Instructables: exploring - play - rockets - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:57:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Mini Missile Launcher! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mini-Missile-Launcher/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/S601/HSPP7DLT/FABS601HSPP7DLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/S601/HSPP7DLT/FABS601HSPP7DLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/S601/HSPP7DLT/FABS601HSPP7DLT.SMALL.jpg mist8k Today I'm going to show you how to build this simple but powerful mini missile launcher !! Great fun!
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:06:47 PDT
Laser Cut Retro Rocket Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Rocket/
Laser Cut Retro Rocket Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/7Y4J/HKVLM4QQ/F5X7Y4JHKVLM4QQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/7Y4J/HKVLM4QQ/F5X7Y4JHKVLM4QQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/7Y4J/HKVLM4QQ/F5X7Y4JHKVLM4QQ.SMALL.jpg masynmachien This is the third project in a series running up to a laser cut “advent calendar”. In this project I explored making a “3-sided symmetry” design with laser cutting. Also I choose a concept for locking the parts in place that is not sensitive to the typical variations in thickness for acrylic sheet ...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:08:30 PDT
Model Tardis Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Flying-Tardis/
Model Tardis Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/LDNJ/HKZAVS5N/FL2LDNJHKZAVS5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/LDNJ/HKZAVS5N/FL2LDNJHKZAVS5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/LDNJ/HKZAVS5N/FL2LDNJHKZAVS5N.SMALL.jpg Ma77h3w Rocket Powered Tardis While we wait for a new season of Doctor Who, why not build a Tardis?? This isn't just any Tardis, this one is rocket powered! A rocket motor housing for model rocket engines such as A-D series Estes. This includes transparent detachable fins for flight stability. A parachute...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:05:27 PDT
Kid Friendly Film Canister Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-Friendly-Film-Canister-Rocket/
Kid Friendly Film Canister Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/P9U2/HJKC2WNF/F78P9U2HJKC2WNF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/P9U2/HJKC2WNF/F78P9U2HJKC2WNF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/P9U2/HJKC2WNF/F78P9U2HJKC2WNF.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club A rocket that is kid friendly and fun to make.  We have seen many kids enjoy this project. Not only do they like the loud pop and seeing their rockets go up, they take great pride in building their own rocket. The rocket can be just for fun or can be a great opportunity to learn / discuss some sci...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:13:03 PDT
Design and build a rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-build-a-rocket/
Design and build a rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/4FGV/HINOBKPB/FN44FGVHINOBKPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/4FGV/HINOBKPB/FN44FGVHINOBKPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/4FGV/HINOBKPB/FN44FGVHINOBKPB.SMALL.jpg ss3000 I figured it was time for me to make an instructable. I have been on the site for some time and feel it’s time I contribute. In this instructable I will show you how to make a quality model rocket for cheap from start to finish. No kit or commercial parts will be needed but you could use them if you...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:44:14 PDT
Homemade rocket with rocket fuel and engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-rocket-with-rocket-fuel-and-engine/
Homemade rocket with rocket fuel and engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/KUDQ/HI3TYOAG/FEZKUDQHI3TYOAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/KUDQ/HI3TYOAG/FEZKUDQHI3TYOAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/KUDQ/HI3TYOAG/FEZKUDQHI3TYOAG.SMALL.jpg fishik I really like and enjoy estes rocket, and I decided to make one myself.  I also made the fuel and the engine. All is made from the materials you can easily obtain or even have at your house right now.  They can go up to 300 meters (1,000 ft) on this fuel.  Making the fuel involves working with the...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:45:29 PDT
Build a Crayon Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Crayon-Rocket/
Build a Crayon Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/CZ5Y/HHOFX8C5/FA2CZ5YHHOFX8C5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/CZ5Y/HHOFX8C5/FA2CZ5YHHOFX8C5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/CZ5Y/HHOFX8C5/FA2CZ5YHHOFX8C5.SMALL.jpg jmattingly If you're like me, anything that looks like a tube and comes to a point can be made into a rocket.  Crayons fit that description perfectly, so when I found a giant crayon-shaped bank at the store, I knew its fate immediately. This Instructable, created for submission to the Launch It! contest, desc...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:10:12 PDT
RPG with Paintball Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/RPG-with-Paintball-Rockets/
RPG with Paintball Rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/99U9/HHOFXIK2/FRG99U9HHOFXIK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/99U9/HHOFXIK2/FRG99U9HHOFXIK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/99U9/HHOFXIK2/FRG99U9HHOFXIK2.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian In this case an SCPPR ... Self Contained Pneumatic Powered Rocket. The wind was fierce this day!!! The light rocket veered off target but distance was still impressive... I still have to find a safe and approved location to fully distance test the paintball rockets. Safe In The Ci...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:08:52 PDT
