$20 Air Cannon
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   Air cannons have been used for numerous things over the years from sending potatoes hurling through the air ridiculous distances to blasting confetti out over a pickled pack of persistent partiers. More recently they have been introduced to the haunted house industry as a weapon in the fight for more startle. Air cannons are basically a reservoir of air coupled to a solenoid with a fast-acting, large orifice to release the pressure instantly, releasing an intense blast of air creating a loud, almost booming sound, hence the name Air Cannon. I have been interested in air cannons for some time now and found there are a number of places on the internet they can be purchased, but the standard going price runs $300 plus tax and shipping. Ewe. Another alternative is to purchase one of the do-it-yourself books on Halloween props and built it yourself. The rub? Including the book's cost it still runs about $212 to build one yourself. Ugh! After a great deal of research I decided to build my own version the following week after Halloween 2002 for $20. Here's how I did it.

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