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William Gurstelle

William Gurstelle

William Gurstelle is a contributing editor of MAKE. The new and improved edition of his book Backyard Ballistics is out now.

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M35_SS_DryIce_OpenerGH_03

Here's how to build a blaster that unleashes carbon dioxide gas to launch T-shirts and other projectiles. CAUTION: Build at your own risk. This is another hazardous, perilous project from MAKE Volume 35. Read more »

M35_SS_SugarRocket_Opener

Cook up a solid-fuel rocket engine and let it fly. CAUTION: Build at your own risk. This is another dangerous project from MAKE Volume 35. Read more »

M34_Proj_RemHis_Opener

Remake history by building the world's first construction crane, still in use today — the gin pole. In antiquity, the only way to raise a heavy object was to put a rope on it, climb a ladder, and pull — or if you had enough time, build a ramp. Then the... Read more »

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How to re-create a terrifying force of nature using an old record turntable and kerosene. CAUTION: Proceed at your own risk! This is another dangerous, hazardous, perilous project from MAKE Volume 35, "Playing With Fire." Read more »

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Danger is a state of mind, and with careful preparation, attention to detail, and exercise of common sense, you can be successful and safe every time. Read more »