Cannon is derived from the old Italian word cannone, meaning large tube.

A cannon is any tubular armament that uses gunpowder or other, usually explosive propelling substances to launch a projectile.

The history of cannons spans several hundred years and is quite obscure. The first cannons were used in China, were inherently unsafe and were smaller in size. Many cannon shooters were made of wooden staves reinforced with metal straps. Others were built up of wrought iron bars welded together and bound with hoops, and some were even made of cast iron.

In today’s age, cannons are usually divided into many categories and have different names depending on its usage. The most common types of modern cannon are mortars, auto-cannons, guns, and howitzers. Some enormously huge, custom made and high level cannon launcher are also built which are named as super guns.

However, there are many types of homemade cannons and they can be hours of fun. There are people who want to build cannon guns at home but face the challenge of finding suitable and correct ‘how to make a cannon’ blueprints and instructions.

This category provides you with many simple plans and blueprints in how to build a cannon, including; a potato launcher, a spud cannon, a tennis ball mortar, tack rifles, methyl hydrate cannons and many more.

A cannon enthusiast will find the information in this category invaluable for building his or her own homemade cannon.