This vortex canon looks like a makeshift artillery piece built by an evil mad scientist. The super powered cannon creates a vortex of churning air or liquid caused by a rapid spiraling motion. This rapid spiral is then exerted in a forward motion through the barrel powerful enough to take down a brick wall. Basically, it’s like a mini tornadoes in a barrel.
This â€˜weaponâ€™ projects 200mph vortex rings generated from an explosive air-gas mix. The blast has enough force to knock down not only little huts of straw and sticks but a brick wall too in the simulated ‘Big Bad Wolf’ video below.
The video was captured at 1300 fps clearly shows the vortex pulse as it moves through the air with a sonic boom. Little straw huts or notâ€¦believe me, you wouldnâ€™t want to be standing in its way. But man, how awesome would it be to own one!
For those of us without massive budgets to build our own can make a less powerful but still super cool smoke ring cannon. We have quite a few cannon hacks of our own in our gallery of airsoft and gun hacks: