Turkey Shoot Contest
In colonial times, it was not uncommon to have a marksmanship contest by shooting at a target. In addition to bragging rights there was often a prize. A "Turkey Shoot" offers the prize of a turkey to the best marksman. This contest offers extra credit points.
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The Winner is the person, or team of 2, who successfully extinguishes the most number of targets. Time permitting, a shoot off may be held in the event of a tie.
You may use any non-explosive safe materials to build your acoustic cannon.
The acoustic cannon will be 15-18 feet from the target -lit candle. Distance is measured from the front of your device to the candles.
You may place the acoustic cannon on a table to aim it. Someone else may assist you in holding it if necessary.
You will get 5 shots alternating between two candles 15 feet apart
The acoustic cannon must propel a vortex ring of air at the target.
No explosives or flammables substances.
No cartridges of compressed air.
No compressed air containers. All entries must blow a vortex ring of air at the targets.
No commercially made devices that shoot vortex rings. Such as, but not limited to, the "Air Bazooka." It must be handmade by you.
5 points added to a test for an entry that meets the contest criteria and does not need any repairs before firing ALL 5 shots.
1 additional point added to a test for each extinguished candle flame.
3 additional points for the two boxes that are decorated with the coolest theme that incorporates the hole.
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