Intro: Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets
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 simple concept of igniting a flammable vapor using a replacement barbecue igniter to propel the bottle through the air. The parts for this project should cost no more than $15, with the igniter taking up the majority of that price tag at about $10. The bottles can be reused many times until the heat from repeated shots eventually warps the plastic.
Be sure to check out my other Instructables, and take a moment to subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Nighthawkinlight
Thanks for reading!
Finalist in the
Jury Rig It! Contest