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Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball…

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This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide.…
Building Bots: Designing and Building Warrior Robots

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This is the definitive guide to designing and building warrior robots like those seen on BattleBots , Robotica , and Robot Wars . It walks robot enthusiasts of all ages step-by-step through the design and building process, enabling them to create any number of…
The Art Of The Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, And More Ancient…

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Calling all pumpkin chuckers, wannabe marauders, and tinkerers of all ages! Flinging things and playing at defending your own castle has never been more fun.      Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking…
Remaking History, Volume 1: Early Makers

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William Gurstelle begins his remarkable journey through history with this volume, Early Makers . Each chapter examines a remarkable individual or group of people from the past whose insights and inventions helped create the world we live in. What sets this series…
Adventures From The Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla…

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The technology underground is a thriving, humming, and often literally scintillating subculture of amateur inventors and scientific envelope-pushers who dream up, design, and build machines that whoosh, rumble, fly—and occasionally hurl pumpkins across enormous…
The Practical Pyromaniac: Build Fire Tornadoes, One-Candlepower Engines, Great Balls of Fire, and…

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The Practical Pyromaniac combines science, history, and DIY pyrotechnics to explain humankind’s most useful and paradoxical tool: fire. William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics and frequent contributor to Popular Mechanics and Make…
Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously

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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club   Want to add more excitement to your life?   This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and…
Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, And More Defensive…

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A man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Backyard Ballistics author William…
Whoosh Boom Splat: Build Jam Jar Jets, Elastic Zip Cannons, Clothespin Snap Shooters, And More…

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In this revised and expanded edition, William Gurstelle shows ordinary folks how to build a dozen fun and impressively powerful launchers with inexpensive household and hardware store materials. This new edition includes three new projects along with diagrams,…
Remaking History, Volume 2: Industrial Revolutionaries

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Industrial Revolutionaries is the second volume in William Gurstelle's unique exploration of history's great inventors. Each chapter revisits the life and times of one of the forward-thinking revolutionaries who helped create the world we live in. You will not…
Ready The Cannons!: Build Wiffle Ball Launchers, Beverage Bottle Bazookas, Hydro Swivel Guns, And…

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Garage warriors will get a bang out of this new handbook from the author of Backyard Ballistics that shows how to build cannons and other fun things that shoot, from Wiffle ball launchers and beverage bottle bazookas to superpowered water guns and model…
The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient…

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