Wall Gears Exhibition by Hands On!

Vortex Cannon

The Vortex Cannon creates a concentrated, high-velocity blast of air that can travel long distances, knock over cups and cans and create a surprising whoosh that delights visitors of all ages. When visitors push a clear piston in the 42" diameter cannon, the air they push is accelerated as it exits through a small hole. This process creates a doughnut-shaped "toroidal cloud" of air that can travel several feet away.


Interested in purchasing individual exhibits for your project? Please contact Charlie Shaw at
CW Shaw, Inc. at: (727) 528-0333 or cshaw@cwshaw.org