Build a Vortex Cannon

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If you’ve been sitting around all week wondering how you could combine smoke, speakers, and a love of novel physics experiments into an excuse to tinker in your workshop this weekend, building a smoke-shooting vortex cannon should cover everything nicely.

Over at Make, the DIY-centric magazine, they’ve put together a video tutorial on how to build your own vortex cannons. The first cannon is essentially a super size version of the DIY Airzooka  just bigger is better! The second model they create, however, is powered not by an elastic membrane stretched across the back of the tube, but by the kick of a big speaker.

Check out the video after the jump to see the construction of the vortex cannon and the cannons in action…

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