Pneumatic Antenna Cannon

This cannon solved the amateur radioman’s problem of setting up long antenna’s over top of trees. The old method of a slingshot or bow & arrow were too oldschool for the inventor.

One of the coolest features is the augmented reality scope.  The inventor rigged up his HTC Desire Z android smart phone up top, and installed GeoCam (an augmented reality aiming app).

You can check out more information on the build at the inventor’s website – HERE, HERE and HERE

More information on pneumatic antenna launching systems – HERE

I briefly installed the GeoCam app on my Motorola XOOM, and in the limited amount of time I played around with it, it seemed pretty cool.   Maybe if I’m feeling adventurous someday i’ll mount it on a gun and see what kind of groups I can get.

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That one guy July 5, 2011 at 06:11 am

Falls into the category of “Shit i’m not touching if i see it up for stealing”. It looks like an EMP cannon or something else that’ll land your butt in jail lol.

And this is awesome. Who says you cant add more gun? :D

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Danni July 5, 2011 at 06:27 am

Awesome, I love apps like the one you linked. I’ve always wanted to build my own handheld t-shirt cannon, too… yes, yes this will work.

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Cayton July 5, 2011 at 07:56 am

For people looking for a similar app on iOS devices, there are three versions of Theodolite, including a free ad-supported one.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theodolite-free/id367294141?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theodolite-basic/id367293546?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theodolite-pro/id339393884?mt=8

(No affiliation, I just like the app).

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ENDO-Mike July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Awesome, thanks Cayton.

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