Become Rocket Engineer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Become-Rocket-Engineer/
Become Rocket Engineer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/SLX1/HHMI9C24/FMVSLX1HHMI9C24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/SLX1/HHMI9C24/FMVSLX1HHMI9C24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/SLX1/HHMI9C24/FMVSLX1HHMI9C24.SMALL.jpg cube000 Have your parents, grandparents or friends told You that You can be anyone? So, why not to become rocket engineer?! Without graduate Physics on MIT! I'll show You how to build rocket and launching platform, how to made rocket fuel and safely ignition method. Things, You need: Matches Big paper clip...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:17:28 PDT
Backyard Rocketry (2013) http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Rocketry-2013/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/QD27/HHJOAWTD/FITQD27HHJOAWTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/QD27/HHJOAWTD/FITQD27HHJOAWTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/QD27/HHJOAWTD/FITQD27HHJOAWTD.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The backyard is where all the cool projects happen. Projects where things might start on fire, move at high speed, make loud noises, or otherwise jeopardize the safety of grandma’s heirloom crystal collection are some of the most fun builds you can do. But they have to be done outside, and ideally n...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 12:44:47 PDT
Multiple Rocket Control Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-Rocket-Control-Center/
Multiple Rocket Control Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/DTLM/HH2VWG4V/FJ3DTLMHH2VWG4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/DTLM/HH2VWG4V/FJ3DTLMHH2VWG4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/DTLM/HH2VWG4V/FJ3DTLMHH2VWG4V.SMALL.jpg Springville Johnson As a long time Boy Scout leader I have found Instructables as a invaluable resource. So here is my first attempt at helping the community with my first instrucable.  This idea was born out of a frustration from last year. I was a Scout Master on a National Youth Leadership Training course and I f...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:24:59 PDT
Water Rocket Release Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-Release-Mechanism/
Water Rocket Release Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/EXZO/HH11QMNX/FBREXZOHH11QMNX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/EXZO/HH11QMNX/FBREXZOHH11QMNX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/EXZO/HH11QMNX/FBREXZOHH11QMNX.SMALL.jpg monterreymachito Water rockets are loads of fun to experiment with. The following instructable shows the construction and use of a zip tie based release mechanism. Materials needed: Length of fluorescent tube protector (source TAP plastics) Zip ties, enough for the circumference of the launcher Duct tape The ph...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 09:14:43 PDT
Recycle old magazines into colorful stomp rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recyle-old-magazines-into-colorful-stomp-rockets/
Recycle old magazines into colorful stomp rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/TOAA/HGU2P2M5/FV3TOAAHGU2P2M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/TOAA/HGU2P2M5/FV3TOAAHGU2P2M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/TOAA/HGU2P2M5/FV3TOAAHGU2P2M5.SMALL.jpg arpruss Safety notes: Either launch a sufficient distance from people or have everyone close by wear safety goggles or both.  Never launch at people.  If launching by direct blowing, you are responsible for checking whether (a) the project meets your local legal definition of a blowgun and (b) whether blowg...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 18:54:39 PDT
Launch It! http://www.instructables.com/id/Launch-It/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/4KW3/GQ8VBQF8/F8G4KW3GQ8VBQF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/4KW3/GQ8VBQF8/F8G4KW3GQ8VBQF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/4KW3/GQ8VBQF8/F8G4KW3GQ8VBQF8.SMALL.jpg zazenergy "Launch It!" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 14 different projects to launch! Learn to make fireworks, catapults, rockets, paper airplane launchers and much more! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step ...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:54:24 PDT
Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Empty-Water-Bottles-Into-Alcohol-Fueled-Rocke/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/JRW0/HELX6FGO/FBYJRW0HELX6FGO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/JRW0/HELX6FGO/FBYJRW0HELX6FGO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/JRW0/HELX6FGO/FBYJRW0HELX6FGO.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight Not long ago I was challenged to create a project using a water bottle that could be displayed in a one minute long video. While I missed the one minute mark, I think I still managed to make a pretty entertaining device. The rocket and launcher featured in the above video function off of a very sim...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:46:37 PDT
Making Rocket Fuel With Kitchen Chemistry! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Rocket-Fuel-With-Kitchen-Chemistry/
