This project is the product of a collaboration with a friend of mine somewhat obsessed with rocket propulsion. We wanted to make something simple (made from little more than cardboard and duct tape) that could do something cool.
This Instructable provides the cut sheets for use with a laser cutter, precision cardboard cutter, or you and your choice of cutting implement(s). If you follow it through, you'll have something launchable!
Step 1: Gather materials
- cardboard salvaged from shipping boxes
- duct tape
- drinking straw
- cardboard cutting and assembly supplies (Xacto blade, scissors, cutting mat, tacky glue, two straight/safety pins)
- small hobby rocket engine (we used an Estes A10-3T)
- cladding for engine (usually included with the engine)
Optional: model rocket launch pad and controller, laser cutter