Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket





Introduction: Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket

it's very easy to make and with luck you can launch it about 200 feet.
all you need is a plastic 16 oz. bottle with a cheap lid. (crystal geyser works great)
and baking soda and vinegar.

this is my first instructable so don't judge it too hard

Step 1: Mix!!

put in baking soda and vinegar, about 2 tablespoons of each, and shake until the bottle is good and hard.

you can experiment and put different amounts of the stuff but make sure it doesn't blow up!

i'm not liable for anything bad that happens during your experimenting, broken windows, broken bones, loss of limbs, ect.

Step 2: Now Comes the Fun Part

when the bottle is on the verge of exploding, throw it on the ground about 6 feet in front of you and with luck the lid will hit the ground and the bottle will take off in the direction you threw it in.

do not be an idiot and aim it at someone. i have broken my friends nose with one of these.

they sure are fun though.

try not to reuse the bottles because they tend to explode more easily. and they hurt pretty bad.



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    35 Discussions

    that is harsh

    Can we use eno

    yes i did it


    2 years ago

    why 2 tbs

    This is cool but if u could get ur hands on a bottle rocket you could take the stick of a tape it to the side and bend the fuse where it isn't near the bottle and light it it would puncture the bottle and explode. It's pretty cool I have to say so myself

    Some random picture I found when I googled fat man or something. What is yours huh?!?!?!

    all u have to do is put in the viniger and baking soda put on the lid and shake, when it is insanely hard point it strait up and spin the cap off

    I did an instructable like this, it might help.HereHere
    and this is the video of me doing it.

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    Really it depends on how you throw it, what surface it hits, vinegar/baking soda ratio, and the type of bottle that decides whether or not it rockets off or just explodes. I just chose to use "bomb".

    true, sorry if i offended u or something... :D

    I was thinking if you take the bottle and make a hole near the top of the bottle.Then insert a little pipe connection.You can then make a dripstand with vinegar,this you'l use to drip vinegar into the bottle.But first make a small hole in bottom of bottle and cover the hole with tape.Then connect the pipe of the drip to the bottle. One will have to connect the pipe in such a way that the bottle dont stick to it,but release.The tape should be a strong adhesive tape like ducktape. As pressure builds the reaction should blast through the bottom hole and send the bottle up. Let me know what you think. :)

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