Making Rocket Fuel With Kitchen Chemistry! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZZB/HEKLLVUZ/F4IHZZBHEKLLVUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZZB/HEKLLVUZ/F4IHZZBHEKLLVUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZZB/HEKLLVUZ/F4IHZZBHEKLLVUZ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Today we're doing some kitchen chemistry using common household items.  This is the type of cooking that gets me excited, because I'm experimenting with recipes for solid-state rocket fuel. www.thekingofrandom.com Watch The Video! WARNING: This project should not be attempted without adult...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:52:26 PDT
Rocket (tape) laser decals http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-tape-laser-decals/
Rocket (tape) laser decals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/94D7/HDYZ6G1M/F9B94D7HDYZ6G1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/94D7/HDYZ6G1M/F9B94D7HDYZ6G1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/94D7/HDYZ6G1M/F9B94D7HDYZ6G1M.SMALL.jpg Qsilverrdc Make graphics decals for your rocket with simple things. You need a laser printer, packing tape, and a couple of minutes. This will not work with ink jets, only thermal toner, or indelible ink based products. Make some designs and print them ! Print your decal the way you want it to appear .  Th...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:05:49 PDT
Klingon Battle Cruiser Sports Scale Rocket Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Klingon-Battle-Cruiser-workshop/
Klingon Battle Cruiser Sports Scale Rocket Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/135V/HABC8AYB/FD0135VHABC8AYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/135V/HABC8AYB/FD0135VHABC8AYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/135V/HABC8AYB/FD0135VHABC8AYB.SMALL.jpg masynmachien This project came to life in preparation for a meeting of the Belgian Voyage Club (the Belgian Star Trek fan club, BVC in short). On each of these meetings we do some fun activity. As a maker, obviously I wanted to get my fellow Trekkies into making too. I set out to organise a workshop, but for onc...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:20:23 PST
NAR Model Rocket Payload http://www.instructables.com/id/NAR-Model-Rocket-Payload/
NAR Model Rocket Payload - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/3SLA/H9142ROI/FMH3SLAH9142ROI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/3SLA/H9142ROI/FMH3SLAH9142ROI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/3SLA/H9142ROI/FMH3SLAH9142ROI.SMALL.jpg JoeGadget The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) offers sanctioned rocketry competitions, with over 25 different competition events.  One of those events is payload altitude.  In this event competitors attempt to carry a 1oz (28 gram) payload to as high of an altitude as possible.  To ensure fair and cons...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:01:15 PST
Rapid fuelling potato cannon mounted on Kubota tractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Rapid-fuelling-potato-cannon-mounted-on-Kubota-tra/
Rapid fuelling potato cannon mounted on Kubota tractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/U8CX/H6S49K8O/FZ6U8CXH6S49K8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/U8CX/H6S49K8O/FZ6U8CXH6S49K8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/U8CX/H6S49K8O/FZ6U8CXH6S49K8O.SMALL.jpg nlinventor This potato cannon has a unique one-way valve system that lets the fuel (propellent) into the combustion chamber and prevents the explosive gases from escaping out through the valve.  The cannon can be refuelled and fired in a couple of seconds.  We decided to mount the cannon on the bucket (front e...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:05:27 PDT
Model Rocket Display Stand - Simple http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Rocket-Display-Stand-Simple/
Model Rocket Display Stand - Simple - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/66XF/H8TTNVEU/FW866XFH8TTNVEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/66XF/H8TTNVEU/FW866XFH8TTNVEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/66XF/H8TTNVEU/FW866XFH8TTNVEU.SMALL.jpg JoeGadget Have a model rocket you, or perhaps your child, is proud of but you don't have a way to display it?  Is it propped up awkwardly in a corner, or wedged into an upright position with some stuffed animals?  Not all rocket designs stand up well on their own, so here is a simple display stand you can qui...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:19:39 PDT
Visco Fuse Bottle Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Visco-Fuse-Bottle-Rockets/
Visco Fuse Bottle Rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/J1EO/F3ER7X4V/FTFJ1EOF3ER7X4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/J1EO/F3ER7X4V/FTFJ1EOF3ER7X4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/J1EO/F3ER7X4V/FTFJ1EOF3ER7X4V.SMALL.jpg Dandeman321 This instructable will show you how to make your own bottle rockets using Visco fuse as propellant. Visco can be purchased at many online stores. I buy mine from the local firework wholesale shop. I am not taking any credit for this design, I have just modified it. The changes I've made have been mo...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2007 00:08:25 PDT
pulsejet powered bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/pulsejet-powered-bicycle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KXB5/GYGF8P62/FBRKXB5GYGF8P62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KXB5/GYGF8P62/FBRKXB5GYGF8P62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/KXB5/GYGF8P62/FBRKXB5GYGF8P62.SMALL.jpg ganuganu Edit: In this video my mom sponsored me and she encouraged me for making this project and you all can see her in the video. Iam riding bicycle,sister taking video my mom holding bicycle. Hello everyone iam an engineering student, so i made this for my final year project. It works great. This is the...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:22:16 PDT
Rocket Racers Activity http://www.instructables.com/id/Idea/
