Introduction: How to Make a Soda Can Rocket

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In this instructable I am going to teach how to make a rocket out of a soda can. It really simple to create and only takes a minute or two.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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For this quick project you need:
1 Empty Soda Can
1 Pair of Scissors
1 Fire Cracker
Lighter or Matches

Step 2: Cut Up the Can

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Now take your scissors and cut the can in half.

Step 3: Strip the Cracker (That Was Not Supposed to Be a Joke)

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Now you need to take apart the fire cracker leaving only one cracker left connected to the main fuse. Then Slip it in the drinking hole of the soda can and connect both sides of the can to each other.

Step 4: Take Er Out Side

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Now take the soda can out side and set the can with hole facing down and the fuse sticking out the side. Then light it and run like hell.

Update: Youtube took down my video because it said it was inappropriate. WTF mate. I looked there code of conduct and it talks about not making bombs. Maybe it was taken down because of that. It makes me really made that they took it down!!! So I uploaded it google video!

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Music for video by my twin brother. He is only 13 years old.


turbogunz (author)2009-09-25

god flamin damn it firecrackers are banned in the uk

hg341 (author)turbogunz2011-01-12

have you read the wheel of time?you sound like mat...

use a small french banger that shuld work

I know tons of people have said this but cool idea and excellent music

Kryptonite (author)2009-08-01

Ahh can't wait till Summer when I can do this again! Sadly it doesn't work in the cold of winter.

cololoman (author)2009-07-24

my kids will love this! is there a way i can download the video

Kryptonite (author)2009-01-07

If your twin brother is 13, then you're 13... you don't look it in the pictures. Oh well, I'm not judging, just being observational. Hey where would I be able to get the music any way? It's really good.

joejoerowley (author)Kryptonite2009-01-07

This tutorial is two years old. I'm 15 now but I was 13 at the time.

Kryptonite (author)joejoerowley2009-01-08

oh ok. it's good music anyway! :D

eshimo (author)2007-07-26

zildjian rocks man! i use all zildjian symbols

themasterpyro (author)eshimo2007-08-31

what symbols man? post an instruct about em.

noahh (author)themasterpyro2007-09-08

He means "cymbals" for a drumset.

themasterpyro (author)noahh2007-09-08

oh do you know where i can find some symbols?the funny signs that mean stuff i meani have a slight obsession with all things like that espicaly old norce

noahh (author)themasterpyro2007-09-08

for reference go to
(I dont know anything about them. I just googled it.)

themasterpyro (author)noahh2007-09-08

that one dosent work but thx anyway

noahh (author)themasterpyro2007-09-08

really? It worked on my computer.

jlkinetics (author)noahh2007-11-22

like hyrogliphics? do you know that JRR tolkein had an obsession with symbols, laguages and creating languages too?

Kryptonite (author)jlkinetics2009-01-07

Well, yeah he did make his own language... like a complete thing.

themasterpyro (author)noahh2007-09-11

not what i mean its for a book and modern symbols. im looking for ainchent symbols

joejoerowley (author)eshimo2007-07-27

There great!!!!!!

pyrorocker (author)2008-12-09

dude can u get your brother to send me some of his songs? He rocks!!

Afro On A Stick (author)2008-11-09

I have Zildjian cymbals on my kit! w00t

Noodle god (author)2008-08-15

Dont have as fire cracker =(

codongolev (author)2008-07-06

they make cymbals, right?

joejoerowley (author)codongolev2008-07-06


codongolev (author)joejoerowley2008-07-06

YES! I rock!

o WONDERBREAD o (author)2008-07-06

i did this last night..way before i saw this byfar is the best use with a firecracker...our's went about 60-70 feet in the joke....very cool....

halomaster007 (author)2008-01-05

i accidenally burnt myself :(

I'm sorry.

senga (author)2008-04-27

nice music

codongolev (author)senga2008-07-06


joejoerowley (author)senga2008-04-27


pyro PJ (author)2008-06-07

Wow, bro. I figured out you don't even need to cut the can in half. Sweet project, though!! p.s. I hit a telephone wire!

joejoerowley (author)pyro PJ2008-06-13

Great! Very Cool! Thanks

dano077 (author)2008-05-30

yo that is a sick rocket thx bra

joejoerowley (author)dano0772008-05-30

Thanks :)

cballer123 (author)2008-03-28

i thing this rocket is a cool thing because i like fire

joejoerowley (author)cballer1232008-03-28

Thanks. Fire is fun!

Biotele (author)2007-06-18

I like the music. He should post them.

cballer123 (author)Biotele2008-03-28

dont u thing this looks cool

pandaboy292 (author)Biotele2008-03-19

me to!

joejoerowley (author)pandaboy2922008-03-19


joejoerowley (author)Biotele2007-06-18

Would you like more tracks. Just ask. He will take requests.

sadunpererarules (author)2007-10-03

i can see that u play the drums from ur Zildjan t-shirt. Awesome rocket and music too


Shifrin (author)2008-02-06

Wow, this is pretty sweet, considering the materials are everything I can easily fins in my house! Your brother has some skills, does he have a band, is that his own song? or was it made with a program?!? Nice job Mate! looking forward to seeing more things like this! Best Regards, -Alex

joejoerowley (author)Shifrin2008-02-06

My brother does not have a band and he made up the song. He played the drums, bass, and guitar and played them looped over each other. I don't know what program he used. Thanks for checking it out. Thanks ~Joe

Shifrin (author)joejoerowley2008-02-06

skillz man...skillz

Shifrin (author)Shifrin2008-02-06

Can I download that song, I would bay big $ for his album!!!!

joejoerowley (author)Shifrin2008-02-06

Oh my brother has a new track coming out soon. Here is a video.
He is a member here.

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