DIY ROCKET – Homemade Rockets!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ9Pg649MhE

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX4NPKNjSAE

Holy cow, check these guys out, they made cool homemade rockets that almost resemble powerful bottle rockets!

This is the first static test with our homemade tar/oxygen hybrid rocket motor. James Turner and myself (Eric Stackpole), and two of our friends, Jeff Bernard and Caleb Lesher did this project last summer because we wanted to learn more about how rocket engines work. We built the rocket in James’ garage in Humboldt County, CA completely out of parts we got at the local hardware store. We had previously done a little over 20 tests with polyethylene, but none of them came close to this having much power (note the shaking of the camera when the rocket fires.)

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Also check out this kid who made his own rocket launcher.

7 Responses to DIY ROCKET – Homemade Rockets!

  1. Aaron says:

    very impressive my jaw DROPPED during the last test!….i’m really interested in homemade rocket experiments since i almost set my backyard on fire a few months ago…been making small ones outta fireworks and sweat in my garage ever since, but yall blew my little test out of the water! congrats cant wait to see the next one

  2. girrrrrrr2 says:

    WOW… to bad i let her see the vid… now i cant make one…darn…

  3. Izl says:

    WOW i really want to do that!

  4. girrrrrrr2 says:

    than do it… and stop commenting…

  5. Gabe says:

    Wow! I googled ‘do it yourself rockets’ and this is what I found. Does anyone have a link to some instructions or a way to email these guys?

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