Rocket Racers Activity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/XDC7/GQS7RDOD/FJVXDC7GQS7RDOD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/XDC7/GQS7RDOD/FJVXDC7GQS7RDOD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/XDC7/GQS7RDOD/FJVXDC7GQS7RDOD.SMALL.jpg cowmanpoke <br /&a...
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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:01:44 PDT
Origami Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Rocket/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/13LP/H4AFZRRZ/FM313LPH4AFZRRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/13LP/H4AFZRRZ/FM313LPH4AFZRRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/13LP/H4AFZRRZ/FM313LPH4AFZRRZ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman You can make a real, working rocket from a simple sheet of paper! The heart of this is a traditional "water bomb" origami model.  There are already quite a few Instructables on making the water-bomb, so I simply present the steps as photos. Turning it into a rocket, though... The fuel I chose for...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:51:58 PDT
GoPro Model Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/GoPro-Model-Rocket/
GoPro Model Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/QUKC/H2WEXP49/FNPQUKCH2WEXP49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/QUKC/H2WEXP49/FNPQUKCH2WEXP49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/QUKC/H2WEXP49/FNPQUKCH2WEXP49.SMALL.jpg seamster This is a completely scratch-built model rocket designed to carry my GoPro camera.  It is 42" tall and flies on three "E" size Estes motors, and its recovered by a 54 inch parachute. The camera is housed completely within the main body tube (not in the nose cone), which allows for great footage on ...
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:29:47 PDT
Air-Powered Potato Rocket Launcher and Ammunition http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Potato-Rocket-Launcher-and-Ammunition/
Air-Powered Potato Rocket Launcher and Ammunition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/3OMA/H2WEV0P9/FLB3OMAH2WEV0P9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/3OMA/H2WEV0P9/FLB3OMAH2WEV0P9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/3OMA/H2WEV0P9/FLB3OMAH2WEV0P9.SMALL.jpg icecats Do you need a weapon to protect yourself at work? Or are you a rocket scientist who can't afford a fancy rocket? The air-powered potato rocket launcher is a simple project made out of a few household items. All you need for ammo is a potato. A water bottle serves as an air pump that compresses the a...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 20:20:28 PDT
Model Rocket with horizontal HD video keychain camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Rocket-with-horizontal-HD-video-keychain-cam/
Model Rocket with horizontal HD video keychain camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/JI4N/H2TIL529/F7RJI4NH2TIL529.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/JI4N/H2TIL529/F7RJI4NH2TIL529.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/JI4N/H2TIL529/F7RJI4NH2TIL529.SMALL.jpg boot2skull This is an instructable for modifying a model rocket with a payload bay to carry a keychain HD video camera horizontally (pointing out) instead of vertically (pointing down). I decided to take on this project after seeing many cool videos of rockets with on-board video cameras, but they tend to face...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:35:58 PDT
SMART ROCKET - By: Spyder2021 http://www.instructables.com/id/SMART-ROCKET-By-Spyder2021/
SMART ROCKET - By: Spyder2021 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/YP95/H2MYK808/FZGYP95H2MYK808.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/YP95/H2MYK808/FZGYP95H2MYK808.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/YP95/H2MYK808/FZGYP95H2MYK808.SMALL.jpg spyder2021 I am going to show you how to build a "SMART ROCKET" bottle launcher.  Everything was built using PVC40 PE PIPE and attachments.  You can purchase the supplies from any hardware store, I got mine from Home Depot.  Reason why I call it a "SMART ROCKET" is because it uses the Smart Water bottle (and i...
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Mon, 28 May 2012 08:10:01 PDT
Teeny tiny rocket engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Teeny-tiny-rocket-engine/
Teeny tiny rocket engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/MONN/H1AH732W/FD7MONNH1AH732W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/MONN/H1AH732W/FD7MONNH1AH732W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/MONN/H1AH732W/FD7MONNH1AH732W.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope "Adam you never cease to make me feel like my brain is about to fall out my ears lol you're never just like reading a book"  A text I received after telling Sammi what I did today. This is what I did today.  I am unsure why I did this or what purpose, if any it could serve. It does propel itself i...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:37:14 PDT
A Rocket Eggstronaut Project http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Rocket-Eggstronaut-Project/
A Rocket Eggstronaut Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/64AJ/H15N8Z11/FHT64AJH15N8Z11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/64AJ/H15N8Z11/FHT64AJH15N8Z11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/64AJ/H15N8Z11/FHT64AJH15N8Z11.SMALL.jpg stumitch I've seen all sorts of Water Bottle Rockets on Instructables and while surfing the web but I thought an Instructable with the step-by-step process of building a whole bunch of them with a class of grade six kids would be good. Each step in the Instructable will be a day in the class. At the top of e...
By: stumitch

