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Homemade Water Rocket Is Cheap Low-altitude Fun

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

Comments (9)

  1. mexlo

    i gotta get one of those pen cameras

  2. randy


  3. pluto69

    See the curvature of the Earth? Don’t be so silly. If you were my neighbour doing that in the street, I’d call the police.

  4. Roi

    Why don’t you go troll somewhere else. This place is for open minded and creative people only.

  5. Reeper

    If my neigbour were doing this I would be providing the cold beer while he showed me how to make it!

  6. esam

    this is awesome !!

  7. Pariah

    @Reeper – right with you on that one – my bottle rockets never went anywhere near as high as that :O

  8. Bretty Boy

    I’m with you, Roi.
    Pluto69 should get a life, the miseryguts.
    We can’t just let people have a bit of harmless fun, now – can we?

  9. damasta

    This is what i call XTRAORDINARY

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