Supersonic Ping Pong Ball Gun

By |2014-10-22T17:57:10+00:00February 4th, 2013|Projects|Comments Off on Supersonic Ping Pong Ball Gun

Having already seen a terrifying ping pong gun, an elephant scaring weapon and a professor getting shot by a ping pong cannon, we now bring you the supersonic ping pong ball gun. Purdue University Professor Mark French has created a cannon that can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over Mach 1.2. Now, Uberpong is all about changing the game but I’m not sure if a quick draw contest at a future Red & Black Rebellion event is something even we could get away with! I think people would prefer to see our beautiful designs rather than holes in the paddle. When fired from the gun, the ping pong balls have the equivalent energy and momentum as a bullet leaving a .32 caliber pistol. Imagine policemen armed with ping pong guns. A less violent alternative to bullets? I could see these working to break up violence at football games.

supersonic ping pong ball gun

via Gizmodo

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