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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:39:13 PDT
Spitball Straw Rockets- Quick, cheap, and FUN! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spitball-Straw-Rockets-Quick-cheap-and-FUN/
Spitball Straw Rockets- Quick, cheap, and FUN! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/V6GY/GZQ40QW0/FH0V6GYGZQ40QW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/V6GY/GZQ40QW0/FH0V6GYGZQ40QW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/V6GY/GZQ40QW0/FH0V6GYGZQ40QW0.SMALL.jpg dorkpunch Straw rockets have been done over and over with hundreds of different variations, so why not one more?  This version is ultra-fast and super easy, allowing you to make multiple rockets with different designs in a very short time.  I do this project with 7th and 8th grade students in one class p...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:59:46 PDT
Candybar (Milkyway) Rocket Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Candybar-Milkyway-Rocket-Engine/
Candybar (Milkyway) Rocket Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/X95L/GZHK85C1/FMYX95LGZHK85C1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/X95L/GZHK85C1/FMYX95LGZHK85C1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/X95L/GZHK85C1/FMYX95LGZHK85C1.SMALL.jpg killbox Quelab (My local Hackerspace in Albuquerque NM),  Had a project theme of "Hacking Chocolate" for the month of February.  I'm allergic to eating chocolate, so I wanted to think of a use that was a bit more exciting than just watching others eat the stuff.  So I decided to experiment with making a ch...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 09:26:53 PST
How to Make a PVC Rocket Cannon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-PVC-Rocket-Cannon/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MDIH/GZACIOJK/FO5MDIHGZACIOJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MDIH/GZACIOJK/FO5MDIHGZACIOJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/MDIH/GZACIOJK/FO5MDIHGZACIOJK.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight The above video demonstrates how to fire a rocket under the power of a flammable aerosol. Hairspray or a flammable spray deodorant are the fuels of choice. The total cost of this project assuming the tools needed are already available is about $25. For that price you can make 4 rockets for the launc...
By: NightHawkInLight

