Introduction: 500 Ft Range Wireless Rocket Launcher

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I've been making rockets on the 3D printers at Techshop, Chandler and I decided to make a wireless rocket launching platform. I know there are still some wires but I only have a couple feet of wire and got them out of the way of the rocket exhaust. I could put everything on the pad and leave it all there once I protect them from the heat. It's easier than having 50 ft of wire to tangle up and now I have a 500 ft range. 

The base was made on the shop-bot CNC router and is the Techshop logo we made in the Shopbot SBU class and has a 1/8 inch steel rod in it for the launch guide. Techshop also has a really nice electronics bench for the soldering and finishing up the project.

It was pretty easy with off the shelf parts from ebay. I used a 12V DC MOMENTARY wireless key fob long range remote control relay switch RM33. 

The 3d printer files for the rockets can be found here:

You can make pretty much anything at Techshop so check it out.



Duggyhow (author)2017-09-16

Hi, could u provide a schematic of the circuit inside the black box? thanks.

vasiko (author)2014-01-22


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