Constructing the Jelly Bean Rifle

We were curious to see what would happen if you transferred the momentum of a falling 16 pound bowling ball into a 2 gram jelly bean. We built this device to find out! I know it's not really a "rifle" in the sense that the barrel is not imparting a spin to the jelly bean. However, this thing is just so powerful that we didn't think the word "launcher" would do it justice.
  • Ballistics and Blasters
  • Chemistry and Reactions
  • Marshmallows and Food
  • Off the Roof
  • Cutting Things in Half
  • Lab Milestones
  • Testing Toys
  • Ambushing and Fun Abuses
  • Curiosities
  • Playing With Fire
  • That's a Good Question
  • Art Enthusiasts
  • Willful Distractions
  • Don't Try This at Home
  • Balloons and Bubbles