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Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:20:46 PST
Featured Author: lookwhatjoeysmaking http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-lookwhatjoeysmaking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLKO/GYUQTJSH/FR0PLKOGYUQTJSH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLKO/GYUQTJSH/FR0PLKOGYUQTJSH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/PLKO/GYUQTJSH/FR0PLKOGYUQTJSH.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Joey Hudy is an eighth grader in Arizona who makes awesome projects. With the help of MAKE magazine, he had the opportunity to show off his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon to President Obama at the White House Science Fair. Not only did he show it, he was able to make a roomful of Secret Service agen...
By: wilgubeast

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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:01:51 PST
Paper Rocket Launcher with Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Rocket-Launcher-with-Generator/
Paper Rocket Launcher with Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/I7LP/GPAS2SVM/FOAI7LPGPAS2SVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/I7LP/GPAS2SVM/FOAI7LPGPAS2SVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/I7LP/GPAS2SVM/FOAI7LPGPAS2SVM.SMALL.jpg blipvert We wanted to build a paper rocket launcher similar to that in Make magazine except entirely kid-powered, safe, and able to run all day long for fairs and festivals.  This design has at least 1000 launches in heat and dust and can launch a rocket made from a single sheet of copier paper and 12" of cl...
By: blipvert

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:08:03 PST
100-Yard Paper Rocket Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Yard-Paper-Rocket-Launcher/
100-Yard Paper Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/E04R/GYQFMVYZ/FZ3E04RGYQFMVYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/E04R/GYQFMVYZ/FZ3E04RGYQFMVYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/E04R/GYQFMVYZ/FZ3E04RGYQFMVYZ.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance PVC paper rocket launcher designs are a dime-a-dozen. So why another one? Because I've tried many other designs found on Google and YouTube, and none of them are 1. fairly easy to build 2. perform spectacularly and 3. easy for kids to operate. I have finally come up with a design that fulfills all t...
By: WYE_Lance

