Instructables: exploring - play - rockets - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:00:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 Straw Rocket Launcher - V 1.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Rocket-Launcher-V-11/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:42:44 PDT
Scratch Built Model Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-Built-Model-Rocket/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:17:43 PDT
Exploding Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/Exploding-Screwdriver/
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By: ShakeTheFuture

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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:32:59 PDT
Waterrocket Filling Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterrocket-Filling-Station/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 06:16:59 PDT
Homemade Cardboard Rocket Ship http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cardboard-Rocket-Ship/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:24:11 PDT
Supersonic Rocket - Mach My Day! http://www.instructables.com/id/Supersonic-Rocket-Mach-My-Day/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 00:03:24 PDT
How to build a huge water rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-huge-water-rocket/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 04:04:04 PDT
How to Build a Model Rocket Launch Controller With a Removable Key http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Model-Rocket-Launch-Controller-With/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:09:06 PDT
Tea Bag Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Bag-Rockets/
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:42:57 PDT
Make A Hybrid Rocket Engine With Pasta, Hydrogen Peroxide, And Yeast http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Hybrid-Rocket-Engine-With-This-Easy-Experim/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/7NZ6/HR4SRL6A/FZR7NZ6HR4SRL6A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/7NZ6/HR4SRL6A/FZR7NZ6HR4SRL6A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/7NZ6/HR4SRL6A/FZR7NZ6HR4SRL6A.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight Most rockets use a solid fuel engine which, once ignited, burns at a steady rate that cannot be controlled or stopped until the fuel is expended. Hybrid engines on the other hand can be turned on and off, and the thrust adjusted by varying how much oxidizer is fed into the ignition chamber to burn w...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:05:15 PST
How To Make a Matchbox Rocket Launching Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Matchbox-Rocket-Launching-Kit/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:44:04 PST
SodaJet Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/SodaJet-Rockets/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:50:19 PST
"To Infinity & Beyond!" [Making a Correx SpacePod to boldly go to Space and back] http://www.instructables.com/id/To-Infinity-Beyond-Making-a-Correx-SpacePod-to-bol/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:53:08 PST
How to Make a Match Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Match-Rocket-3/
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By: Von Malegowski

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:35:21 PDT
Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Bottle-Rocket-Launcher-1/
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By: NightHawkInLight

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:19:07 PDT
How to plan and launch a fireworks show http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-plan-and-launch-a-fireworks-show/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:53:23 PDT
Rocket From a Willow Branch http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-From-a-Willow-Branch/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:11:15 PDT
Make Your Own Model Rocket! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Model-Rocket/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:58:17 PDT
Foldable winged water rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Foldable-winged-water-rocket/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 15:55:14 PDT
40mm Burst Cannon http://www.instructables.com/id/40mm-Burst-Cannon/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 13:57:06 PDT
Water Rocket Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-Project-1/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:38:55 PDT
Water Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-5/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:05:19 PDT
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/
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:08:30 PDT
Model Tardis Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Flying-Tardis/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:45:29 PDT
RPG with Paintball Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/RPG-with-Paintball-Rockets/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:08:52 PDT
Become Rocket Engineer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Become-Rocket-Engineer/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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