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DIY: How to build a high-powered Wiffle ball pitcher using your leaf blower

May 12, 2016

Why not build a Wiffle ball pitcher that can give your arm a rest and your dog a real workout?

My puppy loves to play fetch with me in the back yard. He could spend all day chasing tennis balls, but I usually lose interest long before he does. Has this ever happened to you? Why not build a Wiffle ball pitcher that can give your arm a rest and your dog a real workout? All you need is a leaf blower and some PVC piping.

According to Popular Science: " Chances are, your leaf blower is collecting dust in a garage right now--and it will until this fall. So rescue that yard-clearing device for a far nobler purpose: blasting lightweight projectiles at top speed.

Channeling the air from the leaf blower through a simple assembly of PVC pipes turns it into a Wiffle ball pitcher. It can also hurl foam balls and even water balloons and snowballs, although heavier projectiles should be avoided."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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