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

We used:
- 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
it's really a good project but is it important to fit rocket model engine can't i use soda-acid combination by fitting a thin plastic pipe inthe core?
Great idea! I'm sure that could work with careful placement and a strong reaction. The rocket made of stacked cardboard rings covered with duct tape isn't especially light, so it needs a bit of a push to get going to any height.

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