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A small simple rocket made of aluminium foil, a match, and 2 needles all in about 45 seconds if you are fast
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

Materials:
Scissiors
Aluminium Foil
2 needles
Matches (preferibly the paper ones, they have a larger head and weigh less, bud wooden ones kinda work too)
Lighter

Step 2: Lay it out

Take the match and place the needles along the match so that the tip of the needle is about at the middle of the match head Place the needels ontop of an approximately 1 x 1/2 inch sheet of aluminum foil


Like this(I know, bad pictures, sorry)


Step 3: Wrap it up

Wrap it up very tight, and take care to make shure the needles dont move any, As all of the gas expands these will channel the gas out to propell the rocket, so this should be the only way the gas can get out, no gaps.

Then gentely remoove the pins, check to be shure they left openings against the stickfor the gas to leave.

Step 4: Launch it!

Just hold a lighter up to it and watch, on a good day these puppys can go about 10 feet.

DOND PICK IT UP, IT IS HOT! you wouldnt want to get a boo boo.

Now make a bizillion of them and shoot stuff.

Your first rocket probally work so well, EXPERIMENT!, change foil size, twist needles to give it a spin... make it work
jjjjake5 years ago
for some reason mine dont fly they just shoot flames out the back
jjjjake5 years ago
cooooool
Noodly0ne5 years ago
These are great! They didn't go as far as i had hoped, but they were still pretty awesome! I used a half book of matches on this.
Arbitror6 years ago
"DOND PICK IT UP, IT IS HOT! you wouldnt want to get a boo boo. " Boo Boo! LOL!
fingers6 years ago
why cant begginners get COMPLETE instructions or am i that dumb.. after your little foil rocket is ready to go.is it attached to something else like a launch pad or another solid device that goes up with it?? just dont get it..how about some help
What you do is once the foil is on then you put it on somehting to hold it horizontal or at say 45 degrees. It doesnt work to well for me if it is vertical. I dont think the match goes up too. Im sure just the foil and burnt head goes up. I could be wrong
antirem8 years ago
:D ill have to play with this and see if i can add a fuse and set em all off!
do you have license to buy a fuse.
laxrulz166 years ago
hey i got mine to go about ten, twelve feet so nice job 10/10 stars ~laxrulz
jakee1176 years ago
kool
street1047 years ago
omg ive been makin different versions of the match rocket and none of them had worked till this one (and the one on the link that mrbob1000 gave) and it was awesome. Thanks for makin my dream of makin rockets that work come true :)
the only one i've been able to launch are the ones I posted here
Whaleman7 years ago
i think i need to fine tune my skills of making thees, they went anywere from -1/2 inch to 2 ft
Beelzebub (author) 8 years ago
Yea, go ahead. I have been doing this scince i was a kid, i think my dad taught me or something, i think it is pretty cool to see that it has already been done.
so far iive tryed this design and another one but neiter of them work ive followed the design exactly and they just go up in a puff of smoke please help me cause itll be soo spectactular if it works lol.....
Beelzebub (author)  Beelzebub8 years ago
wow that is almost wierd how close that link there is to my instructible.
so far iive tryed this design and another one but neiter of them work ive followed the design exactly and they just go up in a puff of smoke please help me cause itll be soo spectactular if it works lol.....
E3987 years ago
Thats cool is it possible to make it even bigger ones??
tjsdaname E3987 years ago
ya it is just add more match heads
tjsdaname E3987 years ago
ya ive made thim with 35 match heads
What can we use for a launch pad?
mustang7 years ago
DUDE this kicks ass
Beelzebub (author) 7 years ago
Just hold a lighter up to the foil where the match head is and wait
E3987 years ago
how do u light it??
E3987 years ago
Thats cool is it possible to make it even bigger ones??
joshuajahr7 years ago
ohhh fun me likey!
Beelzebub (author) 7 years ago
front half
lucapaooka7 years ago
so exactally where do u light it at the front or at the back *improving the world 1 pedal rotation at a time
PetervG8 years ago
Ok, i've taken all the pictures.
PetervG8 years ago
I'm going to go make this instructable right now!
Beelzebub (author) 8 years ago
gigman8 years ago
One day i went thorugh like an entire roll of foil trying to make one of these fly. I made like 50 and got like 5 of them to fly more then 1'
PetervG8 years ago
Do you mind if I make a revision of this? Not because it's not good, just because I made about 100 wooden match rockets in the past year. I perfected it with wooden matches.
trebuchet038 years ago
I first saw this in NASA's website.... these are really fun and I admit, I have gotten into match rocket wars with my friends (by the time they hit you, they are quite cool and did not burn at all). The only bad thing that came of it was a few charcoal stains on someone white T-shirt :P
there are several veriations to this

http://sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/thermo/thermo.html#rockets

but yours seems really cool because you can get some spin out of them
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