Party Popper Rocket Launcher

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Introduction: Party Popper Rocket Launcher

How to make a fun toy rocket launcher using a party popper.
This is a surprisingly powerful launcher with the projectile penetrating thin cardboard so please use responsibly and be careful when using the razor blade or craft-knife.

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    he who crashes often
    he who crashes often

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    it depends how short. the ideal barrel size would be one that is the same internal volume as the amount of hot, pressurized gas created by the popper, so that just when there is no more pressure behind it, it leaves the barrel.i think that if you actually made the barrel slightly longer, it would have pressure behind it for longer, and go faster. however, it all depends on the volume of gas put out by the popper.

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    NatNoBrains
    NatNoBrains

    10 years ago on Introduction

    The finished thing. Took me a while to find the right sized barrel. Shot OK.

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    NatNoBrains
    NatNoBrains

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Use anything to block up the holes, maybe even gkue, chewing gum...

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    crockman1
    crockman1

    10 years ago on Introduction

    just put a bunch of airsoft bbs into the pen and a wad of paper presto airsoft back up weapon.

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    Fizzxwizz
    Fizzxwizz

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Doesn't it seem like a little too much effort for a 1 use thing? Even though, pretty ingenious and a nice little ballistics toy.

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    rattyrain
    rattyrain

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    If it's a spring-loaded popper it can be reused:
    https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cheap-airsoft-Madbull-grenade/

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    Colonel88
    Colonel88

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    No, not too much because it is One use and after using it you ccan just throw it away. Instead of tube just use straw and instead of BLU-TAC use some cheap play-doh or something. One use, sorta like a derringer :D

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    badboy123
    badboy123

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    dude u can buy them at almost any grocery store in the toy section

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    temp
    temp

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Like massachusetts. At least, they require you to get a special liscence to sell them. So most stores dont =(. But the ice cream man does =D

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    Tehevilfluff
    Tehevilfluff

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Do you have to use the bluetak/gum? If so, are there any replacements for it?

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    Rotten194
    Rotten194

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    DUCT TAPE!!!!!! I think that would work pretty well, need to go buy some poppers though- for scientific purposes, of course.

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    knaven
    knaven

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    You could try plasticine or even clay - essentially something that will seal and hold the parts together. If you were happy to have the launcher perform just one shot you could even use glue.