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Solar Cannon (9 pics)

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  • 30 Nov, 2012  |
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Interesting solar canon that was used in Paris. It consists of a magnifying glass and a cannon itself. At the solar midday on a sunny day the glass focuses on the light if the cannon and it fires.

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№1 Author: spring87 (30 Nov 2012 03:48) Total user comments: 600


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Where can i get one of these? 07 I might have a surprise for my room mate 04
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№2 Author: MonkeyMonster (30 Nov 2012 12:04) Total user comments: 241


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Great tool for harrassing fires. I've seen similar time-delayed devices (blocks of ice in a mortar tube that melts over time, etc).
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№3 Author: mahedi (30 Nov 2012 12:06) Total user comments: 10771


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Cool stuff
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№4 Author: Lu (30 Nov 2012 20:53) Total user comments: 15066


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On overcast days, everybody's confused? Cool idea though. 04
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№5 Author: ClabbeSwe (1 Dec 2012 12:45) Total user comments: 208


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5 minutes walk from my home there's the only working solargun in the world:
http://www.solkanonklubben.se/
solkanonen_till_solkanonklubbe
n.htm

It's a 6-pounder and you can hear it for miles. It's fully automatic except the loading so long as it is sunny weather. It was used as a clock for the castle's workers and today the last baron of Sweden lives here as well. He is a friendly man but requires anyone to adress him with sir if you do not know him on a personell level, which of course everyone does as a sign of history. 01

If anyone whishes to know more about this or want to have photographies just give me a shout. :D Maybe I should consider sending pics and info to acidcow.com?
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