Homemade Water Rocket Is Cheap Low-altitude Fun

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 16th, 2011

It’s Monday; if you’re lamenting another weekend past without a cool project then it’s time to add this inexpensive water rocket to your weekend project list.

Make magazine reader Cobbler built a water rocket based on the specs from the pages of Make vol. 5. In the above video he shows you how he built it as well as some test launches and then finally an on-board video of the flight in action. We challenge you to watch the video and not smile at how excited his young daughter is with the state of rocket launching in the cul-de-sac.

DIY Water Rocket with Video [Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/16/11
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