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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:01:15 PST
A parachute release mechanism with an Arduino Pro Mini http://www.instructables.com/id/A-parachute-release-mechanism-with-an-Arduino-Pro-/
A parachute release mechanism with an Arduino Pro Mini - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/K7UC/GTT6ZX2R/FLSK7UCGTT6ZX2R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/K7UC/GTT6ZX2R/FLSK7UCGTT6ZX2R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/K7UC/GTT6ZX2R/FLSK7UCGTT6ZX2R.SMALL.jpg sholtob this is a parachute release mechanism for a model rocket, i built it for a water rocket but other types would work. It uses an Arduino pro mini (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9218) which is really good for this as it weighs less than two grams and is tiny. The mechanism fits in a 2 litre drinks b...
By: sholtob

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:23:43 PDT
Handheld Rocket Launcher!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Rocket-Launcher/
Handheld Rocket Launcher!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/Q3JR/G68HDFUI/FN5Q3JRG68HDFUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/Q3JR/G68HDFUI/FN5Q3JRG68HDFUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/Q3JR/G68HDFUI/FN5Q3JRG68HDFUI.SMALL.jpg kaptaink_cg Back when I was in High School (early 90s) boredom inspired me to create a handheld rocket launcher out of miscellaneous parts I found in my dad's garage. It worked spectacularly.... ONCE. After that I never got it operational again, and it eventually found its way back into the pile of parts. Rec...
By: kaptaink_cg

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Thu, 4 Mar 2010 20:08:26 PST
A Rocket in your Pocket http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Rocket-in-your-Pocket/
A Rocket in your Pocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/YQC3/GSUT1EOQ/FTHYQC3GSUT1EOQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/YQC3/GSUT1EOQ/FTHYQC3GSUT1EOQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/YQC3/GSUT1EOQ/FTHYQC3GSUT1EOQ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Not just a rocket in your pocket, but an entire rocket factory and launch system! Materials The materials are easy to find in most modern homes: A pocket-sized box. A box of matches A small scrap of wood. Some pieces of kitchen foil Optional extra: a pocket lighter. Making t...
By: Kiteman

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:16:06 PDT
Water Rocket launching pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-launching-pad/
Water Rocket launching pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/WUVZ/GS3BFCQK/FF8WUVZGS3BFCQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/WUVZ/GS3BFCQK/FF8WUVZGS3BFCQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/WUVZ/GS3BFCQK/FF8WUVZGS3BFCQK.SMALL.jpg robertodelle In this instructable i would demonstrate to all of you how i have built a launching pad for water rocket and at the same time how i have built my first water rocket. For building it i paid attention to: 1 safety for my kids (the bottle can be painful on face), 2 build a launching pad with materials ...
By: robertodelle

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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 02:02:14 PDT
10 Minute Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Rocket/
10 Minute Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/C7TU/FGO9TDSJ/FVOC7TUFGO9TDSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/C7TU/FGO9TDSJ/FVOC7TUFGO9TDSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/C7TU/FGO9TDSJ/FVOC7TUFGO9TDSJ.SMALL.jpg (zack) This instructable will teach you how to build a simple, ultra light rocket from household items (and of course a rocket engine)Here's the supply list:- 1 tube of superglue- 1 roll of tinfoil- 1 straw big enough to fit around your launch rod- 1 deck of playing cards that you don't mind parting with- ...
By: (zack)

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Sun, 25 May 2008 17:43:38 PDT
50 Foot+ Rubber Band Rocket - New & Improved! http://www.instructables.com/id/50-Foot-Rubber-Band-Rocket/
50 Foot+ Rubber Band Rocket - New & Improved! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/XMAB/GHOX6IUI/F5HXMABGHOX6IUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/XMAB/GHOX6IUI/F5HXMABGHOX6IUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/XMAB/GHOX6IUI/F5HXMABGHOX6IUI.SMALL.jpg yokozuna This rocket is based on a kid's toy I saw a couple of years ago that was pretty amazing for the materials involved. I decided to recreate it and see how well my version would work. It was a little heavier than the styrofoam toy that I had played with, but still seemed to work a lot better than you m...
By: yokozuna

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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:10:39 PDT
Eco Office Rocket: Build a Rocket from Trash http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Office-Rocket-Build-a-Rocket-from-Trash/
Eco Office Rocket: Build a Rocket from Trash - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/FG7D/GQZJN96Y/FUQFG7DGQZJN96Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/FG7D/GQZJN96Y/FUQFG7DGQZJN96Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/FG7D/GQZJN96Y/FUQFG7DGQZJN96Y.SMALL.jpg sshuggi Don't throw away those old papers. Turn them into a rocket! Whether you're just bored at work or want to have your own 'space race' at the office while your boss is on vacation, the Eco Office Rocket is for you. It's a great way to kill time, recycle trash, and take a break from a your day-to-day ...
By: sshuggi

