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Adventures from the Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla Coils, Air Cannons and the Garage Warriors Who Love

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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 distances. In the process they astonish us with what is possible when human imagination and ingenuity meet natur ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 3rd 2006 by Clarkson N Potter Publishers (first published 2006)
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
The full title of Gurstelle's book is: Adventures from the Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla Coils, Air Cannons, and the Garage Warriors Who Love Them. That pretty much explains what it's about. We're talking about regular people who like to make or invent some interesting devices. After living with a design engineer for many, many years, I have an understanding about the fascination certain people may have in building some of these things in their gar ...more
Morgan (Turbo)
I got this book randomly from the library and it was very good. I didn't read all the chapters, I skipped around. Basically it looks at 10 underground technologies and examines them in a light way, not too dense at all. I read chapters on High-powered rockets, Technology of Burnin Man, Tesla Coils, High-voltage discharge machines, FLAMETHROWERS, and robots (remember that awesome show Battlebots?). I think the most interesting thing of this book was the history of some of these technologies, like ...more
Paul
Real-life stories of tech crazies that do big dangerous projects. I liked it, but I sort of expected more laughs.
Jim
Nice read. not great lit but interesting technologies and a quick intro to specific examples and people.

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