Oi Fellow Seattleites, inquiry about Mythbusters inside...

Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
edited October 2008 in PAX Archive
So, if you know anything about the interwebs, you should know that Mythbusters (YES, the Mythbusters) were here yesterday at the Moore Theatre. I personally thought it was great, but I have one question I need answered.


When they brought out the Potato Gun, what company made it? Me and my father thought it was great, and want to see if we can get one.

Thanks in advance!

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  • AtomicFreakAtomicFreak Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Were they like thiese? http://www.mcphee.com/items/10762.html

    If so you can get them in Ballard at Archie McPhee.

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  • Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Definatley not. This thing was like the mother of all potato guns. It looked like a Grenade Launcher honestly.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm guessing it's something more like this
    http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Original-Potato-Cannon/

    They're not too hard to make, though I've never done it myself

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah I had some friends that used to make potato guns a long time ago, it is pretty simple. They just used stuff like plumbing pipes, a type of flammable spray [in a can of course] and one of those torch lighters to fire it. There's more to it, but that's basically what it was.

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  • Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    There not the same thing. We obviously have conflicting views on what the best potato gun in the world is.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i was at the show, it was entertaining and very cool to see adam and jaime in rl. i got pics of the potato gun, but i can't find my memory card reader, so i can't post them (yeah, i know, lotta good that does!). i'll try to find one soon.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ok, i managed to find my card reader in this cluttered dorm room ('twas near the rock band drums!). the pics aren't perfect, but if you would recognize it, this should be sufficient:
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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    whoa, yeah that's definitely a more "high tech" potato gun, lol.

    probably could pass as a grenade launcher too. :P

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  • Riggz13Riggz13 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    http://www.spudtech.com/detail.asp?id=51

    Not exactly the same, doesn't have multiple spud chambers, but still the coolest spud gun I've seen yet.

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  • Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    ok, i managed to find my card reader in this cluttered dorm room ('twas near the rock band drums!). the pics aren't perfect, but if you would recognize it, this should be sufficient:
    dsc01072ng8.jpg
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    dsc01073jy2.jpg

    Thats the one. Thanks for the pictures.

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  • AtomicFreakAtomicFreak Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's highly possible they built it themselves. It is quite awesome though...I am sure it would be very bad for me to ever own one.

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  • ashridahashridah Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's highly possible they built it themselves. It is quite awesome though...I am sure it would be very bad for me to ever own one.

    I think i preferred the one they made that fired frozen chickens.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's highly possible they built it themselves. It is quite awesome though...I am sure it would be very bad for me to ever own one.

    No, Adam said it was donated to them.

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  • PRDPRD Kristin Lindsay I am a meat popsicle.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    It's highly possible they built it themselves. It is quite awesome though...I am sure it would be very bad for me to ever own one.

    No, Adam said it was donated to them.

    He mentioned the website, too, but unfortunately I can't remember what it was. I think it was... something...launchers.com?

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  • Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    It's highly possible they built it themselves. It is quite awesome though...I am sure it would be very bad for me to ever own one.

    No, Adam said it was donated to them.

    He mentioned the website, too, but unfortunately I can't remember what it was. I think it was... something...launchers.com?

    That sounds about right, but im not sure. We've basicially given up, but I'll keep trying.

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