Skip to main content

How to Build Your Own Nitrocellulose Cannon

Nitrocellulose cannon

Make your own desktop cannon that launches fireballs!

Nitrocellulose, also known as gun cotton, is an interesting and highly flammable material.  This guy made a video that shows you how to make your own desktop nitrocellulose cannon that shoots awesome flaming fireballs using the material!

It may not look like much just sitting on the table, and I’m sure it doesn’t have any practical application, but it’s wicked-cool looking when it fires and it seems simple enough to build.

These materials are all pretty easy to find no matter where you live. It never ceases to amaze me what cool projects people come up with in their garages.

If you were looking for an interesting, time-killing indoor project for snowier days this coming winter, I think you just found it! It might be a good way for kids to learn some skills in science, chemistry, and electricity, too.

NEXT: Black Bear, a Regular Winnie the Pooh, Gets Head Stuck in Milk Jug

you might also like

How to Build Your Own Nitrocellulose Cannon