At 9/15/11 02:43 PM, Proteas wrote:
If the afro-engineering section doesn't involve gratuitous use of superglue, duck tape, wd-40, spray paint, and whatever screws you have in the bottom of your toolbox, I will be pissed.
sigh... you forgot twine, JB Weld, tree branches, plastic bags, cardboard, tar paper, sandpaper, thumb tacks, sewing thread (and needle), old rags, and stray cords you can't figure out what device to goes to.
Also, I prefer to call it Redneck Repairs... unless I'm building something, then it's called Badass Bachelor Building...
Example of Badass Bachelor Building.
Soda Bottle Missile (non exploding)
20 ounce soda bottle
very sharp thin knife
a stick (or anything that will fit in the bottle)
stiff paper (cardboard might work)
open soda bottle, consume contents (dont waste, that is not the bachelor way!)
rinse out bottle and let dry
mix dirt and glue in the bottom of the bottle with your stick until you have about 2-3 ounces of dirty glue in the bottom of your bottle (use dirt so you don't have to use so much glue)
give the mixture about a day to dry in the bottom of your bottle. it will add weight and let it fly better.
after the mixture dries, take the stiff paper and make 3 or 4 small fins, triangle shape works.
using putty, fix the fins on the bottle, near the mouth of the bottle, this will stabilize its flight and it looks cool.
give it about a day to dry.
Now, you need to make a proper fit for the mouth of the bottle, so that it fits well on the end of your air compressor nozzle. better the fit, the better compression you can get to send that bottle flying. if you can get your hands on a nozzle large enough to fit on the end of the bottle and not allow much air to get out, then perfect, if not, use some putty to make it fit better.
once dry, load it on the end of an air compressor hose (hopefully you have an attachment with a trigger, if not, go get one). once the air compressor's tank is full, let your missile fly.. just watch out for hitting fragile objects, like windows... or the neighbor, regardless of how big of a pain in the ass he is, showing off his trophy woman that is going to leave him in about 3 more years or so...
Practical Uses: none. it's a toy.