The Potato Cannon Experiment (The kids' account)

 
 
First of we looked up how to build a Potato–Cannon in the book “Backyard Ballistics” 

and got in the right frame of mind by cultivating a Bonsai Potato

Then we did some calculations on how far the potato should fly:

We got the cameraman, Keith, over from England, to help us film it

Keith calibrating the Potato-Cannon:

We checked if the Potato-Cannon was pointing at the target: 
 
 (NOTE: AMMO (Potatoes), TARGET (Snoopy))

 
After a tasty lunch and an afternoon sleep we were ready to shoot a potato onto poor snoopy. 
 
 
 
 
 

                      1…2…3…    BANG!!!

 

 
 
 
 It worked so well, that WE NOW HAVE new plans:
  

  AND

  
 
 WATCH the Film (0.5MB)                         

                                                                             

                      BEFORE                                                                                                                                               AFTER

 

 Credits
 
 

Director ………………… Michael Salmony
Producer ……………….. Michael Salmony
Camera …………………… Keith Plunkett
Father …………………… Michael Salmony
Son ………………………… Philip Salmony
Grandson ……………….. Chickly Salmony
Post Production ……... Michael Grözinger
Catering & Moral Suport … Uschi Salmony
Flyer Production ……. Florentine Salmony

Cameras Used:
- Sony Cybershot Dsc-P51
- Philips USB Webcam

With many thanks to:
-The Neighbours (who clapped when they heard the explosion)

-the Squirrel
-Bauhaus
and lots more…

Sound Track available From Sony

By the Salmony Family

With Help from K. Plunkett and M.Grözinger
 
 
 

“This is the Best short Movie ever!”
The Daily Telegraph

“I am stunned to my pants!”
The Sunday Times

                                                                                                                                             

Now TO CAMOUFLAGE IT ...

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