Introduction: Nyan Cat Rocket

Picture of Nyan Cat Rocket
K9 has been bothering me for someone to hang out with while I'm in class, but my budget for this month is on the brink
of  falling into the Red so I needed to come up with a buddy for k9 on the cheap hence this instrubtible was born. I started thinking about what should I make when I heard it comming from my room mates room "it" being the Nyan Cat theme. It clicked,  I'm going to make a Nyan Cat for k9, I know cats and dog aren't typically the best of friends but who can so no to a pop tart cat. My challge this time is nyan cat loves to fly so instead of being ground based she needed to be air borne, with that in mind I turned to rockets I mean after all her natural habitat is space so it was a no brainier.

Step 1: Lanchpad- (Not the Duck :)

Picture of Lanchpad- (Not the Duck :)


Rockets with any type of combustibles would be a no-no in the dorm so I went with the more dorm friendly compressed air. I also
decided to make this at home that way I could test it out in the field and if all went well Nyan cat woud come back with me.

Materials needed for Lanchpad:

1/2 inch pvc pipe 17'should be plenty with some left over.

4 bolts

1 inch coupling

T pvc fitting

90 degree bend fitting

pvc cap


pvc cement

soda bottle

wire firing pin
Black and Decker workmate

air compressor

quick cupling for the air compressor going into the pipe and connceting to the air hose

 (In my case Wasp spray :( During testing got stung 11 times by yellow jackets in the ground)

As you can see from the photos the pvc Pipe was cut into sections and made a "T" shape using the two fittings and pvc cement mentioned above cap one end and add the quick cupling for the air compresser on the other end. Put a empty soda bottle on the pipe that is up on the 90 degree angle and mark it because your going to need to make a grove where you can slip the o-ring around. Next up, drill two holes in the 1 inch coupling where the wire firing pin and hold the top lip of the bottle. once that is done drill out four holes on the bottom of the same coupling for the bolts.  If your lost take a look at the pictures for additional help. Attach a rope or string to the firing pin.

The workmate will be used to stabilize the launchpad and add weight so it wont tip over.

Step 2: Nyan Cat

Picture of Nyan Cat

Your going to need light weight material for the body , I used a very light weight cardboard. After printing out the template which you can get here. Now your cat can be any size you want just size the printing to the lenght and width you want. I used the resin
technique that they use on making halo coustumes only I didn't add  any fiber glass.

After you get your cat cut out and put  each separate part together and resin applied,dried and sanded then you can glue it all together 
Once that is done its time to sand it and apply the cat look.
*when putting together the body measure your soda bottle width that way Nyan will go around the bottle... Think kind of like a sock.*

Step 3: 3...2...1....Nyan

Picture of 3...2...1....Nyan

Add streamers to Nyan for the rainbow trail, Next secure the bottle to the launch tube and put in firing pin. Now slip on Nyan over the bottle and turn on your air compressor to a safe PSI 50-85 will launch it a pretty good distance. Once your  rocket is "Hot" give the count down step back and pull the string attached to the firing pin.  Enjoy Nyan blasting off into space with rainbow trail.

* The Black and Decker workmate is acting as a weight that way the rocket doesn't fall over and shoot off towards you.* 


lava_guy made it! (author)2016-02-05

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Dumchicken (author)2011-09-02

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twilightfox (author)Dumchicken2014-08-25

Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan

Kite builder (author)2014-04-03

It looks lite it´s also possible to mape a kite line decoration from this nyan cat

DanTDM (author)2014-01-31

Is the rocket reusable?

Dusk Shadows (author)2012-06-09

nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nnnn nyan nyan nyan nnnnnnnnyan nyyaan nyann CAT THIS HOCKS

walgrimph (author)2012-01-21

nynan nyan nyan nyan nyan yea that is AWESOME

monsterlego (author)2012-01-13



beanieostrich (author)2011-08-06


-finds rocket powerup-



knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2011-09-18

i love you and this ible!

NYANCAT (author)2011-09-09

OMG!! I'M FAMOUS! :DDD Follow me!(:

jmorrison-2 (author)2011-08-25

is there a 10 hour version of this video yet?

Deadendshop34 (author)2011-08-16

Sweet the video is about to reach 10,000 views :) I just wish it was the same on this end. Thank you all for the comments and views!

MrClin (author)2011-08-14

Isn't that the the LulzSec cat?

Deadendshop34 (author)MrClin2011-08-14

Yes and NO. on May 29th, 2011, LulzSec managed to compromise several PBS web properties including their official website and Twitter account. The PBS homepage was defaced with an image of Nyan Cat and the words “all your base are belong to lulzsec” but it was Nyan Cat before he used it in his hack.

nsin1 (author)2011-08-09

This is cool. Could i post this to Nyan Cat fans' site: I'm sure thousands of fans there will like it. Credit will be given by linking to your site too. Thanks.

Deadendshop34 (author)nsin12011-08-14

By all means post this where ever you'd like, the extra views would be appreciated :)

Deadendshop34 (author)2011-08-12

Thanks for all the comments, I'm actually surprised that no one had ever thought to do this before. I hope that luck continues!!!

xavec (author)2011-08-06

Bwahah! There is no way this wasn't going to get my vote XD Outstanding work, friend!

dombeef (author)2011-08-02

Next, rocket engines!

Kryptonite (author)dombeef2011-08-05

...NYANYANYANYANYANYAN - schfwooooooooooooof!!!


dombeef (author)Kryptonite2011-08-05

Real NYAN CAT in space! Just get an old mp3 player with it playing nyan cat, a few solar panels so the battery would never die, and get a few speakers, though you cant hear anything in space, but it would still be cool!


Kryptonite (author)dombeef2011-08-06

Huston, we have a ... wait a second...!

dombeef (author)Kryptonite2011-08-06


What was that?

ebrightside (author)2011-08-05

nyan nyan nyan...

CatTrampoline (author)2011-08-04

Truly awesome! The best Nyan cat hack yet. Not that I've seen very many - just sort of shook my head at the dozen scrolling across my supervisor's screen one day.

RickDick2 (author)2011-08-04

True, dorms and fire don't mix, BUT try adding a little water in the bottle and maybe plastic streamers. I think you"ll like it!

projectsugru (author)2011-08-04

yay, I love Nyan Cat :)
Makes me think that there should be Nyan cat kites, do they exist already ?... Or is that an Instructable for a kite guru?....

mysss (author)projectsugru2011-08-04

You must make a nyan kite for us! To the internet!

jamwaffles (author)2011-08-04

Don't get me wrong; the concept, idea and write up of this Instructable is brilliant, but I'm so sick of that damn cat!

bowmaster (author)2011-08-04

This is awesome. Now I want to make a light weight speaker to mount inside to play the Nyan cat song from a lightweight MP3 player.

ESunde (author)2011-08-03

ZoDo (author)2011-08-02

Nice. Go cat go !!!

the poodleo (author)2011-08-02

even though you said you cant use combustibles, a great idea would simply be to mod a model rocket., because if you buy a nice one, you can get that Nyan cat to go really high. I might try it, and if I do, then I'll post a video

SHIFT! (author)2011-08-01

You should put a little mp3 inside of it, so it can blast music while it rockets!

the poodleo (author)SHIFT!2011-08-02


DJ Radio (author)2011-07-31


lol Nice ible.

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