Battleship Ri-Ri The story behind the black n' green legend

Our challenge was as follows: Build a pressurized air cannon primarily made out of PVC pipe (as well as using an air valve) and an accompanying base that is able to adjust the angle in which the cannon fires so it can hit targets at known distances on the football field. Our cannon needs to utilize Arduino circuitry, 3D modeling, and the base must have a function of Z-Axis angle adjustment.

The First Step: Construction of Air Cannon

Our materials were as follows:

10’ @ 2" PVC

1’ @ 1" PVC

2 @ 1" Threaded Adapters (male thread, female slip)

1 @ 2" Cap

2 @ 2" Coupler

2 @ 2":1" bushing

2 @ 1" Dia 90-Degree PVC Elbow

1 @ Sprinkler Valve

Epoxy/Construction Adhesive/Goop

Teflon Tape

PVC Cement & Primer

1/2" Plywood

Old Bicycle Tube

Miscelaneous Hardware

All of our collected materials.
We first had to cut our unmeasured PVC pipe into its desired dimensions.

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