The older generation will surely remember one of the fun toys – a vortex air cannon. It forms a ring-shaped air vortex that moves at a relatively high speed. The energy of a small ring is enough to destroy a pyramid of plastic glasses, they can extinguish a candle.
What we didn’t make of these cannons – structures made of cardboard boxes from TVs and refrigerators were already powerful enough to extinguish a gas burner from a distance of several meters .
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “EXTRALAB” will tell you how you can make a small vortex cannon from the available materials.
This design is very easy to manufacture, and can be repeated in home conditions in a few minutes.
Materials necessary for homemade products
– Plastic bottle
– Plastic bottle with a lid
– Stationery elastic bands, adhesive tape, scotch tape – Plastic wrap – Glue sticks
Tools used by the author.
– Hot glue gun
– Electric soldering iron
– Knife, scissors.
So, for the main part of the future “gun” you will need a plastic bottle with a wide neck, containers are well suited from various dairy products.
The first step is to unscrew the lid and cut out the bottom with a knife or an engraving machine as follows.
It is important to leave small edges at the edges to prevent damage to the film.
A dense but soft plastic wrap or a strong bag is suitable as a membrane. < br>You need to cut a square blank from the film. Its size should be sufficient for it to go into the folded form inside the bottle by approximately ⅓ – ½ the height of the latter.
The excess film must be cut off so that there is enough margin to secure the edges around the perimeter.
You will also need a small plastic vial for eye drops (or similar), from which you need to cut off the upper part with a knife.
Now the cap is unscrewed, the neck is placed on the table, and the membrane is applied to it by the central part.
The cap is screwed on top. This must be done carefully so as not to tear the film.
The end result is this design. This plastic part will play the role of a weighting agent, which will allow you to dramatically change the position of the membrane by pulling it inside the bottle.
Next, using a soldering iron, you need to make two holes in the neck of the former bubble. If you don't have a soldering iron, you can use a hot nail.
In the holes obtained, clerical elastic bands of sufficient length are threaded and tied with a knot.
When stretched, the rubber bands should be approximately twice as long as the bottle. < br> The same holes must be made in the upper part of the body, symmetrically to the neck. The edges of the holes obtained must be smooth so that the rubber bands do not break.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1610312427_vrx-096.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Now you can fill the membrane into the bottle by threading the rubber bands through the holes.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "How to make a mini vortex cannon" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1610312481_vrx-101.jpg"/> The ends of the elastic bands are tied in a knot, it is important that both inner segments are the same length.
The author fixes the knot on the body with a hot melt gun and waits for the glue to harden.
The edges of the film are leveled around the perimeter of the body, the membrane is stretched slightly and the film is fixed with tape or tape to the bottle. Bright duct tape will give an interesting appearance to the product.
For ease of use, the master decided to add a handle by simply gluing a small bottle to the body. You can also make an improvised sight from bottle scraps.
To make a” shot “, it is enough to pull the membrane by the cap and release it .
It is clear that the “cartridges” of this gun are infinite, and the “bullets” are invisible! Manifesting bullets can be very simple – just let some smoke inside the case.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "How to make a mini vortex cannon" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-01/1610312406_vrx-185.jpg"/> Here is the author's air blaster, and you can shoot at the pyramids made of plastic cups.
Thanks to the author for the simple design of a small vortex cannon. Make such a toy with your children, and you can arrange a hunt – for example, for a cat.
Good mood, good health, and interesting ideas to everyone!
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Hello, dear readers and homemade products !