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Sun, 7 Aug 2011 03:07:03 PDT
Keychain Rocket CamCorder http://www.instructables.com/id/Keychain-Rocket-CamCorder/
Keychain Rocket CamCorder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/9A7T/GQYG62VM/FKF9A7TGQYG62VM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/9A7T/GQYG62VM/FKF9A7TGQYG62VM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/9A7T/GQYG62VM/FKF9A7TGQYG62VM.SMALL.jpg bertssat I have wanted to do this for years, Many have been built in my mind, but either $ time or something came up to prevent building like this, I have always wanted an ariel view of my home (green pool ,junk cars and all), I have built rockets, helicopters, blimps in my mind, but alas no further. My daug...
By: bertssat

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Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:32:16 PDT
Bottle Rocket Launcher: The Cheap, Doesn't Get You Wet Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Rocket-Launcher-The-Cheap-Doesnt-Get-You/
Bottle Rocket Launcher: The Cheap, Doesn't Get You Wet Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/0EPU/GQWF8WIZ/FNU0EPUGQWF8WIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/0EPU/GQWF8WIZ/FNU0EPUGQWF8WIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/0EPU/GQWF8WIZ/FNU0EPUGQWF8WIZ.SMALL.jpg sshuggi Whether you're a teacher, a kid, or just someone that wants to have fun with some water, bottle rockets are a good way to explore aerodynamics and basic rocketry without breaking the bank. (Plus, it's a good way to reuse old water bottles. Think green!) Parts and Tools Parts: 1   - 10' length of...
By: sshuggi

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Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:34:48 PDT
Nyan Cat Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Nyan-Cat-Rocket/
Nyan Cat Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/PLF2/GQRBNZED/FJMPLF2GQRBNZED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/PLF2/GQRBNZED/FJMPLF2GQRBNZED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/PLF2/GQRBNZED/FJMPLF2GQRBNZED.SMALL.jpg Deadendshop34 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 commin...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:52:32 PDT
Quick Change Electronic 2 Litre Water Rocket Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Change-Electronic-H20-Rocket-Launcher/
Quick Change Electronic 2 Litre Water Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/FNYR/GQB4XJ9R/FLFFNYRGQB4XJ9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/FNYR/GQB4XJ9R/FLFFNYRGQB4XJ9R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/FNYR/GQB4XJ9R/FLFFNYRGQB4XJ9R.SMALL.jpg d2theyo OK so I have been lurking here on the site for some time and this is my first instructable. This was my second launcher the first was a modification of the one from  "This Old House."  I used a ball valve instead of the complicated zip tie design. No offense to that design, but it just seems a bit m...
By: d2theyo

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:16:18 PDT
Air Cannon v3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Cannon-v3/
Air Cannon v3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/A12P/N1PEP281DHL/F96A12PN1PEP281DHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/A12P/N1PEP281DHL/F96A12PN1PEP281DHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/A12P/N1PEP281DHL/F96A12PN1PEP281DHL.SMALL.jpg trebuchet03 A pneumatic cannon for launching plastic soda bottles.... or ketchup packets. Almost all parts can be obtained from home depot and probably any local hardware store with a plumbing section. Bigger is cool looking... But not always better. I have found smaller more robust designs to be far more fun ...
By: trebuchet03

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Mon, 12 Jun 2006 23:24:35 PDT
Improved Pyrotechnics Powder Management http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Pyrotechnics-Powder-Management/
Improved Pyrotechnics Powder Management - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/Z3FM/GQ5QCDO7/FK9Z3FMGQ5QCDO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/Z3FM/GQ5QCDO7/FK9Z3FMGQ5QCDO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/Z3FM/GQ5QCDO7/FK9Z3FMGQ5QCDO7.SMALL.jpg Kryptonite When mixing, crushing or handling fine powders for pyrotechnical use it is often convenient to work on a piece of paper to help gather, confine or pour the mixture; but often there are hastles including spillages, which is definitely not wanted. To produce a better, albeit simple, way to manage fin...
By: Kryptonite

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:06:52 PDT