The Science Factory at The Mythbusters Show

Science Factory Fliers

Science Factory Fliers

The Science Factory had a table in the concourse area of the Matthew Knight Arena last Friday March 15, 2013.  They brought along with them some homemade conductive and non-conductive play dough.  Attendees were invited to stop by the table and build real working electrical circuits out of play dough, batteries, and LED’s.

Play Dough Circuits!

Play Dough Circuits!

People piling into the theater

People piling into the theater

The Science Factory also built their own ping pong ball cannon that uses the power of air pressure the accelerate a ping pong ball to several hundred miles per hour!  They used the cannon to blast holes in 1/8″ plywood and to puncture three empty soda cans at once.  This was all just using an ordinary ping pong ball and air pressure.

Vacuum pump

Vacuum pump

Huge cannon barrel

Huge cannon barrel

Cannon barrel

Cannon barrel

Nick explaining how the vacuum cannon works

Nick explaining how the vacuum cannon works

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