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In this instructable I will show you how to make stomp rockets out of house hold materials. I first saw how to make these a while back in a class when we learned about how rockets worked, I did tweak the design a bit, so this isn't quite designed by me. however, these do do a great job of explaining how rockets work and are great for class activities for students young and old.

You'll Need:

-paper
-tape
-scissors
-2 liter soda bottle
-1in wide bike tube( at least 3 ft long)
-1in wide pvc, abs pipe (at least a foot long)
-pen or pencil

 
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Step 3: Add the Nose Cone

Now to make a nose cone I started out with a triangle shape piece of paper which work really well, but it doesnt really matter how you make as long as it has a cone. Once you have your paper cone taped place it on top of your rocket body, most likely there will be some "edge" sticking out, just cut this off and tape it on. now you need fins...
lorgenson4 months ago

wtf wher do i get that thing you put on the bottle

colB7 months ago
Tried this with my son for a school project and it was great. we made one with a narrower pipe and one with wider. The narrower pipe was significantly better. A also found that a narrow racer tube that kept it's shape worked way better than a flat mb tube. got the tube free from local bike shop that recycles load of used tubes.
Cheeseduck1 year ago
I do this all the time with my nephew. The only thing I do differently is use zip-ties to attach the rubber tube to the pvc pipe and the bottle. They are cheap, easy to attach, make a tighter seal than tape, and don't leave behind a sticky residue.
Lovebug18122 years ago
i am so gonna try this.
sithlil2 years ago
how far does it shoot?
cooooooooooooooool i want one but i dont have a bike tube
can u use something other than that?
plz respond
Emsaid (author)  retrotimelord3 years ago
just anything that air can be passed through so maybe a hose of some sort??
redlizard53 years ago
would it work with 3/4 pvc instead
of course it works just make the rocket bigger
asarris3 years ago
instead of stomping you could use pressured air for a more "explosive" flight.
A rocket like this flies a LOT higher if you add a small weight to the nose. Read a little bit about ballistics to find out why. Do some experimenting with weight and report your results here! Stomp rockets are great!
omnibot3 years ago
Excellent use of simple parts. Many stomp rocket launchers are discouragingly complicated.
skip. omnibot3 years ago
that's really cool...
i have nothing to say except...That was awesome
khulio.h23 years ago
thats pretty cool and simple!! :) made it and loved it... but be careful guys u can harm people with this thing... i poked my friend's eye with it a couple of days ago :s :s
mjesse3 years ago
Cool, will make one.
asterman3 years ago
let me just tell you,
this instructable takes the cake for being the most simple yet fun project. well done!
great
Mplinnc3 years ago
I bet you could make the wings turn and it would go higher...
chinchymork3 years ago
Not gunna lie this is pretty sweet!
tictaclad3 years ago
this works sooooo good!!! my rocket went really high
plugable3 years ago
Good idea, How high can it reach?
Emsaid (author)  plugable3 years ago
oh forgot to put that in, in the video it only went about 50 feet, that was because I had to stomp one footed. if you stomp with both feet it can easily go a hundred, but im gonna try and find exactly how high